People from more than 80 countries tuned in to the World Stewardship Conference streamed live from the General Conference headquarters this weekend, watching presentations from church leaders, including Ted Wilson.
We find ourselves stuck between an ideal and a real place. The Board continues to believe that encouraging people to use their real names will bring sunshine and more civility to the conversations on the Spectrum blog. However, we also have learned from you valid reasons for pseudonyms, and more about the technical challenge that our policy sets up.
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.
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.
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’.