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Event Videos

What's with Free Will? Ethics & Religion after Neuroscience: Conference

Belief in Free Will is basic to law, religion and ethics—and how we view ourselves. Two leading theologians explore Christian answers to the Free Will debate. Presented by the Humanities Program.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Philip Clayton, PhD - Science, Ethics, and Free Will: Why Neuroscience Doesn’t Ground Freedom, and What We Might Choose to do About It

Sabbath, May 20, 2017

Thomas Oord, PhD - Genuine Freedom for Creatures and for a God of Love

Islam at Loma Linda University

Sabbath, January 28, 2017

The program explores the role and experience of Muslim students and faculty in the context of Loma Linda University Health’s mission and values. Presentations feature Loma Linda faculty, Dr. Gerald Winslow, and special guest Jihad Turk, president of the Islamic seminary at Claremont School of Theology. Panelists include the invited speakers, Dr. Mahmoud Torebinejad (professor, LLU School of Dentistry), Dr. Eba Hathout (professor, LLU School of Medicine), Sara Haddad Tabrizi (LLU School of Public Health, DrPH student) and Kwaja Arsalaan Ahmed (LLUMC, 4th year radiology resident). Recitations and translations were given by Dr. Nahidh Hasaniya (associate professor, LLU School of Medicine) and Dr. Shamel Abd-Allah (professor, LLU School of Medicine). This is the inaugural program of the new William Johnsson Center for Understanding World Religions, directed by Dr. Jon Paulien.

Religion & the LGBT Community

Sabbath, December 3, 2016

Because Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning that espouses wholeness as its core value, exploring the intersections between gender identity, sexual orientation, and spirituality is integral to consistently carrying out its mission of educating competent Christian health-care providers for the 21st century. Participants include Daneen Akers, MA; David Larson, DMin, PhD; Grace Oei, MD and Hans von Walter, MD. Presented by the Humanities Program.

Two principles guided the development of this program and the posting of this video. 1) LLUSR is part of a General Conference institution which is supportive of Scripture and the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 2) As a school of Loma Linda University, SR is committed to open dialogue and mutual respect in the exploration of issues. As a result, while the purpose of the following program is to assist the church in its exploration of a complex issue, not all views expressed by the participants are the views of the University or the Church.

Visions in the Old Testament: Economical, Ethical, Global & Missional with Dr. Chris Wright

Friday, November 11 & Sabbath, November 12, 2016

Dr. Chris Wright is the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership and one of the most prominent international experts on Old Testament Ethics. The Friday lecture “The Land is Mine” is based on his Doctoral work at Cambridge University and on the three books that he consequently published on the topic: Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, An Eye for an Eye, and Walking in the Ways of the Lord. On the second day, Dr. Wright delivers the lecture “The Whole Earth is Mine” based on his other books such as The Mission of God, The God I Don’t Understand, and The Mission of God’s People. He was the Chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group and was the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment – the Statement of the Third Lausanne Congress.

Religion & the Presidential Election: What's its Role?

Sabbath, October 22, 2016

Good religion should inform a believer about all important decisions in life – including how one votes for the most powerful person in the world. A diverse panel will discuss the role that a presidential candidate’s character traits, moral values, religious beliefs, and personal practices should play in how a Christian votes. Panelists include Whitny Braun, PhD, Paul Jacobson, MD, Sigve Tonstad, PhD, MD and Dennis Hokama. Presented by the Humanities Program.

Does Adventism Inspire Young Adventists?

Sabbath, March 12, 2016

A diverse panel of critically engaged millennial Adventists grapple with the question: What, if anything, is there in the Adventist tradition that can engender enthusiasm among today's twenty-somethings? Beyond a fervent minority of young adult believers who receive great meaning from tradition doctrines, what in Adventist history and experience may speak to a seemingly disinterested majority? Presented by the Humanities Program.

From ISIS to San Bernardino, Where is God?

Sabbath, February 13, 2016

"The Open Remnant" featuring Jon Paulien, Dean of LLU School of Religion. Presented by Adventism and the World Series.

"Adventist Identity: The Key to Muslim Relations" featuring Petras Bahadur, Director of GC Global Center for Adventist-Muslim Relations. Presented by Adventism and the World Series.

Friday, February 12, 2016

"Violence & the Character of God: How is God Advancing His Purposes in an Age of Terror?" featuring Gabriela Phillips, Director of NAD Adventist-Muslim Relations Center. Presented by Adventism and the World Series.

Dialogue between Walter Brueggemann and Sigve Tonstad

Sabbath October 31, 2015

This is the unedited recording of the conversation between Walter Brueggemann and Sigve Tonstad at the Loma Linda University Church during the Weekend with Walter Brueggemann event. Presented by the Center for Christian Bioethics.

Dialogue between Walter Brueggemann and Zack Plantak

Friday October 30, 2015

This is the unedited recording of the conversation between Walter Brueggemann and Zack Plantak at the Loma Linda University Church during the Weekend with Walter Brueggemann event. Presented by the Center for Christian Bioethics.

Einstein & Faith

October 3, 2015

Physicist and cosmologist Robert Piccioni, who has made study of Einstein a specialty, lectured on Einstein’s complex view of God. Presented by the Humanities Program.

Revelation 13 and the Papacy: Bible Prophecy and the Pope's Visit

September 26, 2015

Lecture featuring Jon Paulien, Dean, School of Religion. Presented by the Adventism and the World Lecture Series.

3rd Annual Dalton Baldwin Memorial Lecture: “Atheistic Spirituality”

May 16, 2015

“Adventist Health Reform: Principle or Taboo?” Panel Discussion

May 2, 2015

"What is Adventist Eschatology Good for?"

March 7, 2015

"The Emerging Church: Prospects and Perils for a Postmodern Adventism"

February 21, 2015

"Good Science and Literal Bible: What Gives?" Panel Discussion

October 25, 2014

Bed-side/Community-wide Health: the Medical-Ethical Complex Bias” Panel Discussion

March 8, 2014

"Spiritual Journeys" Panel Discussion

February 15, 2014

2nd Annual Dalton Baldwin Memorial Lecture: "John Wesley's Passion for Holistic Faith and Life"

May 3, 2014

Featuring Randy Maddox, Duke University Professor/Wesleyan Studies

"Our Place in the Universe"

October 5, 2013

"The Importance of Being Radical"

May 18, 2013

"African American SDAs: Healers in a Multi-cultural Nation" Panel Discussion

February 16, 2013

Religion & Politics

October 13, 2012

God as Horror-Perpetrator

April 28, 2012

God as Horror-Participant

April 28, 2012

God as Horror-Defeater

April 28, 2012

Can Life Be Merely An Accident?

November 11, 2011

"George McCready Price: At the Crossroads of Creationism’s History"

May 21, 2011

Judy Gundry Lecture 1: “Why Marriage is ‘Good’ and Celibacy is ‘Better’” (1 Corinthians 7)

Judy Gundry Lecture 2: “Did Paul Prohibit Women from Speaking in Church?” (1 Corinthians 14)

Judy Gundry Lecture 3: “Why a Woman Should have Control Over Her Head” (1 Corinthians 11)

Judy Gundry Lecture 4: “’Neither Male nor Female’: Family of Origin and the Family of Faith” (1 Corinthians 11)

Adventist Advocates in the Public Square

May 22, 2010