Pastor J. Mark Martin tells Don Barton why he left the Adventist church to start his own ministry.
This is the second installment in a two-part series that looks at former Adventists who have not just left the church, but have embraced ministries in other denominations. I wouldn’t have written this article if it weren’t for the fact that I knew these individuals personally, as we all studied theology together at PUC in the late 1970s. I decided to find out why, and how, they could make such a major life change and asked to interview them.
Spectrum asks John Gavin of Washington Adventist University about a survey he recently completed that sheds light on the political, social and religious attitudes among Adventist college professors and staff.
Question: Why did you decide to survey faculty and staff at Adventist colleges and universities about their views on political and social issues?
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Preston Hawes, 31, became the director of the New England Youth Ensemble at Washington Adventist University after its founder and long-time director Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse passed away last August at age 88.
Hawes is a violinist and conductor, and earned his bachelors in music from WAU in 2004. He holds a masters in performance from Yale University, and is working toward his doctorate at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University.
He started playing with the NEYE when he was just 15 years old.
Daniel Chaij, retired US diplomat, works to get Spanish-language Bibles into the hands of people who need them through the Emmanuel Bible Society.
Question: You are the president of the Sociedad Biblica Emanuel (Emmanuel Bible Society), which distributes Spanish-language Bibles. Where do you distribute the Bibles?
Christopher Carey, Southern Adventist University's vice president for advancement, talks about new construction around campus and a big capital and endowment campaign to raise a lot more money.
Question: While many Adventist colleges across the country have struggled to attract students and keep their doors open, Southern's enrollment has continued a steady upward trajectory for almost 20 years. What is your enrollment now?
The theology of hell, the real Edward Fudge, and stitching story lines from spiderwebs and bird spit: Donald Davenport talks to Spectrum about his new movie.
The movie premiered in Houston on June 3 to an enthusiastic audience.
Question: You wrote the script for the movie Hell and Mr. Fudge, which recently won the Platinum Award at the Houston International Film Festival. How did you get involved with the movie?