The Adventists

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Martin Doblmeier is president and founder of Journey Films, an independent television and film documentary production company founded in 1984 to produce programs that explore religion and spirituality, history and social issues. His most recent film, The Adventists, aired on PBS member stations during National Public Health Week, April 5-11 2010.

RD: You have created films about some remarkable movements and individuals over the course of your career. When and how did you decide to produce The Adventists?

Hope Channel's Woman Preacher in the Middle East


Kalthoum Qewar, a Jordanian speaker, is the main speaker in a new Adventist television series produced in Lebanon for the Arabic Hope Channel.

A Year at the Center for Action and Contemplation


See also Joelle's article in the spirituality section of our website.

Joelle Chase is an intern at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Spectrum asked her what it's like and how her experience is shaping her faith.

Adventist House Churches

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See also Milton's article, featured in the spirituality section of our website.

Milton Adams is a pastor in the Florida Conference and is founder/director of Simple Church, a network of lay-led Adventist house churches dedicated to touching the lives of unchurched people. Spectrum asked Adams why Simple Church started and how it is being implemented within the denomination.

RD: What initially provoked your interest in house churches?

Downtown Atlanta


Chris Bullock is a young pastor and church planter employed by the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Spectrum asked Chris about his approach to church planting, and how his ministry team is impacting downtown Atlanta.

RD: How and why did Fusion Church begin? How did you choose your name?

Meeting the Team: David Trim

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In August 2009, Spectrum welcomed its newest team member, David Trim—a scholar with a wide variety of interests and a very unique area of specialty. Here is a sampling of discussions on European Adventism, race relations in the British church, and religious violence.

RD: You have quite an international background. You are British, but you were born in India and you grew up in Australia. Where do you consider yourself to be from? How do you bring to together your various ethnic identities?

Adventist Fresh Expressions


Peter Roennfeldt is a church planter and pastor, having served as a public evangelist, seminary teacher and “pastor to pastors” over the course of his career.

Meeting the Team: Jonathan Pichot


This week we meet Spectrum's Drupal guru, a history and french major studying at Pacific Union College.

Question: How did you get involved with Spectrum and what are your responsibilities?

Meeting the Team: Alexander Carpenter

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This week we introduce Alexander Carpenter, who oversees the blog here at Spectrum.

Question: How did you get involved with Spectrum and what are your responsibilities?

Meeting the Team: Jared Wright


This week: An interview with the editor of Spectrum's film reviews section.

Question: For how long have you been involved with Spectrum and Adventist Forums? What do you do now that you are an official part of the team? What do you contribute to the team on a personal level?

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