Vili Costescu is one of the three people behind the Sabbath Sofa project, where passersby in a busy London shopping area are invited to take a rest on a sofa, talk about what makes them tired, and consider taking a break from the world for 24 hours every week. He talked to Spectrum about the genesis of the project and how it works.
Keith Bowman has a vision. He believes Adventist pastors and educators and leaders - and your average Adventist young person - need a centralized hub to find Adventist-made videos and media. He couldn't find anyone who wanted to create the hub, so - without a background in film, and with only the help of a few like-minded students - he set out to create the hub himself. The new site for Adventist videos launched on January 1.
Chris Blake, associate professor of English and communication at Union College, wrote the cover story of the January 16 Adventist Review, titled: “In Christ There Is Neither Conservative Nor Liberal. We asked him some questions about his politics and the piece he w
Yesterday the Anglican Communion held a service marking 70 years since its first woman priest was ordained. "It is living history we have here," said the Reverend Clare Herbert at the ceremony in London, "all the more so at the moment because the Church of England is entering the final stages towards the frocking of women as bishops. To be at this service today is very significant. She is a real inspiration to women in the church today."
Sigve Tonstad is currently working in Oslo, Norway, where he teaches and produces scholarly writing, as well as working as a physician. At the same time, he holds the position of associate professor of religion at Loma Linda University, from which he earned his medical degree. He has also studied at Middle East College, Andrews University, Duke University and the University of St. Andrews, where he earned a Ph.D. in biblical studies.
Charlotte Ishkanian recently stepped down from her travel-fueled job editing the Adventist Church’s Mission quarterlies, because of health reasons. In this exclusive interview, she reflects on her career with Mission and shares some insights about the places she has been and people she has met.
Question: You recently stepped down as editor of the Mission quarterlies for adults and children as well as the “Inside Stories” that appear in the Adult Bible Study Guides. How long did you serve in that role?