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Oakwood University Board Votes Historic Recommendation

Oakwood University's newsletter, sent out today, contained the significant announcement from the university's president that the school wants to shift its sponsorship from the General Conference (it, along with Andrews University and Loma Linda University are GC institutions) to the North American Division.

Three Angles News - Doctor Writes from Liberia

1. Gillian Seton, the doctor and Loma Linda graduate who has been working at Cooper Adventist Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, shares her recent struggles combating the Ebola virus.

Women To Explore Mentorship at Annual Conference

Gordon Bietz, president of Southern Adventist University, will be in the minority at an upcoming conference being held on the university campus. Bietz is the only man listed on the conference program for the Association of Adventist Women’s annual conference October 16 through 18 — but he will stand in august company.

Online Stewardship Conference Reaches Around the World

People from more than 80 countries tuned in to watch the World Stewardship Conference streamed live from the General Conference headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland this weekend. Almost 20 different presenters spoke Friday, Sabbath and Sunday on budgeting, Christian ethics, tithing, personal finance, and biblical principles for managing resources.

The Record Keeper Goes to London

The Record Keeper (initially sponsored by the General Conference but then cancelledhas been chosen as one of the films in the 2014 Raindance Film Festival in cen

Real Names and the State of the Commentariat

In philosophy and other areas of controversy, like politics, we often come to adopt a view on a disputed matter. When this happens, then even if you recognize the reasonableness of contrary views, you can come to really feel that your view is right, to the point that it can feel as if you know that it’s true. And I think that taking such a strong stand on a disputed issue can be good.

Growing Up Adventist: My Culture, My People

What am I? (culturally, I mean). I was born in Canada, and spent my childhood in upstate New York before moving to Memphis, Tennessee to spend my boyhood in the south. My family is ethnically Haitian but I didn’t grow up around other Haitians and thus lost my mother tongue as well as a potential identity.

Three Angles News - Loma Linda Graduates Win on Meaningful Work Metric

1. Graduates of Loma Linda University rank number one among universities in finding their careers meaningful, a

Women Pastors Tell Their Stories

The North American Division's Theology of Ordination Study Committee last year recorded some of the amazing stories of the women serving as Adventist pastors in the Division. Tara VinCross, who was senior pastor of the Chestnut Hill Church in Philadelphia and this summer was called to head the Columbia Union Conference's new School of Evangelism, worked to collect the stories as part of her work with the committee.

How to use Spectrum Conversation

We've launched a new way to comment on Spectrum. It's built on top of an open-source forum software called Discourse. You can read more about how to get started in the articles linked below:

How to Discourse: Taking Part in Discussions

Once you’ve created an account, you can engage in conversation several ways.
 
First, you’ll find a link to the conversation at the bottom of every article. It’ll feature the first few comments, and give you links to join in if you wish.

How to Discourse: Signing Up

To get started with Spectrum Conversation, you first need a MySpectrum account. This is very easy to do. 

Navigate to Spectrum Conversation. You’ll see a blue button that says ‘Log In’. Click it.

Remembering William A. Loveless

William A. Loveless, born January 17, 1928, died today, September 15, 2014. 

How to be Meta

It’s been found that healthy online communities are communities that talk about themselves. If you haven’t seen our recent announcement about the future of Spectrum commenting, please read this first. When you sign up for Spectrum Conversation, what you’ll find at first will be a collection of questions under the category ‘Meta’.

Bible & Science Conference: The News from Harvard

International Conference on the Bible and Science, St.

Three Angles News - Napa SDA School Reopened After Earthquake

1. Napa Christian Campus of Education, an Adventist  K-12 SDA school, was severely damaged by the August 24, 2014 6.0 earthquake in California.

The Future of Spectrum is Discourse

At Spectrum, we are always discussing ways of better achieving our mission of building community through conversation. Two years ago, we switched to a new commenting platform named DISQUS. It helped stabilize our site’s performance, allowed more people to engage with our content by signing up with Facebook and Twitter, and continued our tradition of vibrant debate and conversation.

Adventist Culture Wars: The Conspiracy Theorists

Preaching is fun, but meeting the folks afterward – not always so fun. Most of the time my face starts to hurt from the fake smile plastered on it until all 100+ people exit the church. But nothing makes a preacher dread meeting-time more than “the guy.” Yep, if you are a preacher, you know “the guy.” He is in every church.





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