Alita Byrd interviewed me on the Adventist Forum/Spectrum Magazine blog about my upcoming presentation at the 2016 Spectrum conference.
We covered quite a bit of ground: the work I do with churches, my thoughts on the denomination’s near future, as well as the recurring question about North American Adventism’s racially separated conferences.
‘For God so loved the world’ is one of the hub verses of the Christian gospels, and I wonder whether we’ve paid enough attention to ‘the world’ in that phrase. The conventional Adventist understanding of ‘atonement’ can be both ethnocentric and egocentric: focusing on the denomination’s role in this phase in human history or on me and my personal salvation. What could The World Restored teach us about the way we get to live together on this planet today? What could it teach us about our ecological responsibilities? How might it challenge our addictions to domination, bigotry, and waste?” —Keisha McKenzie