Chris Blake: Insightful Adventism—Adventist Voices

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May 27, 2021

Chris Blake is the lead pastor of the San Luis Obispo Adventist Church and author of many books, including Swimming Against the Current, Searching for a God to Love, and Reinvent Your Sabbath School. He is also professor emeritus at Union College and the former editor of Insight Magazine

Always a fun conversation partner, I discuss with Chris Blake what he learned playing basketball at Cal Poly, how he joined the church, his longtime advocacy for LGBT+ equality, what he enjoys about pastoring on California’s central coast these days, and how he's putting his vision for Adventism into action.

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References from this episode: 

Five Beliefs—SLO Church

Justin Lee Video

When Scripture Meets Life: Book Review of Unclobber

Enough Room Film


Alexander Carpenter is a board member of Adventist Forum, the organization that publishes Spectrum.

Image credit: Craig Melville on Unsplash/Spectrum


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