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Bible App for the Marginalized to Launch in June

Crystal Cheatham—writer, entrepreneur and Andrews grad—is working to create a hub for progressive Christians who may have felt excluded and judged by more traditional, conservative spaces.

New Film by Andrews Student Explores Sisterhood

Nina Vallado uses film to delve into the story of her relationship with her nonverbal sister Lisa, hoping Sisterly will increase understanding of people on the autism spectrum.

Sandra Roberts Talks about the Bigger Picture

Sandra Roberts is president of the Southeastern California Conference, with more than 70,000 members and 154 churches. She is the first woman to be elected to serve in the position of conference president in the Adventist Church.

Helping Teachers to Become Leaders

La Sierra University professor Margaret Solomon tells about her project to provide leadership training to teachers and education administrators in her native India, thanks to a Fulbright grant.

Adventist Judge Takes the Bench in Georgia

Cynthia Adams, an attorney and member of the Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church in Atlanta, was appointed last month by the Georgia Governor to serve as a Superior Court Judge. She spoke to Spectrum about her passion for law, her faith, and her interview with Governor Nathan Deal.

LGBT Youth Despair in Hostile Church Environment

Four professors at Andrews University, feeling that the time was right, teamed up to study the experience of Seventh-day Adventist LGBT+ youth related to coming out to their families. Curtis VanderWaal, chair and professor in the Department of Social Work, along with colleagues in the psychology and religion departments, surveyed hundreds of LGBT+ adults who were raised Adventist. They were shocked by some of the findings.

Nutmeat Is Back!

J Douglas Hines, chairman and general partner of Atlantic Natural Foods, talks about his company's latest deal that will bring Nutmeat and Nutolene from Australia to the USfamiliar can

Biblical Scholar, Poet, Coder, Massage Therapist, Doula — and Blind

Polymath Ray McAllister talks about his work coding Hebrew symbols for Braille, winning the "Nobel Prize for blindness," and being a part of the miracle of childbirth.

Educating Readers about Ellen White's Writing Process

Denis Fortin, former dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, offers a new look at Ellen White's classic Steps to Christ with an annotated edition that shows the sources of the volume's material from her previously published writings. 

Yes, Politics Is for Everyone

Community organizer Samuel Sukaton talks about knocking on doors, electing people who can help us live more abundant lives, and geeking out over numbers. 

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