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.
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