In case you missed them, here are the top 12 Light Bearers blog posts from 2012:

#12 – What Is Arise Trying to Accomplish?

“We’re laboring—in mind, body, soul, and example—to lift up Jesus Christ in the context of the Three Angels’ Messages and to teach our students how to do the same. Our consistent and insistent refrain is the personal conversion and discipleship of our students.”

What is ARISE Trying to Accomplish?

#11 – Food Not Bombs

“I’ve found that one of the biggest blessings we can receive is helping people for the sole purpose of helping them. Too many poor and homeless people have been turned off to religion by our very zealous efforts to feed them and clothe them while scheming to make them religious.”

Food Not Bombs

#10 – 5 Ways To Be A Successful Student On A Public College Campus

“Remember that a religion that is not active is not real religion. A religion that is not shared is a religion not worth taking up. A religion that does not impact life is a dead religion.”

5 Ways To Be A Successful Student On A Public College Campus

#9 – Teetering on the Edge

“Everything we touch turns to gold and then to dust.”

#8 – Why it Matters

“The biblical doctrine of Creation (first things) and the biblical doctrine of Eschatology (last things) are the bookends that anchor the central (or “the center of”) biblical doctrine, Christology. With either bookend missing, the grand doctrine of soteriology (how we are saved) falls, and with it Adventism as a biblically-driven movement.”

Why it Matters

#7 – What to Do with Anger

“Let your mind be filled with praise rather than anger. Give your anger to God in exchange for His peace and joy.”

What To Do With Anger

#6 – Three Simple Steps for Overcoming Any Sin

“God’s love is the vital energizing factor in the victorious Christian life. No other power will do, because no other power can do.”

#5 – When Evil Strikes

“If God is love, then, of necessity, God suffers with us in every stab and twist of pain we ever feel.”

#4 – The Parable of Luke, Part 1

“A little over two years ago my wife and I had a most unexpected door slam shut just as we were walking through it. It smashed us in the face, knocking us to the ground. Then it came off its hinges, fell on top of us, sprouted arms, and began to poke us in the eyes. At least that’s how I remember it.”

The Parable of Luke, Part 1

#3 – How Not to Be Weird

“Normal” is one of those shifting human concepts that elude stability, like trying to nail Jell-O to a wall. Who defines it? By what criterion do we measure it? And once “normal” is defined in any given culture or clique of human weirdoes, you won’t have to wait very long before it changes. “Normal” moves like the wind. You’ll never be able to keep in sync with the world’s ever-changing view of normality, coolness, beauty or success, nor should you even care to.”

#2 – Light Bearers + Arise: A Conversation About the Merger

Listen to Ty Gibson, James Rafferty and David Asscherick discuss the details and events leading up to the merger between Light Bearers and ARISE.

Light Bearers + ARISE: A Conversation About the Merger

#1 – Why You Matter so Much

“In the wake of each person’s decisions, strands of history are set in motion that otherwise would never unfold. The shape of reality itself has been and is being incrementally configured by the wondrous outworking of your will, my will, every other will, and the interplay between them all. What you do matters immensely because what you do brings into existence one relational dynamic after another, either positive or negative, that otherwise would not exist. Each deed you execute triggers a series of outcomes for which you are the solitary source.”

Thank you all for reading and sharing these articles.

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Light Bearers' mission is to vindicate the beauty of God’s character. As the immensely blessed recipients of God’s grace, we possess an abundance of life-transforming truth and we deeply desire to share it with every person on earth.