Call for Papers: Spirituality

The 2021 Spring issue of our journal will be (mostly) devoted to one specific theme, namely SPIRITUALITY.  We welcome articles on one of the many aspects of this topic, which may be approached from many different angles: biblically, theologically, phenomenologically, historically, (auto-)biographically, etc. 

In view of the special character of our society and of our journal, we hope that we will receive some contributions that are directly related to our denomination—to Adventist history, Adventist biblical and theological views, and Adventist communal and private worship.

The deadline for submissions for the Spring 2021 issue is February 1.

Guidelines for articles for our peer-reviewed journal may be found on this website:

If you are planning to contribute an article, please let us know soonest (preferable before November 1). Of course, you may also contact us, if you have any queries.

Reinder Bruinsma, general editor  –

Kerstin Maiwald, managing editor and book review editor –

Collonges appoints new staff

The theological faculty at Collonges (France) has appointed Dr Daniela Gelbrich and Dr. Edwin Sully Payet.

Dr Gelbrich has previously taught Old Testament and Hebrew in Bogenhofen (Austria, 2004-2005 and 2018-2019), Collonges (2011-2012) and Friedensau (2012-2016). She also served as director of Institut de français langue étrangère (Collonges, 2009-2011) and of Adra Suisse (2019). Gelbrich holds a PhD in History from the Ecole pratique des hautes études, Paris (2009).

Dr Payet holds a doctorate in theology (AIIAS) and he currently teaches at Université Adventiste Zurcher in Madagascar. He has served four years as a pastor in the Reunion Conference in the Indian Ocean Division, and also as theology teacher in Université Adventiste Zurcher, Madagascar, for nine years. He enjoyed teaching and transmitting the passion of the ministry to future pastors. Dr Payet will teach theology in Collonges starting on January 2021.

Dr Gabriel Monet has been reappointed as Dean of the Faculté adventiste de théologie of Collonges (France) for a new three-year term. The faculty members are grateful for the work he has already accomplished and look forward to keep working with him in future and wish him all success in his second term.

Graduation ceremony at Adriatic Union College Maruševec, Croatia

Although, thanks to this spring’s pandemic, classes at Adriatic Union College had to adapt to the strict measures of social distancing, they continued and were finally completed as planned. However, it was evident early on that one MTS and four BA graduates would have to abandon their dream of a beautiful graduation ceremony.

These new circumstances were especially unfavourable for BA graduates who were in the process of writing their extended essays, as the crown of their theological development. However, the students took the challenge seriously and managed to complete four high-quality essays that could be very useful to the wider church community. Markelian Frasheri (Albania) was formulating a biblical theology of church according to Acts 1:1-21:16. Grace Boughner (America) was doing a critique of moral influence theory based on Genesis 1-3. Dominik Ljubić (Croatia) was exploring the mechanism of Saul’s ruin based on the narrative analysis of 1 Samuel 9-31. Ivana Šadek’s (Croatia) topic was Return to Eden: A biblical evaluation of scientific and theological answers to the 21st century ecological crisis.

As the students worked diligently to meet their obligations, the situation with the pandemic calmed down and the conditions were met to hold the graduation ceremony on Sunday 14 June. We are especially grateful to God for making our dream of a beautiful, heartfelt and God-filled graduation a reality. It also turned into a great mission event followed by a significant number of people through the media. We are grateful to God that we were able to send off our graduates further into life and ministry in a joyful and dignified manner. May God, who helped them to become better people during their education, use them as his extended hand that would make the world a better place and bring many to the precious knowledge of gim.