Interviews

Wintley Phipps Tells His Story

Wintley Phipps, best known for his vocal music, has recorded more than 25 studio albums and has sung for six US presidents. He has met with giants of our age from Nelson Mandela to Mother Teresa. For the last 20 years, a large part of his focus has been on the US Dream Academy, an organization he set up to support the children of people in prison.

Adventist Forum Grows with New North Carolina Chapter

Adventist Forum will grow this weekend in the Southeastern United States. Ronald Lawson has worked to create a new Forum chapter based in Asheville, North Carolina. Professor emeritus at Queens College, CUNY, Lawson brings with him considerable academic prowess and forty years' experience as president of the Metro New York Adventist Forum. In this Spectrum Conversation, Lawson discusses his involvement in creating some of the earliest Adventist Forum chapters and his hopes for this youngest chapter.

Reinder Bruinsma: “As Long as the Shepherd Is the Same, It Does not Matter That the Sheep Are Not Clones”

Reinder Bruinsma may be retired as far as career goes, but at 74, this former pastor, teacher, and high-ranking administrator has viewed retirement as freedom to double down on what he loves most. He preaches, writes books, translates scholarly tomes, and from time to time, joins his local hiking club for a 10-mile hike along the canals.

“Every Improvement, Every Graduation, Every Baptism Is a Success”

Fekede Gemechu, the man behind Ethiopia's Kalala Learning Village, talks about how the school and clinic started in 1996 and the thousands of students and community members who have been served by the social business.

Question: How did the Kalala Learning Village in Ethiopia begin? 

Feeding Our Neighbors

Venture-capitalist-turned-philanthropist Paul Dickau says ending hunger in San Bernardino is within reach. His nonprofit, Helping Hands Pantry, feeds up to 14,000 people a week and is giving away thousands of Christmas baskets this holiday season.

REACH Evangelism School Teaches Ministry in Any Context

Tiffany Brown, new director of the REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School, says this year's eight students are learning about Bible work, urban ministry, public speaking, cooking and more.

Sigve Tonstad: Making Sense of God in the 21st Century

Sigve Tonstad is a medical doctor and a professor of theology. He is a prolific author whose books have gradually made him well known within the Anglophone Adventist world.

New Andrews President Andrea Luxton Considers the Big Picture

In this wide-ranging interview, experienced educator and administrator Andrea Luxton tells Spectrum what it is like to sit in the president's chair at Andrews University.

Question: You are partway through your first year as the president of Andrews University. What do you like most about the job so far?

New Film Follows Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Final Chapter

Gary Blount, psychiatrist-turned-producer, has created a remarkable new film about the last days of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in a Nazi concentration camp, told through the eyes of a British broadcast team.

Adventist Chaplain Terry Rice Waits “Indefinitely” for Church Endorsement

Terry Rice, hospice chaplain in Walla Walla, Washington, finds his career on hold because the Adventist church has so far refused to acknowledge his calling through ordination.

Question: You are a chaplain for a hospice in Walla Walla, Washington. How long have you been working as a chaplain? 

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