• Bonnie Dwyer
    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.
  • C.E. Péan
    There is no culture that I feel warmer and safer in, no culture that I feel more at home in than among the Adventists — a people seemingly made up of solely doctors, nurses, preachers, and teachers. Born into their arms, I learned to love potlucks, keep the Sabbath holy, care for my body, keep a level eye, walk softly in the sanctuary, and go on God’s errands.
  • Alden Thompson
    Commentary on the Sabbath School Lesson for September 20, 2014
Pam Dietrich | Comments

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

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

Bonnie Dwyer | Comments

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

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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’.

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International Conference on the Bible and Science, St.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

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.

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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.

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