What the Public Says about Spectrum


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Over the last thirty days, (according to Google Analytics) this site has received:

  • 16,368 "absolute unique visitors,"
  • 31,759 visits,
  • and over 82,000 page views.

That puts us at about 80% growth in visitors, 116% growth in visits and 41% growth in pageviews from the same time last year.

Thank you for reading!

And yes, nothing makes us (and many of our readers) happier than seeing a new name in the "Comment" scroll.

But the solid numbers don't tell the larger story. And it's not just that the fine juice-making Curtice family at Draper Valley Vineyards got a good response from many of you to their Valetine's Day ad. (Keep an eye out, another one is coming soon.)

Beyond the stats and fine advertising, the essays, reviews and conversations - the ideas - don't just stay on Spectrum or even within Adventism.

Here is a partial list of blogs that have linked to some posts on this site in the last thirty days. _______

+Fuller Theological Seminary Ph.D. student C. Wess Daniels, a Quaker blogger at Gathering in Light, links to Ryan Bell's Ash Wednesday Meditation.

+The good folks at Seventh-day Adventist to Roman Catholic appreciated this quote "We spent $40,000 [on a prophecy seminar] to baptize our children, and send scary brochures to the community" from What the Public Really Says about Adventist Evangelism.

+In reviewing the film, Religulous Supermassive Bloghole wrote: One of my favorite quotes from Seventh-day Adventist theologian, David Larson, “The best medicine for bad religion is not no religion but good religion.”

+The blog, Ojo Adventista, notes Garnett Weir's report from Jamaica in their post: De pastor adventista a Jefe de Estado de Jamaica.

+And very significantly, Edward Humes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Monkey Girl writes the following on his blog:

Spectrum, the Seventh Day Adventist magazine (sic), reviews three books today on the Kitzmiller v. Dover case -- the modern-day Scopes Monkey Trial that found the teaching of intelligent design to be an unconstitutional introduction of religion into public schools. . . . Spectrum praises all three, and implicitly takes ID advocates to task.

I am impressed by the perspective that this evangelical Christian publication takes here, embracing as ingenious America's unique take of religious freedom -- that it is designed to protect worshippers from secular interference, and the country at large from the tyranny of theocracy.

We couldn't agree with you more, Mr. Humes!

Thus, a juice toast is in order - and a round of blogging applause (I don't know, maybe tap, golf clap-esque, your keyboard approvingly) to our fine contributors who engage their traditions and provoke wider note.

Let us take this moment to open up a conversation we haven't had in awhile.

What blogs/sites are you reading these days that folks might enjoy?


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/1459