This week The Ear listens as a single individual offers perspective on his own life and work, and on challenges facing Adventism today in the major western cities. Nicholas Zork, a graduate of Andrews University, is a musician and worship leader. (He has led out at some of the One Project meetings.) Along with his physician wife Noelia, he is the parent of
Heart, Soul and Mind, a Sabbath morning discussion circle, has been meeting at the San Luis Obispo Seventh-day Adventist Church on the California coast since 2007. The co-leaders are Arturo Tabuenca, a managing partner with a firm that specializes in socially responsible investing practices, and Craig van Rooyen, a prosecuting attorney and poet (see his
Most adults who worship at the Newbold Church do not participate in a Sabbath School class. At least in Adventism’s older strongholds, most churches are probably similar in this regard. But great classes still work. The Newbold class led by Mike and Helen Pearson has met for some 35 years, drawing anywhere from four to 40-plus to a room in Salisbury Hall, Newbold College’s administration building. Subject matter makes a difference.
Daniel Wahlen has directed The Hideout, which won the most awards at the 2014 SonScreen Film Festival: Best Dramatic Short, Audience Choice Award, Best Cinematography, Best in Fest Sonny Award. The film is currently making its rounds in the film festival circuit and will be released to the public afterwards. The trailer, screening dates and other information can be found on the film's website (www.thehideoutfilm.com).
Richard Rice is a prolific and influential Adventist theologian, having written, early on, a book on The Openness of God — the gift human freedom, he argued, puts limits on divine control and thus on divine foreknowledge — that continues to provoke discussion outside as well as inside of Adventist circles.