Is This Thing On? Heads to Berkeley for Fourth Installment

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Is This Thing On? Heads to Berkeley for Fourth Installment

During Is This Thing On? episode 3 on May 12, 2018, at Walla Walla University in College Place, Washington, Alex Bryant, NAD executive secretary, answers a student’s question. Photo by Dan Weber

At 4 p.m. PDT/7 p.m. EDT on May 22, 2019, university students from across North America will attend the fourth “Is This Thing On?” (ITTO) live-streamed conversation during the annual Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute. Those gathered will have the opportunity to engage with Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders from the North American Division (NAD) during a 90-minute livestreamed conversation. Sharing comments from the conversation on social media, especially Twitter and Facebook, is encouraged during the event. 

The dialogue with Dan Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America; Alex Bryant, executive secretary; and Randy Robinson, treasurer, will be held at the Life Adventist Church of Berkeley, California.

“Our church only becomes stronger when we talk to each other, pray with each other, and learn from one another,” said Jackson.“I look forward to an open dialogue on the issues important to young people. It’s especially exciting to be with our friends from public universities.”

“Having this type of dialogue with Adventist young people from public colleges and universities is a first for us, and we are really looking forward to hearing what they have to say,” said Bryant.

This will also be the first “Is This Thing On?” for Robinson, who is looking forward to answering questions on finance and how the church works. “In the mission of the division, stewardship is an important issue,” Robinson said. “I look forward to talking about my philosophy of ministry, . . . and promoting efficiency.”

The program is unscripted; questions will be taken primarily from the live studio audience. Subjects will likely includethe Bible, young adults in the church/society, church policy, Adventist lifestyle, race relations, and more.

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