Robert Jacobson

The Other 'F' Word: Feminism and Christianity, Part Two

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is currently engaged in a global conversation about women. The Church in North America in particular is having a passionate debate about the role of women in the official church hierarchy and what limits it should place on how women serve the Church. But there is much more to this discussion than women’s ordination. There is the issue of how the church listens to victims of sexual violence; there is the deeper theological question of “headship,” submission, and domination.

The Other 'F' Word: Feminism and Christianity, Part One

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is currently engaged in a global conversation about women. The Church in North America in particular is having a passionate debate about the role of women in the official church hierarchy and what limits it should place on how women serve the Church. But there is much more to this discussion than women’s ordination. There is the issue of how the church listens to victims of sexual violence; there is the deeper theological question of “headship,” submission, and domination.

A New Month, A New Blog Editor

It has been quite a ride for me as the blog editor for the month of July. History unfolded before my eyes as I watched from the helm of the Spectrum blog. I have a much deeper appreciation for all of the hard work that Alexander Carpenter and the rest of the Spectrum team put into this community. I have witnessed first hand behind the scenes how dedicated the team is to fairness, accuracy, and service to our community, and I appreciate their patience, advice, and camaraderie during my short tenure. I am grateful for the experience.

Columbia Union Conference Authorizes Ordination Without Regard to Gender

In a special constituency meeting today the Columbia Union Conference voted overwhelmingly to authorize ordination without regard to gender. The vote was 209 (80%) in favor, 51 opposed, 9 abstained, and 2 blank. The motion reads as follows:

"Motion: That the Columbia Union Conference authorize ordination to the gospel ministry without regard to gender."

Columbia Union Conference Educates Constituency, Responds to General Conference Appeal

The Columbia Union Conference has gathered a variety of resources on its website to educate its constituency in anticipation for its Special Constituency Meeting set for July 29 to authorize ordinations without regard to gender.

Are We Flat-Earthers?

The Flat Earth Society is real. The nearly 500 member society has as its mission “to promote and initiate discussion of Flat Earth theory as well as archive Flat Earth literature." It isn’t a parody or a hoax. People really believe that the earth is not a sphere. Globular theory, apparently, needs to be answered.

Then there’s the Galileo Was Wrong conference. From their website:

Church Leaders Push the New York 13 and The Great Hope Projects

Church leaders participated in a discussion led by evangelist Shawn Boonstra discussing the New York 13 Project, an evangelistic crusade targeting New York City next year, and The Great Hope Project, a mass distribution of an abridged version of The Great Controversy "into every home," in an hour-long special airing on the Hope Channel and 3 Angels Broadcasting Network.

Adventist Pastor Eric Shadle to Bike Across the United States for Diapers

Eric Shadle, pastor of the Richland Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington, begins his bike trek across the United States today to raise money for a diaper charity.

Fourth of July Reflections on Adventism and Patriotism

"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon." Revelation 13:11

Dean Emeritus and Professor G. Gordon Hadley '44-B Passes Away

The following announcement is republished from the Alumni Association, School of Medicine of Loma Linda University. The original article appears here.







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Sat, 09/27/2014 | Los Angeles Adventist Forum
September Adventist Forum
The speaker will be Ron Graybill, Ph.D., previously assistantsecretary to the White Estate. He will be addressing “The Big Bible, Bigg er Still: A Study of the Harmon Family Bible and Its Role in Adventist Hist ory.”
Sat, 10/25/2014 | Los Angeles Adventist Forum
October Adventist Forum
Ronald E. Osborn, Ph.D., A 2014-2016 Mellon Postdoctoral Fell ow in the Peace and Justice Program at Wellesley College (Boston), and a 2 015 Fullbright Scholar to Burma/Myanmar, Formerly an Adjunct Faculty Membe r in the Dept. of International Relations at USC, and in the Honors Progra m at UCLA. Topic: "Death Before the Fall?: A Conversation with Ronald Osbor n."

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