The Ear: Jan Paulsen, former General Conference President, on Theology

Jan Paulsen was president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists from 1999 until June 25, 2010.  Born in Norway, he first served the church in his own country and, also early on, in both Ghana and Nigeria.

The Sabbath Sofa Seeks to Make Adventism Relevant

Vili Costescu is one of the three people behind the Sabbath Sofa project, where passersby in a busy London shopping area are invited to take a rest on a sofa, talk about what makes them tired, and consider taking a break from the world for 24 hours every week. He talked to Spectrum about the genesis of the project and how it works.

The Ear: Former Adventist Review Editor on Thinking Theologically

William Johnsson, the New Testament scholar and long-serving previous editor of the  Adventist Review, has just moved from Maryland to the Loma Linda area, where he is an adjunct professor in the school of religion.  He continues to represent the Sevent

Keith Bowman on a a New Hub for Adventist Videos

Keith Bowman has a vision. He believes Adventist pastors and educators and leaders - and your average Adventist young person - need a centralized hub to find Adventist-made videos and media. He couldn't find anyone who wanted to create the hub, so - without a background in film, and with only the help of a few like-minded students - he set out to create the hub himself. The new site for Adventist videos launched on January 1.

Chris Blake on Why He Is Neither Conservative Nor Liberal

Chris Blake, associate professor of English and communication at Union College, wrote the cover story of the January 16 Adventist Review, titled: “In Christ There Is Neither Conservative Nor Liberal. We asked him some questions about his politics and the piece he w

The Ear: Japhet De Oliveira on The One Project

Seattle is upon us — the next “gathering,” a week from now, of the One Project.  

What’s it all about?

Gilbert Valentine Shares Lessons We Can Learn from the Anglicans

Yesterday the Anglican Communion held a service marking 70 years since its first woman priest was ordained. "It is living history we have here," said the Reverend Clare Herbert at the ceremony in London, "all the more so at the moment because the Church of England is entering the final stages towards the frocking of women as bishops. To be at this service today is very significant. She is a real inspiration to women in the church today." 

The Ear: Sigve Tonstad, Physician-Theologian

Sigve Tonstad is currently working in Oslo, Norway, where he teaches and produces scholarly writing, as well as working as a physician.  At the same time, he holds the position of associate professor of religion at Loma Linda University, from which he earned his medical degree.  He has also studied at Middle East College, Andrews University, Duke University and the University of St. Andrews, where he earned a Ph.D. in biblical studies.

The Ear: Kendra Haloviak Valentine—Theologian at Work

Kendra Haloviak Valentine is a biblical theologian and associate professor with the H. M. S.

The Ear: Scripture, Science, Experience in Sabbath School

Timothy Jennings, M. D., teaches a Sabbath School class that meets weekly in the Collegedale City Hall, near Southern Adventist University in Tennessee.  A board-certified psychiatrist, and president-elect of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association, he practices in Chattanooga.  

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