From Poker Addict to Volunteer in the Amazon
Joey Barajas challenged God, and God did not disappoint him.
A HYMN TO GRACE
The finest songs begin with Him, and end with Him, and He’s in every note between.
Is There Biological Evidence of Life’s Recent Creation? – Part II
It is reassuring to see how often interpretation of data is consistent with God’s Word.
Is There Biological Evidence of Life’s Recent Creation? – Part I
Science does not always tell us the whole story.
My Observations of the Youth Leaders Congress
The Kassel event could be a catalyst for last-day mission
High Hopes Smashed—Again!
We need to put our faith only and consistently in God, not in human beings.
GOD’S GRACIOUS TIMELINE
God’s grace is always right on time—at just the point we finally agree how lost we were and how found we are.
How can we have a seismic impact in the ripples that emanate outward from us?
Conserving Island Earth
Does the Bible have something to say about the way we relate to our planet?
There is power in humility and submission.
Cliff's Edge-Theological Alchemy
Yes, ancient Hebrews lived in a pre-scientific age. So what?
Love Like Crazy
I had just witnessed the best metaphor for what it means to be a Christian.
Cliff’s Edge – The Apocalyptic Monsters' Category
Cliff's Edge-Those First 10 Chapters
My humble, and pastoral, advice: Take off your shoes, friends, for you are standing on holy ground.
Cliff's Edge-Neurons Thinking about Neurons
We have no answers on the physiology of free will, even if our theology demands it.
The Bigger Issue Behind Gun Violence
Our society has revived the Roman colosseum
Plenty of Blame to Go Around
Through the centuries . . . there has often been a question of who, humanly speaking, was responsible for the death of the Christ.
Cliff's Edge-Embarrassing the Faith
Very little of what science deemed apodictic in the nineteenth century survived the twentieth.
In Praise of Fasting
Can self-denial help us to open to the radical lordship of Jesus Christ over our lives?
Helping other people, being "Jesus in their life," isn't always easy, and the responses we get won't always be positive.
If cosmologists are correct about dark matter and dark energy, it would mean that we know so much less about the created world than we had imagined.
Race, Culture, Mission! Part 2
A Reasonable Expectation of the Supernatural
The mere existence of the natural world . . . makes the biblical promises of its supernatural re-creation a reasonable expectation.
Mission, Race, Culture, and Structure in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Race, Culture, Mission!
Not a Drill!
Watering Down the Word
Even when we read the Bible in our native tongue, another translation (of sorts) occurs.
World Radio Day puts focus on Adventist World Radio
No walls. No borders. No limits.
Valentine's Day Nightmare
There's absolutely nothing we can do to make God, our heavenly Parent, stop loving us.
Christmas X-Rays Show I'm a Dead Man
Zimbabwean student should have died in a tragedy before Christmas.
Does God Have an App to Read Our Face?
The God who can read our face invites us to contemplate His.
The Grapefruit and the Self-Referential Paradox
An Unexpected Answer
An incredible story proves once more that ‘God’s ways are not our ways.’
A Hermeneutic of Suspicion
Look at how literally and precisely Old Testament texts are interpreted and applied in the New Testament.
Remittances and the Gospel of Compassion
What sacrifices are we willing to make on behalf of our family of faith?
GYC Convention Emphasizes Practical Outreach
Attendee shares her experience at the recent GYC 2017 event
Cliff's Edge-A Slapdash of Sensation
What impressions, what slapdash of sensation, do we leave on others?
The Kingdom of Ten Villages
God continues to use Adventist radio ministry to bring people to Him.
Teetering on the Edge
A church leader reflects on the connection between prophecy and the new year.
New Year’s Message from the Office of the President
A Change of Plans
What do you do when nothing turns out as you had planned it?
The Atheist Who Dreamed of a Lamb
Growing up in a “typical” household in China, he had no interest in Christianity.
Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die
What driverless cars taught me about the Baby of Bethlehem.
“There Is Nowhere Else I Would Rather Be”
Mission trips volunteer, on how she makes sacrifices and lives by faith to serve others.
When Light and Hope Are Born
In the midst of our woes, God gave us a Baby that changed our existence for ever.
Cliff's Edge-The Incredible Prophetic Feats of the “Maccabean” Daniel
One doesn’t need to recite the sad litany of wars in the past century to see the amazing predictive feat of this Maccabean Daniel.
Searching the Obvious-Life Detours
“I feel like our guardian angels were working together,” says Elise.
Saving Lives and Limbs in the South Pacific
Type 2 diabetes is approaching pandemic proportions across the region.
Cliff's Edge-Truth, Absolute Truth
The issue isn’t who’s saved, who’s lost; that’s God’s prerogative.
Family on a Mission
An Adventist family explains why they chose to serve in rural Chad.
Leave Her Alone
What Jesus has to say to both abusers and victims of sexual harassment.
Cliff's Edge-Every Seventh Sunset
Who, and with what machinations, can void the seventh-day Sabbath?
Church Division President Baptizes Own Father
As he emerged from the water, the 76-year-old hugged his son for the first time.
Where Are They?
There’s no sugar-coating it: church life can hurt.
A Reformation Event Reminds Us That Jesus Is Coming Soon
Although we do not want to be perceived as alarmists, it is obvious that we are living in the last days of Earth’s history.
Cliff's Edge – Nietzsche and the Cross
We talk about the sum total of human suffering. But human suffering isn’t totaled.
95 THESES For the Continuing Reformation
Light Bearers co-director offers a personal perspective on guiding principles for the future
Baptized at First Sight
He walked into an Adventist church as a first-time visitor; he left as a member.
We’re All Targets
We have to be alert to signs of emotional distress or distance in people in our spheres of influence.
Good Adventist People
What we do to serve is as important as why we do it.
On Jesus’ Side
Spirit of True Reformation
With the coals from heaven’s altar, Light the altar of our heart.
Refuting the Creation Myth
Women of the Reformation
Remembering the women who made a historical impact.
Celebrating 500 Years of the Reformation
Why Christians should pause to remember and rejoice this special anniversary.
The Reformation and Oppression, Corruption, or Abuse of Power
Both Luther and Jesus were victims of injustice
Lighting Candles or Cursing the Darkness?
As Christians we have a responsibility to do what Jesus did.
Seasons and the Time of our Lives through Poetry and Prose
“This is our season, now is the time to pass on lessons learned”
From Detention to Prevention
Adventist university alumnus works to give incarcerated people a second chance.
Making Sense of Papal Infallibility
Wise Up – Wake Up Call
Do we hear the bell ringing? And what will be our response?
Wise Up! – Rough Weather Ahead
Transformation Tips – Protect Truth, Galatia Style
A Career of Note
World-renowned conductor draws from his Adventist upbringing.
Cliff’s Edge – On The Bible Stories We Don’t Like
Cliff’s Edge - Do Angels Cast Shadows?
Of Galleries and Churches
Between the Commandments and the Sanctuary
Where No Missionaries’ Feet Have Trod
In the South Pacific, Wallis and Futuna are still a frontier for Adventist mission
Hills and Valleys at 20/20
Cliff’s Edge - The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
Cliff’s Edge –– Ellen and the Exoplanets
Hero or Saint?
Cliff’s Edge –– Our Beautiful Doctrine of Eternal Death
Between the Altar and the Door
In church, as in marriage, sometimes it seems so easy to quit…
Of Course They Are Lying, But I Don’t Care
Of Post-truth, Prophecy, and Postmodernism
A Floppy Disk, Anyone? God’s faithfulness gives Christians the edge.
Cliff’s Edge – The Truth of the Universe
Watch the Hands
Cartography of Faith
All Is Well
Disciples Making Disciples – Multiplication
Is it really possible?
The God of Surprises
We don’t have visit the future alone
Disciples Making Disciples – Harvest Joy
We plant so we can harvest
All for God’s Glory
"As Christians, our ultimate purpose on earth is to bring glory to God. "
The Sabbath in Context—Portraits of a Sabbath Attitude
Disciples Making Disciples – All by Itself
With some cultivating care
Christmas in My Heart—and Beyond
An inside look at culture, story, and God with Joe Wheeler
I Delight to Do Your Will
Disciples Making Disciples – Sowing
Methods and numbers
Born to Be Wild
Seeing the Sparrow Fall
Trying to understand God’s direction in the journey of life
Disciples Making Disciples – Multiplying Disciple-Makers
Jesus’ vision and strategy
Someone Else’s Child
A unique look at Joseph
Capturing the beauty of Christmas in two words—God’s favor
An Adventist Christmas
Disciples Making Disciples
Multiply the Harvest – Five steps to success
A Holiday Wake-Up Call
The Darker Side of the Manger
Favorite Wholesome Recipes for the Holidays
The Wrong Side of the Tracks
Where the joys and challenges of the incarnation are more than theoretical
He Isn’t Even Mine
The Leaky Bucket: Examining Church Dropouts
What is being done to reclaim the dropouts from our Church?
Make America Rake Again?
Is the secret to making America and the character of its men and women great...beneath us?
Nine Days After
An outsider’s look at some Adventist implications of the last U.S. presidential election.
Eight Days After
An outsider’s look at some Adventist implications of the last U.S. presidential election.
Young Adventists In A World Of War
Desmond Doss and Norman Doss: ‘Brothers’ in Arms
Forever and Ever
Air conditioner fire eyed as cause in Adventist World Radio Myanmar studio blaze
Worker seriously burned as facility is damaged; work to continue at remote office
Tennessean newspaper examines Desmond Doss' faith in feature article
USA Today picks up report on Seventh-day Adventist churches in Nashville area, quotes NAD spokesman
Real Family Talk – A Question of Submission
Little-known Adventist hero subject of proposed short film
Educator Erwin Cossentine stood against U.S. internment of Japanese during Second World War
Loma Linda University Health’s CEO Hart recognized as top leader by hospital magazine
Physician, LLU alum, says recognition highlights organization’s global role
Hermeneutics and Slavery
In Peru, Seventh-day Adventists Celebrate Decades of Health Work
Ten-year Global Health Initiatives partnership, Stahl clinic's 90th anniversary noted
Cliff’s Edge – Why is Water Wet?
ADRA’s response to Hurricane Matthew
“Just Start Pedaling”
Insights into our end-time church while riding across the United States
Building Bridges of Hope, Faith, and Love
Coming or Going?
Annual Council Features Evangelism Emphasis
World church headquarters becomes a portal to an Adventist world of member-involved evangelism.
The Bible as Foundation to Education: Ellen G. White's Philosophy
A helpful selection from Ellen G. White’s many published works about the significance of the Bible as the foundation for each discipline of education.
Encounter: Helping Students Know God
A new curriculum brings spiritual transformation to both students and teachers
Can the Red Dragon Save Us?
Understanding Worldviews: How Our Presuppositions Shape the Education of Adventist Youth
WATCH HERE: Lake Union to Stream ‘Journey to Healing and Understanding’ on Oct. 1
Event begins at 3 p.m. Eastern Time; to be presented live via Internet
Adventist painter Harry Anderson lauded in LDS Church exhibit
Salt Lake City exhibit honors Seventh-day Adventist whose paintings are beloved by members of another faith community.
'Journey Interrupted' film documents struggles, victories of Christians with same-sex attraction
There is a way through the struggle, film's participants say, and it involves a total reliance on God's power.
She Asked God for More Work
Cliff’s Edge - Enchanted at Cambridge
Am I Afraid to be Real?
Searching the Obvious — Why I Search
Teach Them to Your Children
Making sure a Christian education stays that way
109-Year-Old Sunday School to Become Adventist Health Center in Scotland
The Scottish government earmarks a $139,000 grant toward renovation costs.
Plant protiens lower mortality: study
Major independent study supports traditional Adventist counsel on diet.
The True Value of a Soul
Straight from the pen of Ellen G. White.
Searching the Obvious – Enter Destination
An Ark Rises in Kentucky
Life-size Ark Encounter exhibit aims to boost creation understanding, sponsor says
Seeds of Service
A group of South Asian young people and the legacy of mission service
Red, White — and You
The liberties and freedoms of United States citizens are currently under attack
No Rational Grounds?
Once there, at faith, we have more than enough “rational grounds” to justify belief, whatever inevitable questions remain.
What do you hear when you listen to the latest round of graduation speeches?
Will the Real Church Please Stand Up?
Nowhere in Scripture does the word “church” refer to a program or event, or the building in which those programs and events occur.
The dangers of incorporating the whims of science into religion.
Transformation Tips - Winning the War with Words
A crisis is sweeping my state, killing young and old. How can we claim to minister in Christ's name and ignore this?
Why Try to Believe?
Living by faith in a world that is increasingly faithless
In a World of Increasing Conflict, Shall We Continue as Usual?
"Current global issues could easily coalesce into a world catastrophe," the president of Loma Linda University writes.
"Be Ready for Such an Hour"
How close are we to the end? It depends on how you frame the question, Pastor Marquis Johns says.
Adventism's Massive, Unrealized Potential
Evangelist Ty Gibson of Light Bearers believes Seventh-day Adventists have an opportunity to promote righteousness by faith and reach the world.
Church Planting Boom
As American Christianity faces a diminishing presence in society, Adventist church planters are determined to reverse the trend.
When You See All These Things
Longtime prophecy proponent G. Edward Reid says we must focus our attention on the signs of Christ's Second Coming.
Sorry, Prince is not in “a better place.” Certainly not yet.
Letting God's word speak in a moment of loss.
Heaven Can No Longer Wait
Veteran attorney Lewis R. Walton argues a "living demonstration that the gospel works" will hasten Jesus' return.
Where Are We Now?
A look at current events and Seventh-day Adventist eschatology from four experts with unique perspectives.
Searching the Obvious
Cliff's Edge – No Flood Model
Church Leadership Meetings Open With Evangelism Focus
A concentration on evangelism and mission highlighted the start of the Adventist Church's 2016 Spring Meeting on April 12.
Mission to Cities Goals, Prayer Needs Outlined by World Division Leaders at Spring Meeting Session
Church divisions seek to reach the world's largest cities.
Adventist Educator Luis Schulz Honored for Decades of Denominational Achievement
Longtime educator receives top honor from General Conference Education Department. Susana Schulz, his wife and an educator and editor, was also honored for 40 years of education-related service.
Hang In There
Does God Give Preferential Treatment to Believers?
The sun and rain bless everyone don't they?
Florida Church Vandalized
“I don't understand why someone would do it,” the pastor says
Voices: Dwight K. Nelson
Voices: Doug Batchelor
Q-and-A: On Ethics
Ben Carson, Surgeon and Seventh-day Adventist, Quits U.S. Presidential Race
Was first Adventist to run for President of the United States.
U.S. Adventists Lean More Democrat Than Republican, Survey Finds
Adventists are 10 percent more Democrat, Pew says
Meet Harlan Block, the Seventh-day Adventist Who Helped Raise the U.S. Flag on Iwo Jima
His place in history is secure, but his roots are less well-known
Yeezus & Jesus
Kanye and Paul in search of the King and His throne
Every story is different; every story is the same.
Stubble for the Lake of Fire
The Health of Black America: What Seventh-day Adventists Can Do
How Will Western Adventists Respond to the Refugee Crisis?
Refugees: The Strangers Among Us
Lucifer is Coming
Does Hollywood understand the last great scenes in the drama better than many Christians?
Your Sons and Your Daughters Will
The age old promise of the outpouring of God’s Spirit is alive and well
The Song of Mary
Introducing the Why
Thinking Biblically About Business Ethics
Courage to Set the Table
Adventists Without Borders
Prayer, Prophecy, and Paris
The Disciple’s Top Ten
The Anthem of Adventism
This moment could be Adventism’s “breakthrough” moment—if we are prepared to seize the opportunity.
Christ’s Metric Alone
Hit to VW Stock Price Linked with Cheating
Do Adventists Have a Beef With Pope Francis?
Lessons From Ashley Madison
News commentary: Imagine finding Christ's name in the Ashley Madison data dump.
Putting Bots in the Bleachers
What Trump and the Pope Reveal About U.S. Politics
News commentary: The two leaders have a surprising religious influence over the 2016 presidential race.
A Conspiracy in North America
Commentary: Twenty-two ways to make your church relevant in your community.
God and [Adventist] History
Is your history God's history?
Haystack-Lovers Fall Short of Clinching World Record for Largest Potluck
A Candid, Pastoral Heart
Interview with NAD President Dan Jackson
7 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at GC Session
Thousands of Pastors Leave Austin Reignited for Service
CALLED conference wraps up with a call to let God lead.
Building, Exercising, and Drawing for Jesus
Pastors share three innovative ways to evangelize at the CALLED Convention.
From Fishbowls to Shark Tanks
Pastors find something for every taste at the CALLED convention.
5,500 Pastors and Their Families Descend on Austin
The North American Division hosts a four-day CALLED conference.
Praising God for Prophecy
One Adventist's Response to the Recent Papal Encyclical
Looking Back: Ted Wilson on the Last Five Years
Adventist Leaders Visit Site of Deadly Tsunami in Japan
We observed ADRA’s post-earthquake efforts and considered what role the church can play through disaster relief.
Between the Lines
Reaching Buddhists in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam
God Has Your Phone Number
A Cracked Mirror for Mom — and for God
The first Mother’s Day present I bought my mother was a Hello Kitty pocket mirror.
San Antonio and Beyond
What heaven really values.
Escape From Saigon
An excerpt from Ralph S. Watts’ book recounting the Adventist experience in the final days of the Vietnam War.
The Cost of Discipleship
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the church’s prophetic voice
Angelina Jolie’s Cancer and Jesus Christ’s Calvary
A Lesson in Fatherhood From Tiger Woods
News commentary: The golf giant’s disqualification from a contest unravels the mystery of a father’s love.
Why Adventist Church Isn't Taking Side on Same-Sex Marriage Case
Religious Liberty vs. Erotic Liberty
Religious Liberty is Losing
Transcript of the sermon that Ingo Sorke preached at Tabatha Azua’s baptism at Southwestern Adventist University.
Shall We Listen to Him?
Lessons from the Night the Stars Fell 181 Years Ago
Adventist Scholars Commemorate Gerhard F. Hasel
Leading Evangelicals join in acknowledging the impact of Hasel’s teaching and writing
Mars Hill Breakup: A Warning to Megastar Pastors
Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible
Many Church Choirs are Dying. Here’s Why
Deliverance From Dystopia
A web-exclusive commentary
The Adventist Church and the Hobby Lobby Decision
Why is God so Misunderstood?
A Voice to Reach the World
Adventist Review editor Bill Knott interviews Shawn and Jean Boonstra.
Updates from the Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle
Adventist Leader Ted Wilson Makes Case for Vegetarianism
Wilson wraps up a weeklong health conference in Geneva with an appeal for attendees to resolutely practice what they teach.
Adventist Church Launches Breathe-Free 2, a New Stop-Smoking Program
Program creator Daniel Handysides says the key to helping smokers quit is personal relationships.
6.5 Notable Facts From the Geneva Health Conference
From a flurry of scientific data, we’ve chosen a few facts that we heard for the first time this week.
Adventist Vice President Impresses Health Conference With 50 Push-Ups
Delbert Baker joins Barack Obama’s former physician and other speakers in urging attendees to “walk the talk” after Geneva.
For Want of a T-Bone Steak the Biosphere Was Lost
News commentary: The smallest of actions, like choosing meat over a vegetarian diet, could change our environment forever.
Pan-American Health Organization Urges Adventists to Share Health Expertise
The appeal is made at the opening of the Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle attended by 1,150 in Geneva.
1,150 Adventists Descend on Geneva for Major Health Conference
Organizers hope the event paves the way for the opening of community health centers in every Adventist church.
Reflections on the TOSC Deliberations
May We Introduce: Michael Belina Czechowski
Prosperity Gospel: Deceptions and Dangers
The Steps Not Taken
Last Word: “Strength to Love”
Dr. Ella Simmons’ final thoughts about the historic Cape Town Summit
A Sign for All Seasons
United in Prayer
Springtime in the Soul
Tagged and Tainted
Watching Your Language
"Downton Abbey" and the Modern Age
What are we really watching?
My Take on GYC
A pastoral reflection
Racism and Health in North America
An Urgent Prophetic Calling
A message from the General Conference president
A Story of Reconciliation at the Hospital Named for Ellen White
The Jews of Adventism
Growing in number, ancient and modern sabbatarian faiths connect.
Infidelity In Disguise
Making the plain obscure
“Tell ‘Em About the Dream”
50 Years after the March on Washington