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Lisa Clark Diller

Exchanges Down Under Part 3: Reflections on the Exotic

Meditations on what I’m being taught by spending a year away from my family and community on a professorial exchange between Avondale College and Southern Adventist University.

Last week I saw a python in the wild. To be fair, it wasn’t really in the “wild”—it was in downtown Brisbane, population 2.3 million. But it was not in a zoo, and it was not controlled or regulated in any manner. It was out exploring the city on its own recognizance. I took a picture, but it doesn’t do the size of the snake justice.

Exchanges Down Under Part 2: Communities of Grace and Celebration

I’m sitting in a college café filled with energized students, and the noise is unrelenting and optimistic. I’m looking out onto a green lawn with equal numbers of gum trees, pines, and palms, and a group of four bright green parrots with bright red wings just flew by. If I could hear anything outside this cacophony of youthful excitement, it would likely include the beautiful bellbirds whose bright chirpy communication is the delight of my daily walk to Avondale campus.

Exchanges Down Under Part 1: Hospitality

Meditations on what I’m being taught by spending a year away from my family and community on a professorial exchange between Avondale College and Southern Adventist University.

Two Adventist Professors Exchange Campuses: Part 2

Lisa Clark Diller (Professor of Early Modern History at Southern Adventist University) and Daniel Reynaud (Assistant Dean of Learning and Teaching at Avondale College of Higher Education) are currently enrolled in a year-long faculty exchange program. They recently interviewed each other for Spectrum about the exchange, differences between Avondale and Southern, and between Australia and Tennessee (USA).

Spectacle to the Universe and to Each Other

I remember the first time I was struck with the question formulated by this lesson’s title: “Does Job Fear God for Nought?” In other words, does being a Christian make any difference in my life?

Summer Reading Group: “Conflict, Violence, and Reconciliation”

This is the fifth post in a seven-part series for Spectrum’s 2016 Summer Reading Group.

Summer Reading Group: Body and Death

This is the eighth post in a ten-part series for Spectrum’s 2015 Summer Reading Group.

Cross Cultural Mission

Sabbath School Commentary for discussion on Sabbath, August 22, 2015

Discipleship—6: Suffering Servants

This is the sixth post in a nine-part series for Spectrum’s 2014 Summer Reading Group.

Why Collegedale Voted to Give Family Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

On Monday, August 5, the City Commission of Collegedale, Tennessee, home of Southern Adventist University and arguably one of the most iconic and traditional of Seventh-day Adventist communities, passed Resolution 447 by a vote of 4 to 1, giving family benefits to same-sex couples.

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