Alisa Williams

Free Intelligent Conversation

Andrews University students launched “Free Intelligent Conversation” three years ago and it’s grown into an international trend with people in cities from Illinois to Italy and everywhere in between participating. In this TEDx video, Kyle Emile discusses why he and some friends started the movement and how the world benefits from intelligent conversations.

Andrews University Architecture Students Build Tiny House

In an interview with Spectrum, Carey Carscallen, Dean of the School of Architecture, Art & Design at Andrews University, talks about the recently completed Tiny House Project and what it means for the Andrews community and beyond.

Question: What exactly is a “tiny house”?

Answer: A tiny house is a place for people to live who want a simpler life. You don’t need a lot of land or personal possessions, so it allows you to scale back and live more economically.

The Role of Hope in Creating a Better World

Hope is an easy concept to talk about, but not always easy to actively practice. As human beings, we hope for many things: health, happiness, and love, to name a few. As Christians, our hopes are even greater: we hope for Jesus’ soon return, to see Him face-to-face, to be reunited with loved ones in heaven.

An oft used phrase is, “our hope is in the Lord,” but what does this really mean? Truly, the Lord gives us hope, but what are we to do with that hope once we have it?

The Year's at the Spring

There is an expectant energy that happens this time of year. Spring, as we like to say, is in full bloom. Each morning, I wake to birdsong and the sun breaking on the horizon. Spider webs glisten with dew and the air smells like wet earth and lilacs. There are dandelions everywhere.

Perspective: What Twitter Can Teach the Adventist Church about Women

On its surface, Twitter is a social networking service not all that dissimilar to its cousin Facebook. Users write and read messages called “tweets” that are 140 characters or less. If a user wants to talk about a particular topic, they use a hashtag. This allows other users to find people who are tweeting about the same subjects. For example, recent top trends include #Hamburglar, #NationalDayofPrayer, #BenCarson, and #ElectionDay.

Perspective: Monica Lewinsky Challenges Us All to #ClickWithCompassion

In 1998, I was 14 years old. My memories include navigating 8th grade and Algebra, my crooked teeth feeling the injustice of braces, and the excitement of setting up my very first email account.

North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Affirms Role of Regional Conferences

On March 25, 2015, the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists affirmed the need for regional conferences in an

The Small, the Mighty, the Chosen

I find myself reflecting on the story of David and Goliath this week. It is a story that captivated me as a young child, as I think it does most children. In this story, we find David, a young shepherd, thrust into a situation much bigger than himself, both literally and figuratively. It is not a situation he thought he’d be in, and yet, here he is, taking a stand for his beliefs and his people against a giant.

Andrews University Holds Forum on State and Regional Conferences

BERRIEN SPRINGS - The Andrews University chapter of the Adventist Peace Fellowship in collaboration with the Andrews University Student Association, Black Student Christian Forum and thirteen student clubs on campus, held a forum on State and Regional Conferences Saturday, March 7, addressing a topic that has generated a great deal of conversation in the past month.

The event invitation circulated on Facebook the week preceding the forum stated:

Andrews University President Apologizes for Student Article

On Wednesday evening, March 3, Niels-Erik Andreasen, president of Andrews University, issued an apolgy for an article that appeared in Andrews’ official student newspaper, the Student Movement. The article, written by Andrews student Nathan Davis, appeared in the February 25 edition of The Student Movement and was entitled “On Black History Month.”  Davis, who

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