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  • A Canary in the Mine?

    Hanson, Andrew hpmsby Andy Hanson, April 26, 2015:     The Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (NCC) published its Annual Report in the March 2015 issue of the Pacific Union Recorder. I have not bee…

  • My Take: Now and Not Yet

    Attiken Raj thumbnail 2015by Raj Attiken, April 23, 2015:     In her 2015 book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now, Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues that a religious Reformation within Islam is the only way to end the terrorism,…

  • A Wickedly Delightful Screaming Baby Story....

    Isak AppelSometimes SDA medical missionaries get into difficult situations.  Dr. James Appel and his wife, Sarah, have had to bury a child in Chad, due to malaria.  But sometimes a child can save the parents, a…

  • Lost in John 17

    Harry Banks hpmsby Harry Banks, April 20, 2015:     A while ago I felt drawn to try to allow the prayer of Christ in John 17 to come near my soul.

    When I read the phrasing and the word selection, it all seemed so …

  • Why Bother with Church?

    Mark Gutman hpmsby Mark Gutman, April 16, 2015:    In 1958, Lawrence Kohlberg proposed a theory of six stages of moral development, with stages divided by how people dealt with moral dilemmas that he proposed.1  His …

  • The Good, the Not So Good, and the Perplexing

    Hanson, Andrew hpmsby Andy Hanson, April 8, 2015:    Reader, I have long been a collector of magazines published independently by members of the Adventist Church. The following pdf file is from Adventist Currents,* Volu…

  • Demented Adventists

    75yearsHow about B12, D3, Natural E, and what Jesus fixed for breakfast?  And how long should we live in a world far from the Tree of Life?  There are worse things than dying.
    By Jack Hoehn (John B. Hoehn, …

  • An Open Letter to the Opponents of Women in Ministry - Ten Questions I’d Like You to Answer

    Hughes-Tom-hpmsby Pastor Tom Hughes, April 5, 2015:    As a pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church for over 35 years I have seen many controversial subjects discussed. However, as our GC president has taken a ve…

  • My Take: Adventist Stories

    Attiken Raj hpmsby Raj Attiken, April 1, 2015:     At the heart of the Christian faith is a story. It is a story that extends from eternity past to eternity future. The Christian community is one that is shaped by Th…

  • Women in Leadership—a Logical and Theological Mandate

    Weber Martin hpmsby Martin Weber, March 29, 2015:    Global Adventist delegates to July’s General Conference Session will vote whether or not the 13 world divisions will have authority within their own territory to or…

  • God on a Leash?

    Larry Downing hpmsby Lawrence G. Downing, March 23, 2015:     A few days ago a friend sent me the link to the video “What Might Have Been Can Be.” I watched it from start to finish. The film, without introduction or ex…

  • Amazing Facts or Amazing Paranoia?

    Erv Taylor hpmsby Ervin Taylor, March 18, 2015:     I’m not sure how the Amazing Facts (AF) organization of Doug Batchelor obtained my mailing address. I have my suspicions, but that’s for another day. However this …

  • The Downside of Testimonies

    Mark Gutman hpmsby Mark Gutman, March 13, 2015:    An Adventist lady had planned to fly from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, July 17, 2014, as part of a trip that would end in Ambon, Indonesia, on July 19. Sin…

  • Stopping By Martie’s Place

    Harry Banks hpmsby Harry Banks, March 11, 2015:    Each Saturday at about 11 o’clock, I arrive at the phone company and go down to the basement education center and open my Bible.  The name of the group meeting there…

  • The Creation and Feeding of Ravens

    Ravensby Jack Hoehn, March 11, 2015:    So no more speculation and hypothesizing.  Let’s do a little nature study in the Bible.

    Corvus corax

     Look at the birds of the air;
    they do not…