Alexander Carpenter

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. 

The Adventist Podcast: Degree Fraud & Barely Adventist

This episode of The Adventist Podcast includes: Jared Wright, Spectrum Online Managing Editor, on reporting the SID president’s doct

The Adventist Podcast: Education

This episode of The Adventist Podcast focuses on education and includes:

The Adventist Podcast: Aubyn Fulton

Welcome to Spectrum’s weekly Adventist Podcast.

The Adventist Podcast: Religion & Politics

Welcome to The Adventist Podcast. This week's edition covers topics around the intersection of religion and politics. 

Featuring: sociologist Landon Schnabel on gender, sexuality, and religion and investigative journalist Sarah Posner on Ben Carson.

Music by: Coyote Bandits, The American Dream, “Song for the Revolution” 
 

Spectrum Podcast: Jason Hines on Prince (Profound + Profane)

Welcome to Spectrum’s new weekly podcast created and hosted by Alexander Carpenter. The main interview is with Jason Hines, Ph.D., on the Adventist connections in Prince’s music he researched while helping MSNBC host Touré with his book: I Would Die 4 U. ​

It also features shorts chats with Jared Wright on the website, Stephanie Ward on the proposed changes to the Seventh-day Adventist corporate logo, and Bonnie Dwyer on the current journal.

Does Adventism Inspire Young Adventists? Alexander Carpenter

On Saturday afternoon, March 12, the Loma Linda University School of Religion Humanities Program hosted an afternoon conversation titled "Does Adventism Inspire Young Adventists?" The event featured a panel of six thirty-somethings with varying ties to Adventist academia: Alexander Carpenter, former professor at Pacific Union College; Eric Carter, assistant professor at Loma Linda University; Janice De-Whyte, assistant professor at LLU; Trisha Famisaran, PhD candidate and former director of La Sierra University's Women's Resource Center; Yi Shen Ma, PhD candidate and Development Directo

I Don't Want to Live on This Planet Anymore

It looked bad the moment we finished setting up the Spectrum booth. Three General Conference Session delegates read the unity statement by our board and wanted to argue about women’s ordination. The loudest of the pastors said it was a “Roman Catholic plot” because it elevates women above God, see Mary. My counterpoint asking why there are no ordained female Catholic priests shockingly didn’t change his mind.

“I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.”

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