Ask a Seventh-day Adventist...

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

I’ve had several requests to include “ask a Seventh-Day Adventist...” in our interview series, so today I am pleased to introduce J David Newman. 

David describes himself as an evangelical Adventist. He has pastoredNew Hope  Adventist Church for the past ten years, and is retiring at the end of June 2012,  after which he will enter a PhD program in London, England. He is the editor of Adventist Today, a progressive, lay-owned journal, and has served in various administrative posts for the Adventist denomination as well as an adjunct professor atAndrews University. For many years, he was the editor of Ministry Magazine, an international Adventist journal for pastors.

David was born in Cape Town South Africa of British parents.  He spent the first twelve years of his life in Nigeria and Sierra Leone.  He then completed secondary school in England and Scotland.  He met his wife, Phyllis, from San Diego, California, while studying at La Sierra University in Riverside California.  

I’ve never met David, but I suspect he has quite the accent.  

You know the drill: If you have a question for David, leave it in the comment section. At the end of the day, I’ll pick the top seven or eight questions and send them to him. We'll post his response next week.  Be sure to take advantage of the “like” feature so that we can get a sense of what questions are of most interest to readers. Please remember the point of our interview series is not to debate or challenge, but to ask the sort of questions that will help us understand one another better.

Check out the rest of our interview series here.

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