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Lawrence T. Geraty

Lifelong Friends Meet Challenge for the Spectrum Global Community Campaign

Lawrence Geraty, Adventist Forum Board Member, recently offered to help a small group of volunteers write thank you notes to people who have generously supported Spectrum in the past. Here’s his account of how one thing led to another as well as a reminder of the gift and magic of friendship. Names of the friends have been changed to protect their privacy.

The Jerusalem Temple in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context

This week's Sabbath School Commentary is taken with permission from "The Sanctuary and the Atonement," 1989, by the Biblical Research Institute.







A Faded Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus' Wife

The New York Times notes: "A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: 'Jesus said to them, ‘My wife ...’ ”

Remembering Neal Wilson


I mourn the passing of Neal Wilson, former president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and a longtime family friend.

Yes, Creation!: Report III

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This article is the third and final report on the series of presentations made in Atlanta, Georgia, under the auspices of the Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) during the 59th Session of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Yes, Creation!: Report II

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The best attended presentation in the "Yes, Creation!" series put on by the Geoscience Research Institute (GRI) at the General Conference Session in Atlanta was the one by the new GC President, Ted Wilson, "God's Literal, Six-Day, Recent Creation--The Church's Position."

Clarification Regarding History of Fundamental Belief #6 - Creation


Several times it has been implied in speeches and conversations during this week at the General Conference Session that those involved in drafting the church's Fundamental Beliefs left #6 (the one on Creation) "open" and "ambiguous" because they were trying to leave room for theistic evolution.

In fact, this was specifically stated in Ed Zinke's Yes, Creation! presentation on "Theistic Evolution and the End of Adventism." In my opinion, as one of the drafters of Fundamental Belief #6 in 1980, nothing could be further from the truth.

Yes, Creation!: Report I

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In a recent post Yes, Creation!: Faithfulness or Folly, Charles Scriven opined:

There Is More to the La Sierra Story

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Since I have been retired from La Sierra University for three years, I'm not in the middle of things any more, though Gillian and I still live in the community, help out where we can, and continue to know and observe what is going on.

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