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May 31, 2019

Joshua C. Nelson, a pastor in southwest Georgia, is not sitting around. He has started a community garden, recently published a book about ministry, been the subject of a film, is about to publish a training manual based on his doctorate in urban ministry, and is working on another book about restorative justice. In this interview, he tells us about some of the projects he is passionate about.

May 23, 2019

Sydney Freeman, André Denham, and Ty Douglas all went to Oakwood University. They all have PhDs. They all teach at non-Adventist universities. They are all Black. But there are important differences in their backgrounds and their education — and even in their outlook on Adventist education today. In a co-written academic article they explored the similarities and differences in their educational experiences, sharing a rich story that offers lessons for students and educators. In this joint interview, the three professors explain why their research is so relevant.

May 18, 2019

Senior photography major Sam Delaware is making waves in the visual arts world after a successful second showing at the Sony Photo Competition in London this year. Passionate, talented, and on the verge of a blossoming career in photography, Delaware shared some details about his experience in England as well as his goals as he looks towards graduation this quarter.

When asked how he first became interested in visual arts and photography, Delaware joked about stumbling upon some of Ansel Adams’ old equipment.

May 9, 2019

English professor Sari Fordham presents a new international literary journal for students, housed at La Sierra University. 

April 19, 2019

Pastor Mark Finley discusses his new book, The Church Triumphant: Called to a Prophetic Destiny with Dale Galusha, president of Pacific Press Publishing Association.

April 17, 2019

Mallory McHenry, Oakwood graduate and musician, talks about Fred Child, Debussy, and the love offering of church music.

April 14, 2019

Kendra Arsenault, Andrews seminary student, interviews academics and experts for a new Adventist podcast focused on helping anyone who wants to go deeper into learning about current issues and answering hard questions.

March 29, 2019

ADRA’s Country Director for Uganda, Charles Ed II Aguilar, details some of ADRA’s projects for mainly Sudanese refugees, including building solar wells, classrooms and playgrounds, and providing reusable sanitary pads. He explains why Uganda has “the friendliest refugee policy in the world.”

March 21, 2019

Dr. George R. Knight discusses his new book Ellen White’s Afterlife: Delightful Fiction, Troubling Facts, Enlightening Research.

March 13, 2019

Trudy J. Morgan-Cole talks about her newest novel — a book that follows five friends who attend an Adventist high school and then scatter to very different places. “I’d like to believe the story can appeal to people who are, themselves, all over that map in terms of faith and spirituality,” she says.