Senseless Killings, Societal Unrest, and a Rediscovery of Sabbath

Senseless Killings, Societal Unrest, and a Rediscovery of Sabbath

The recent back-to-back killings of two black men by police officers followed by the murder of five police officers during a Dallas protest has left many Americans hurting, angry, and searching for a resolution to the senseless killings, failings of the justice system, and societal unrest. As I’ve been reading through a number of articles, trying t

What Does the Sabbath Mean to YOU?

What Does the Sabbath Mean to YOU?

As Seventh-day Adventists, the Sabbath is central to our history, our message, and our daily lives. Despite this, we too often get caught up in the rules and regulations--what we CAN'T or SHOULDN'T do--, rather than appreciating what a great gift the Sabbath truly is. Why are you thankful for the gift of the Sabbath? How has the Sabbath personally

Sabbath is…

Sabbath is…

A friend and I were studying in our dorm room when he looked over and said, “Man, I’m still feeling refreshed from Sabbath. Now I know why you’re never stressed out.” A couple days earlier I had invited him to enjoy the Sabbath with me. We put our textbooks away to worship with a Church community, enjoy lunch with friends, and spend the afternoon a

How Shall We Keep the Sabbath?

How Shall We Keep the Sabbath?

God is merciful. His requirements are reasonable, in accordance with the goodness and benevolence of His character. The object of the Sabbath was that all mankind might be benefited. Man was not made to fit the Sabbath; for the Sabbath was made after the creation of man, to meet his necessities. After God had made the world in six days, He rested a

Sabbath-Keeping and Prayer

Sabbath-Keeping and Prayer

Someone has said that God is not calling us to be successful, but to be faithful. Are we faithful in keeping the Sabbath holy? Pavel Goia is the pastor of the Lexington Seventh-day Adventist Church. In the video below, he shares his powerful experience of Sabbath-keeping while living under the communist regime. For more on Pastor Goia’s experience,

Sabbath Outweighs Soccer

Sabbath Outweighs Soccer

Recently, the Adventist world woke up to surprising news of a Brazilian goalkeeper who decided to forfeit millions of money and fame rather than play on Sabbath. It is encouraging and inspiring to see the unique relevance of the Adventist message in the contemporary and post-postmodern context. Truly there are seven thousand who have yet to bow dow

Pope Urges Sunday Rest

Pope Urges Sunday Rest

While on his travels to Molise, southern Italy, Pope Francis calls for Sunday observance, saying that opening stores and other business on Sundays as a way to create jobs isn’t beneficial for society.