A Visit to WHINSEC

On our way to Atlanta for the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference session recently, we stopped by Fort Benning, Georgia, for a visit to WHINSEC–the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. As stated on the school’s webpage, WHINSEC “provides professional education and training for civilian, military and law enforcement students from nations throughout the Western Hemisphere.”…

Contemplative Prayer

What is “contemplative prayer”? The question arises for Seventh-day Adventists because the new General Conference president, Ted N. C. Wilson, in the keynote sermon of his presidency, specifically mentioned it and “centering prayer” as things to avoid. Some may think “contemplative prayer” refers merely to silent, reflective prayer. It does not. In this article, I…