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Charles Scriven: The State of Our Union—Good, Beautiful, and Threatened

Charles Scriven needs no introduction to most readers of Spectrum. For more than 50 years, he has been thinking and writing about the interaction of life and religion. He has been a pastor, an editor, a professor, and college president. He belongs to that interesting group of people whose pursuit of truth is not driven by concerns of career and ambition.

The Whirlwinds of Revolt: #ItIsTimeAU

If you exist in a culture, you are subject to it. No exceptions.

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech that would go down in history as one of the greatest speeches of the 21st century. In it, he implored America to re-think the way it had treated African-Americans theretofore and plowed ahead using the language of unity and equality.

The most forgotten parts of that speech are the warnings.

Chico, Evangelical Christians, and the So-called "Sin" of Homosexuality

I see a troubling trend in the Evangelical Christian community that I would like to address. What much of Evangelical Christianity focuses on and what members are willing to overlook does not seem in any way reflective of the character of Christ. Evangelicals seem to focus on two offenses to the exclusion of anything else: participation in an abortion or committing homosexual acts. The message seems to be that if any segment of society involves itself in either of these activities, God’s punishment will be exacted on all of society as a result. Condoning is tantamount to participation.

Biblical Scholar, Poet, Coder, Massage Therapist, Doula — and Blind

Polymath Ray McAllister talks about his work coding Hebrew symbols for Braille, winning the "Nobel Prize for blindness," and being a part of the miracle of childbirth.

How Repealing the Johnson Amendment Harms Religious Liberty

Earlier this month at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the newly inaugurated president of the United States repeated his campaign vow to repeal the Johnson Amendment, the 1954 provision in the

Educating Readers about Ellen White's Writing Process

Denis Fortin, former dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, offers a new look at Ellen White's classic Steps to Christ with an annotated edition that shows the sources of the volume's material from her previously published writings. 

Love, Sex, Orientation & Companionship: A Review of "Journey Interrupted"

Coming Out Ministries (COM) is an organization that is devoted to helping people find “redemption, victory, healing, and freedom from homosexuality.” COM board members, Brian and Anne Savinsky,

Yes, Politics Is for Everyone

Community organizer Samuel Sukaton talks about knocking on doors, electing people who can help us live more abundant lives, and geeking out over numbers. 

The Message Behind the New Film from Coming Out Ministries

Brian and Anne Savinsky talk about the new film they have produced about same-sex attraction within Christianity and the Seventh-day Adventist Church which shares the perspective of Coming Out Ministries. Watch the film on 3ABN on February 16.

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