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Ethical Implications Of The Academic Battle Between Evolutionists And Interventionists In The Search For Truth About Origins, Mihai Bijacu Feb 2019

Ethical Implications Of The Academic Battle Between Evolutionists And Interventionists In The Search For Truth About Origins, Mihai Bijacu

Seminary Scholarship Symposium

In the outgoing discussion over the very hot topic of the evolution - creation controversy, the two sides have often forgotten that the ultimate goal is to find out the truth about origins and not to defeat the opponent. This paper explores four types of misconducts when dealing with origins (ad hominem attacks, straw man arguments, misrepresenting challenges and passing opinions as facts) and suggests ways of dealing with them in order to foster a sound environment for arguments on both sides to be heard faithfully and to promote the search for truth.


2019 Seminary Scholarship Symposium Program, Seventh-Day Theological Seminary Feb 2019

2019 Seminary Scholarship Symposium Program, Seventh-Day Theological Seminary

Publications

Program brochure.


Is There A Hidden Test Answer Key In The Aqedah? A Literary Structural Study., Arlyn S. Drew Feb 2019

Is There A Hidden Test Answer Key In The Aqedah? A Literary Structural Study., Arlyn S. Drew

Seminary Scholarship Symposium

The Aqedah (“Binding of Isaac”) or the Sacrifice of Isaac of Genesis 22:1–19 is framed as a divine test (v. 1). Scholars recognize the “structure matches exactly what a test is made up of.” Yet, paradox and tension mark Abraham’s trial. Why does God test Abraham by requiring the horrific sacrifice of Isaac then reverse himself? Since literary structure reveals the vision of the narrator, Jacques Doukhan’s chiastic structure (vv. 1–12) convincingly delineates the plot tension and dialogues. But verses 13–19 also correlate with parts of the chiasm and covenant revelations assuming the shape ...


Missionary Bridges Toward Postmodernism, Bogdan Platon Feb 2019

Missionary Bridges Toward Postmodernism, Bogdan Platon

Seminary Scholarship Symposium

The poster will observe the postmodern spirituality and will describe some possible bridges of connection between Christian mission and postmodern worldview. This will help to develop a better Christian mission with more effective relationships with Postmodern people.


A Covenant Interpretive Hypothesis For The Sacrifice Of Isaac: Unbinding With The Test Answer Key, Arlyn S. Drew Feb 2019

A Covenant Interpretive Hypothesis For The Sacrifice Of Isaac: Unbinding With The Test Answer Key, Arlyn S. Drew

Seminary Scholarship Symposium

Abraham’s test of the sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis 22 hangs on God’s words. God’s last speech in the test functions as a divine interpretation of Abraham’s test actions (“because you have done this thing“ v. 16) for the covenant blessings (vv. 16-18) sequentially evoke all of Abraham’s seven covenant revelations except for the sixth (Abraham’s intercession in Gen 18). Since the covenant lessons are used as the divine norm for evaluating Abraham, one logical interpretative hypothesis for the test is a covenant-crisis challenge designed to elicit a comprehensive covenant response from the divinely ...


Recognition Assembly, Jiří Moskala Feb 2019

Recognition Assembly, Jiří Moskala

Seminary Scholarship Symposium

Highlighted Projects

Denis Fortin One in Christ: Biblical Concepts for a Doctrine of Church Unity

Denis Fortin, Abner F. Hernández, and Davide Sciarabba, eds. ¿Por qué creemos en E. G. White y el don profético?: Una perspectiva histórica y bíblica

Denis Fortin and Jerry Moon, eds. Enciclopédia Ellen G. White

Richard M. Davidson and Edgard A. Horna, eds. “Me invocarás, y yo te responderé”: Estudios selectos en el Salterio

Ranko Stefanovic The Book of Revelation

Bruce L. Bauer, ed. Finding Freedom in Jesus: A Deliverance Ministry Manual

Gorden R. Doss Introduction to Adventist Mission

Joseph Kidder Out of Babylon

Joseph ...


Fairy Tales And Nine-Pins, Hannah Gallant Feb 2019

Fairy Tales And Nine-Pins, Hannah Gallant

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

No abstract provided.


What If Every Church Became A House Of Prayer?, Don Jacobsen Feb 2019

What If Every Church Became A House Of Prayer?, Don Jacobsen

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


Righteousness By Faith And The Third Angel’S Message — 2, George R. Knight Feb 2019

Righteousness By Faith And The Third Angel’S Message — 2, George R. Knight

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


Watchmen Group Launches "Graduation" Album, Hannah Gallant Jan 2019

Watchmen Group Launches "Graduation" Album, Hannah Gallant

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

No abstract provided.


Young Artist Competition, Department Of Music Jan 2019

Young Artist Competition, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

Students from the Music Department and the AU Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Wild featuring works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky.

Soloists:

Emily Jurek

Stephanie Guimaraes

Jeremy Myung

Jade McClellan

Katharina Burghardt

Simon Luke Brown

Graduate Conductor:

Edgar Luna


Sunday Music Series - Contemporary Composers Of Au, Department Of Music Jan 2019

Sunday Music Series - Contemporary Composers Of Au, Department Of Music

Concerts and Events 2018-2019

Students and faculty from the Department of Music featuring their own compositions.


Annual "Young Artists Concert" At Andrews, Chris Wild Jan 2019

Annual "Young Artists Concert" At Andrews, Chris Wild

Andrews Agenda: Campus News

No abstract provided.


Urban Mission Jan 2019

Urban Mission

Journal of Adventist Mission Studies

No abstract provided.


A Survey Of The Pneumatology Of Ellet Joseph Waggoner In His Published Books And Pamphlets From 1883 – 1916, Ingram R. London Jan 2019

A Survey Of The Pneumatology Of Ellet Joseph Waggoner In His Published Books And Pamphlets From 1883 – 1916, Ingram R. London

Papers

The ministry of Ellet J. Waggoner and Alonzo T. Jones made an indelible mark on the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its theology through their proclamation of what has been coined “The 1888 Message.” In consequence, Waggoner has been studied extensively in Adventist academia as well as by laypersons. However, much of this study has focused on biographical data, interpersonal conflict between Waggoner and Ellen White, and most of all, Waggoner’s soteriology and Christology.

Despite the intense interest in Waggoner, no study to date has been published with a systematic explanation of Waggoner’s pneumatology. The purpose of this study ...


A Dialogical Encounter Between Young Black Men And The Police In Dougherty County: Towards A More Effective Community Trust, Joshua C. Nelson Jan 2019

A Dialogical Encounter Between Young Black Men And The Police In Dougherty County: Towards A More Effective Community Trust, Joshua C. Nelson

Dissertation Projects DMin

Problem

Disproportionate police shootings of unarmed Black men have been a controversial topic of discussion in recent years. While Black men are 6% of the United States population, they make up almost half of the fatal police shootings each year. These figures indicate that policing tactics are depriving certain citizens of their right to live in peaceful societies where everyone experiences justice.

Method

The focus of this study was to develop, test and employ a training intervention model that facilitated a community of trust between law enforcement officers and Black American youth. This was done through the development of an ...


Love & Justice, John Peckham Jan 2019

Love & Justice, John Peckham

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


Righteousness By Faith And The Third Angel’S Message — 1, George R. Knight Jan 2019

Righteousness By Faith And The Third Angel’S Message — 1, George R. Knight

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


Constructing A Theology Of Relational Life Through The Themes Of Creation, Incarnation, And Re-Creation As An Alternative To Current Categories Of Religions, Andrew Tompkins Jan 2019

Constructing A Theology Of Relational Life Through The Themes Of Creation, Incarnation, And Re-Creation As An Alternative To Current Categories Of Religions, Andrew Tompkins

Dissertations

This dissertation argues that current categories of religions are overly reliant on Western Enlightenment-based presuppositions and academic thinking that creates barriers in understanding God’s desire for all people to have abundant life. Many theologians and missiologists utilize these inherited categories without first subjecting them to the biblical canon. As a result, the theological and missiological discourse on religions is often grounded in extra-biblical presuppositions rooted primarily in an overly high view of human reason that do not accurately portray a biblical approach to relational life. These presuppositions do not accurately portray a biblical approach to relational life. I, therefore ...


Angels And Sub-Divine Supernatural Beings: Their Characteristics, Function, And Relationship To God And Humanity In Deuteronomy-Kings, Joni Amanda Mcguire-Moushon Jan 2019

Angels And Sub-Divine Supernatural Beings: Their Characteristics, Function, And Relationship To God And Humanity In Deuteronomy-Kings, Joni Amanda Mcguire-Moushon

Dissertations

This research analyzes selected passages in Deuteronomy-Kings in order to determine the characteristics and roles of supernatural sub-divine beings within these books. Then this data is compared with the angelology of the Second Temple period in order to identify the similarities and the extent of the differences between them. Deuteronomy contains references to supernatural sub-divine beings, such as “demons” and “holy one(s)”. While Deuteronomy affirms the existence of sub-divine beings, it forbids the Israelites to worship them. In the books of Joshua and Judges, there is awareness of supernatural beings and their roles as warriors, messengers, and tormentors. However ...


Toward A Biblical Theology Of God's Presence In Christian Theology: A Study Of How Difference Interpretations Of The Divine Presence Affect Liturgy, Karl Tsatalbasidis Jan 2019

Toward A Biblical Theology Of God's Presence In Christian Theology: A Study Of How Difference Interpretations Of The Divine Presence Affect Liturgy, Karl Tsatalbasidis

Dissertations

Problem

In spite of the universal agreement on the importance of the divine presence as the central aspect of liturgy, there are three conflicting ways in which the presence of God relates to liturgy. They broadly correspond to the main liturgical traditions: Sacramental (Roman Catholic), Kerygmatic (Protestant) and Charismatic (Pentecostal and Interdenominational). In our current situation, how does this universal agreement about the presence of God as the central aspect of liturgy relate to the conflicting means by which congregations assess his presence?

Purpose

The purpose of this study was (1) to describe how the three diverging views relate the ...


"Let Us Make 'Adam": An Edenic Model Of Personal Ontology, Marla A. Samaan Nedelcu Jan 2019

"Let Us Make 'Adam": An Edenic Model Of Personal Ontology, Marla A. Samaan Nedelcu

Dissertations

Personal ontology studies human constitution and human nature, an increasingly debated topic in Christian theology. Historically, the most prominent models of personal ontology in Christian theology have been substance dualist models. More recently, physicalist models have offered prominent alternatives. This dissertation studies the conflict of interpretations between these two major model groupings. By applying a canonical theology, it then presents an Edenic model of personal ontology that can address the current conflict of interpretations. To achieve this end, the dissertation briefly analyzes substance dualism and physicalism according to the rubrics of constitution and nature, using a model methodology. It then ...


A Reassessment Of The Excavations At Tall Safut, Owen D. Chesnut Jan 2019

A Reassessment Of The Excavations At Tall Safut, Owen D. Chesnut

Dissertations

Problem

The site of Tall Safut in Jordan was excavated under the direction of Donald Wimmer during the years of 1982-2001. Other than the preliminary reports and encyclopedia articles published by Wimmer, no detailed analysis of the remains and no final reports have been published since the conclusion of excavations in 2001. The site has received only brief mention in other articles and books dealing with archaeology because of its remains dating to the Middle Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age, and Iron Age. However, there is a significant gap in the scholarly understanding of the history of the northern hill ...


The Interplay Of Racial Identity Attitude And Religious Orientation On The Social Integration Experiences Of Black African College Students And African American College Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions In The United States, Christina Miattamengie Johnson Jan 2019

The Interplay Of Racial Identity Attitude And Religious Orientation On The Social Integration Experiences Of Black African College Students And African American College Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions In The United States, Christina Miattamengie Johnson

Dissertations

Problem

Not much attention has been devoted to the academic experiences of Black African college students, the latter being typically categorized with those of African Americans (Kim, 2014). While research has effectively documented the social challenges that African American college students experience at (Predominantly White Institutions (PWI). much less research has been conducted on the social experiences of subcategories within the Black population, specifically, Black Africans. Though researchers have speculated on the potential differences between the social integration experiences of Black Africans and African American college students as these relate to religious orientation and racial identity attitude, no empirical studies ...


Motivation For The Sharing Of Material Possessions In Acts, Philo's De Vita Contemplativa And The Didache: A Comparative Study, Lena V. Toews Jan 2019

Motivation For The Sharing Of Material Possessions In Acts, Philo's De Vita Contemplativa And The Didache: A Comparative Study, Lena V. Toews

Dissertations

Luke, in the book of Acts, depicts the sharing of possessions as a practice in the Jerusalem community of the first century. Several pericopes, occurring primarily in the first part of the book of Acts, embody the idea of shared property and seem to have important parallels to other sources of the time, including the Jewish author Philo’s work De vita contemplativa, where he describes a group he calls, “Therapeutae,” and in the Jewish Christian document Didache. This study seeks to identify beliefs correlated with the material sharing practices in the community of Acts and compare them with De ...


The Third Space: The Meeting Of Jew And Christian In The Act Of Remembering, Restoring, And Reconciling - A Case Study Of The Matzevah Foundation, Steven D. Reece Jan 2019

The Third Space: The Meeting Of Jew And Christian In The Act Of Remembering, Restoring, And Reconciling - A Case Study Of The Matzevah Foundation, Steven D. Reece

Dissertations

Problem

Due to long-standing religious, racial, and cultural tensions, a complex and challenging relationship exists between Jews and Christians. The resulting breach isolates and separates these two faith groups from each other. Consequently, they struggle to interact and engage in meaningful dialogue, which could repair the breach and lead to forgiveness and reconciliation. Dialogue bridges the gap between Jew and Christian allowing them to meet in the third space—the liminal space of the Jewish cemetery in Poland. Jews and Christians may deal with the evil of the past through what researchers term as "loving acts."

Method

This study was ...


Islam, Christianity, Traditional Religions And Power Politics In Northern Nigeria Since Pre-Islamic Period, Emmanuel M. Abar Jan 2019

Islam, Christianity, Traditional Religions And Power Politics In Northern Nigeria Since Pre-Islamic Period, Emmanuel M. Abar

Dissertations

Problem. Currently in Northern Nigeria, religious interaction among the three major religious traditions, Islam, Christianity, and African Traditional Religion, is marred by violent religious conflicts. Also, competing concepts of religious legitimacy, which appeal to the historical heritage of Nigeria, are often used to validate and justify the violation of religious freedom. Does the current state of religious interaction among the various religious groups reflect the true heritage of religious interaction in Northern Nigeria? Or is it possible that the history of the interaction between African Traditional Religions, Islam, and Christianity in the past might actually be a heritage that points ...


God's Mercy And Justice In The Context Of The Cosmic Conflict, Romero Luiz Da Silva Jan 2019

God's Mercy And Justice In The Context Of The Cosmic Conflict, Romero Luiz Da Silva

Master's Theses

Problem

When it comes to the right balance concerning God’s character of mercy and justice in relation to His dealings with sin in its different manifestations, a number of theologians, as well as Christians in general, have struggled to harmonize the existence of these two attributes in all God’s actions toward sinners. This difficulty has led many to think of divine mercy and justice as attributes that cannot fit together in what is called the cosmic conflict between good and evil. This, therefore, demands a theological study based on Scripture as a whole to draw solid findings in ...


The Mission And Role Of Women In Graeco-Roman And Judeo-Christian Contexts, Fabienne Liana Maslet Jan 2019

The Mission And Role Of Women In Graeco-Roman And Judeo-Christian Contexts, Fabienne Liana Maslet

Master's Theses

The place of women in the world has changed and progressed in the past decades. When I was a young girl, women were not really valued in the Church and in the service for God. There were always excuses not to allow them to serve God and they were rejected in a lot of areas in the Church service. However, the worse thing is that frequently women are the ones who are belittling themselves, who denigrate themselves, who undermine themselves or the capacities that God gave them to be used in Church. This occurs because they had been educated this ...


A Biblical Overview Of The Concept Of Fruit With An Emphasis On The "Fruit Of The Spirit" In Galatians 5, Timothy Selinger Jan 2019

A Biblical Overview Of The Concept Of Fruit With An Emphasis On The "Fruit Of The Spirit" In Galatians 5, Timothy Selinger

Master's Theses

Problem

The topic of the Holy Spirit and especially the meaning of "being filled with the Spirit" is a relevant topic. Generally, it is thought to be related to miracles, healings, and explosive church growth among Adventists or to speaking in tongues and other manifestations, especially among Charismatic Christians. Few identify the fullness of the Spirit with holiness of character. In Paul, the presence of the Spirit in the life of the believer results in the presence of the "fruit of the Spirit" (Gal 5:22). Just like an apple tree produces apples, a person filled with the Spirit will ...