James Standish

James Standish

Recent Articles

  • Presidents unite

    Presidents unite

    Trying to determine a direction and vision for an entire region of the Seventh-day Adventist Church can be very tricky business. One thing, however, is certain: our presidents are united.
  • SPD leaders speak in action

    SPD leaders speak in action

    "Stay away from sharps, other people’s bodily fluids, and don’t get excessively close to patients—particularly the ones with TB." These were the instructions given to SPD leaders as they headed off to Lautoka Hospital to provide some practical service.
  • But what’s the takeaway?

    But what’s the takeaway?

    Leaders from across the South Pacific Division gathered yesterday at the new Fulton College Campus located 10 minutes from Nadi Airport in Fiji for a week of advisory meetings.
  • Future media

    Future media

    Christian media is meant to reach the unreached. But it's not happening. The truth is we're making media with one audience in mind: donors with dollars.
  • Honesty, humility, humanity

    Honesty, humility, humanity

    One thing will determine whether Papua New Guinea becomes the Nigeria or Botswana of the Pacific: money management. Freedom and the future really do come at a price.
  • 28 is enough

    28 is enough

    A friend of James Standish recently proclaimed that no Adventist pastor should be allowed to sport a beard. "Shave off your beard or get off the pulpit." Is he right?
  • White Christmas*

    White Christmas*

    "Snow camp." For a teenage James Standish, there were no two happier words in the English language.
  • Cool


    The social media storm over the "War on Christmas" has begun, with "stupid Christians" being blamed for the swell of negativity.
  • Balancing rights

    Balancing rights

    We are now seeing played out in the United States and Canada a triumphalist approach to the imposition of LGBT rights in which there are winners and losers, with the religious community being the obvious losers. Is Australia next?
  • Different


    Trying to fit in? Following the "pattern of this world?" Don't bother. James Standish says "you’ve got to be different to make a difference."