Alexander Carpenter

I Don't Want to Live on This Planet Anymore

It looked bad the moment we finished setting up the Spectrum booth. Three General Conference Session delegates read the unity statement by our board and wanted to argue about women’s ordination. The loudest of the pastors said it was a “Roman Catholic plot” because it elevates women above God, see Mary. My counterpoint asking why there are no ordained female Catholic priests shockingly didn’t change his mind.

“I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.”

Editorial: A Dream Fulfilled Is a Tree of Life

For those of us entwined in Advent hope, this summer offers a realization.

Large Conversations

Adventism and I have had a rough year. 

The church where my wife and I have our membership went through that well-worn and painful experience of losing a pastor, experiencing conflict with the conference, and dwindling. 

Pacific Union College Students and Faculty Send Messages to "In God's Image" Conference

For many years, students, faculty, and staff at Pacific Union College have gathered bi-weekly to provide support, friendship, and education around human relationships — sexual and spiritual.

Finaliza la campaña evangelística liderada por Ted Wilson en Nueva York

La mayoría de las personas que han asistido a la serie de evangelización de Ted Wilson en Nueva York ya son adventistas del Séptimo Día. Así informan varias personas que han solicitado que sus identidades no sean reveladas.

SPECTRUM ha podido saber que la asistencia media se ha reducido a la mitad desde el primer fin de semana. De entre los asistentes, muchos de los potenciales visitantes han resultado difíciles de localizar por los pastores involucrados.

The Best Is Yet to Come

As I announced at the beginning of June I am handing over the blog today. This doesn't conclude my work with Spectrum—I'm just freeing up some time to get other projects done. Thankfully, Alita Byrd is taking over as interim editor. She's already familiar to many of you through her interviews of interesting Adventists for Spectrum. In fact, she's been involved with Spectrum for two decades.

An Update on Ted Wilson's New York Evangelistic Series

Most of the people attending Ted Wilson’s evangelistic series in New York are already Seventh-day Adventists. That is according to several persons who have requested that their identities not be revealed.

The average attendance has reportedly dropped by half from the opening weekend, and of those, many of the visitor leads have turned out difficult to track down by pastors involved.

NAD Issues Statement on Supreme Court's Marriage Rulings

In a statement, titled "An Affirmation of Marriage," Dan Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, sent out the following on June 27, 2013.

Numerous activities among state legislators and courts have recently been occurring in the United States concerning same-sex unions. On June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled on two landmark decisions regarding same-sex unions.


Three Angles News—Thursday, June 27

1. Collegedale, Tenn., set to offer benefits to same-sex partners.

Collegedale Commissioner Katie Lamb admits it's odd that Collegedale, with its roots in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, may be first to cross this threshold. "In 40 years the city has changed a lot," Lamb said. "I think people used to assume we were just a little Seventh-day Adventist community. It's no longer that. ...Things have changed in America, and I think that it is time for us to make sure we're treating our employees equally."

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