The author introduces the featured topic of education and spirituality. Beyond instilling biblical knowledge, educators should model spiritual living in order to help their students to desire and build a personal experience with God. Articles include:
Working with Helicopter Parents
The author describes the over-parenting trend, and gives tips on how to encourage a healthier level of involvement in the school setting.
Christ's Resurrection - Hoax or History?
"Many scholars, including some liberal theologians, do not accept the resurrection of Jesus as a historical fact, even though the New Testament considers it crucial to the Christian faith. Why? Is there sufficient evidence for us to believe in a risen...
In the Power Game, Love Wins
"Not only does the power of love mark Christ's life, but it imprints His followers as genuine disciples of the Lord of love. Intellectual brilliance, creativity, quick wit - all are sharp tools to be used in the service of Jesus. But they are effective...
Ingrid Klamberg - Dialogue With an Adventist Sex Counselor in Sweden
"Klämberg is director of the Youth Counseling Center in the city of Boras, Sweeden. She supervises a team of seven professionals who assist young men and women who come seeking help in matters of family relationships and sexuality. She also teaches...
William Miller - The Man Behind the Story of 1844
"Miller's ideas on Bible prophecy and the imminent return of Jesus can be better understood in the context of a broad religious movement that emerged concurrently in Europe and the Americas during the first part of the 19th century. After the demise of...
A Locked Jaw and the Still Small Voice
"Does God speak to you when you can't speak at all? In my case, He did."
A Song From Poland
"We student missionaries came to the conclusion that our role as witnesses and missionaries is to be like the sower in the parable (see Matthew 13:3-8). We are simply witnesses--people who tell what they have heard and seen and give their personal testimony....
Animals and Humans - Are They Equal?
"Are humans and animals equal? Animal rights advocates would say yes. Others would say that there are essential differences between the two. What is the Christian stand? Does the Bible say anything on the issue?"
Another Look at the Battle of the Sexes
"In many societies an uncertainty seems to grip men and women as to their roles. On the one hand, women, having won their right to the workplace after being excluded for centuries, feel stressed out from the pressures of trying to be "superwoman"--breadwinner,...
Are Music Choices Really Important?
"Call an airlines office. Enter a supermarket. Stop at a bank. Walk by a teenager's room. You can't escape it. From the soothing to the shattering, from the rock to the rap, from the classical to the popular, music is everywhere. It's almost omnipresent....
Beyond Life's Disruptions
"Disruptions to one's plans are often unexplainable and difficult to accept. To claim Romans 8:28 ("all things work together for good to them that love God") appears most difficult in such situations. But life must go on. Dreams are part of...
Coal - How Did It Originate?
"Call it black diamond. Call it basket of power. Or call it coal. It is one of the most useful natural resources found in the earth. It's composed of vegetable matter, modified by heat, pressure, catalytic activity, and decay. But how did the vegetable...
Francisco Ramos Mexïa - The first modern Seventh-day Adventist?
"Who is a Seventh-day Adventist? Simply put, one who keeps the seventh-day Sabbath and looks forward to the literal return of Jesus Christ in the near future. Of course, there are other fundamental beliefs a Seventh-day Adventist subscribes to, but these...
Grace Emori - Dialogue With an Adventist Epidemiologist
"Ms. Emori has been awarded many honors, including Loma Linda University's Alumna of the Year in 1992. Because of her dedication and priorities, Emori has earned the respect of her peers and friends."
Graffiti On Our Hearts
"God wants to inscribe within the depths of our lives the ultimate expression of love. His law is not simply a list of duties. As we develop in the joy of loving God and our fellow human beings, we find that it is a way of life. Now that is a life-changing...
In the Beginning - How to Interpret Genesis 1
"With such beauty, majesty, and simplicity begins the Genesis account of Creation. Yet an analysis of Genesis chapter 1 is not as simple and straightforward as a casual reading of the biblical text may suggest. Modern interpretation of biblical cosmogony...
Manuel Lacunza - The Adventist Connection
"What motivated Lacunza to write this book? His detractors pointed to the psychological frustrations of exile and the later suspension of his religious order. Others interpreted it as a conservative Christian reaction to the Enlightenment, especially...
Milton S Afonso - Dialogue With an Adventist Philanthropist in Brazil
"Dr. Milton Soldani Afonso is a Seventh-day Adventist lawyer and businessman entirely committed to the advance of the church's mission in the world. He and his family own more than 20 companies in Brazil, the most important of which is the Golden Cross,...
Nathan Greene - Dialogue With an Adventist Illustrator
"Greene is still in the beginning stages of his career as an illustrator. Yet, in his early 30s, he has worked for such renowned clients as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Christianity Today, Focus on the Family, World Book Encyclopedia,...
Preparing for a Happy Marriage
"Marriage is important, but preparation for marriage is just as important. Choosing a marriage partner is one of the most important steps a young person takes in life. Such a decision must not be taken lightly or hastily. Experience suggests that there...
Rachel Nyirabu - Dialogue With the Wife of Tanzania's Ambassador to the U.S.A
"Rachel Nyirabu is more than the spouse of Tanzania's ambassador to the United States. She is a world traveler, a successful career woman, a well-respected citizen of her country, a down-to-earth mom, a friendly hostess, and a humble Christian."
Shall We Dance?
"Is this indicative of an approaching death to Adventism's unique lifestyle? Perhaps not. Adventism is more than a way of life. Its heart, its foundation, its crown is the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a living faith. Those who identify Adventism with...
The View From Andromeda
"What about us, we launchers of the Viking and Apollo spacecrafts, we makers of the orbiting Hubble observatory and the Very Large Array radio telescopes strewn over 39 miles of New Mexico desert? Do our achievements make us more, or less, humble? More,...
A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth and Apostasy in the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
This study of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington sought to address two different issues. First, factors influencing church growth and decline within the conference, and second, the factors influencing drop-outs from the church. The study sample...
Seventh - day Adventist Findings from the National 2008 Fact Study
This Faith Communities Today (FACT) was collaboration between the Institute of Church Ministries, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist and Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership (CCSP). Its goal was to produce a comprehensive picture of...
The General Conference of Seventh - day Adventists – Objectives of the Five - year Strategic Plan : A World Survey
The General Conference has developed a five-year strategic plan for 2001-2005. The Strategic Plan Committee, formed to monitor this plan, has set out a number of goals under three main headings: (1) Quality of Personal and Church Life, (2) Unity in the World...
Adolescent Faith that Sticks
This presentation is focused on adolescent faith. It contains sample of Pacific Island and Australia/New Zealand. The main factors that contribute to the faith are family, church, and school. There are details about these factors in the presentation.
Hope Channel Survey of Media Center Staff
This presentation lays out a survey of media center staff of Hope Channel. A questionnaire was used for data collection.
Local Church Usage and Evaluation of Satellite linked Events
This paper reports the results of telephone interviews conducted with the pastor or another local leader of the participating churches. The interviews asked for information about which specific events the congregation participated in either during the live...
Not every believer is the same . Is profiling possible ? Why people turn their back at the Adventist church
The church in the Netherlands is growing. Yet there are people who are leaving the church. Each church leaver has its own story, but is it possible to find common ground among these stories and anticipate on this? What would this mean for Adventist church...
Survey of Viewers Hope Channel
This presentation lays out a survey of viewers of Hope Channel. An online survey was used for data collection in 2014. It is focused on experience with the Hope Channel.
Survey of Viewers Hope Channel in Brazil
This presentation lays out a survey of viewers of Hope Channel in Brazil. An online survey was used for data collection in 2014. It is focused on experience with the Hope Channel.
Bones and Muscles Unit
Grade 3-Grade 4
This unit is designed to help students understand the function and purpose of their bones and muscles and the importance of health.
Interim Report of the Consultant for Mount Sinai Church
This paper is focused on Mount Sinai church and its strategic planning, church growth, community needs, etc.
A Report on Usefulness of Selected Church Periodicals
This paper presents a study of usefulness of selected church periodicals. The study entails two different sets of survey. The first had 460 respondents who comprised subscribers to various church periodicals such as Kids Ministry, Message, Vibrant Life, and...
Job Motivation Commitment and Volunteerism of Seventh-day Adventist Pastors of the North American Division
This study is one of a series of studies on job motivation of Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education Employees, Elementary and Junior Academy School Personnel, Secondary School Personnel, and Administrators of North American Division respectively.
Survey of Teens and Young Adults
This paper reports a survey of teens and young adults that is part of NAD Mega Study One. A questionnaire was used for gathering the data. It is focused on schools, engagement in the church, and involvement in the church.
Up or Out ?
This presentation lays out a survey conducted by Barna Group in 2013 within NAD Conference. It is focused on engagement of Christian Millennials in the church.
7 Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
MayoClinic.com discusses 7 cancer preventing steps: don't use tobacco, eat a variety of healthy foods, stay active and maintain a healthy weight, protect yourself from the sun, get immunized, avoid risky behaviors, and get screened.
Critical Issue: Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement
An excellent article that includes goals, action options, pitfalls, different viewpoints and case studies.
Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers
Grade 5-Grade 9
Even though Wormeli is targeting teachers in a traditional public middle school, he has good advice for those teaching adolescents in any setting. This book addresses practical survival matters, such as what to do the first day and week, setting up the grade...
Enhancing Learning through Multiage Grouping
Online article about the benefits of multiage grouping. "Multiage classrooms utilize an organizational structure in which children of different ages (at least a two-year span) and ability levels are grouped
together, without dividing them or the curriculum...
Fibonacci Numbers and Nature
This website give information about the fibonacci sequence. It links to a two part page about family trees and the golden section as used in nature.
I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers
Grade 7-Grade 12
Cris Tovani presents a practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. An accomplished teacher and staff developer, Tovani writes about the challenges of working with students at all levels of achievement...
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
One of 5 excellent journals from the International Reading Association. Other titles include: The Reading Teacher, Reading Research Quarterly, Lectura y vida (in Spanish), and Reading Online (at www.readingonline.org). The journal can be subscribed to and...
Learning to Give - An Action of the Heart, a Project for the Mind
"The Learning to Give Web site offers over 1,300+ K-12 lessons and educational resources for teachers, parents, youth workers, religious instructors and community leaders free of charge. The LEAGUE is a school and web-based system for service learning...
National Baptist Convention of America
The National Baptist Convention of America, Incorporated is a fellowship of voluntary churches approximating five million African-American Baptists whose initial roots stemmed from the organization of the Foreign Mission Baptist Convention of the United States.
Pacific Union Student Application Form
Download the NAD Pacific Union Conference recommended student application form here.
Society of Professors in Christian Education
The professional organization's website includes information about conferences, publications, membership and links to leading Christian education resources in North America.
USA Environmental Protection Agency for Educators
Access quality environmental protection administration and educational resources on topics including: acid rain, air quality, beaches, careers, cleanup, climate change, hazardous wastes, human health, asbestos, lead, mercury, mold, oil spills, ozone, pesticides,...
Implementing Language Acquisition Classrooms
This article examines research on second-language learning and how it has influenced understanding of what language is and how a learner acquires a second language.
Survey of Pastors
This paper reports a survey of pastor conducted by the Institute of Church Ministry for the North American Division. A random sample of 500 local churches in the North American Division of the Seventh‐day Adventist Church were asked to have the pastor or...
Children's books that combine quality literature and art, many featuring multicultural themes and global awareness.
Build a Prairie
Grade 1-Grade 8
Simulate the growth of a healthy long grass or short grass North American prairie. If you choose the right plants and animals, you can watch the prairie come to life before your eyes! Further teacher helps and related activities available from the Camp Silos...
This paper presents a study which purpose was to discover what former members perceive as the principal reasons for discontinuing membership in selected Seventh-day Adventist churches in Michigan. Another purpose was to establish the major factors that contribute...
GC Children's Ministries re Harry Potter
Grade 1-Grade 8
This webpage contains two articles which discuss the Harry Potter books from a biblical perspective. Andrews Asks Why tells the story of Andrew and his Aunt Sally who spent time discussing the Harry Potter books. By studying this lesson you will discover...