Alita Byrd

Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement President Explains the Century-Old Church Split

The Reform Movement holds the same fundamental beliefs as the Seventh-day Adventist Church, including beliefs about the state of the dead, the investigative judgment, the inspired nature of Ellen G. White's writings, baptism by immersion, the importance of evangelism before the second coming, and the seventh-day Sabbath.

ADRA's Docuseries Brings Viewers to Remote Projects

Natalia López-Thismón tells us what it was like to make the series “A Closer Walk,” wrapping up on the Hope Channel this Friday. Watch at www.hopetv.org and watch trailers of all nine episodes at ADRA.org.

Des Ford Reflects on His Adventist History

In August 1980, a special committee of 111 top Adventist administrators, theologians, scholars, editors and students — the Glacier View Sanctuary Review Committee — met to discuss Desmond Ford’s 991-page document called “Daniel 8:14, The Day of Atonement, and the Investigative Judgment.” 

Beyond Beliefs Study Surveys What Millennials Really Think of the 28

Researcher Jan Åge Sigvartsen talks about a major research project at Andrews University, and plans to expand the survey to Adventist young people around the world.

PUC Alum Tad Worku To Play Benefit Concert With Symphony

Tad Worku, who graduated from Pacific Union College in 2008, has been praised for his "inspiring compositions, eloquence on the piano, and soulful voice," and been compared to John Legend or Bruno Mars.

California Adventist Serves on Elite Baldrige Board

Jennifer Niswonger, an Adventist Health employee at Feather River Hospital, spends hundreds of hours every year as part of the elite Board of Examiners for the federal Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, evaluating companies and organizations with a “wow” factor.

Behind-the-Scenes Details of the One Project

Next weekend, the One Project gathers in San Diego, California. Organizer Japhet De Oliveira talks about the nitty-gritty logistics, as well as the bigger picture.

Horn Museum Opens Biblical-Era Exhibit

Curator of the Siegfried Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University, Constance Gane, talks us through the museum's just-opened exhibit of Jordanian artifacts, featured in the New York Times.

New Union President Shares Stories and Describes Goals

Vinita Sauder left a long career at Southern to lead Nebraska's Union College, beginning this school year. In an exclusive interview with Spectrum, she talks about Union's strengths and challenges, what she believes makes a good leader and memorable student and staff anecdotes.

New Southwestern President Shares His Vision for the University

Ken Shaw has taken on his first administrative position at an Adventist university as president of Southwestern in Texas. In an exclusive interview with Spectrum, he shares his goals, ideas on leadership, and thoughts about the Southwestern campus.





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