Interviews

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.

Worthington Comes Back to the Adventists

Don Otis, founder of Heritage Health Food, has bought Worthington's frozen food line back from the Kellogg Company, as well as acquiring the Cedar Lake food company, and is working to bring back many well-loved veggie food brands to Adventist consumers and beyond. He talked to Spectrum about the deals and his goal of making Adventist food more healthful.

Opening the Christian Imagination: Yale Theologian Talks About Her Beliefs

La Sierra University graduate Linn Tonstad has gone on to teach eschatology, queer theology and more at Yale University. She spoke to Spectrum about her Adventist upbringing, her book about the Trinity, and how she hopes to effect change in churches.

Looking After Adventist Students in Europe

Academic Tihomir Lazić talks about his work for Newbold College and the Trans-European Division finding ways to engage students across Europe in the life of the Adventist church.

22 Years Fusing Education and Faith: Andrews' Departing President Looks Back

Niels-Erik Andreasen took the president's chair at Andrews University in 1994, and in the subsequent decades worked to elevate the "life of the mind" and show how it can support and mature the "life of faith"  — not endanger it. In this exclusive and wide-ranging interview, he talks about the pressures on the university's finances, the diversity of an institution that educates a global church, and why Adventist education should expand even if the church cannot afford it.

"19 Years Smarter:" Retiring Southern President Reflects on What He's Learned

Gordon Bietz, retiring president of Southern Adventist University, looks back on disappointments and triumphs from his two decades on campus in this exclusive interview. He also looks ahead to potential challenges to Southern's identity in a changing cultural landscape.

Greg Boyd Talks God's Non-violence, Theology and Evangelical Christianity

Dr. Greg Boyd is the keynote speaker for the upcoming Adventist Forum Conference in Silver Spring, Maryland titled Non-violence and the Atonement. In this Q & A with Adventist Forum board member Carmen Lau, Boyd describes his ministry, his views on God's non-violence, and why he is hesitant to self-describe as Evangelical.

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