ADvindicate takes a biblical look at trending Seventh-day Adventist issues. In its infancy, the online publication immediately found a niche in the Adventist world of online publications. The church's official magazine the Adventist Review appeared inhibited from dealing with controversial issues due to church-associated politics, and the other two significant self-supporting publications were antagonistic toward central Adventist beliefs. A publication that was theologically supportive of the church, yet unencumbered with church bureaucracy was needed.
The website launched February 2012, and has been doubling its readership every year since then. After its first year, ADvindicate incorporated and became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. With the financial support of its readers, ADvindicate contracts with Adventist writers and editors to provide weekly content.
The AD in ADvindicate’s name refers to Anno Domini, which means in the year of our Lord. Adventists believe there is a cosmic showdown between Christ and Satan. Christ’s character has been put on trial in front of the whole universe. Adventists believe Christ will vindicate his character through his followers. ADvindicate’s name reflects this concept.
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Monte Fleming is a musician and a geologist, and is currently pursuing a PhD in earth science at Loma Linda University. He is convinced that both nature and revelation tell the same story, and that the truth told by both is immeasurably more intriguing than the alternatives that are often presented. He is also convinced that the Seventh-day Adventist church has a message to share with the world that shows God's love, goodness, and power in a unique and compelling way.
ASSOCIATE Editor | ASSISTANT Webmaster
Lemuel Sapian is a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Divinity through online coursework at the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary in the Far East, in the Adventist International Institute for Advanced Studies (AIIAS). His paternal great-grandfather Gil de Guzman was a Conference President in the Philippines during the Second World War, and his maternal grandfather and grandmother were instrumental in the founding of Mountain View College in the southern Philippine province of Bukidnon. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of North Texas and lives in the North Texas area with his wife, Pamela and their three children.
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Pastor Kevin Paulson holds a Bachelor’s degree in theology from Pacific Union College, a Master of Arts in systematic theology from Loma Linda University, and a Master of Divinity from the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He served the Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for ten years as a Bible instructor, evangelist, and local pastor. He writes regularly for Liberty magazine and does script writing for various evangelistic ministries within the denomination. He continues to hold evangelistic and revival meetings throughout the North American Division and beyond, and is a sought-after seminar speaker relative to current issues in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He presently resides in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
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Pastor Rich Constantinescu, his wife Cathy, and their four precious children live in Oklahoma where Rich is the pastor of the Ardmore and Arbuckle View SDA churches. Besides God and family, they enjoy outdoor activities, traveling, and learning. He also manages the website www.adventfacts.com.