Adventist Peace Radio, Episode 38: Quarterly Podcast Series Introduction

Welcome to Adventist Peace Radio, the podcast of the Adventist Peace Fellowship. This episode is an introduction to the special series that will be running over the next three months—July through September 2019. Each week we will be sharing a conversation to accompany the Quarterly lesson study guide, which is titled “The Least of These.”

L-R: Jeff Boyd, Nathan Brown, and Lisa Diller after an extended morning recording session.

L-R: Jeff Boyd, Nathan Brown, and Lisa Diller after an extended morning recording session.

Nathan Brown, Lisa Diller, and Jeff Boyd co-host the series, and most episodes will also feature a special conversation partner.

Nathan wrote both the lesson study and the companion book for this quarter, so his additional commentary is much appreciated. In fact, this project grew out of a conversation we had about his book Engage, which was back in episode 24

Nathan Brown is book editor at Signs Publishing Company in Melbourne, Australia. He is author or editor of 16 books, as well as hundreds of articles in Adventist and other publications around the world. He has degrees in law, literature, English and writing, and he recently completed a Masters of Theology and Justice through Kilns College.

Lisa Diller, PhD, was an APF Board Member for a number of years before transitioning to her new position as Peace Church Network Coordinator. She teaches early modern world history at her alma mater, Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. Though raised on a farm in rural West Virginia, she learned to love the city while earning her PhD at the University of Chicago and researching her dissertation in London. In addition to seventeenth century religion and politics, Lisa enjoys service and activism in her urban neighborhood and ministry in her local church, The Well, which she helped start with her husband Tommy in 2008. Lisa’s academic credentials enable her to talk about history and politics—but her passion is learning how to be part of the kingdom of God.

The featured conversation partners will be Claudia Allen, Chris Blake, Joanna Darby, Margaret Howell, Willie Hucks, Patty Prasada Rao, Brenton Stacey, and Michelet William.

Looking ahead, there are a number of ways you can stay connected during this series. First, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, Stitcher, or Spotify. Second, you can find resources in the show notes for each episode on our APF website. These episodes will be posted on regular podcast page, which is And we also have a special page dedicated to this series, which you can find that at There you can find supplemental resources, a video introducing this project, and the list of featured conversation partners. And third, you can engage on TwitterFacebook, or the APF website, sharing your thoughts and sharing the links with others.



Thank you for joining us for this episode of Adventist Peace Radio. If you appreciated this introductory conversation about the Quarterly series, we hope you’ll share the episode far and wide. We invite you to visit to learn more about the series ahead. 

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MUSIC: Our theme music is “Green Fields” by Scott Holmes, and this is available at the Free Music Archive.

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