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Singer Jennifer Knapp Shares Her Story of Being Christian and Queer

Ahead of headlining at our UltraViolet Arts Festival, award-winning recording artist Jennifer Knapp shares a little bit about her music and her advocacy for LGBTQ people of faith in this exclusive interview with Spectrum.

AUC Reopens This Week — Q&A with New President

Dr. Avis Hendrickson, the new president of Atlantic Union College, has a challenging role: resurrecting an institution that effectively closed down more than four years ago after repeated financial troubles and losing academic accreditation. She is working to attract students again to classes beginning August 24.

Why Hermeneutics is Our Biggest Problem

During the General Conference Session in San Antonio, David Ripley, Ministerial Secretary for the Northern Asia-Pacific Division, made a speech noting that the Adventist Church lacks a unified biblical hermeneutic (methodology for interpreting Scripture).

World Authority on Laughter Talks Us Through the Research

Dr. Lee Berk, associate professor at Loma Linda University, is a pioneer in mirthful or happy laughter research.

Sabbath Parade

Adventists from more than 160 countries made their way to the Alamodome for the Sabbath worship service. The sermon was given by General Conference Secretary G. T. Ng. Music was provided by a mass choir and orchestra. But before the Alamodome filled with somewhere around 50,000 worshippers, they had to get there. They walked from their hotels. They drove from around Texas and surrounding states.

Here is a photo gallery of the church-bound crowd. See anyone you know?

Surprises at the GC Exhibit Halls

The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio is more than just a long 10 or 15-minute walk from the tense business sessions in the Alamodome. It’s a different world. Here among the more than 600 colorful booths, exhibitors and visitors from around the world wander the aisles collecting free pens, buttons and books; watching live broadcasts from different media outlets; and trying free food samples.

The Church's Financial Picture and Its Newly-Appointed Treasurer

On Friday, July 3, during the afternoon business meeting of the General Conference Session, Juan Prestol-Puesán, undertreasurer of the General Conference, was elected General Conference Treasurer to replace the retiring Bob E. Lemon.

San Antonio Welcomes City's Largest Convention Ever

More than 65,000 Adventists from almost 200 countries are expected to visit San Antonio during the 10-day General Conference Session, which opened today in the city’s Alamodome.

An Adventist Story of Switching Sexes

A church employee talks to Spectrum about her decision to transition from the male to the female gender, her relationship with her wife and family, and her relationship with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

One Foot in Angwin, One Foot in the Rest of the World

PUC student Joshua Tobing balances schoolwork with work for ADRA and other NGOs.



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