From Our Desk: A Widening Gyre and Overton Windows

From Alexander Carpenter, executive editor:

The swirl of news feels like a widening gyre. These days, many Adventist institutions face intense pressures inside and out. As I write this, Alex Aamodt, managing digital editor, is listening to the National Labor Relations Board hearing regarding Loma Linda University Health and its residents' and fellows' unionization effort. And last week, 340-plus nurses at the Adventist Health hospital in Lodi, California, voted to join the California Nurses Association union.

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This is nothing new.

Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne,
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.

James Russell Lowell - written 1844.

Fine example of being placed within the proverbial box by the society that can’t come up with an original thought.


The more I think about this the worse it gets. If it’s a window, it should let in fresh air; but this looks more like a box, and they produce mold. If it’s a wall or a fence, they harken to a gulag or a concentration camp - in both places all you can do is to contemplate your navel. Bad idea.

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