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2015 Fall Symposium

Theme - Marriage and the Family
November 18-21, 2015

The Adventist Theological Society annual meetings were held in Atlanta, GA, Wednesday, November 17 through Sabbath, November 21, 2015. Our topic was “Marriage and the Family.” 

Symposium Program (pdf) Symposium Break-out Sessions (pdf)

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Marriage and the Family Panel Discussion Sabbath, November 21, 2015

Video

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Elder Ted Wilson - Interview

Interview with Elder Ted Wilson for ATS Academy

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Elder Ted Wilson - Q&A

Elder Ted Wilson Question & Answers Sabbath Afternoon November 21, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Roy Gane

Old Testament Principles Relevant to Consensual Homoerotic Activity. Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Tom Shepherd

Homosexuality and the Contextual Meaning of 'Exchange' Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Jon Paulien

Homosexuality and the Church: Seeking a Way Forward Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Nicholas Miller

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Rights, and Religious Liberty: An Adventist View. Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Alberto Timm

Marriage and Family Under the Impact of Five Great Revolutions Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Richard Davidson

Linear, Narrative-Plot Development in the Song of Songs. Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Elder Ted Wilson

Short address and welcome. Friday, November 20, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Davide Sciarabba

The Issue of Divorce and Remarriage in 1 Corinthians 7:15 in the Light of Dominical Logion of 7:10. Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Felix Cortez

Adventist Theological Society Presidential Address Friday, November 20, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Kenneth Bergland

Does the Case-law of the Female Slave (Exodus 21:7-11) Give a Right to Divorce? Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Mark Carr

Adventist Society for Religious Studies Presidential Address Friday, November 20, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Ted Wilson

Devine Worship Service Sabbath, November 21, 2015

2015 - Marriage & the Family Symposium - Panel Discussion

Marriage and the Family Panel Discussion Sabbath, November 21, 2015

Audio

Old Testament Principles Relevant to Consensual Homoerotic Activity

Roy E. GaneProfessor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Languages, Andrews University

Homosexuality and the Contextual Meaning of ‘Exchange’ (Μεταλλάσσω) in Romans 1:25-27

Thomas R. ShepherdPresident, ATS, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Andrews University

Homosexuality and the Church: Seeking a Way Forward

Jon Paulien

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Rights, and Religious Liberty: An Adventist View

Nicholas P. MillerAndrews University

Marriage and Family Under the Impact of Five Great Revolutions

Alberto R. Timm

Linear, Narrative-Plot Development in the Song of Songs

Does the Case-law of the Female Slave (Exod 21:7–11) Give a Right to Divorce?

Kenneth Bergland

The Issue of Divorce and Remarriage in 1 Corinthians 7:15 in the Light of the Dominical Logion of 7:10

Davide Sciarabba

Adventist Theological Society and Adventist Society for ReligiousStudies Banquet

Ted Wilson

Adventist Society for Religious Studies Presidential Address

Mark Carr

Adventist Theological Society Presidential Address

Felix H. CortezPresident-Elect, Adventist Theological Society, Professor of New Testament, Montemorelos University

Song Service and Report—Sabbath School from International ATS Scholar

Jeremy vanDieman

Divine Worship Service

Ted Wilson

Transgender

Elias Brasil de Souza

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Carl P. CosaertPresident, ATS