A Space for Creativity

A Space for Creativity

  Truth-Teaching Devices We should seek to follow more closely the example of Christ, the great Shepherd, as He worked with His little company of disciples, studying with them and with the people the Old Testament Scriptures. His active ministry consisted not merely in sermonizing but in educating the people. As He passed through villages, He

The Hospital TV and Me

The Hospital TV and Me

I have always regarded hospitals as places to be eluded. Having avoided an overnight stay in such a facility for some 40 years, I should have figured my luck would finally run out. I write from room 1522 in the Meritus Medical Center in Maryland. A whopping sepsis infection carried my fever to new highs and my blood pressure to personal-worst lows.

Self-Sacrifice: The Key to Abundant Living

Self-Sacrifice: The Key to Abundant Living

  Both the redeemed and the unfallen beings will find in the cross of Christ their science and their song. It will be seen that the glory shining in the face of Jesus is the glory of self-sacrificing love. In the light from Calvary it will be seen that the law of self-renouncing love is the law of life for earth and heaven; that the love which

The Cure for the Common Life

The Cure for the Common Life

Several years ago, the common refrain from my daughter used to be: “I’m soooooo boooorrrred!” She doesn’t do it anymore, because her mother and I decided that the best way to cure her boredom would be…more homework! However, that comment is becoming all too common these days—and by non-teenage-age folks as well. I find it interesting that people—at

A Christian Student’s Toolbox #7: Turning Trials into Something More Valuable than Gold

A Christian Student’s Toolbox #7: Turning Trials into Something More Valuable than Gold

The purpose of this series was to compile strategies that would be useful in encouraging young adults to stay in the church.  In the first article of this series, we learned that roughly one in three young adults eventually will leave the church—this is a heartbreaking statistic; therefore, the Christian Student's Toolbox series was created in an a

Oakwood Leadership Conference Spotlights the Transformative Power of Worship

Oakwood Leadership Conference Spotlights the Transformative Power of Worship

Transformation begins in worship. That was the underlying message at this year’s Pastoral Evangelism and Leadership Council (PELC), held December 6-9 at the Oakwood University church. Possibly one of the longest-running events in the regional conference system, PELC has existed since 1979. For four days 1,500 ministers and laypeople gathered in Hun

Remember the Alamodome!

Remember the Alamodome!

More than 1,700 medical and non-medical volunteers participated in this year’s Your Best Pathway to Health medical mission in San Antonio, Texas, from April 8 to 10. These hardy volunteers not only set up and broke down the makeshift hospital at the Alamodome, but they woke up before dawn so the clinic could open its doors to a grateful public at 7

Would Ellen White Have Saved the Review and Herald?

Would Ellen White Have Saved the Review and Herald?

Three times in the past few months I’ve dreamed that it’s the last day of operations at the Review and Herald Publishing Association in Hagerstown, Maryland. I’m there with my coworkers, cleaning out my office, sharing the angst as an institution that has been such a significant part of our lives and of church history closes its doors for good. In

Review and Herald Shuts Down Hagerstown Operations

Review and Herald Shuts Down Hagerstown Operations

The Review and Herald Publishing Association closed its Hagerstown, Maryland, facility to the public last Thursday, marking a significant milestone in the restructuring of Adventist publishing in North America. Though the building is no longer open for business, several employees will remain on the job for the next few weeks to finish shipping out