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Published:
January 19, 2017

Adventist Forum will grow this weekend in the Southeastern United States. Ronald Lawson has worked to create a new Forum chapter based in Asheville, North Carolina. Professor emeritus at Queens College, CUNY, Lawson brings with him considerable academic prowess and forty years' experience as president of the Metro New York Adventist Forum. In this Spectrum Conversation, Lawson discusses his involvement in creating some of the earliest Adventist Forum chapters and his hopes for this youngest chapter.

Published:
January 18, 2017

Reinder Bruinsma may be retired as far as career goes, but at 74, this former pastor, teacher, and high-ranking administrator has viewed retirement as freedom to double down on what he loves most. He preaches, writes books, translates scholarly tomes, and from time to time, joins his local hiking club for a 10-mile hike along the canals.

Published:
January 12, 2017

This is the second part of a two part series of conversations between T. Joe Willey and former Seventh-day Adventist pastor and author of The White Lie, Walter T. Rea. Read the first part of this series here.

Published:
January 5, 2017

Can we hold something in the back of our head that we are absolutely sure about, and that most of the brethren stand with us on?—can we hold those things back and be true to ourselves? And furthermore, are we safe in doing it? Is it well to let our people in general go on holding to the verbal inspiration of the Testimonies? When we do that, aren’t we preparing for a crisis that will be very serious some day?

Published:
January 2, 2017

Fekede Gemechu, the man behind Ethiopia's Kalala Learning Village, talks about how the school and clinic started in 1996 and the thousands of students and community members who have been served by the social business.

Question: How did the Kalala Learning Village in Ethiopia begin? 

Published:
January 2, 2017

As a student at Andrews University at the end of the 1970s, I heard the names Vick, Weiss, and Hilgert mentioned, almost in a whisper, but they had been so effectively airbrushed out of the institutional history that I never learned why they were no longer there. Then Spectrum went online with its blog, and there was Dr. Herold Weiss, first in Spanish, then in English.

Published:
December 23, 2016

Venture-capitalist-turned-philanthropist Paul Dickau says ending hunger in San Bernardino is within reach. His nonprofit, Helping Hands Pantry, feeds up to 14,000 people a week and is giving away thousands of Christmas baskets this holiday season.

Published:
December 19, 2016

Tiffany Brown, new director of the REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School, says this year's eight students are learning about Bible work, urban ministry, public speaking, cooking and more.

Published:
December 16, 2016

Sigve Tonstad is a medical doctor and a professor of theology. He is a prolific author whose books have gradually made him well known within the Anglophone Adventist world.

Published:
November 28, 2016

In this wide-ranging interview, experienced educator and administrator Andrea Luxton tells Spectrum what it is like to sit in the president's chair at Andrews University.

Question: You are partway through your first year as the president of Andrews University. What do you like most about the job so far?

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