Alita Byrd

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.

How to Talk to Young People: Guide Editor Explains

In an interview with Spectrum, Guide Editor Randy Fishell talks about how 10 to 14-year-olds have changed, the power of humor, and why caveats find their way into his stories. Bonus: A cartoon just for Spectrum readers.

Pacific Press Publishes New Collection of Essays on Ordination

John Reeve, professor at the seminary at Andrews University, talks about a new book he has edited, representing 50 years of the conversation about ordaining women in Adventism.

What's For Lunch at the GC Session?

Sheri Clemmer is Associate Session Planner for the world church's General Conference Session in San Antonio this July. Spectrum asked her some questions about the menu for delegates and how it was chosen.

Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement President Explains the Century-Old Church Split

The Reform Movement holds the same fundamental beliefs as the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including beliefs about the state of the dead, the investigative judgment, the inspired nature of Ellen G. White's writings, baptism by immersion, the importance of evangelism before the second coming, and the seventh-day Sabbath.





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