Alita Byrd

A View from the Streets

The Harbor of Hope Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan, has just moved into its own building, and celebrated its grand opening Sabbath in the former county health building with a pancake breakfast. Millennial Taurus Montgomery talks about his passion for community service, reaching young men, his new book and unorthodox ministry.

The Making of a Minister: A Theology Student Shares Her Story

Darnisha Thomas — who is studying for the final year of her master's program at the Theological Seminary at Andrews — recalls the road to pastoral ministry, from meeting role models to recognizing God's call to rebuffing naysayers. "Some of us have been fighting God’s call, but God continues to place that burden of ministry in our hearts, and at some point we have no other choice but to go and to follow," she says.

Urban Gardens and Bicycle Clinics

Elizabeth Lanning, 31, has started an NGO in Manila, helping communities grow urban gardens and get medical care delivered by bicycle. She talks about being inspired by her father, cultivating relationships, and Project Propel’s next programs.

Insights from an Adventist Communicator

Keisha McKenzie, writer and consultant, previews her talk for the Adventist Forum conference, called "The Violence of Silence." She also shares book recommendations, talks about black conferences, and explains why our church's teaching on wholeness should be taken more seriously.

Growing the Circle: Herb Montgomery Advocates Going Beyond Tolerance

Herb Montgomery, self-described itinerant teacher and founder of Renewed Heart Ministries, is one of the speakers at the upcoming Adventist Forum Conference.

Making Sense of a Vengeful God

PUC theology professor Jean Sheldon offers a preview of her presentation at the upcoming Adventist Forum conference; two different models of atonement explain why the Old Testament God of violence contrasts so strongly with Jesus, who taught his followers to turn the other cheek.

Former Review Editor Writes About a Radical Jesus

William Johnsson, editor of the Adventist Review for more than two decades, is one of the speakers at the upcoming Adventist Forum conference, which will examine the atonement and the character of God.

Online Group Mobilizes Young Adventists for Social Justice

Tiffany Llewellyn, a 29-year-old Adventist social worker from New York, has tapped into the frustration many young black Adventists are feeling this summer, and is harnessing it to create a vibrant organization to fight for positive change.

Trust is Vital: Loma Linda Board Chair Speaks on Leadership

In this exclusive interview, Lowell Cooper, long-time General Conference vice president, shares insights about governance, leadership and our changing church from his years of accrued wisdom.

Looking Back at Adventist Connections with the Political Elite in China

Historian Ruth Crocombe talks about her research into the relationships Adventist missionaries had with Chiang Kai-shek and his family in the early 1900s, the sex scandal that sent Harry Miller home, and how history was framed.

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