Wow, what an intense week. Less than one hundred hours to election day. Finally. And then there is a General Conference election to think about. . .
I'm ready for another vacation, and am so thankful for the Sabbath right now.
Did you know that this new site launched on Nov. 19? That means this new incarnation of Spectrum is almost a year old!
Come Thanksgiving Day, we've got some institutional things for which to be thankful.
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DISPUTATION OF DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER ON THE POWER AND EFFICACY OF INDULGENCES
OCTOBER 31, 1517
Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg, under the presidency of the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and of Sacred Theology, and Lecturer in Ordinary on the same at that place. Wherefore he requests that those who are unable to be present and debate orally with us, may do so by letter.
In the Name our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
From Inside Socal, Jason Pesick reports:
Loma Linda University normally doesn't get involved in political issues or elections. As an institution of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, it doesn't want to blur the lines separating church and state.
Proposition 3 on the Nov. 4 ballot is an exception.
The $980 million bond measure would help improve children's hospitals in California.
From the North Pacific Union Conference:
(Update 10-28-08, see Memorial Service info below)
With deep sadness we share the news that Jere D. Patzer, North Pacific Union Conference president since 1996, passed away late Sunday evening, October 26, after a long battle with
non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 61.
The Kenyan Daily Nation Sunday edition visits a Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jersey City, New Jersey.
It looks like a typical storefront in a poor and black-dominated part of any large US city.
Entering the Community Services Centre of the Beth-El Seventh Day Adventist Church last Saturday afternoon, the Nation team was in for a cultural shock.
I just got my San Diego Adventist Forum newsletter. Here's what's coming up next. If you're in the area, you might consider stopping by - it's always a good crowd.
November 8 - Jon Paulien, Ph.D.
The Open Remnant: A Biblical and Historical Vision
January 10 - Ivan Blazen Ph.D.
Biblical Texts and Homosexual Practices
February 14 - Gerry Chudleigh
Frameworks that Fail: What's Holding up Your $DA House?
March 14 - Doug Clark, Ph.D.
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Adventism: What's the Importance? What's the Impact?
April 11 - Beatriz Krumbein
Art and Spirituality
Peter Gourevitch hosts a lively roundtable on the campaigns homestretch with economist James Hamilton and political scientists Ronnee Schreiber and Thad Kousser. Among the issues: several Props, the economy, the conservative womens movement and the latest twists and turns of this incredible presidential race.