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August 17, 2016

There is little more painful than the death of a child. Whether unborn, at birth, or later, something deep inside us rebels at the thought of a child dying or preceding their parents in death.

August 9, 2016

The title: “Jesus Desired Their Good” is engrossed with meanings. It reminds the reader of what Ellen G. White said regarding the ideal ministry of Jesus towards others. She fittingly indicated that Jesus ministered to the people “as one who desired their good.”[1] Such an ideal method opened various networks for evangelism. It further tells of a church that is located nearby the skateboard park.

August 7, 2016

Editor's Note: We apologise for the lateness in posting last week's commentary. The author provided the commentary in plenty of time, the fault is entirely the editor's, who would like to express their appreciation to Tami Cinquemani for her contribution. The article is highlighted again in order to revisit this discussion.

July 28, 2016

I love the introduction to this week's Sabbath School lesson that quotes the child, Robert Louis Stevenson, telling his nanny that the lamplighter was "poking holes in the darkness." It reminds me of another description of poking holes in the darkness. That description says, "God is the source of life and light and joy to the universe.

July 22, 2016

I define what is right and just.  In other words, what is “just” is subjective.  It is what I think is just—is just.  That is the natural condition of my human nature.  I have a rough time with the concept of an external definition of justice that does not take into account how I feel or how I am treated.

I also have the ability to use logic to develop an argument that adequately explains my sense of injustice in any given situation.

July 18, 2016

Professor Fritz Guy made a presentation and led a discussion on "The Second Coming: How Long Can We Keep Saying 'Soon?'" at the Roy Branson Sabbath School in Loma Linda, California, on July 16, 2016.

Fritz Guy teaches in the H. M. S. Divinity School at La Sierra University. It was the first in weekly discussions of the chapters in "The Future of Adventism: Theology, Society, Experience" edited by Gary Chartier. The presentation was recorded in three parts, included below.

July 12, 2016

One sentence flows across a black granite wall in Montgomery, Alabama: We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. Paraphrased from the book of Amos, this statement, engraved on a Civil Rights monument, crosses millennia to underscore unchanging lessons for humanity.

July 1, 2016

Over the last week I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel in the footsteps of Paul through Turkey and Greece – beginning in Izmir (Smyrna), we've visited Ephesus, Colossi, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Pergamum, Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, and are now in Athens.

June 20, 2016

For millennia the Christian Church has sought to understand and explain the significance of Christ’s death and resurrection, and to appropriate it’s meaning in different settings to each new generation. Our own prophet E. G. White has counselled; “As we thus dwell upon His great sacrifice for us, our confidence in Him will be more constant, our love will be quickened, and we shall be more deeply imbued with His spirit.” (The Desire of Ages, p.

June 16, 2016

Matthew 26:2

Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.