How TK magazine will share and shape ideas
An idea is only a beginning. But an idea that is shared and shaped becomes a possibility and, eventually, reality.
Sharing and shaping ideas: that’s the purpose of TK, a new online magazine of news, reviews and perspectives, produced by Avondale College of Higher Education, Signs Publishing and Manifest.
The name, TK, means “to come.” It’s an abbreviation of a reference used in publishing to show that more material is coming. In our publishing context, it means accepting the challenge of learning and discovery—the sharing of ideas. It also means using this knowledge to improve lives—the shaping of ideas.
The message: you have been given the power to think and do.
This statement comes from Education by Ellen White. The Seventh-day Adventist Church pioneer began writing the book in Cooranbong, the town in which Avondale’s Lake Macquarie campus is located—White helped establish the higher education provider. While her message of encouraging exploration and engagement is particularly for educators, the broader application is clear. “Every human being, created in the image of God, is endowed with a power akin to that of the Creator—individuality, power to think and to do,” she writes on page 17.
The power to think and do is a gift given to everyone. Accept it. Use it.
TK began in 1987 as Connections, the Avondale newsletter. It now also includes features and reviews from Bookshelf, a publication produced monthly by Signs, and Manifest, a newsletter produced in support of a creative arts festival convened by Adventist Media Network and Avondale over the past five years. You and others who subscribe will receive 30 issues a year—one a week during the academic year and one a month at other times.
The TK editorial team is Brenton Stacey, Nathan Brown and Sara Bolst. Brenton is public relations officer at Avondale and Nathan book editor at Signs. Both have about two decades of experience in Seventh-day Adventist Church communication and publishing. Sara, an Avondale academic prize- and Manifest award-winning writer, is assistant public relations officer at Avondale. All three value publishing that is careful and thoughtful, writing that is creative and credible and readers who are accountable and engaged. The aim: to share and shape ideas about life and faith through healthy conversations. To make what is to come better than what has become.
TK is an idea. Thank you for the role you will play in sharing and shaping it. In making it become reality.