ASRS 2017

PROGRAM

Boston, MA – November 16-18, 2017

THEME: “FIVE HUNDRED YEARS OF REFORMATION”*

THURSDAY EVENING, NOV. 16, 6:00-8:15 pm
HYNES CONVENTION CENTER, 202 (SECOND LEVEL)

6:00-6:30 pm          ASRS Registration

Reception provided by North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists

6:30 pm                  Welcome

Olive J. Hemmings, ASRS President

6:30-7:45 pm          Paper Session I: Adventist Studies

Finbar Benjamin, Oakwood University, presiding

John Brunt, Pastor of the Edmonds Adventist Church, Edmonds, Washington—Rescuing Paul from the Reformation?

Mathilde Frey, Walla Walla University—Righteousness by Faith: When Abraham Was Cynical and Righteous at the Same Time

Eike Mueller, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies—Luther and Antisemitism

7:45-8:15 pm          Business Session I

Tarsee Li, Oakwood University, presiding

FRIDAY MORNING, NOV. 17, 8:00-11:50 am
HYNES CONVENTION CENTER, 202 (SECOND LEVEL)

8:00-8:15 am          Devotional

Agniel Samson, Oakwood University—Sola Scriptura de Spiritu Sancto

8:15-9:55 am          Paper Session II: Biblical Studies

Gilbert Okuro-Ojwang, Oakwood University, presiding

Kevin Burrell, Burman University—Five Hundred Years of Reformation? What Luther’s 95 Thesis Did Not Change in Christendom

Matthew Lucio, Pastor in the Iowa-Missouri Conference—Luther and Loyola: Spiritual Crisis, Consolation, and Conversion

Nicholas Miller, Andrews University—Martin Luther to Martin Luther King, Jr.: Protestant Roots of Modern Civil Rights

Warren Trenchard, La Sierra University—Five Hundred Years of Reformation: Five Hundred Years of Sola Scriptura

9:55-10:10 am          Business Session II

Tarsee Li, Oakwood University, presiding

10:10-10:20 am         BREAK

10:20-11:35 am         Paper Session III: Historical Studies

Ross Winkle, Pacific Union College, presiding

Michael W. Campbell, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies—The Perspicuity of Scripture, the Reformation, and Ellen G. White: Exploring the Meaning and Contours of “Plain Reading” for Seventh-day Adventism

Douglas Morgan, Washington Adventist University—After Babylon Falls: Adventist Identity and the Radical Reformation Impulse

Alan Parker, Southern Adventist University—Adventist Millennials’ Perceptions of Traditional Evangelistic Presentations on the Antichrist

11:35-11:50 am          Business Session III

Tarsee Li, Oakwood University, presiding

11:50-1:30 pm           LUNCH

FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 17, 1:30-4:30 pm
HYNES CONVENTION CENTER, 202 (SECOND LEVEL)

1:30-3:10 pm          Paper Session IV: Theological Studies

Erhard Gallos, Andrews University, presiding

Adelina Alexe, Andrews University—Subjectivity in Hermeneutics: Moving beyond Misunderstanding, Misuse, and Abuse

Jason Hines, Adventist University of Health Sciences—The Question of Slavery and the Principle of Sola Scriptura

Richard Rice, Loma Linda University—Assurance and Its Aftermath: The Reformation and Divine Determinism

Charles Scriven, Adventist Forum—The World as Moral Responsibility: Calvin Light on Reading—and Misreading—the Bible

3:10-3:30 pm          Business Session IV                 

Tarsee Li, Oakwood University, presiding

3:30-4:30 pm          Sectional Meetings

Christian Theology and History: Martin Hanna, Andrews University, convener

New Testament: Erhard Gallos, Andrews University, convener

Old Testament: Alden Thompson, Walla Walla University, convener

Philosophy and Ethics: Zane Yi, Loma Linda University, and

Timothy Golden, Walla Walla University, conveners

Practical Theology: Ernie Furness, Southeastern California Conference, convener

World Religions/Missiology: Paul Dybdahl, Walla Walla University, convener

4:30-5:15 pm          Special Meetings

Black Theology Group: Martin Hanna, Andrews University, convener

Women in Theology Group: Anne Collier-Freed, Kettering College, convener

5:30-6:15 pm          Bus Trip to the Cambridge SDA Church

FRIDAY EVENING, NOV. 17, 6:30-8:30 pm
CAMBRIDGE SDA CHURCH
43 NORWOOD ST., EVERETT, MA 02149

6:30 pm                 ASRS-ATS Unity Meal and Presidential Addresses

Denis Fortin and John Reeve, Andrews University, presiding

 Joint Society Dinner

ATS Presidential Address, Carl Cosaert, Walla Walla University—Erasmus, the Protestant Reformation, and the Text of the New Testament

ASRS Presidential Address, Olive Hemmings, Washington Adventist University—Sola Scriptura, Truth, and the Future of Bible Interpretation

SABBATH MORNING, NOV. 18, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
HYNES CONVENTION CENTER, 202 (SECOND LEVEL)

9:00-10:30 am          Paper Session V: Book Panel Discussion

Zack Plantak, Loma Linda University, presiding

Panel Discussion—Where Are We Headed? Adventism After San Antonio, by William Johnson

  • Zack Plantak, Loma Linda University (moderating)
  • Danielle Barnard, Andrews University
  • Katrina Blue, Andrews University
  • Donny Chrissutianto, AIIAS
  • Iriann Marie Hausted, Andrews University
  • Matt Korpman, La Sierra University
  • Igor Lorencin, Theologische Hochschule Friedensau

10:30-10:45 am          BREAK

10:45-11:05 am          NAD Presentation

Ivan Williams and David Gemmell, North
American Division Ministerial Department

11:05 am                     Prayer and Introduction of Speaker

11:10 am                     Sermon

Michael Pearson, Retired Professor, Newbold College—Human Accountability and the Law of Unintended Consequences

AGENDA FOR BUSINESS MEETINGS

1. Election of nominating committee
2. Election of Vice President
3. Approval of minutes
4. Future ASRS topic
5. Any other business

 CURRENT OFFICERS

Olive Hemmings, president
Tarsee Li, president-elect
Denis Fortin, vice-president
Zdravko Plantak, secretary/treasurer
Erik C. Carter, communications

The next ASRS meeting will take place November 15-17, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

*A KIND REMINDER: Papers presented at academic meetings are works-in-progress intended to provide the opportunity to explore along with other scholars ideas that emerge from rigorous research. Papers are not to be shared, cited, or used for evaluative purposes without permission from the presenter.

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