Adventist Today

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Adventist Today
Categories Christian theology
Publisher Adventist Today Foundation
Year founded 1993
Country United States
Based in Sandy, Oregon
ISSN 1079-5499

Adventist Today (OCLC 28194459) is a quarterly Christian magazine representing a progressive Seventh-day Adventist perspective. First published in 1993, it is currently (as of 2014), edited by J. David Newman, the former editor of Ministry. It has offices in Sandy, Oregon and at La Sierra University.


The idea of the magazine was conceived in 1992 by Raymond Cottrell, Keith Colburn, Richard Hammill, Ervin Taylor and Jim Walters; all of Loma Linda, California. They sought for "objective news and open discussion of issues in order to achieve the representative type of church governance that it claims".[1]

The first issue was May/June, 1993. By the following year there were 2500 subscribers.[2] In late 1998 the number of paid subscribers was also around 2500.[1]

The creation of their website was announced in 1998.[3] A camp was first held in that same year.[4] Leadership changes occurred in 1999, in particular 3 women were elected to the board.[5]

Past editors[edit]

  • 1993–? Raymond Cottrell, co-founding editor
  • 1993–? James Walters, co-founding editor/publisher
  • 1998–2007 John McLarty
  • 2008– Andy Nash[6]
  • 2009—to the present J. David Newman

The following people have also served in editorial roles:

  • Duane Covrig
  • Steve Daily
  • Delwin Finch
  • Cheri Lynn Gregory
  • Gayle Saxby
  • James Stirling
  • Colleen Moore Tinker
  • Susan Walters


According to a survey in 2000 by Adventist Today of its subscribers, 8% felt they related best to "Conservative" Adventists, 56% to "Middle of the Road", and 36% to "Liberal".[7]

Alden Thompson wrote

"AT is critically loyal, representing the Adventist left. It is similar to Spectrum in perspective, but quicker to publish the 'news' and often more careless. In the past it has too easily succumbed to the temptation to publish ad hominem attacks."[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "History of Adventist Today". Adventist Today. Archived from the original on August 30, 2006. Retrieved October 18, 2006. 
  2. ^ Jim Walters (May–June 1994). "1st Year of Publication". Adventist Today 2 (3). Retrieved October 18, 2006. 
  3. ^ Adventist Today Goes Online| Adventist Today
  4. ^ Adventist Today Holds Campmeeting | Adventist Today
  5. ^ "Changes at Adventist Today"
  6. ^ "New Editor for Adventist Today: Andy Nash". Adventist Today. Archived from the original on May 25, 2007. Retrieved June 1, 2007. 
  7. ^ Adventist Today readers respond to survey
  8. ^ Alden Thompson (September 27, 2007). "The Future of Adventism: Where's The Church Headed?". AldenThompson. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved October 31, 2007.