No Goats in Heaven

October 09, 2017 / Dick Duerksen

I’m not sure what God has against goats, but it looks like they’ll be missing in the New Earth. Sheep make it, but no goats.

Jesus' own words are recorded in Matt. 25:31: “When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: and before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another.”

Jesus told the “Sheep and Goats” parable to people who really wanted to get into heaven. They listened eagerly, taking careful notes on how to make it through the gates.

Breaking Bob: The $50,000 Bake Sale

October 08, 2017 / Seth Pierce

During my family vacation in California this summer, I received a text from my associate pastor informing me Bob, an outstanding long-time member of our church, wanted to have a bake sale the first day of school. Admittedly, I was reluctant, and, after some thought, I concurred with my team that we should look for a better day. This was not due to any philosophical issues with a bake sale. After all, who in their right mind is really going to object to the promotion and proliferation of pastries? It was simply a logistical difference.

PAA Serves Farm-to-Table Lunches

October 08, 2017 / Liesl Vistaunet

It’s the first day of school at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) in Portland, Ore. Students are lined up for lunch and their pick of vegan or cheese lasagna, both stuffed with spinach, carrots, zucchini and onions with roasted broccoli on the side. At the end of the line they find a bowl of fresh fruit and a colorful salad bar. Salad greens harvested from PAA’s gardens are ready to be topped with fresh veggies, beans, nuts, hummus and more.

AAA Welcomes New Educators

October 07, 2017

Auburn Adventist Academy in Auburn, Wash., is welcoming new teachers and administration to the faculty family.

Peter Fackenthall, Auburn’s new principal, is no stranger to the school’s campus. He taught at Auburn Adventist Academy from 1994 to 1999 and served as vice principal 1996–1997. Most recently, Fackenthall worked as principal at Pacific Union College Preparatory School in Angwin, Calif.

Living God's Love

October 06, 2017 / John Freedman

Predicting what health care in America will look like as we move into the future is like trying to walk outside during a hurricane. The winds of debate are strong, outcomes often unpredictable. During last year alone, more than 100 hospitals around our nation experienced a major ownership transition. Church and community members in Walla Walla, Washington, have personally felt the pain and uncertainty associated with the closure of our Adventist hospital there.