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Biotheological Ruminations of a Concerned Adventist Biologist

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is currently engaged with a number of big issues. We all know what they are: women’s ordination, sexuality, and origins.

La Sierra Students at the Emmys

On Monday night last week, La Sierra University film and television professor Rodney Vance took two of his film students, Darren Thomas and Kelanie Aragon, to see the Emmy Awards live. As a voting member of the Television Academy, Vance is an annual attendee of the Emmys.

A Plan for the Next 45 Years

I give myself about 70 years to live. (It's best to low-ball these things, especially since I've already used up about 25 of them.) Now, I have to decide how to spend the last 45. Even at this point in life, when I'm told I ought to feel invincible, it still doesn't seem like very long.

Finding the Adventists in Ferguson

It’s just over a mile, or a four-minute drive, between Canfield Drive in the Canfield Green Apartments where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer on August 9, and the Northside Seventh-day Adventist Church on Lucas & Hunt Road, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Discipleship—8: The Community of Sinners and Saints

This is the eighth post in a nine-part series for Spectrum

Viewpoint: Strategic Thinking to Avoid Miscues and Blunders

The by-invitation-only International Conference on the Bible and Science: Affirming Creation, sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, concluded on Monday this week. While the details

PUC Shaken During Earthquake - No Damage

Pacific Union College reported that there were no injuries on campus, and no damage, after an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the area last weekend.

Three Angles News - First Adventist Chapel in Europe Bought by Church

1. The first Adventist church in Europe, a small chapel in Tramelan, Switzerland, that was used until the congregation moved to a larger building in 1968, has been purchased by the Inter-European Divison.

Viewpoint: "Dictating Answers" at the International Conference on the Bible and Science?

[On Monday] Adventist General Conference President Ted Wilson told a conference on The Bible and Science, “Scientists: Continue to do good scientific research.

Growing Up Adventist: Finding a Safe Space

Alberto and I met at an Adventist boarding school 20 years ago. We were in the same class, but didn’t know each other very well. Alberto was actively involved in a variety of sports and student leadership; I was in band, choir and editor of the newspaper. Our interests didn’t overlap much. But then in college we realized that we had one, very important, thing in common.

The One Project: Danger or Blessing?

A few weeks ago I (Marcos) had the opportunity to attend a One Project gathering here in Perth, Western Australia, along with pastor and friend Nathaniel Tan. We were both excited to be at the One Project for various reasons. 

Time for a Room with a View

As summer flows into fall, what could be a better way to spend a weekend than at the beach in San Diego? That’s what Adventist Forum will be doing October 3-5, and we’ll be staying at the San Diego Sheraton Marina Hotel. I tell you this because the deadline for hotel reservations at the special conference rate is September 3. It’s time to make that reservation.

Adventist "Celebrities" Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Trending everywhere is one of the most successful charity fundraising campaigns ever: the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has raised $53.3 million since July 29. Chances are you’ve seen videos of George W.

Discipleship—7: Christ and the Sacrament of Baptism

This is the seventh post in a nine-part series for Spectrum’s 2014 Summer Reading Group.

Andrews Seminary Publishes Statement on Headship

The seminary at Andrews University has posted a statement on its website refuting the doctrine of “male headship” in Adventist church leadership.

Walla Walla and WAU Lose Nursing Program Accreditation

Two Adventist university nursing departments have lost their accreditation. Walla Walla University’s nursing program had its nursing program accreditation revoked this summer, and Washington Adventist University has lost its nursing department accreditation appeal.

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