Jovan Ilijev

Prior to being a pastor in Northern California, Jovan taught at Belgrade Theological Seminary in Serbia. His weekly radio program, The Crossroads, is designed to reach atheists, agnostics, and postmoderns. He is the author of Atheism versus Christianity.


There are more answers than questions.

Until that chilly Monday morning in Varaždin, Croatia, my life as a Seventh-day Adventist soldier in the Communist army had gone smoothly and unchallenged!

But things changed that spring day of 1979. “You must have done something terribly wrong, Jovan,” the captain said grimly. “I don’t know what it is, but we’ll soon find out. The general mayor wants you to report to his office immediately.” Every soldier knew what that meant, especially someone like me, who, instead of reporting for work on Sabbath, worshipped illegally at the local Adventist church.

The General Speaks

At the …

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