Monthly Archives: October 2015

How Wacky Are the Seventh-day Adventists?

Who are the Seventh-day Adventists?  This question has arisen recently in national politics.  Someone in our offices here at Advancing Native Missions brought this to my attention.  He then asked, “Who are the Seventh-day Adventists?  And how wacky are they?”  Good question. Continue reading

Fetus? Person? Baby?

Just recently controversy was raging in Congress regarding Planned Parenthood and whether this organization should continue to receive funds from the government.  Obviously abortion continues to be a hot political issue.  Sometimes it seems to be overly politicized.  Partisans on both sides of the issue say and do things that make you scratch your head in wonder.  However, in the midst of this ongoing debate we must not lose sight that beyond being a political and partisan issue it is even more fundamentally a moral issue.  And the morality of it all boils down to one basic question:  Is the unborn fetus a human being?  If not, then what’s the beef with Planned Parenthood, with abortion itself?  But if the unborn organism in a mother’s uterus is indeed a human being—then without a doubt it is a moral issue of the highest priority. Continue reading