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Graeme Sharrock

To Change the World: The Significance of Cultural Capital

This is the third post in a nine-part series for the SPECTRUM Summer Reading Group. The nine posts will be drawn from the chapters of To Change the World by James Hunter. You can find the reading schedule here.

Basic Spirituality: The Way I See It Is Not The Way It Is

I recently read a column in the Adventist Review based on an "aha!" moment the author (a Spectrum commenter) experienced recently while visiting the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. "The Room and the Light" is worth reading for the insight it reflects concerning human perception and spirituality. Here is the key portion:

Marc Chagall's "White Crucifixion": An Easter Meditation

After viewing several rooms of Cubist and Futurist paintings and sculptures in the Art Institute of Chicago's new modern wing depicting the glories of modern technology, I was already feeling a little dehumanized. Humanity and nature cannot be reduced to simple shapes, I mused, without a cost to the meaning and dignity of human life. But then I saw Marc Chagall's White Crucifixion, completed in 1938.

Finnish Scholar Offers a New View of Ellen White’s Spirituality


Many years ago, I noticed how often Ellen White referred to the “soul” in her devotional writings.

Religion Meets New Media at Chicago Congress - Adventists Included

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Does your youth group have a Facebook page? Does your church pastor Twitter? Have you read the Bible on your iPhone? Have you ever attended a service on Second Life?

Photo Essay: "Hearing Each Other—Healing the Earth” Parliament of the World’s Religions Meets

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: a rabbi, an imam and a swami walk into a restaurant. . . .

But what if 6,000 religious people, from 100 different faiths, met together to discuss the world’s problems, and whether it might be better to cooperate than to compete?

Cómo reconocer un Profeta cuando vea uno

(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)

Mientras escribo esto, los Estados Unidos de América han jurado a su nuevo Presidente, Barack Obama, un afroamericano, autor y abogado, autor y padre, que ganó el voto popular en las elecciones nacionales y ha llegado a Washington a través de “la autopista de la libertad” para reclamar su premio en el Salón Oval de la Casa Blanca.

How to Recognize a Prophet When You See One


As I write this essay, the United States of America has sworn in its newest president. Barack Obama, an African and American, author, lawyer, and father, won the popular vote in the national election and has now gone to Washington, D.C., via “Freedom’s Highway” to claim his prize—the Oval Office in the White House.

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