Jared Wright

At The End of his Year Without God, Ryan Bell Speaks Out

On December 30, I sat down with Ryan Bell in a French cafe in Los Angeles, California to talk with him about his Year Without God, his loss of faith, and what comes next. This is our conversation. -Jared Wright

What are you tired of explaining to people?

Ten Stories that Caught Facebook's Attention in 2014

These are the top ten stories of 2014, ranked by views, likes, comments and shares on the Spectrum Facebook page this year.

Thanks, Facebook readers, for making this a fantastic social media year!


Lodi Memorial Hospital Will Receive $100M in Affiliation With Adventist Health

Sacramento Business Journal has reported that Lodi Memorial Hospital in San Joaquin County, California, voted to complete an affiliation with Adventist Health, a Seventh-day Adventist, not-for-profit integrated health care system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Members of the Lodi Memorial Hospital Association voted 189 to 14 to move forward with plans to affiliate with Roseville-based Adventist Health.

BRI Sounds Off on Women's Ordination, Polygamy and "Trangenderism"

The Biblical Research Institute, the scholarly arm of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, has issued statements on Women's Ordination, Marriage and Sexuality, and "Transgenderism" in the 49th issue of the BRI Newsletter, dated January 2015.

Netherlands Union Lists Job Opening for Female or Male Pastors

The Netherlands Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is seeking a full-time pastor for Dutch-speaking churches, according to a job listing posted today on the union's website. The listing, posted by NUC Executive Secretary Tom de Bruin, calls for female and male candidates to apply.

Hope UK Documentary Asks Whether Adventists' WWI Non-combatancy was a Good Choice

A video documentary by Hope TV in the UK in concert with the British Union Conference delves into the story of Adventist non-combatants during World War One, exploring whether their refusal to bear arms was the right thing to do. The documentary, "A Matter of Conscience," features extended conversation with David Trim, the director of Archives, Statistics, and Research for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. 

BUC Communication Director Victor Hulbert led the conversation.

The Top Ten Christmas Gifts to Buy for the Adventist on Your List

Christmas is just a week away, and with the Holiday Season sometimes comes the stress of trying to find the perfect gift for those on your list. We've compiled our top ten gift ideas for the Adventist on your Christmas list. From clothing to jewelry, books to music, coffee mugs to calendars, you'll find a great assortment of stocking stuffers and quality presents for friends and family members alike. Our recommendations are listed in alphabetical order below.

La Asociación Adventista por la Paz lanza un calendario pacifista para el año 2015

Justo a tiempo para la temporada de vacaciones, la Asociación Adventista para la Paz (APF, por sus siglas en inglés) publica un calendario para 2015 que destaca a pacificadores relacionados con la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día. Hablé con el co-fundador y director ejecutivo de APF, Ronald Osborn, sobre el calendario y lo que dicha asociación espera lograr con su lanzamiento.

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