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.
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.
4th Annual Dalton Baldwin Memorial Lecture: “Values After Darwin”
May 7, 2016
Can Darwin’s theory of evolution provide a coherent and compelling foundation for moral reasoning? Professor Osborn explored some challenging implications of Darwin’s theory and strictly naturalistic accounts of human behavior for ideas about moral goodness. Ronald E. Osborn, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Wellesley College, lectured on aspects of his forthcoming book, Humanism and the Death of God: Searching for the Good After Darwin, Marx, and Nietzsche (Oxford University Press).
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.