Interviews

At The End of his Year Without God, Ryan Bell Speaks Out

On December 30, I sat down with Ryan Bell in a French cafe in Los Angeles, California to talk with him about his Year Without God, his loss of faith, and what comes next. This is our conversation. -Jared Wright

What are you tired of explaining to people?

New Southwestern President Shares His Vision for the University

Ken Shaw has taken on his first administrative position at an Adventist university as president of Southwestern in Texas. In an exclusive interview with Spectrum, he shares his goals, ideas on leadership, and thoughts about the Southwestern campus.

New Video Series Turns Local Pastors into TV Evangelists

Charles Byrd served as a Seventh-day Adventist minister for nearly 30 years, pastoring churches in Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin and the western Pacific island of Saipan. He left pastoral ministry to found QuestLine Productions with his wife, Karen, and create a series of videos for a Bible study series.

Interview: Immersion in Ritual Music New York

Musician and teacher Nicholas Zork; founder and executive director of Faith House Manhattan Samir Selmanovic; and Faith House Manhattan's director of operations Frank Fredericks talk about their recent immersion weekend, its purpose and their dream for an Adventist immersion.

The Ear: Nathan Brown Focuses on Justice

If you know an Adventist book editor who has earned degrees in law, literature, English and writing — and written or edited 12 books, including a novel — then you know Nathan Brown. For six years he edited church magazines for the South Pacific Division, and for the past five years has been book editor of the Signs Publishing Company, near Melbourne, Australia.

Uruguay Adventist Academy Opens Bakery

Alita Byrd interviews her dad, Michael Byrd, about his bakery project in Uruguay — how it will provide jobs, healthy food and support Uruguay Adventist Academy (Instituto Adventista del Uruguay) at the same time.

Director of New Urban Evangelism School On Reaching People Where They Are

Tara VinCross shares her passion about her new job as director of a new kind of evangelism school. 

The Ear: Marlene Ferreras on Theology Where the People Are

Marlene Mayra Ferreras may be a “nerd who has done lots of school,” but stuck with 60 kids in a freeway traffic jam so bad the news helicopters are buzzing overhead, she can get Dominos to deliver!

The Ear: Roy Branson on Sabbath School as Gemeinde

It’s no stretch to say that Roy Branson is a legend as a Sabbath School class leader.   In Takoma Park, Maryland, the class at Sligo Church that he inspired and co-led over decades still meets.  Though he moved to the west coast about a decade ago, long-participating members still associate the class with his name.

New Technology Meets Old Beliefs

Roy Ice, young adults pastor at Loma Linda University Church, has developed a new baptismal study guide, Enter the Deep, available through the Apple Store. Ice, with a theology degree from Southwestern Adventist University and a postgraduate from the Seminary at Andrews, has pastored in Texas, and at five different posts in California. He has been in Loma Linda for the past year-and-a-half. 



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