Jared Wright

Dr. Sandra Roberts is Spectrum Magazine's 2016 Adventist Person of the Year

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."

Hacksaw Ridge Nominated for Three Golden Globe Awards

The nominees for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards have been released, and Mel Gibson’s "Hacksaw Ridge" collected three nominations.

Donald Trump Appoints Dr. Ben Carson Housing and Urban Development Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed retired neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

People of Peace in a World that Wants Us to Fight

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 Launches New Channel for Deaf Viewers

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. 

UPDATED: Andrews University Mourns the Loss of Two Students

Andrews University will hold a service this morning to commemorate the lives of two students killed in an auto accident.

Southern Africa Union Revokes Paul Charles' Ordination

In a unanimous vote today, the Southern Africa Union Conference (SAU) Executive Committee rescinded the 2004 action to ordain Paul Charles, thus voiding and revoking his ordination.

Giving Thanks

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.

Donald Trump: "I am considering Ben Carson as head of HUD."

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.

Paul Charles Resigns

After being suspended by his employer, Paul Charles has resigned his position as Director of Communication, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty for the Southern Africa-Indian Ocean

Weniger Society Meeting on February 15

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