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The School of Religion as well as its Humanities Program and centers host a variety of events that include featured speakers, panels and lectures. Find below videos of recent events and use the links to the right to view past events.


Revelation: Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament

Sabbath, February 29, 2020

Book panel featuring Bruce Longenecker, Baylor University; Darian Lockett, Biola University; David Larson, LLU; Respondent: Sigve Tonstad, LLU; Moderator: Bonnie Dwyer


Global Deception: Evidence of the Deceiver’s Lie in Pompei

Friday, February 28, 2020

A walk through Pompeian artifacts based on Bruce Longenecker’s most recent book, In Stone and Story: Early Christianity in the Roman World. Bruce Longenecker, PhD, is Professor of Christian Origins and the Melton Chair of Religion at Baylor University.


What if Jesus Had Never Been Born? How the world would be different

Sabbath, February 22, 2020

Abundant historical evidence suggests that Jesus of Nazareth was the most influential person in human history, far beyond His significance for communities of faith. Jon Paulien, PhD, reviewed the evidence and drew evidence-based conclusions.


The Cross and the First Amendment: Religious Expressions in the Public Square

Thursday, February 6, 2020

David Kaloyanides, J.D., a First Amendment attorney, addressed the debate over crosses, the Ten Commandments, and other religious expressions in public spaces. Presented by the Humanities Program.


Poetic Voices: The Body at a Loss

Sabbath, February 1, 2020

Cati Porter presented poems from her recent book, The Body at a Loss. She is the director of Inlandia Institute, a literary nonprofit, as well as the author of eight books and chapbooks. Her poems and essays appear widely in print and online. Presented by the Humanities Program.


Connecting with God? Prayer, Meditation, and the World Religions

Sabbath, December 7, 2019

The presenter was Varun Soni, Dean of Religious Life at University of Southern California, and the response was given by Yi Shen Ma, PhD, Assistant Professor at LLU School of Religion. This was followed by a distinguished panel representing some of the world religions. Presented by the Center for Understanding World Religions.


Poetic Voices: Open to Air

Sabbath, November 2, 2019

David Stone shared free verse poems on nature, memory, and time. As a member of the Inlandia Institute, David contributes columns for the Southern California News Group and acts as assistant poetry editor for the online journal Inlandia: A Literary Journey. David also teaches English at Loma Linda Academy. Presented by the Humanities Program.


Annual Dalton Baldwin Memorial Lecture: Megan Koreman

Sabbath, May 25, 2019

Author Megan Koreman presented on her book, The Escape Line, and John Weidner, SDA rescuer of Jews.


Poetic Voice: Jim McMillan and the Poetry of the Soul in Illness

Sabbath, May 11, 2019

A physician and poet shares his experience as a patient after a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer. He ponders the deep questions of life and explores his journey through his voice in poetry. The poet featured was Dr. Jim McMillan, a nephrologist and Associate Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Presented by the Humanities Program.


Neither Male Nor Female? Sex and Gender in Law and Religion

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Chris Oberg, a Seventh-day Adventist minister, and Stefan Johnson, an LGBTQ rights advocate, discussed the current debates about the legal definition of gender and accompanying rights in American society and the Christian engagement with this debate in the public square. Presented by the Humanities Program.


Borders and Sanctuaries: A Conversation about Immigration

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Experts on immigration law and practical and Latinx theology discussed the state of the U.S. immigration laws and enforcement, and Christian engagement with immigration and issues arising from national borders. Participants included Nathaniel B. Walker, representative from National Association of Immigration Judges, and Marlene M. Ferreras, religion professor at HMS Richards Divinity School, La Sierra University. Presented by the Humanities Program.