Arts & Essays: Spirituality & Faith

  • Written By: Ernie Bursey
    February 11, 2016

    Considering Jesus' Teachings

    For this week’s lesson on Jesus’ teachings and the Great Controversy, we have drawn our commentary from a 2008 article by Ernest J.
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  • Written By: Erik C. Carter
    February 03, 2016

    Bring on the Desert!

    Note: This commentary is based on the Seventh-day Adventist Sabbath School Quarterly, First Quarter 2016, Lesson 6: “Victory in the Wilderness.”...
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  • Written By: Wendy Trim
    January 29, 2016

    The Stranger in the Gate

    Then Haman said to King Xerxes, “There is a certain people dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom who keep themselves...
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  • Written By: Matthew Reeves
    January 23, 2016

    Paul and His Opinions

    Nearly two thousand years ago, a Pharisaic convert to the fledgling Jesus movement wrote an impassioned letter to the church at Corinth. In this now...
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  • Written By: Marc Alan Schelske
    January 16, 2016

    Praying for Open Eyes: See Yourself as...

    The Homeless Princess How do you see yourself today? I’d like you to see yourself as God sees you. Let me hold up a mirror. One upon a time there was...
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  • Written By: Spectrum
    January 10, 2016


    January is here, with eyes that keenly glow, A frost-mailed warrior striding a shadowy steed of snow. Excerpt from “The Masque of Months” by Edgar...
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  • Written By: Norman Loman
    December 31, 2015

    Not Unique to Adventism, But the Heart...

    This quarter’s Sabbath School lesson is on the Great Controversy—that most distinctive of Adventist doctrines. According to the late Herb Douglass,...
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  • Written By: Olive J. Hemmings
    December 23, 2015

    Come Immanuel: God’s Reign of...

    The prophetic quest for “judgment and righteousness” is the quest for fairness and justice upon the earth.  It represents the collective sigh of the...
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  • Written By: Leon Mashchak
    December 10, 2015

    The Covenant

    Among the 52 chapters of the prophetic book of Jeremiah the most intriguing concept is the New Covenant. Would we like to know what is a “Covenant”...
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  • Written By: Spectrum
    December 06, 2015


    In drear-nighted December,    Too happy, happy tree, Thy branches ne’er remember    Their green felicity: The north cannot undo them With a...
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