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James Londis served substantial periods as religion teacher (at Atlantic Union College), pastor-preacher (at the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church near Washington, D.C.), and health-care administrator (both in Boston and in Kettering, Ohio). Most recently he returned to teaching at Kettering College, from which he retired this past spring.
Roy E. Gane is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Languages at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary of Andrews University. Originally from Australia, he earned his undergraduate degrees (B.A. in Theology and B.Mus. in piano performance) at Pacific Union College and completed M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in biblical Hebrew language and literature at the University of California, Berkeley.
What are Adventist theologians up to, and why?
Beginning this week, The Ear will present occasional interviews with practitioners of the theological vocation, some long established and others newer to their work. The interviews will involve persons seen as conservative and those seen as not so conservative. In every case, interview subjects will be passionate about interpreting Adventism for a community facing the ever-new challenges of faith lived out the world of today.
Vicki Saunders and Cynthia Westerbeck share leadership of the long-running “Choir Room Sabbath School” at Pacific Union College. Saunders is assistant professor in the Nursing and Health Science Department and coordinator of the Health Science program, and also works as a registered dietician. Westerbeck leads the English department there, and takes as her scholarly focus British literature, especially Shakespeare and literature of the Enlightenment. She was PUC’s Educator of the Year in 2007.
On Friday night and Sabbath morning in Takoma Park, Maryland, the Old Testament lit up the New.
Walter Brueggemann, perhaps the best-known Christian champion of the Hebrew canon, spoke at Washington Adventist University’s annual Keough Lectures on September 20 and 21. Author of more than 70 books, and always a compelling platform presence, Brueggemann brought his insight, passion and humor to bear upon one question: What do “Follow me” and “Love thy Neighbor” really mean?