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Editor and Publisher of the "Adventist Review" To Speak For MLK Day


By: Jaci Shankel

Second Event on Monday Evening Will Explore Racial Identity

On Monday, Jan. 20, Walla Walla University will remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through two events. 

In the morning, Bill Knott, editor and publisher of the “Adventist Review” and “Adventist World” magazines,  will be the featured speaker. His presentation, titled “He Freed a Lot of People,” will be at 11 a.m. in the University Church.  

A second event, titled “What Is a White Ally, Anyway?” will be held Monday evening.  This presentation will feature a film by anti-racist activist Tim Wise, titled, “White Like Me,” which “explores how racial identity and whiteness influence the lives of white Americans.” The film will be followed by a moderated discussion and a panel of students. This event is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Village Hall. Chapel credit is available to students who attend.

The title of Knott’s presentation is taken from the 1968 song, “Abraham, Martin, and John,” which memorializes Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy.

Before serving as editor and executive publisher of the “Adventist Review” and “Adventist World” magazines, Knott served as a pastor in New England, Michigan, New York, and Washington state, where he was senior pastor of the Walla Walla University Church from 1993 to 1997.  He is a graduate of Atlantic Union College, and earned a master of divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University.  In 2006, he completed a doctoral degree in American religious history at George Washington University.

Knott has written hundreds of articles for church periodicals during more than 30 years of ministry, and is a frequent speaker at camp meetings, academic conferences, youth and young adult events, and pastors’ meetings. 


Published Monday, Jan. 13

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