2017 Schedule

January

7          Michael Scofield
            “What Rembrandt Can Teach Us about Inspiration”

14       Michael Scofield
            “Anxiety Over Women’s Ordination:
            A Root Cause Analysis”

21       Gary Blount and Ken Clements
            “A New Dietrich Bonhoeffer Movie: “Come Before Winter’”

28       Ronald Graybill
            “Relics or Reality:  An Insider’s View of the New
            Ellen G. White Center at the General Conference”

February

4          Petre Cimpoeru
            “Adventism Behind the Iron Curtain:  Romania”

11       Ted Levterov
            “Adventism Behind the Iron Curtain:  Bulgaria”       

18       Michael Orlich
            “The First Great Awakening

25       Jonathan Butler
            “The Second Great Awakening”

March

4          Forrest Howe
           “The Faiths of Our Founding Fathers”

11       David Trim
            “Our People Very Slowly Respond”

18       Ronald Graybill
            “Millenarians, Utopians and Early Adventism”

25       Gilbert Valentine
            “Reason and Revelation in 19th Century
            North American Education”

April

1          Michael Orlich
            “The Transcendentalists”

8          Michael Scofield
            “How Adventism Has Changed Since World War II”

15       Leo Ranzolin
            “Unity and Diversity in New Testament Times
             and Ours” (Part 3)

22       Petre Cimpoeur
            “Religion and Politics in Communist Romania
             and the United States”

29       David Larson
            “Three Current Understandings of Free Will”

May
6          Graham Stacey
            “Inconvenient Truth:  A Psychologist’s View of
            Biblical Inspiration” (Part 1)

13       Graham Stacey
            Inconvenient Truth:  A Psychologist’s View of
            Biblical Inspiration” (Part 2)

20       Siroj Sorajjakool
           “Genealogy of Knowledge: 
            Higher Education and the Reproduction of Social Class”

  27    David Larson
           "Top Down’ and ‘Bottom Up’ in Constant Interaction: 
            More Thoughts on How We Know”

June

3       Michael Scofield
          Divine Temporal Activism:
          How Does God Act in Our Temporal World?” (Part 1)

10     Michael Scofield
          “Divine Temporal Activism:
          How Does God Act In Our Temporal World?” (Part 2)

17     William G. Johnsson
          David Larson's Preview Interview of
          William G. Johnsson
          "Where Are We Headed?  Adventism After San Antonio"
        

24     Gilbert Valentine and Kendra Haloviak Valentine
          Chapter 1
          “Women’s Ordination:  The Battle is Over”
          Where Are We Headed?  Adventism After San Antonio
           
by William G. Johnsson

July

1       Laura Alipoon
        "The Chosen:
        Exclusive or Inclusive"
        Chapter 2
        Where Are We Headed:  Adventism After San Antonio
        by William G. Johnsson

8      Calvin Thomsen
        "Waiting for Jesus:
        The When or the Who?"
        Chapter 3
        Where Are We Headed? Adventism After San Antonio
        by William G. Johnsson

15     Carla Gober
        "The Chosen:
        Exclusive or Inclusive"
        Chapter 4
        Where Are We Headed:  Adventism After San Antonio
        by William G. Johnsson           

22   Leo Ranzolin
        "Organization:
        Thinking the Unthinkable"
        Chapter 5
        Where Are We Headed?  Adventism After San Antonio
         by William G. Johnsson

29    Ben Clausen
        "Adventism and Creation:
        Jubilation of Confrontation"
        Chapter 6
        Where Are We Headed?  Adventism After San Antonio
        by William G. Johnsson
        
August

5    Jerald Whitehouse
      "Mission:
     "Beyond Counting Heads"
      Chapter 7
      Where Are We Headed?  Adventism After San Antonio
      by William G. Johnsson

12  Forrest Howe
      "Interpreting Scripture:
       Will Ellen Have the Last Word?"
      Chapter 8
      Where Are We Headed?  Adventism After San Antonio
      by William G. Johnsson

19   Donna Carlson
      "The Promise of Adventism"
       Chapter 9
       Where Are We Headed?  Adventism After San Antonio
       by William G. Johnsson

26  Graham Stacey
        "Unity:
        "Top Down or Bottom Up?"
        Chapter 10
        Where Are We Headed?  Adventism After San Antonio
        by William G. Johnsson

September

2  Graham Stacey's Review Interview of
    William G. Johnsson
    "Where Are We Headed?  Adventism After San Antonio"

9    Laura Alipoon
      Lowell Cooper's Paper:
      "General Conference Working Policy:
       The Challenge of Enforcement and the Opportunity for Development"

16   Jerald Whitehouse
        Exploring the "Invisible Remnant" and "Hermeneutical Community"
        
23    Michael Scofield
        "Why Do We an Institutional Church?"
        Part 1

30    Michael Scofield
        "Why Do We Need an Insrirurional Church
        (Part 2)

 October

7     Kendra Haloviak Valentine
       "The Beginning"         
        (Mark 1)
        
Various Worlds;  Intertexuality

14   Kendra Haloviak Valentine
        "Bandits or Betrayers"
        (Mark 13, 16)
        Redaction Perspectives

21   Kendra Haloviak Valentine
        "Mark's Sandwiches"
        (Mark 8 - 11)
        Literary Perspectives

28  Kendra Haloviak Valentine
        "Crumbs"
        (Mark 7: 24 - 31)
        Feminist and Postcolonial Perspectives
        
November

4   Kendra Haloviak
     "Legion's Land"
     Mark 5:  1 - 20)

11  David Larson on "Toward an Understanding of Unity:  Issues in the 21st Century Adventist Church"
        by Thomas Lemon

18  Calvin Thomsen on "Martin Luther:  An Introduction"

25 A Discussion of  "An Appeal to the German Nobility" by Martin Luther

December 

2  A Discussion of "The Babylonian Captivity of the Church" by Martin Luther   

9  A Discussion of "The Freedom of the Christian" by Martin Luther  

16  A Discussion of "Against the Jews" by Martin Luther

23  A Discussion of Martin Luther on "Christmas"

30 Laura Alipoon