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mental health and the church

Mental Health and the Church: S.O.S

Mental Health and the Church: Save Our Slighted This is an urgent call to all leaders within the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). There is a segment of our brethren (in, and outside of our denomination) that is being underserved, and if we are to call ourselves Christians, we must make […]

On Mission . . . In Pakistan

Pakistan is an Islamic country in South Asia. It shares its border with India, Afghanistan, Iran, and China, and the good news is preached here. Pakistan is a member of the International Ministerial Congress. Religious beliefs Christians are free to worship and share the good news in most regions of Pakistan, as long as they […]

Christian Peacemaking

Despite the best effort of some, we live in a world fractured along ethnic, religious, political, and racial lines. Peace seems to elude the human race. Many of us believe that under certain conditions, peace would be attainable. If only we all had the same religious or political beliefs, or if only we were more […]

AccessMore

Contemporary Christian music radio giant Educational Media Foundation (EMF) (parent of K-LOVE, Air1, and WTA MEDIA) has launched the AccessMore podcast platform that streams a steadily growing library of faith-based podcasts. From Dare to Be with Grammy-nominated singer Natalie Grant and international speaker and author Charlotte Gambill to Equip + Empower with Christine Caine, founder […]

The Priesthood

The theme of reconciliation is as old as humanity itself. Because of sin, humans damaged their relationship not only with God but also with their neighbor. Because of the Fall, communion between Adam and Eve was lost, giving rise to individualism. Both covered themselves with fig leaves, which they had not needed before: “I was […]

How Roman Christians Responded to Corrupt Rulers

Not a month goes by that we don’t hear an allegation of corruption regarding one or more of our governing leaders. Even the thought that our leaders could consider themselves above the law is downright maddening. Or perhaps we think that a politician’s policies – or proposed policies – are dangerous. We question their motivations. […]

Strangers Bond

I tried diligently to recalibrate my brain away from the evangelical call I was hearing from my Master. Unsuccessful. My plethora of excuses seemed valid to me. Retirement loomed around the corner as old age knocked on the door of my body. However, the words of Dr. Hawkins’ sermon took permanent root in my heart: […]

A Sabbath in Paris

France is renowned for its churches and cathedrals, and I admit that as a Christian and armchair historian, I’m fascinated by them. On a recent vacation to Paris, two weeks after the fire at Notre Dame, my family got to visit a few of the centuries-old Gothic wonders, witnessing their awesome beauty firsthand. Their ability […]

This We Believe

Statement of Faith 5 The Church   This we believe: The church of God in Scripture is a spiritual body of believers who hold the faith of Jesus and keep the commandments of God. Under the lordship of Christ and the authority of His Word, the church exists universally and locally for purposes of worshipping […]

I Surrender All

All to Jesus I surrender,/All to Him I freely give. . . . More like the Master I would ever be . . . Trust and obey, for there’s no other way/to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.   You’re probably familiar with these lyrics. We sing them with reverence and good intentions. However, I’m […]