AUC Reopens This Week — Q&A with New President

Dr. Avis Hendrickson, the new president of Atlantic Union College, has a challenging role: resurrecting an institution that effectively closed down more than four years ago after repeated financial troubles and losing academic accreditation. She is working to attract students again to classes beginning August 24.

Why Hermeneutics is Our Biggest Problem

During the General Conference Session in San Antonio, David Ripley, Ministerial Secretary for the Northern Asia-Pacific Division, made a speech noting that the Adventist Church lacks a unified biblical hermeneutic (methodology for interpreting Scripture).

World Authority on Laughter Talks Us Through the Research

Dr. Lee Berk, associate professor at Loma Linda University, is a pioneer in mirthful or happy laughter research.

The Ordeal of the Adventist Scientist: An Interview with Alvin Kwiram

Alvin Kwiram took his bachelor’s degrees—one in chemistry and one in physics—at Walla Walla College and earned his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology.  He became a member of the chemistry faculty of Harvard University, and in 1970 moved to the University of Washington in Seattle, where he eventually became that university’s vice-provost for research, a position he held for over a

An Adventist Story of Switching Sexes

A church employee talks to Spectrum about her decision to transition from the male to the female gender, her relationship with her wife and family, and her relationship with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

One Foot in Angwin, One Foot in the Rest of the World

PUC student Joshua Tobing balances schoolwork with work for ADRA and other NGOs.

Andrews University Architecture Students Build Tiny House

In an interview with Spectrum, Carey Carscallen, Dean of the School of Architecture, Art & Design at Andrews University, talks about the recently completed Tiny House Project and what it means for the Andrews community and beyond.

Question: What exactly is a “tiny house”?

Answer: A tiny house is a place for people to live who want a simpler life. You don’t need a lot of land or personal possessions, so it allows you to scale back and live more economically.

How to Talk to Young People: Guide Editor Explains

In an interview with Spectrum, Guide Editor Randy Fishell talks about how 10 to 14-year-olds have changed, the power of humor, and why caveats find their way into his stories. Bonus: A cartoon just for Spectrum readers.

Pacific Press Publishes New Collection of Essays on Ordination

John Reeve, professor at the seminary at Andrews University, talks about a new book he has edited, representing 50 years of the conversation about ordaining women in Adventism.

A Chef's Story: From the President’s Table to Loma Linda

Anastacio Rodriquez, executive chef at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta, has worked as a chef for the past 13 years. Rodriquez started cooking in his grandmother’s kitchen as a young boy, but dreamed of learning culinary techniques that reached beyond her countertops.

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