Senior pastor of California's 2,000-member Azure Hills Church, John Brunt, retired from his long career in the Adventist church two months ago. In his 50 years of service, he has seen the church grow and change and has been present at some pivotal moments. Spectrum asked Brunt about the milestones of his ministry, the evolution of his faith, his greatest disappointment and his advice to the next generation.
Filmmaker Kyle Portbury directed a new full-length feature film about the history of the early Adventist church, with almost 100 actors, shot on location in an operating pioneer village in Ottawa, Canada. Tell the World was sponsored by the Australian Union Conference, and was designed to be translated into multiple languages and distributed globally.
Musician and composer Aaron Beaumont, a graduate of Andrews University, has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians on music projects of all kinds, and toured and performed around the world. On September 12, he will give a concert at the Spectrum UltraViolet Arts Festival. In this interview, he tells us about some of his projects, including the musical Behind Closed Doors, and his philosophy of music.
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.