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Published:
June 30, 2017

Jerry Gladson arrived at Southern Adventist University in the fall of 1972, the year before I did. He had just started his doctoral program in Old Testament studies at Vanderbilt University, and what he learned there he shared with us. Instead of trying to trip us up with deceptively phrased multiple choice questions, he insisted we write essays to show him what we actually knew.

Published:
June 23, 2017

A man on a mission, vegetarian butcher Jaap Korteweg is motivated by three things: making quality culinary products, freeing animals from the food chain, and reducing our ecological footprint. These are all things no one can disagree with…if it weren’t for the fact that meat is so tasty. Korteweg’s goal is to show meat lovers that they won’t be missing anything if they leave it all behind. “I want to become the world’s greatest butcher.”

Published:
June 22, 2017

Southern professor Jud Lake talks about his new book that tells the story of the American Civil War from the unique perspective of Ellen G. White's visions. Lake explains how Adventist history cannot be correctly understood outside its larger historical context.

Published:
June 13, 2017

Randall Larsen talks about his documentary Operation Whitecoat, remembering a U.S. Army program during the Cold War that used Adventist soldiers as medical test subjects.

Published:
June 7, 2017

Juliana Payne is a seven-year-old rising second grader at Niles Adventist School and attends the Niles Westside Seventh-day Adventist Church, just south of Berrien Springs, Michigan, where Andrews University is located. Last week, we had a FaceTime conversation about Sabbath School, science experiments, Bible stories, and more. 

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.

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