Greater New York Adventist Forum

Current Schedule of Meetings

Sep-Dec 1996 Meetings
Sep 14
10:00 & 1:30
Guest Speaker: Dr. Deborah Brown (Professor of English, Columbia Union College). Morning & Afternoon topic: Liminal Spaces/Saving Graces: Sexuality in the Christian Tradition.
Sep 28
Speaker: Dr. Ron Lawson (Forum Chaplain and Professor of Sociology, Queens College, NYC). Topic: The Fragmenting of Adventist Apocalypticism. Ron will share with us a paper he wrote over the summer for a book that will examine urgent apocalypticism at the end of the millennium. He will take a close look at what Adventists are preaching, teaching and believing about the Second Coming.
Oct 12
10:00 & 1:30
Guest Speaker: Dr Chuck Scriven (President, Columbia Union College) Morning: The Christo-centric Vision.

Afternoon: Nobody's and Everybody's: Jesus and the Clash of Tribes and Cultures.

Oct 26
Book Discussion: Book: Stranger at the Gate, by Mel White. His autobiography. Quoting from the cover: "Until Christmas Eve 1991, Mel White was regarded by the leaders of the religious right as one of their most talented and productive supporters. He penned the speeches of Ollie North. He was a ghostwriter for Jerry Fallwell, worked with Jim Bakker, flew in Pat Robertson's private jet, walked sandy beaches with Billy Graham. What these men didn't know was that Mel White -- evangelical minister, committed Christian, family man -- was gay. In this remarkable book, Mel White details his 25 years of being counseled, exorcised, electric-shocked, prayed for, and nearly driven to suicide because his church saaid homosexuality was wrong..." We will not only learn a lot about the religious right, but also about the Adventist Church. Ron used this as one of his textbooks last semester, and the students were gripped by it. Discussants: Jan Anderson, Victor Pond, Lisie Orjuela, Gladys Jarratt, Scott Wager.
Nov 9
10:00 & 1:30
Guest Speaker: Dr Roy Benton (Professor of Philosophy of Science, Columbia Union College). Morning topic: God's Big Bang: Spiritual Possibilities in the Age of Science. Afternoon topic: Einstein's Big Bang: Doing Science in the Presence of God..
Nov 23
Church History Series: led by Terry Anderson (a continuation of our series on the history of the early Christian church). Topic: To be announced.
Dec 14
& 1:30
Guest Speaker: David Newman (former editor of Ministry and now head of the evening program (mostly non-SDA students) at Columbia Union College. David was fired from his editorship at the 1995 General Conference session because he insisted on being "too independent.").Morning topic: The Problem with Wineskins: Jesus Changes the Paradigm. Afternoon topic: Dry Bones: Church Structure in a Technological Age -- Utrecht Shifts Towards More Hierarchical Control.
Dec 21
Christmas Service. Organized by Bob Bouchard. All encouraged to bring something for the service (music, poetry, reading, etc.) and munchies to share.
Speakers already signed for the Winter and Spring: Emmanuel Erin, Victoria Eriksen, Madelynn Haldemann, Roger and Ian Bothwell, Richard Osborne.

Last Modified:Monday, 05-Oct-2015 22:53:58 MST Terry L Anderson