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Summer Reading Group: Stand Out of Our Light

“The gate to salvation is narrow, and closing quickly” (xii). The urgency of this most Adventist-sounding warning in the introduction to James Williams’ Stand out of our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy stresses the book’s timeliness and importance.

Summer Reading Group: “Beyond Humanism”

This is the sixth post in a seven-part series for Spectrum’s 2017 Summer Reading Group. Each post will be drawn from chapters of the book Humanism and the Death of God by Ronald E. Osborn.

Summer Reading Group: “Religions and the Challenge of Globalization”

This is the third post in a seven-part series for Spectrum

The One Project 'Create Conference' Mandate: "Keep It Local"

“The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers….” (Eph. 4:11) Any attempt to fulfill all of these roles at the same time inevitably results in tension and disappointment.

Summer Reading Group: Need and Incarnation, Elimination and Regulation

This is the final post in a ten-part series for Spectrum’s 2015 Summer Reading Group. Each post is drawn from chapters of the book Unclean by Richard Beck.

UltraViolet Arts Festival Brings High-energy End of Spectrum to the Adventist Community

The 2015 Spectrum Ultraviolet Arts Festival will take place on the weekend of September 12 and 13, 2015 at the Glendale City Church.

Editorial: Will The Real Adventist Please Stand Up?

I have struggled with the fruitless question of who is a real Adventist more often than I would like to admit. Mostly the question haunts the edges of my consciousness, only occasionally forming itself into words.

The ideal Adventist is (make your choices), in agreement with all 28 Fundamental Beliefs, ready to seek present truth, conservative, liberal, legalistic, grace-centered, rich, poor, smart, ignorant, short, tall, straight, gay, male, female, etc….  All of which insinuate that a true Adventist can be broken down into a single ideal prototype. That is not the case.

How The Generosity of Spectrum Readers Keeps Independent Journalism Vibrant

Spring fund drive season is in full swing at public radio and television stations around the country. Here at Spectrum, another media that depends on the gifts of its readers to survive, a letter has gone out to the members of Adventist Forum seeking support. And now that the online audience for Spectrum is larger than that of the print journal, we also need our online readers to pitch in to keep independent Adventist journalism vibrant. Please do your part by donating today. Here is the letter I wrote to our members.

Editorial: An Adventist Searching for Sunday

The earth is making itself new again here in America’s heartland.  As tender life sprouts from brittle branches, I am discovering hope emerging through the pages of Rachel Held Evans’s poignant spiritual memoir, "Searching For Sunday."  Since others will highlight her moving theological reflections on the seven sacraments which shape the book and still others will delight in the stories that weave through the chapters, I have chosen to explore the book title’s theme from my Adventist context.  What does it mean to

Editorial: Digging Deep Into Adventism

Have you ever contemplated stepping away from church?  I have.  Beyond that, I have even been invited to leave by remote acquaintances in online exchanges and through the pages of the Adventist Review.  So, why am I both inclined and invited to leave?

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