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“Sabbath Stories: An Interview with Martin Doblmeier” at CZSS

(9:30 a.m. Pacific / 12:30 p.m. eastern)

Choir Zoom Sabbath School at Pacific Union College

Bonnie Dwyer will interview Martin Doblmeier, producer of the new two-part Sabbath documentary created for public television, on April 15 at 9:30 a.m. (Pacific).

Sabbath will play on PBS stations beginning in June. A richly rewarding look at Sabbath and its significance for contemporary society, not only are Jewish and Adventist stories told, but the film takes viewers to a Trappist Monastery, an Islamic community center, and an agriculture cooperative to discuss Sabbath. The authors of at least 7 recent books on Sabbath also share their thoughts, and stories of three different Adventist congregations are included.

Martin Doblmeier is a graduate of Providence College, where he earned a degree in religious studies. His master’s degree in broadcast journalism is from Boston University. He founded Journey Films in 1983. Since then, he has produced dozens of films about spiritual topics like forgiveness and religious people such as Dietrich Bonhoffer, Reinhold Neibuhr, Howard Thurman, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Dorothy Day. He has made two films about Adventists, one on health care and one on education.

Bonnie Dwyer is editor emerita of Spectrum magazine. She retired as editor at the end of 2021 after 23 years of observing Adventism. Her master’s degree in journalism is from Cal State Fullerton.

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