From Our Desk: History and Healing

From Alexander Carpenter, executive editor:

This week marks 30 years since 76 people died in the Branch Davidian compound. Spectrum will be publishing several articles this week analyzing that tragedy and exploring its connection to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its beliefs. History matters. Last week, I spent several days at bucolic Southern Adventist University for the triennial Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians Conference. The theme was “Rhymes of History: Disruption, Change and Repeating the Past." Later this week we’ll publish a student report on one of the more controversial moments during the conference.

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