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November 17, 2017

Editor’s Note: The following article originally appeared on the Gleaner, the communication channel for the North Pacific Union Conference. It is reprinted here with permission.

November 16, 2017

Architect Michael Patrick of Barnes Vanze talks about how a 1980s Columbia, Maryland office building was transformed into an open and welcoming headquarters for the North American Division as it leaves its old home in the General Conference.

November 7, 2017

Jocelyn Shaw, 27-year-old chaplain at Florida Hospital for Children, talks about "being" rather than advising; ministering to people with a spectrum of beliefs; supporting weeping nurses; and the family tragedy that led her to pursue the career of chaplain.

You are a chaplain at Florida Hospital for Children. How long have you worked as a chaplain? Do you work regular hours, or do you get called in the middle of the night?

October 25, 2017

Alex Bryan, a founder of The One Project, talks about ending well, a secret surprise, a new wiki project, and the strong support T1P has been given by many church administrators.

October 11, 2017

A twenty-something Adventist gamer has set up an online company with her husband to bring online comics, games and novels with an ethical focus to fans from New Mexico to Japan.

October 6, 2017

Father and son Josh and Sean McDowell talk about their new revised edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict, published this week by Thomas Nelson, which works to help a new generation of Christians buttress their beliefs in an increasingly secular world.

October 4, 2017

George Knight's new book about church authority and its history in the Seventh-day Adventist church, seen in the context of our church's present disagreement over allowing the ordination of women, has been causing major waves.

September 26, 2017

Alumnus Michael Nixon, the recently-named vice president for diversity and inclusion at Andrews University, talks about the genesis of his job, his experience as a black student in the Andrews community, and how he hopes to make Andrews a more inclusive place.

Question: You have been appointed the first vice president for diversity and inclusion at Andrews University. What does that mean? 

September 5, 2017

A three-year-old Facebook page invites Adventist members everywhere to post pictures of their churches, huge and humble, and now has attracted 240,000 followers. Creator Josue Schmidt says he is helping the Adventist community to connect through social media.

August 29, 2017

Walla Walla University theology professor Paul Dybdahl tells how he came to write his new book about world religions and how studying about other faiths can challenge, refresh, and bless.