CHURCH LIFE

Editorials

Who Are You?

By Rich DuBose John Wooden, former basketball coach and leadership author, once wrote: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character...

Along the Paths of Justice

By Virgil Childs The United States is experiencing the most serious racial unrest since the 1960s, as lawful rallies, marches, and protests of the killing...

Justice Is Elemental to Life

By Marc Woodson At the time of this writing, Adventists throughout the Pacific Union Conference have been thinking, marching, and participating in conversations about justice—more...

Challenges & Changes

Responding to the Current Crisis On June 10, leaders of the Pacific Union and the North American Division held a roundtable via Zoom to dialogue...

Love in a Hard Spot – July Recorder Message from Pastor Ricardo Graham

As I am writing this column, I am in all honesty challenged. The assignment is to write on love, the theme of this issue...

Rags to Riches

By Charles Mills Macedonia was a mess. The early Christians in that area were facing challenges beyond their control and asked God for help. God...

Passion Redirected

By Connie Vandeman Jeffery He was the perfect man for the job, except for all the times when he wasn’t. Leadership requires a steady hand, a...

On the Beach

BY WILLIAM JOHNSSON The beach stretches out, inviting, in a sweeping, endless arc. Far in the distance a headland struggles to emerge through the spray...

Leadership in The Time of Crisis

By Pastor Ricardo Graham When Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discussed her book Leadership: In Turbulent Times on a series of broadcasts on PBS,...

The Gift and the Giver

The offering the widow gave at the temple may have seemed insignificant in comparison to the offerings of others who were present. But the...

Paradise Burned

By Pastor Ricardo Graham An unparalleled, devastating, catastrophic event has struck our state of California, which houses four of the seven local conferences in the...

Don’t wait for the plate

While circumstances may prevent us from gathering together, they cannot stop our worship. We can still praise God for His blessings, still open our...

PUC Students and Staff Socialize and Work Digitally During COVID-19

By Cynthia Mendoza Like all other educational institutions, Pacific Union College (PUC) has felt the impact of COVID-19, not just in terms of academics and...

Are We Genuine Christians?

By Ellen G. White Man is to represent Christ. He is to be long-suffering toward his fellow-men, to be patient, forgiving, and full of Christlike...

Christiantiy in the Post-Pandemic Era

By Carlos A. Camacho The great pandemic. The beginning of an economic downturn or even a depression. I don’t know what the name or description...