Alexander Carpenter

Young Adventists Speak (& Sing): Peace Pairings

In this final part of this series, Geoffrey Nelson-Blake​ and Sterling Spence​ perform three reflections on contemporary culture and politics. The three readings—"American Holy Days," "Housing Rest," "Boycott Church"—are intercut with three songs—"Coal Heart Bound," "All the Winners," "And It Goes."

Young Adventists Speak: Pacific Union College Students Discuss the U.S. Election

Continuing our Young Adventists Speak series Pacific Union College students discuss the US election, who they are voting for, and what issues matter to them. Directed and edited by Ben Josse. Thanks to faculty members Rajeev Sigamoney and Tim de la Torre.

Young Adventists Speak: Walla Walla University Students on the U.S. Election

Continuing our Young Adventists Speak series, here's the first (of two) student-created reports from a college campus. Thanks to the work of Spencer Sherwin and Gabrielle Piry with assistant professor of communications Jerry Hartman, here are nine Walla Walla University students sharing their brief views on the U.S. presidential election, their voting choices, and what issues matter to them. 

Young Adventists Speak: Ronald Osborn on Desmond Doss

Over this weekend, we will be releasing a series of short, experimental videos of young Adventists discussing issues, ranting, and even singing about contemporary culture and politics. In connection with today's opening of the Desmond Doss biopic film Hacksaw Ridge, we begin with Ronald Osborn briefly explaining the shifting history of Adventists and war. 

Statements by Church Entities on the "Unity in Mission" Vote

Several entities of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have issued statements on the Annual Council vote on the "Unity in Mission" document. What follows are excerpts with links (if possible) to the full statements. This page will be updated if additional statements are released. 

The North American Division states:

Three Takeaways from the Annual Council "Unity" Vote

After two hours of two-minute speeches, the General Conference Executive Committee meeting for its Annual Council in Silver Spring, Maryland, approved the brief “Unity in Mission: Procedures in Church Reconciliation” document. Those who joined General Conference president Ted Wilson in support of the document tended to be delegates from south of the equator who mostly remained silent during the debate.

The Adventist Podcast: Greg Boyd

Welcome to a summer edition of The Adventist Podcast. In this 20 minute interview with our 2016 Adventist Forum conference keynote speaker, Greg Boyd discusses the Christus Victor theory of atonement, violence, as well as open theism, systematic racism, metal music, and Donald Trump.

Greg Boyd is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author. He has been featured on the front page ofThe New York Times, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC and numerous other television and radio venues.

The Adventist Podcast: Prohibition and Jazz

This episode of the Adventist Podcast explores the Adventist connections to the Prohibition movement and the contemporary jazz music of Eric Essix.  Richard Rice, Ph.D., discusses his recent Spectrum article Tempered Enthusiasm: Adventists and the Temperance Movement. Alabama Jazz Hall of Famer Eric Essix discusses what has driven him to record over 20 albums as well as the connections between art, spirituality, his Adventist heritage and social justice.

Music included:

The Adventist Podcast: Pulse Massacre Orlando

Welcome to the seventh episode of The Adventist Podcast.

The Adventist Podcast: Muhammad Ali Among the Adventists

Welcome to Spectrum's sixth Adventist podcast.

In this episode we're celebrating the life of Muhammad Ali among the Adventists in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Brenton Reading talks briefly about the upcoming Adventist Forum conference with Greg Boyd on the non-violent atonement. Alisa Williams shares some anecdotes on Muhammad Ali in and around Berrien Springs, Michigan. Finally, longtime Spectrum reader, Tom Kimmel, reflects on having Muhammad Ali as his neighbor and friend for thirty-five years. 

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