Tag: culture

Christmas hospitality

A Christmas message from South Pacific Division president Pastor Glenn Townend.

A critical spirit

Are we a people of peace or a pack of finger-pointers?

The world is fracturing; give me Jesus

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,” wrote poet William Yeats in 1919. A century later his grim foreboding is awfully resonant.

An ocean of opportunity

There are many different people and places within the Trans Pacific Union Mission. For the Church in this territory, however, there is but one purpose.

The vanua and Tevita’s faith

The vanua is the epitome of Pacific identity, offering a sense of belonging, blessing and pride to its people. The problem is the beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are not always aligned with the those of the vanua.

The urge to purge

You’ve heard of people burning their CD collection when they come to Christ. Is it really helpful? Why are Christians overcome with the urge to purge and is there a better way?

Abuse in the pews

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is shocking, unacceptable . . . and an issue among our Adventist communities.

How do we respond?

Christianity has lost its privileged place in Western society. Nick Kross shares how Christians should respond with some wisdom from Jesus Christ.

The lawbreaker

I have come to the realisation that I have been breaking the most important commandment in the Bible. Which commandment have I been breaking? This one—”A new commandment I give you: Love one another . . .”

A question of mission

How to make your local church part of a multiplying movement.