Urban Gardens and Bicycle Clinics

Elizabeth Lanning, 31, has started an NGO in Manila, helping communities grow urban gardens and get medical care delivered by bicycle. She talks about being inspired by her father, cultivating relationships, and Project Propel’s next programs.

Tell Me Why I Should Become a Christian

The village atheist was never a threat to people of faith. He—and it was always a henever amounted to being more than a gadfly. That was the case with Robert Ingersoll, the 19th-century master of the craft, and Richard Dawkins of the 21st century has not been any more successful. People are not ideologically threatened by their enemies, be they religious or secular.

Amid Silence from Adventist Leaders, Church Members Again Confront Paul Charles in Open Letter

The following open letter, has been sent to newly-appointed Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) President Dr. Solomon Maphosa and other top leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination after several months of silence on the matter of SID Commucation Director Paul Charles' ongoing employment.

Insights from an Adventist Communicator

Keisha McKenzie, writer and consultant, previews her talk for the Adventist Forum conference, called "The Violence of Silence." She also shares book recommendations, talks about black conferences, and explains why our church's teaching on wholeness should be taken more seriously.

"Tell The World" Marks Cinematic Step Forward for the Adventist Church

Tell the World is an ambitious film that represents a step forward for a Seventh-day Adventist production, breaking out from the traditional “talking heads” documentary.

In Response to Jean Sheldon's 'Vengeful God' Reflections

I really appreciated most of the thoughtful, honest answers Jean Sheldon gave during her Spectrum interview, "Making Sense of a Vengeful God," just as I appreciate Jean herself. I know her to be an excellent teacher and a wise, loving, caring, and thoughtful person. I live in the same community as she does. The other day I offered a ride to a college student escaping campus for an afternoon. When I found out he was a senior theology student, I asked him who his favorite teacher was.

Growing the Circle: Herb Montgomery Advocates Going Beyond Tolerance

Herb Montgomery, self-described itinerant teacher and founder of Renewed Heart Ministries, is one of the speakers at the upcoming Adventist Forum Conference.

the One project: Why I'm Mad

Sometimes things get so bad in the church you just have to speak out. Right now there is a sickness in Adventism, and no one seems to be dealing with it.

Perspective: It's Not Discrimination if the Church Does It

On August 15, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a 56-year-old injured music teacher at a Seventh-day Adventist school on the basis that, as a "minister," she had no right to pursue federal claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. (Curl v.

Making Sense of a Vengeful God

PUC theology professor Jean Sheldon offers a preview of her presentation at the upcoming Adventist Forum conference; two different models of atonement explain why the Old Testament God of violence contrasts so strongly with Jesus, who taught his followers to turn the other cheek.

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