Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
"Have you ever seen a miracle?” When asked, we often stand with a blank look on our faces as we rummage in our memories to find one. I can think of at least two miracles my staff and I have recently seen at the Mt. Aetna Retreat Center in Hagertown, Md.
It is often said that the youth are the future of our church. I respectfully, yet passionately, disagree. I believe that the youth are the passion and energy of our church right now.
Serving as a school principal is a tough job. It doesn’t matter what type of school it is, what classes are offered or how many students are enrolled.
Mark Brown notes one of the greatest lessons he's learned in his spiritual journey: God is not necessarily looking at your ability; He is looking at your availability.
Editorial by Jorge Aquero
In the context of the Great Commission given by Jesus in Matthew 28:16–20, there are very specific details of why the disciples of Jesus must now be connected to His mission. According to the biblical passage, the following points stand out:
Most of us have read the book of Genesis and the story of creation many times, but have you ever “read between the lines”?
First Chronicles 12:32 mentions the tribe of Issachar who “understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (NIV). We need Issacharian pastors today who understand the trends and changes in our culture, and who will reach out to and engage people for Christ in relevant ways.
One day after I returned from Bible study with the group, I opened my heart to God and told Him to show me the truth I needed. In my car I took my phone and opened up YouTube.
In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey promoted a principle to be considered by every leader and organization. It was called “First Things First.” Through this idea, he advocated for leaders to focus on what would advance the mission of an organization.
Editorial by Gary Gibbs
With the invention of the iPhone, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, revolutionized the way the world communicates. Yet, days before he died, Jobs wept as he confessed to his adult daughter, Lisa, “I didn’t spend enough time with you when you were little.”