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Hats Off to Women's Retreat


by Andy Im / April 19, 2018


I always feel a little awkward visiting the yearly, well-attended Women’s Retreat. About 700 ladies converge over three consecutive weekends in April on the beautiful grounds of Camp Au Sable. 

This year, I brought along my inquisitive three-year old daughter, Olivia. I tell her, “It’s a church weekend where it’s all girls.” I add, “I’m there because I’m working!” 

“Oh,” she says. 

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A successful marriage takes genuine commitment and work.

Invest in Your Marriage 


by Altagracia Cruz / Maranatha Hispanic Church

“On a scale of 1 to 10, how do you grade our marriage?” That was the question my husband asked me on our return from a marriage commitment retreat at Camp Au Sable. “Nine,” I quickly responded. And then the thought hit me, “Praise the Lord!” It hadn’t always been like that.

We were married in the Dominican Republic in 1990. We were very young and soon after we moved to the states and found ourselves far removed from family and friends. . .

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Atrocious Hermeneutics


by Andy Im / April 2018

The Issue

It's been pretty bad of late. There's been growing concern over the inaccurate interpretation of Scripture by various Adventist ministers, speakers, and bloggers. This isn’t to say these blunders are done with the intent to mislead or that they will lead listeners to damnation.

Nevertheless, something needs to be said because many sincere Adventists are modeling their interpretive techniques after various pundits, and this isn’t a good thing. . . 

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Social media outlets like Twitter & Facebook have desensitized our sense of empathy.

Omniscience & the Dying Conscience


by Andy Im / March, 2018

We’ve grown accustomed to knowing everything often moments after they occur. Through media outlets like Twitter and Facebook, we have in a sense become like gods, omniscient to global events. 

And because we’re aware, we’ve also become involved—butting our noses, though friendly, into the issues of humanity whether they concern us or not. This is what technology has enabled us to do and to become. . .

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