Dialogue Volume 35, Number 3

Designed for Seventh-day Adventist university students and young professionals, College and University Dialogue is published by the Committee on Adventist Ministry to College and University Students (AMiCUS) in cooperation with the 13 world divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and in partnership with Public Campus Ministries (PCM). Volume 35, Number 3 (2023) is now available online. In his editorial titled Facing the Lion, Like Samson,  Hudson Kibuuka encourages the reader to “face the lion, aligning yourself with the greatest force you have in your arsenal to fight the enemy. In Christ we have everything we need to sustain us.” Additional articles include:

Sexuality and Gender: A Biblical Perspective by Nicholas P. Miller
“The church must do more than just point out the correct pathway forward on questions of sex and gender; it must also learn to minister effectively to those grappling with the effects of sin and the Fall on the sense of self and sexuality.”

The “Freshman 15” and Chemical Design of Earth’s Air by Ryan T. Hayes
“Could there be a way to discern acts of intelligence from natural causes in the chemical world? This article addresses the initial aspects of such an analysis from a chemical approach.”

Under Attack: Freedom of Religion by Karnik Doukmetzian
“Freedom of religion is under attack today not only because of religious extremism and government repression but also because of discrimination by majority religions.”

The Power of Weakness by Ademola S. Tayo and Efe M. Ehioghae
“In our brokenness, we must begin to exhibit the magnetism of selflessness. As we model authenticity in our relationships, our lives will become a pleasing aroma to those around us.”

How I Became an Adventist Through the Health Message by Jinsoo Jason Kim
This interesting articles follows the author’s eventful life as he finds healing and a fulfilling career helping others.

France Holds “Influencer for Christ” Youth Convention by Pako E. Mokgwane
“More than 100 young people, including many who study in public universities, responded to the call for baptism during the ‘Influencer for Christ’ youth convention of Seventh-day Adventists, May 14–20, 2023, held in the heart of Paris, France. The last day of the convention was a high Sabbath. Young adults came from all corners of the conference territory to connect and discover how to be an influencer for Christ, both physically and digitally.”

Ghana Union Conferences Hold National Senior Youth Congress Convention by Pako E. Mokgwane
“The Northern Ghana Union Conference and the Southern Ghana Union Conference combined forces to hold a joint national senior youth congress in the country’s capital of Accra from May 3 to 7, 2023, under the theme, ‘On Mission.’”

Betty Palaso: Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador to the Philippines by Rodney Banas
“Always place God first in your life. Maintain Christian values in your work ethic. Be faithful to little things with honesty and respect; it will impact your life and others as well. You may face tough challenges along the way, but never step away from God, and you will be led all the way.”

This issue is also available in Spanish, French and Portuguese.



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