On October 18–20, 2018, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, in conjunction with the Biblical Research Institute and Adventist... read more >
Transforming Worldview(s) Conference Oct. 18-20
On October 18–20, 2018, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, in conjunction with the Biblical Research Institute and Adventist Theological Society, will host the “Transforming Worldview(s): Biblical Faithfulness in a Pluralistic Age” Conference. The gathering will explore the impact and importance of a biblical worldview in the lives of Seventh-day Adventists. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, a prominent evangelical theologian and author known for his dynamic presentations, is the keynote speaker. All are welcome to attend at no charge; free registration available here.
“Who we are and how we behave is in direct relationship to our worldview,” said Jiří Moskala, dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. “The biblical worldview needs to be clearly defined in order to shape our presuppositions and understanding of the world around us, which consists of our belief system, rituals, lifestyle and worship.”
The conference will address three vital questions: (1) What is a worldview? (2) What is the importance of worldview? and (3) What is the function of worldview in the lives of Seventh-day Adventists?
“All of us have a worldview, regardless of how we define it,” said Ante Jeroncic, Seminary professor of ethics and theology and lead conference organizer. “Our explicit or implicit answers to these fundamental questions direct not only our experience of Christianity and Adventism but also how we act in the world, determining our priorities.”
Conference participants will be challenged to articulate an Adventist worldview and its impact on specific issues.
“For instance,” said Jeroncic, “What is the Adventist worldview on creation, and how does that lead us to a conception of creation care? There is a relationship between worldview and ethics. We will explore how an Adventist worldview addresses questions of suffering, history and more.”
Ministry practitioners will also be challenged to consider the impact of worldview formation on their ministry and how worldview can be harnessed to address a culture that is largely at variance with a biblical worldview.
“There are many worldviews around us which need to be transformed according to the biblical worldview,” said Moskala. “We need to present in an attractive and faithful way the biblical story to catch the imagination of people and to transform their comprehensive conception or apprehension of the world.”
On April 12–14, the Office of Adventist Mission and the Global Mission Center for... read more >
Reaching Millennial Generations Conference
On April 12–14, the Office of Adventist Mission and the Global Mission Center for Secular and Postmodern Studies (CSPS) will host the Reaching Millennial Generations conference at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary. The keynote speaker for the conference is author and pastor James Emery White of the Mecklenburg Community Church (Meck) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Under White’s leadership, Meck grew from a single family to more than 11,000 attendees on four campuses, the majority of whom were previously unchurched individuals.
The conference will also feature 16 additional presenters, including educators, administrators, church planters, pastors, evangelists and researchers, all applying their expertise to a pressing problem: how to effectively reach the expanding field of secular, millennial generations with the gospel message. Attendees will be equipped and empowered to be the body of Christ among new generations in a new millennium.
Conference registration is free for Andrews University students until April 10 and is $50 per person for non-AU students. To register and learn more, visit millennialglobalmission.org.
On February 6, 8 and 9, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University will host the 14th... read more >
14th Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium
On February 6, 8 and 9, the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University will host the 14th Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium. The yearly academic gathering seeks to foster scholarly dialogue among Seminary faculty and students. This year’s symposium features Dr. Millard Erickson, acclaimed theologian, as the plenary speaker. Erickson, best known for his systematic theology work Christian Theology, is the author of more than 30 books and is the former dean of Bethel Theological Seminary.
Erickson will deliver two presentations on Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Seminary Chapel. The first presentation at 11:30 a.m. is entitled “A God for Changing Times.” The second presentation at 7 p.m. explores the question, “Are There Ranks in the Trinity?” Darius Jankiewicz, professor and chair of the Department of Theology and Christian Philosophy will follow the second presentation with a response. All are welcome to attend these sessions at no charge.
The Seminary Scholarship Symposium begins on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the Seminary Chapel with the annual Recognition Assembly, highlighting outstanding scholarship among faculty and students. The Horn Excellence in Research Award will be given, along with Doctor of Ministry dissertation awards. In addition, selected publications by Seminary faculty and students will be celebrated.
The Symposium Book Sale will be held on February 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Seminary Commons. This year vendors include the ABC Christian Book Center, Adventist Theological Society Publications, Andrews University Seminary Studies Journal, Andrews University Press, Seminary Department of World Mission Publications, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, and Zondervan.
Poster and breakout sessions featuring selected academic research projects conducted by Seminary students and faculty will be hosted in various locations in the Seminary on February 8 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. and February 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information on the 14th Annual Seminary Scholarship Symposium, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269-471-3537.