Interviews

Published:
May 24, 2017

Aceia Anderson has created a ten-episode web series about a teen who struggles with bullying, depression, and anxiety. This creative writing major from Florida wanted to show young people they are not alone.

Question: You are creating a web series called “Courage to Conquer.” What is the series about?

Published:
May 16, 2017

New Guide editor Kathy Beagles Coneff talks about changing the magazine to keep it the same and the importance of church departments pooling resources as the church struggles to reach young teens in an age of social media.

Published:
May 12, 2017

If one accepts the premise that “big doors swing on little hinges,” then there’s a little “hinge” about 25 miles south of Fort Worth, Texas, that opened some huge doors in the healthcare world.

From a student body well under 200, at a school not even 50 years old, Chisholm Trail Academy in the small town of Keene (population: 5,000) graduated two alumni in 1980 who each run important health networks that span several states and reach overseas.

Published:
May 11, 2017

Russell and Phyllis Staples look back on long careers spent serving the church and educating students in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the US.

Published:
May 2, 2017

Crystal Cheatham—writer, entrepreneur and Andrews grad—is working to create a hub for progressive Christians who may have felt excluded and judged by more traditional, conservative spaces.

Published:
April 25, 2017

Nina Vallado uses film to delve into the story of her relationship with her nonverbal sister Lisa, hoping Sisterly will increase understanding of people on the autism spectrum.

Published:
April 23, 2017

Carl Wilkens sees speaking engagements as an opportunity to share Christ through storytelling.

The Seventh-day Adventist who saved the lives of hundreds of orphans during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide joined the United Nations secretary-general and other figures in addressing a special memorial ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York.

Published:
April 21, 2017

Joyce Newmyer is President and CEO of Adventist Health’s Pacific Northwest Region. She spoke to Spectrum about the Walla Walla General Hospital transfer and what the future looks like for the Adventist Health mission in Walla Walla.

Question: Our understanding is this transfer has been in the works for a while now. How long have conversations about a possible transfer been going on?

Published:
April 12, 2017

Sandra Roberts is president of the Southeastern California Conference, with more than 70,000 members and 154 churches. She is the first woman to be elected to serve in the position of conference president in the Adventist Church.

Published:
April 9, 2017

Lisa Clark Diller (Professor of Early Modern History at Southern Adventist University) and Daniel Reynaud (Assistant Dean of Learning and Teaching at Avondale College of Higher Education) are currently enrolled in a year-long faculty exchange program. They recently interviewed each other for Spectrum about the exchange, differences between Avondale and Southern, and between Australia and Tennessee (USA).

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