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December 31, 2019

For more than a decade, the Spectrum Interviews section has been publishing interviews with Adventists doing interesting things, from authors and musicians, to app creators and social network developers — from pastors and teachers, to missionaries and philosophers.

December 16, 2019

Dr. Eugene Joseph, a biology researcher and professor at La Sierra University, reflects on his educational and spiritual journey. In this interview, he shares some poignant moments from his life and how even in times of adversity his faith in God remains unwavering.

November 25, 2019

Dan Weber, communications director of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, reflects back on his time as a student missionary at a boarding school in Iceland, and how it changed his life. 

November 21, 2019

Michael Kruger took the helm of ADRA after President Jonathan Duffy resigned in October. Kruger steps up to the role from his previous job as vice president of finance at the agency. In this interview he talks about changes in ADRA and international development, his goals for the agency, and ideas for making the ADRA administration more diverse.

November 12, 2019

Sasha Sagan talks to Spectrum about her new book For Small Creatures Such as We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World. In this exclusive interview, she discusses immortality, the meaning of life, and why this book is for non-religious people and Christians alike.

October 25, 2019

As the nation mourns the recent loss of Elijah Cummings, and celebrates the life and legacy of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland's 7th Congressional District and honored civil rights leader, Washington Adventist University's president, Weymouth Spence, shares his thoughts on — and takeaways from — Cummings' leadership and legacy in an interview with Richard Castillo, vice president for Integrated Marketing and Communication for WAU.

October 9, 2019

High school senior Skylar Robinson recently organized a protest at her local church, covered by the local TV news, because she is tired of hearing about more and more children killed by gunfire. She has ideas and she thinks it is time to do something to stop it.

September 20, 2019

Every year Harry and Judy Sabnani lead a group of volunteers to India where they spearhead a thriving ministry covering everything from supporting women-led micro businesses to sponsoring students to attend Adventist schools.

September 5, 2019

Nathan Brown is book editor at Signs Publishing, based in Warburton, Victoria, Australia. He is author or editor of 16 books, as well as writing regularly for various church publications. He talked about his recent books, including Of Falafels and Following Jesus, and the current Sabbath School companion book, For the Least of These.

August 30, 2019

Dr. Gilbert Valentine has taught and served in administration in Adventist education around the world. Having worked in his native New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, England and Thailand, he is now based at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. He is also an accomplished writer and Adventist historian, but his new biography of Adventist pioneer J. N. Andrews is his most ambitious work. He spoke about the current energy among Adventist historians and the origins of his new book.