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  • Heading for Another Great Disappointment?

    By Dennis Hokama, July 3, 2015:   On Thursday evening, July 2, 2015, following the acceptance of the nominating committee, General Conference (GC) president Ted Wilson, delivered a tour de force campa…

  • Spiritual Campfires

    Harry Banks hpmsby Harry Banks, July 2, 2015:   The other day a staff person from the Finance Department came charging down to my office and sternly announced, “You’re changing lives!”

    Teaching technology on a sma…

  • “Marriage Equality” and other Terms in the “Newspeak” Lexicon

    guestby Keith Augustus Burton, July 2, 2015:      George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four encompasses powerful social commentary that eerily portrays the reality of contemporary American society. The invisibl…

  • What Do the Proposed Changes in the Sanctuary Doctrine Mean?

    by Ranald McLeish, H. Ross Cole and Mel Trevena, July 1, 2015:   The delegates to the 2015 General Conference Session are being presented with a number of proposed amendments to the Statement of Funda…

  • A Dozen Thoughts on the United States Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    guest columnistBy Ken McFarland, June 30, 2015:

    Some – perhaps many – of us who believe in God and His Word genuinely believe that His stated definition of marriage is that it be between one man and one woman.

  • On Defining Rebellion: Unions and San Antonio

    guestby Laura Ochs Wibberding, June 29, 2015:     At this year’s long-anticipated General Conference session in San Antonio, delegates will vote on whether each Division may decide for themselves whether t…

  • It's An Angel Speaking

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    Adventists Listen Again
    to  the First Angel
    by Jack Hoehn

    And I saw another angel
    Heaven has many messengers, Seventh-day Adventists are surely one of them
    and this is our charter, this…

  • Race, Guns and Delusions

    Monte Sahlin thumbnailBy Monte Sahlin, June 19, 2015:     Some issues seem to never really get solved. It seems like only yesterday Americans had elected the first black president and there was brave talk about a "post rac…

  • A Modest Proposal

    Hanson, Andrew hpmsby Andy Hanson, June 19, 2015:    Wilson’s keynote—“The Truth as It Is in Jesus”  At sexuality summit, Adventist Church president reflects on ‘human brokenness’ March 18, 2014 | Cape Town, South Afric…

  • My Take: Time for an Upgrade

    Attiken Raj thumbnail 2015by Raj Attiken, June 18, 2015:    I remember the conversation vividly. It was in the summer of 2010. The four ladies had just arrived in the United States, and were on their way from the Atlanta airpo…

  • Vote for Jack?

    vote-for-me-buttonIf you vote for Jack he promises to resign...

    by Jack Hoehn, June 17, 2015:     "Hello, I was thinking of running for the office of President of the General Conference next month in San Antonio, an…

  • When We Disagree

    Bossert Bill hpmsBy Bill Bossert, June 16, 2015:     As humans - there will be times we disagree. At times our disagreements are of little consequence. But at other times, close relationships can be seriously damaged.…

  • Tradition

    Mark Gutman hpmsby Mark Gutman, June 11, 2015:   As the story goes, two businessmen who were church members met for lunch at a crowded restaurant. After their orders were set in front of them, one asked the other, “W…

  • What Will Happen If ... at San Antonio?

    Monte Sahlin thumbnailBy Monte Sahlin, June 9, 2015:   I agree with those who have predicted that in the short term, no matter which way the delegates vote at the General Conference Session in San Antonio, nothing will cha…

  • Mining 2

    Hanson, Andrew hpmsby Andy Hanson, June 4, 2015:    Reader, once again I have accumulated quotations from authors and readers of the Adventist Review, Adventist World, and Ministry Magazine. Enjoy with me the mixture of…