Alita Byrd

Handover

At the end of June 2013, 15 months ago, Alexander Carpenter wrote a farewell message on the Spectrum blog — this blog that he started and nurtured and made into the must-read destination it became. He handed it over to me as interim editor — a job I reluctantly accepted. I never dreamed more than a year would go by until I could write my own farewell note.

Union College Hosts Service Remembering Victims in Iraq

Union College hosted an Interfaith Iraq Peacemaking and Memorial Service yesterday, September 28, that drew 300 people in remembrance of Yazidi people who have been killed and enslaved by the jihadist group ISIS, or ISIL.

Advocating for Women: Lourdes Morales-Gudmundsson

The President of the Association of Adventist Women talks about the upcoming conference at Southern Adventist University; the link between "macho" cultures and women's rights; and the necessity of looking "deep into our souls to find the true motivations behind our inability to see what God is doing through our women around the globe."

Women To Explore Mentorship at Annual Conference

Gordon Bietz, president of Southern Adventist University, will be in the minority at an upcoming conference being held on the university campus. Bietz is the only man listed on the conference program for the Association of Adventist Women’s annual conference October 16 through 18 — but he will stand in august company.

Online Stewardship Conference Reaches Around the World

People from more than 80 countries tuned in to watch the World Stewardship Conference streamed live from the General Conference headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland this weekend. Almost 20 different presenters spoke Friday, Sabbath and Sunday on budgeting, Christian ethics, tithing, personal finance, and biblical principles for managing resources.

The Record Keeper Goes to London

The Record Keeper (initially sponsored by the General Conference but then cancelledhas been chosen as one of the films in the 2014 Raindance Film Festival in cen

Women Pastors Tell Their Stories

The North American Division's Theology of Ordination Study Committee last year recorded some of the amazing stories of the women serving as Adventist pastors in the Division. Tara VinCross, who was senior pastor of the Chestnut Hill Church in Philadelphia and this summer was called to head the Columbia Union Conference's new School of Evangelism, worked to collect the stories as part of her work with the committee.

Andrews University Takes Its Fruit and Vegetables on the Road

Stephen Eirich spent his summer driving around the communities near Andrews University, offering fresh produce at affordable prices. He agreed to tell us about the experience.

Finding the Adventists in Ferguson

It’s just over a mile, or a four-minute drive, between Canfield Drive in the Canfield Green Apartments where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer on August 9, and the Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church on Lucas & Hunt Road, in St. Louis, Missouri.

El Seminario de Andrews publica una declaración sobre el liderazgo en la iglesia

El seminario de la Universidad de Andrews ha publicado un comunicado en su página web que refuta la doctrina de la "supremacía/jefatura masculina" en el liderazgo de la Iglesia Adventista. Bajo el título "Sobre la supremacía única de Cristo en la Iglesia", la declaración afirma que la autoridad de Cristo es "intransferible" a los hombres o las mujeres.



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