What Were You Thinking, Lord?

What Were You Thinking, Lord?

After fifty years serving the Church, my wife and I were happily settled into retirement. The last nineteen years of pastoral ministry had taken us more than twelve hundred miles from children and grandchildren, but retirement brought us back to … Read the rest

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Love: In Union with Christ

Love: In Union with Christ

Is the hope for Jesus’ return close to your heart and mind as it was for first century disciples who believed that Jesus would return in their lifetime?… Read the rest

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In One Accord

In One Accord

We called them “campmeetings,” and sometimes they were just that — with the main meetings in a big tent. For smaller groups, we went to the corners of the tent, or outside if weather permitted. We sat on folding chairs … Read the rest

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Gen2Gen Ministry

Gen2Gen Ministry

 

Transitions are always times of crisis, but crisis is not the enemy! Generational transitions, whether personal or organizational, are times of great opportunity.… Read the rest

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Choosing Godly Leaders

Choosing Godly Leaders

This summer brings change in leadership for many congregations and for our whole denomination. We are the ones selecting most of this change, for better or for worse.… Read the rest

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A Leader Reflects

A Leader Reflects

 

BA: For the benefit of those who are unfamiliar, briefly review your personal spiritual journey.

WR: I was born on the island of Jamaica and raised by my staunch Seventh-day Adventist grandmother. I accepted Christ at age twelve and … Read the rest

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Our Rest, His Glory

Our Rest, His Glory

 

Rest: What a glorious word! Those who’ve labored under a summer sun know the blessing simple rest can bring. Remember that tall glass of iced lemonade under a shaded porch with a gentle breeze blowing? Rest, even … Read the rest

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Missional Sabbath

Missional Sabbath

Some people claim that we who keep Sabbath on the seventh day are legalistic, exchanging God’s grace for law, earning salvation by works. But Isaiah 58 tells a different story — that Sabbath is a grace of God bestowed on … Read the rest

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Jesus on the Sabbath

Jesus on the Sabbath

 

 

Growing up in Sabbathkeeping churches, I’ve heard hundreds of sermons dealing, directly or indirectly, with Sabbath. Most of these didn’t say much about Jesus and the Sabbath. Rather, they provided theological base, arguments for observance, and Sabbath rules … Read the rest

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A Time to Grow

A Time to Grow

 

I wasn’t always as enthusiastic about the Sabbath as I am today. Twenty-five years ago, I thought Sabbath was just another word for church — something I did with my lola (Filipino for grandmother). I always greeted the day … Read the rest

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