Southeastern California Conference President Dr. Sandra E. Roberts has been named Spectrum Magazine's 2016 Adventist Person of the Year. Roberts bested a field of ten candidates selected by Spectrum editors. In online voting spanning seven days, she received 23% of the vote ahead of North American Division President Daniel Jackson (20% of the vote) and WWII noncombatant Desmond Doss, whose story is featured in the award-nominated biopic "Hacksaw Ridge."
My three-year-old son found the first booklet on a bench outside our local theater. Then, excitedly, he discovered another one on the next bench over. He kept going. On each bench at our shopping center, someone had dropped paperback copies of “The Hero of Hacksaw Ridge” by Booton Herndon, postscript by Doug Batchelor. It was opening night of Mel Gibson’s biopic Hacksaw Ridge, featuring Adventist non-combatant Desmond Doss.
Hope Channel, a television and on-line ministry of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, has launched a new Internet channel for deaf audiences. Hope Channel Deaf will provide programming captioned or signed in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and German.
It's Thanksgiving in the United States today, my third as the Spectrum Website's managing editor, and I want to share my thanks today.
I'm grateful for all the staff members who make this website what it is through original reporting, curating the news, editing and posting timely, thoughtful articles and providing website development and maintenance. Thank you, web team members. I'm grateful for you.
President-elect Donald Trump is considering retired neurosurgen and former GOP rival Benjamin Carson for a cabinet position. Carson has been serving as a member of the president-elect's transition team. Carson was one of the first Republican rivals to endorse Donald Trump for president after dropping out of the primary race.