Okay, not exactly as global as Coca Cola, but this month, two Adventist Forum chapters will be hosting discussions of the REDbooks play.
Dr. Steve Parker writes from Aberfoyle Park, Australia:
Apologia: Red Books: Our Search for Ellen White
Sabbath afternoon, 29 November, 3:00-5:00, Morphett Vale Church. “Red Books: Our Search for Ellen White” is interview-based documentary theatre that explores the Seventh-day Adventist community’s relationship with one of its founders, Ellen G. White.
Using excerpts from some 200 interviews with current and former Adventists, the play travels through four generations of our denomination and their perspectives on Ellen White to create a riveting discussion about icons — why they are built, destroyed, forgotten, and the impact on a faith community. “Red Books” reveals stories untold from Adventism’s history — personal stories of faith and hope, as well as traumatic events that shook academia in the ’70s. In bringing together the voices of a wide spectrum of Adventists, the play seeks to find our common ground in order to start the conversation about where we are, how we’ve come so far, and where we may be able to go. Not to be missed!
And this Sabbath, Greg Schneider, Professor of Psychology at Pacific Union College, will be presenting an afternoon talk on his experience inside the play and inside PUC during the Des Ford crisis. If you’re in the Northern California area on Sabbath, come on up to PUC for the day. It should be a good time of fellowship and reflection.