The annual Andrews Autumn Conference on Religion & Science is a function of Andrews University and the Midwest Religion and Science Society (MRSS), an organization representing a variety of faith backgrounds including Seventh-day Adventist, Anabaptist, Church of the Brethren, and Catholic. The forum takes place in the Biology Ampitheater on Friday & Saturday, November 12-13, 2021.
The theme is "The Andrews Way of Doing Archaeology." Excavations in Hisban Jordan were started in 1968 by Siegfried H. Horn. He later founded the Horn Archaeological Museum, which now houses one of the largest cuneiform collections in the United States. The guidelines under which he worked have been established as the “Andrews Way” of doing archaeology—guidelines still followed by workers in biblical archaeology:
Although these guidelines were established for Biblical Archaeology, they are applicable to other disciples and their relation to biblical faith.
The 2021 speakers include Andrews professors Øystein LaBianca, and Randall W. Younker, as well as Darrell J. Rohl (Assistant Professor, Calvin University), Christopher Jenkins (PhD Student, Yale University), Carina Prestes (PhD Student, Andrews University), and Kevin Burton (Director, Center for Adventist Research). The conference is sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Institute of Archaeology and Siegfried H. Horn Museum, Theological Center for Interdisciplinary Dialogue, and the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship.
Breakfast and supper will be provided for all participants. Please contact us for lunch or accommodation reservations. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Sabbath, November 13, 2021
8:00 am Breakfast
4:00 pm Closing worship: Seminary Chorus
4:30 pm Horn Museum open house
5:00 pm Supper (Institute of Archaeology and Siegfried H. Horn Museum)