Advocating for Women: Lourdes Morales-Gudmundsson

The President of the Association of Adventist Women talks about the upcoming conference at Southern Adventist University; the link between "macho" cultures and women's rights; and the necessity of looking "deep into our souls to find the true motivations behind our inability to see what God is doing through our women around the globe."

The Ear: Terrie Dopp Aamodt on Ellen Harmon White

With two colleagues — the late Gary Land, who taught history at Andrews University, and Ronald L.

Andrews University Takes Its Fruit and Vegetables on the Road

Stephen Eirich spent his summer driving around the communities near Andrews University, offering fresh produce at affordable prices. He agreed to tell us about the experience.

The Ear: Nicholas Zork on Ministry “Outside the Subcultural Vortex”

This week The Ear listens as a single individual offers perspective on his own life and work, and on challenges facing Adventism today in the major western cities.  Nicholas Zork, a graduate of Andrews University, is a musician and worship leader.  (He has led out at some of the One Project meetings.)  Along with his physician wife Noelia, he is the parent of

The Ear: Heart, Soul and Mind in San Luis Obispo

Heart, Soul and Mind, a Sabbath morning discussion circle, has been meeting at the San Luis Obispo Seventh-day Adventist Church on the California coast since 2007.  The co-leaders are Arturo Tabuenca, a managing partner with a firm that specializes in socially responsible investing practices, and Craig van Rooyen, a prosecuting attorney and poet (see his

The Ear: The Pearsons on Sabbath School and Church Life “at the Edges”

Most adults who worship at the Newbold Church do not participate in a Sabbath School class.  At least in Adventism’s older strongholds, most churches are probably similar in this regard. But great classes still work. The Newbold class led by Mike and Helen Pearson has met for some 35 years, drawing anywhere from four to 40-plus to a room in Salisbury Hall, Newbold College’s administration building. Subject matter makes a difference.

The Ear: Oberg on Building a Community for Christ

After a career in clinical nutrition, Chris Oberg turned to biblical studies.

Behind the Scenes of SonScreen-Winning Film "The Hideout"

Daniel Wahlen has directed The Hideout, which won the most awards at the 2014 SonScreen Film Festival: Best Dramatic Short, Audience Choice Award, Best Cinematography, Best in Fest Sonny Award. The film is currently making its rounds in the film festival circuit and will be released to the public afterwards. The trailer, screening dates and other information can be found on the film's website ( 

The Ear: John Brunt, Pastor-Preacher-Scholar

Among Adventist preachers and academics, John Brunt is practically legendary for the simplicity and depth that somehow come together, week after week, in his preaching.  

The Ear: Jerry Arnold, Pastor-Evangelist

With his wife Karen, Jerry Arnold founded the Collegedale Community Church, near Southern Adventist University, in 2001.  The congregation now has 1,600 members. 

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