In November 2009, the Spectrum blog published a multi-part poem by Andrews University emeritus professor A. Josef Greig, called Day Break on the Jabbok. Today, we are publishing an addendum to that poem.
On the seventh day, at the rising
Last week the Theology of Ordination Study Committee put together its final report to be presented to the General Conference Executive Committee, then Annual Council.
Popular social media site BuzzFeed has posted a two-minute video featuring brief interviews with active Loma Linda, California senior citizens. "Age ain't nothing but a number." Almost 250,000 people have viewed the clip on YouTube.
For anyone who hasn't yet watched the film Seventh-Gay Adventists, now is your chance. Today the Seventh-Gay Adventists film has made it to iTunes (English-speaking territories) and is available on iTunes for $7.99. Producer Daneen Akers says the prices have intentionally been kept low to make sure anyone who wants to engage with these stories can.
The film, which follows three gay Adventist couples, has been shown in special screenings and film festivals around North America and further abroad for the past two years.
During a public discussion on Sabbath, May 30, some may have understood Ronald Numbers to have said that the Loma Linda University Division of Religion helped finance Prophetess of Health: A Study of Ellen G.
This week, the Theology of Ordination Study Committee convenes for its fourth and final meeting to discuss the ordination of women. The study committee will finalize a report to the General Conference, which will be reviewed and discussed at the 2014 Annual Council. The Annual Council will decide what to refer to the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas. The Adventist News Agency (APD) in Switzerland today published a story about Jan Paulson, and his comments on women's ordination. An excerpt appears here:
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is not the only church struggling with issues of sexuality and church doctrine. An article from Religion News Service reports that a group of 80 pastors from the United Methodist Church, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the US, says a split in the church is imminent.
Second of a two-part presentation. For the first one, click here.
Many readers are likely somewhat familiar with Fritz Guy’s thinking regarding Genesis One, with some of this having been developed in recent years through books and articles available to Spectrum readers. It is his belief that a literal reading of Genesis is mistaken, and those inclined to take this approach, if consistent, must deal with the literal definition of “firmament,” for example, intended by the ancient author of Genesis as a concept that even most biblical literalists will recognize to be problematic.
1. “Raising Tobacco Taxes” is the motto for this year's World No Tobacco Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization.
There is something frightfully wrong with the Seventh-day Adventist church today — a problem that has pervaded most religious organizations around the world. If not dealt with, it can take away all of the good that the SDA church has done in the world. The problem is this: My church doesn’t care about me.
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