It's a hot day in Loma Linda, and the hot topic of the afternoon is Dr. Desmond Ford's presentation on the Forensic Theory of Atonement in Light of the Christian Gospel.
We're in the Loma Linda Campus Hill Church, which is just about the highest point in Loma Linda, and we anticipate that Dr. Ford's presentation this afternoon will be the high point of this theologically packed weekend.
This presentation is as anticipated for the presence of Dr. Ford in an official Adventist gathering as for the content of the presentation itself.
"Would you please schedule me to speak at the meeting where you expect the lowest attendance?"
Continuing the live updates from the Good News Weekend in Loma Linda, we bring you Randy Roberts, senior pastor of the Loma Linda University Church with a hard-hitting message of the radical servanthood of God-made-flesh.
As a culture, Roberts says, we're a people always looking for a way up. We praise the winsome, lovely and prominent among us - those on the way up. We want a winsome, lovely savior, an image of Jesus that is "up the ladder."
Good morning and welcome to live updates from the Good News Tour. I'll be sharing updates in real time of the presentations in Loma Linda this weekend, both the Good News Tour and Desmond Ford's presentation at the Campus Hill Church this afternoon at 3:00. I hope to be able to share not only reports throughout the day, but also (if all goes well) video clips with interviews of some of this weekends participants.
I am writing from the Loma Linda University Church where the Good News Tour is in full swing.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has burst onto the political landscape as potentially the first woman vice-president in American history alongside Senator John McCcain. Sarah Palin's stances on issues make her a key ally of faith voters that comprise a large bloc of the Republican base. Palin opposes abortion rights and gay rights, but supports creationism in public schools in addition to evolution.
Well it's no secret that Spectrum is a (THE) place for the convergence of Adventism, culture, conversation and the arts. So when I made a call for Adventist poetry, the dozens of original, inspired and inspiring entries that poured in were nothing short of Adventism's finest.
Here are some selected favorites from among the many outstanding poems we received.
La Sierra University hopes to bring a new look to its Riverside, California campus: Green. Vice President for Student Life Yamileth Bazan, with the help of both students and faculty, hopes to make environmental responsibility a mainstay of Adventist higher education at LSU.
The plan to green La Sierra encompasses changes from the macro, institutional level to lifestyle changes on the personal level.
Forty-five years ago on this day August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by whose prophetic light we see today, spoke to the world from our nation’s capitol with the words of a dream. A dream that one day, justice would roll down like a mighty water to all men and women irrespective of biological makeup or physicality.
Donald Miller, best-selling author of Blue Like Jazz led the Democratic National Convention in prayer on the first night of their gathering in Denver. Noteworthily, Miller prayed to God the Father and ended in the name of Jesus. What is going on in America? And what was with the first public “debate” of the Presidential Elections happening in church?
Recent conversation here on the Spectrum blog has featured a robust discussion of evangelism--its content and its methods. Over the weekend, pastor-blogger Ryan Bell shared his sweeping vision for reclaiming Adventist evangelism, tackling the myth that anything that brings people to Jesus is necessarily good.
Speaking at SoCal's Glendale City Church, Bell stated flatly that evangelism, both the word and the practice, is in bad shape.