Materials: Practical Christian Living

Toward an Adventist Theology of Worship

The impact of cultural influences has raised to high pitch the question of how Christians should worship. This article provides a foundational review of how worship appears in the Bible, with implications on how we should see it today.

Author: 
George W. Reid

What Christians Should Do Before and After Casting Their Ballot – Biblical Perspectives

As Christians we should not only pray for the leaders of our country, but also vote for them in accordance with biblical principles.

Author: 
Chad Stuart

What is in Your Heart?: Lessons from a Biblical Character

 

After the Babylonian exile Ezra led a group of Israelites back to Judah. Several lessons can be learnt from the life of Ezra that are important for our life as Christians today.
Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

What is the purpose of religious fasting?

What is the purpose of religious fasting? For some people I know, it seems almost a meritorious act.

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

What is wrong with cohabitation?

From a biblical standpoint, what's wrong with cohabitation?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

What's in It for Me?

The Bible often speaks about the rewards God gives to His believers; does that not encourage a wrong motivation for serving Him?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Worship and Ethics: A Reflection on Psalm 15

A short study on the inextricable relation between worship and conduct in Psalm 15. From this short Psalm we learn that those who genuinely experience God's presence in the place of worship will mirror God in other places.

Author: 
Elias Brasil de Souza

“It Does Not Affect Me” and Other Myths about Religious Persecution

Persecution is part of the Christian "package," but this does not mean we should actively court mistreatment or abuse.

Author: 
John Graz

“Who is My Neighbor?”: Some Thoughts on Racism and Nationalism

This essay offers a biblical reflection on the challenges of racism and nationalism. It addresses the concepts of race and nation in the Bible, the beauty of ethnic diversity, and some biblical responses to racism and nationalism. It concludes by pointing out that only a worldview shaped by the Scriptures can provide the solid foundation to approach race, ethnicity, and nationality on a practical basis.

Author: 
Elias Brasil de Souza

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