Problems formerly applicable to other churches have suddenly become our own. Our people are asking penetrating questions about the church, its message and mission. Why are we Seventh-day Adventists, and why should we be?
Do you feel guilty when you think of the interest names in your file that haven t been properly cared for? The Pennsylvania Conference had fifty thousand such names, and here is what they did about it!
Do church members who regularly read the writings of Ellen White differ significantly from those who seldom do? A recent church growth study in North America yields profiles of each group and indicates that although it may not be possible to establish a cause-and-effect relationship, differences do exist.
It has been forty-one years since the current church hymnal came into being. Its successor is planned for 1985. Wayne Hooper, executive secretary of the hymnal committee, tells Editor J. R. Spangler what has been done to this point.
The mystery of salvation involves complex yet simple mental processes. These God-given principles of the mind enable us to turn from sin to holiness, follow the Biblical injunction to walk with God, and differentiate between truth and error. Without these mental processes we cannot be reached even by God; with them we stand apart as being for whom Heaven gave its all.
A young monk nailed ninety-five propositions to a church door in Wittenburg 465 years ago this month. Reviewing the movement that was sparked by those hammer blows may help to put a hammer in our hands today.
Receptivity to new ideas may be the mark of the educated person, but it is also the mark of the undiscriminating. Is there nothing absolute upon which to stand? We need open minds, but how open? Open to what?