Rich Hannon

Forty Years of Spectrum - Art

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Spectrum Magazine has consistently been on the cutting edge of examining Adventist theology and issues. But it has also frequently featured Adventist art and poetry. During this, Adventist Forum's 40th anniversary year, we will be periodically featuring some of the art from these issues. Spectrum archives are available here. This set of images is taken from 3 different issues in 1969. The artist is Dirk K. Koopmans.

Christian's New Clothes

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Once upon a time there lived a poor man named Christian who had a very limited wardrobe. It consisted of only one garment - a robe given to him by his Lord as a present. He wore it to church every week and was content. He didn't care much for fashion and paid no attention to what others were wearing.

Now it so happened that there also lived an itinerant tailor who roamed the earth from end to end. One afternoon he knocked on Christian's door.

And Peace on Earth: A Review of Joyeux Noel

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Christmas holiday imagery swirls with scenes of caroling, gift exchanges, decorated trees and church services paying homage to the infant Jesus, whose advent was to initiate Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.

And now for something completely different…

Or is it?

December Fundraising Campaign [3] – A Closer Look at Income

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In previous articles this month we’ve considered:

1) Our value equation
2) Website costs

In this article we will consider Adventist Forum funding as a whole and how that relates to the website.

First, consider these actual Adventist Forum income totals for the 2008 fiscal year (July 2007-June 2008):

Income Source        Amount

"Faith & Doubt": Surprisingly Alike

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The book review in a moment. But first a story. I work part time in the San Jose, California area, although I live out-of-state. A few weeks back my wife Sherri flew out to join me for the weekend — just a relaxing get-away. But she chose that weekend because it also provided an opportunity for us to hear John Ortberg speak at his home church, Menlo Park Presbyterian. We first became familiar with John Ortberg half a dozen years back when he was the Teaching Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, near Chicago, and we heard him speak when we were visiting the area.

December Fundraising Campaign [2] – A Closer Look at Costs

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In the first article this month, we considered our financial needs in general and discussed what value we feel we provide to you, our readers.

In this article we will consider our costs more closely.

December Fund Raising Campaign

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During this month The Spectrum Website will be conducting a fund-raising campaign where we will be more explicit in explaining our financial needs and asking you for assistance. If visitation numbers alone were to equate with success we would certainly consider this a successful year: 140,000 visitors, 302,000 visits, 850,000 page views. And the readership growth curve is moving upward. For Adventist news and commentary oriented websites we presently are second behind the Adventist Review in page views.

Adventist Forum 2007-2008 ANNUAL REPORT

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Adventist Forum (AF)

creating community...

It’s the toughest assignment in the Bible; and yet, its status as the New Commandment given by Jesus means it is one that we dare not shirk. How do we go about loving one another? We begin by talking to each other. It is through
significant conversation that we build friendships and a sense of belonging within a community.

Adventist Forum is a lay organization with a mission, a vision, a publication, and a website: www.spectrummagazine.org

Click on the cover, below, to view the full report PDF file.

Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Pastors

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The new video from the Florida Hospital Church team, which was shown for the first time last Saturday nite at the Forum Conference.

Now on YouTube.

Enjoy.

Forum Conference Vespers & Evening Entertainment

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The Conference closed the Sabbath with vespers, led by Dr. David Greenlaw, President of Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (FHCHS). Music was again provided by Soul Reason. Dr. Greenlaw spoke about an Adventist Journey, using his own experience and maturation process to parallel how the church-at-large has grappled with issues and problems throughout its history. David did not grow up Adventist, he joined the church at age 19. And his father was leery of churches in general - 'They want you to be involved in groupthink'.

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