ASRS 2015

ASRS Newsletter

Newsletter of the Adventist Society for Religious Studies 2015

A society for the promotion of religious studies in the Seventh-day Adventist movement

THEME—Adventism in the Public Square

 

Atlanta, GA – 2015

PROGRAM

November 19-21                                                                                          Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday Evening, Nov. 19

Hyatt-Embassy AB (International Tower Level LL2)

Thursday – 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

P19-401
Adventist Society of Religious Studies Reception
Thursday – 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Hyatt-Embassy AB (International Tower Level LL2)

6:30     Registration and Reception

Reception provided by Florida Hospital, North American Division, Oakwood University, Southern Adventist University

Thursday – 7:30 PM-9:30 PM        

Hyatt-Embassy EF (International Tower Level LL2)

P19-402
Adventist Society of Religious Studies Meeting
Thursday – 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

7:30     Paper Session 1        Historical and Philosophical Voices

Olive Hemmings, Washington Adventist University, presiding

Nick Miller, Andrews University

Ellen White, Natural Law, Civil Rights, and Social Activism

Richard Rice, Loma Linda University

          Tempered Enthusiasm: Adventists and the Temperance Movement

Zane Yi, Loma Linda University

          “Christ and Culture” Revisited: Towards an Adventist Theology of Culture

Zack Plantak, Loma Linda University

           Liminality and Responsibility of a Prophetic Movement

9:00     Business Session I

Teresa Reeve, Andrews University, presiding

Friday Morning, Nov. 20

Hyatt-International North (International Tower Level LL1)           

P20-1
Adventist Society of Religious Studies Meeting
Hyatt-International North (International Tower Level LL1)

8:00     Devotional 

8:15     Business Session II                                    

Teresa Reeve, Andrews University, presiding

8:30     Paper Session II        Biblical and Theological Voices

Bruce Boyd, Burman University, presiding

Leo Ranzolin, Loma Linda University

Adventism in the Public Square?: A Model from Paul’s Areopagus Speech?

Janis Lowry, Adventist University of Health Sciences

Matthew 26 in the Public Square: Can 10 Bridesmaids with Talent and Extra Olive Oil Serve the Least of These

Charles Scriven, Dayton, Ohio

Apocalypse and the Public Square, A Theo-Philosophical Renovation of Premillenialism

Martin Weber, Logos/Faithlife Corporation

Inter-faith Isolationism Squanders the Adventist Advantage

10:00   Paper Session III – Adventist Institutions in the Public Square

Teresa Reeve, Andrews University, presiding

Gorden Doss, Andrews University

         The Adventist Missionary in the Public Square

Slimon Saliba, Florida Hospital

          Adventist Health Care and the Public Square

Larry Geraty

          Adventist Higher Education and the Public Square

11:45   Business Session III

Teresa Reeve, Andrews University, presiding

12:00   Lunch

 

Friday Afternoon, Nov. 21                

Hyatt-International North (International Tower Level LL1)

Friday – 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

P20-214 – Adventist Society of Religious Studies Meeting
1:30      Paper Session IV – Issues of Race and Ethnicity

Reymar Vetne, Pacific Union College, presiding

Ramona Hyman, Oakwood University

Jesus and Civil Rights in Alabama as Poetic Activism

Keith Burton, Oakwood University

Why is Obama America’s First Black President?

Doug Morgan, Washington Adventist University

Adventism’s Promise for Black Liberation

Erick Mendieta, Andrews University

Immigration and Christian Social Ethics: An Adventist Proposal

3:10     Business Session IV                                   

Teresa Reeve, Andrews University, presiding

3:30     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, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, conveners

Practical Theology: Ernie Furness, Southeastern California Conference, convener

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

4:30     Special Meetings

Black Theology Group: Leslie Pollard, Oakwood University, convener

Women in Theology Group: Ginger Hanks-Harwood, conveners

Friday Evening, Nov. 20 – 6:30 pm                                                                         

Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy

401 Hamilton E Holmes Drive NW, Atlanta

ASRS-ATS Unity Meal and Presidential Addresses

Olive Hemmings, Washington Adventist University,

and Lael Caesar, Adventist Review, presiding

Dinner

ASRS Presidential Address                             Mark Carr, Alaska Conference

ATS Presidential Address                            Felix Cortez, Andrews University

Sabbath Morning, Nov. 21

Hyatt-International North (International Tower Level LL1)

P21-108
Adventist Society of Religious Studies Meeting

9:00 Adventism Addresses the Public Square:

Ben Baker, General Conference Archives

Seen through a Glass Darkly: Taking Steps to Be Seen As We Are

 

9:20 Ellen White in the Public Square

Panel Discussion of Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet;

Bonnie Dwyer, Adventist Spectrum, presiding

Panelists:

Ted Levterov, Loma Linda University

Denis Fortin, Andrews University.

Terrie Aamodt – Walla Walla University

Gil Valentine – La Sierra University                       

11:00   Worship

William Johnsson, 1st President of ASRS (1979), sermon

            Leaving the Comfort Zone: From John the Baptist to Jesus

 

AGENDA FOR BUSINESS MEETINGS

  • Election of nominating committee
  • Election of vice president
  • Approval of minutes electing secretary-treasurer (For account transfer purposes?)
  • Election of associate secretary-treasurer
  • Non Profit IRS status application.
  • ASRS statement to the BRI regarding GC review of Adventist hermeneutics.
  • Future ASRS topic
  • ASRS Web Site and Protection
  • ASRS Fee Increase
  • Any Other Business

ASRS website: http://adventistsocietyforreligiousstudies.com

Current Officers:

Mark Carr, president

Teresa Reeve, president-elect

Olive Hemmings, vice-president

Zdravko Plantak, secretary/treasurer

Gerald Wheeler, newsletter editor

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