Spectrum Blog

Ted Wilson Writes About Religious Liberty for the Huffington Post

Seventh-day Adventist world church president Ted N. C. Wilson published this piece in the online Huffington Post yesterday. The article sets the Adventist church apart from "some religious groups in America" that "have repeatedly sought to influence various sectors of government to enshrine particular principles." It cites examples of how Adventists have been on the side of religious liberty since our church's founding 150 years ago.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

General Conference Policy on Discrimination and Women's Ordination - Part 2

General Conference policy opposes discrimination based on gender (as well as race and color), but then goes on to contradict itself. Dr.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

The Limits of the GC's Authority, and Women's Ordination - Part 1

Last Sabbath afternoon, retired GC field secretary Dr. Gary Patterson spoke to the Michiana Adventist Forum about General Conference policy on the ordination of women. The meeting was held at Andrews University.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

NAD Year-end Meetings Focus on Women, Media Use, Millennials, Immigration

"Building Together." That theme defined the direction and goals of the North American Division during the 2013 Year-end Meetings.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

NAD Clarifies Vote Affirming Women's Ordination

SILVER SPRING - North American Division president Daniel Jackson issued a statement of clarification Tuesday morning at the start of the Year-end Meeting business session. Addressing the swift online response to news that on Monday, delegates voted in favor of women's ordination, Jackson sought to set the record straight. He reiterated that the vote did not signal a change in policy. Instead, the vote approved the recommendation of the Theology of Ordination Study Committee. The motion approved by delegates was as follows:

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

In Six To One Vote, NAD Affirms Women's Ordination

SILVER SPRING - There were no cheers this time. North American Division president Daniel Jackson had adjured delegates to refrain from applauding in deference to the sensitivity of the subject.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

BREAKING: Women's Ordination Affirmed at NAD Year-End Meeting

SILVER SPRING - After several hours of reports from the North American Division Theology of Ordination Study Committee and lengthy discussion, attendees of the NAD Year-end Meeting voted 182 to 31 in favor of accepting the motion stating,

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

Film Review: Martin Doblmeier's Documentary on Adventist Education

On Friday evening, attendees to the NAD year-end meetings were invited to preview the documentary The Blueprint by filmmaker Martin Doblmeier. The one-hour film is scheduled to air on PBS in 2014. David George, coordinator of the film program at Southern Adventist University, wrote this review of The Blueprint for Spectrum.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

Sabbath Sermon: Barry Black, "Make Your Life Matter"

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

Ted Wilson's NAD Year-End Meeting Sermon

SILVER SPRING - General Conference president Ted N. C. Wilson took the pulpit Friday night at the North American Division Year-end Meeting laying out again the key components of his presidential vision. Elder Wilson's sermon was as notable for what he did not say as for what he said.

North American Division president Daniel Jackson gave a brief introduction, joking that he was being asked to welcome Wilson to his own home. Then Jackson quickly exited the stage and Wilson took over.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

An SECC Delegate Responds to GC Executive Officers

This open letter is a response to the statement from the General Conference Executive Officers regarding the election of Sandra Roberts as Southeastern California Conference President.

General Conference Executive Officers,

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

Church, Meet Obamacare: Report 2 from NAD Year-end Meetings

First a young women representing the church’s early childhood education ministry reported on how new healthcare benefit requirements will make it more difficult — more expensive — to employ good people.  She was making a plea to keep her domain of ministry strong.

It won’t be easy.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

Sabbath at the Spectrum Café: A Dash of Caribbean Culture

Nothing heralds fall more cheerfully than the sight of pumpkins—fortunately, never hard to find. Their orange glow emanates from produce isles, tabletops and welcome mats, taking seasonal center stage.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

The Fraternity Welcomes a Woman

At just past 10 minutes to 2pm today the brotherhood of conference presidents welcomed Sandra K. Roberts into their fraternity.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

General Conference Statement on Sandra Roberts' Election as Conference President

Seventh-day Adventist world church officials today released a statement regarding a local conference that recently elected as president a person who is not recognized by the world church as an ordained minister. Ordination is one of the criteria for being a conference president. The statement, in its entirety, follows:

Moving Forward Together

A response from the General Conference to recent actions in North America

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

The Good Shepherd: Dostoyevsky’s Penultimate Trajectory for Ethics

“[T]heology must cultivate the silence of death.”[1]

Before the modern period, theology was considered the queen of all the sciences.[2] Based on the foundation for human endeavors provided by theologians, scholars in all disciplines strove to:

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

Report from Takoma Academy: Soccer Team Wins A State Title

The Takoma Academy Boys Soccer team made history last Thursday by becoming the first TA team to win the Maryland Independent Schools Athletic League (MISAL) championship title. Takoma Academy, founded in 1904 and originally a part of the Washington Training Institute (now known as Washington Adventist University), has one of the higher enrollments of the 1,472 Adventist secondary schools around the world. It has become known in recent years for its rigorous academic program. Now its sports program is stealing headlines.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

Of Birds and Lilies

Let's talk about three possible human responses to life events.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

Sandra Roberts Becomes First Woman President

To loud applause Sunday afternoon, Dr. Sandra Roberts was confirmed as Southeastern California Conference’s next president, making her the first Adventist woman to be elected as a conference president.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.

Three Angles News + Bonus - October 26, 2013

1. Shortly after they were married two years ago, Yessenia Suarez and Luis Toledo were baptized together at the Deltona Spanish SDA Church in Deltona, Florida. Now Toledo is locked in jail while authorities search for the bodies of Suarez and her nine-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son.

Because the mission of Spectrum Magazine is community through conversation, we invite participation of all readers in a respectful manner. To comment on the Spectrum Magazine website, one must register with a verifiable identity (email, twitter, facebook) and agree to the following Spectrum Magazine commenters covenant.


Current Issue

Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!

Support Spectrum

Thank you for making your generous gift. Your donation will help independent Adventist journalism expand across the globe.

DONATE NOW!

Newsletter

Ads

Organizations

Sat, 05/10/2014 | San Diego Adventist Forum
Monique Vincent, PhD candidate, University of Chicago

Connect with Spectrum