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.
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.