As the Doors Were Closing

As the Doors Were Closing

When we read through the Bible, we usually look for a lesson, for clues to help us better understand God's word and Jesus' sacrifice. Sometimes, it's easy for us to grasp a new understanding, the meaning of a new passage. But other times, it can be difficult to see what the Lord meant. I often find that a way which God chooses to reveal Himself to

The Compass Headlines 12-05-2016

The Compass Headlines 12-05-2016

Theology Matters:  Bible-Based Churches Are Growing Last month, Maclean’s—the Canadian celebrated magazine on cultural trends—reported on an exclusive study that looked at growth trends among Canadian churches.  While churches that espoused Christian orthodoxy were growing, liberal leaning churches were in decline.  For Seventh-day Adventists, this

God Said, “Do It”: How Dr. Lela Lewis Surmounts Challenges in Ministry and Motherhood

God Said, “Do It”: How Dr. Lela Lewis Surmounts Challenges in Ministry and Motherhood

With a sunny smile that she shares generously throughout a busy week of patient care and planning logistics, Dr. Lela Lewis clearly enjoys what she does. She also leaves everyone wondering how she balances her roles as president of Your Best Pathway to Health (YbPTH), mother to four young children, and professional obstetrician/gynecologist. Throug

Surrogate Motherhood, Church Attendance, and the Morality of Same-Sex Attraction: An Analysis of Issues Raised by the Seminary’s Statement on Homosexuality

Surrogate Motherhood, Church Attendance, and the Morality of Same-Sex Attraction: An Analysis of Issues Raised by the Seminary’s Statement on Homosexuality

The Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary’s “An Understanding of the Biblical View on Homosexual Practice and Pastoral Care” is an excellent statement of the Bible’s unequivocal condemnation of same-sex sexual activity. It upholds our high view of Scripture as the Word of God and affirms that God’s Word, not shifting cultural norms, is determi

Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court: What’s Really at Stake

Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court: What’s Really at Stake

If I were a Supreme Court justice who had to decide on gay marriage, and all I could rely on were the oral arguments made to the Court last week, I would almost certainly vote in favor. This is bad news for supporters of traditional marriage. I have been a vocal supporter and advocate for the traditional position over the last decade. But the argum