Alisa Williams, Jared Wright | Comments

During his January 17, 2015 sermon entitled “Why I Believe in the 1,000 Man March After Ferguson,” Pastor Dwight K. Nelson, senior pastor at Pioneer Memorial Church, called for an end to ethnically separated conferences in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Shortly afterward, a petition from Pioneer Memorial Church to the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists went up on Change.org.

Pam Dietrich | Comments

Pastor Relieved of Pastoral Role While in Jail for Alleged Sexual Battery. Seventh-day Adventist pastor Michael Wayne Hill has been removed as the pastor of churches in Chanute and Thayer, Kansas because of his arrest in Florida State for alleged sexual battery. Conference President Ron Carlson said Hill was removed because he could not carry out his pastoral responsibilities in prison. From The Chanute Tribune, "Hill removed as pastor of Seventh Day Adventist."

Jared Wright | Comments

This weekend, the Loma Linda University Church will host a day devoted to the topic of women's ordination, entitled "Women's Ordination: The Road to San Antonio." 

Women's ordination will not be on the agenda at the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio as such, but delegates will vote on whether or not divisions should be given the right decide women's ordination for themselves. While that vote will be about divisional autonomy and the decentralization of authority, ordination is the issue that holds the denomination's attention.

Ryan Teller | Comments

On Wednesday, January 14, Union College student and member of the Gymnaires acrobatic team, Heather Boulais, was critically injured when she fell over 20 feet during a practice session. See the previous update here. -Ed.

UPDATE [4:00 p.m. - Jan. 18]: Last night people around the world joined together in prayer for Heather Boulais at 11:00 p.m.

Jonathan Pichot | Comments

We are shutting down the MySpectrum login tool. All Spectrum Conversation users will need to reset their passwords. Not to worry! It's easy, and all your information will be preserved.

Rachel Logan | Comments

Union College student Heather Boulais is still in critical condition after falling 23 feet during a Wednesday night Gymnaires practice, but has made a few small improvements according to a family spokesperson.

Boulais was reportedly wearing a safety harness while attaching her aerial silks to the Union College gymnasium ceiling during a routine practice. She landed partially on a mat and was rushed to an area hospital.

Jared Wright | Comments

In a news analysis piece for the Adventist Review, General Conference treasurer Robert Lemon wrote that the painful ultimatum facing Mt. Vernon Academy, the oldest boarding academy in the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, "should serve as a wake-up call on the future of these schools in the U.S."

Rachel Logan | Comments

A Union College student is currently in critical condition after falling over 30 feet Wednesday night during an acrobatics practice.

Spectrum Editors | Comments

On January 3, Spectrum published a satirical article by Sevvy, a blogger at the humor website BarelyAdventist.com, entitled, "GC Schedules Worldwide 10 Days of Prayer Over 11 Days." While that article was a humor piece, the General Conference Revival and Reformation planning team, responsible for the Ten Days of Prayer initiative, took it seriously enough to issue the following email response offering an explanation of th







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