Our conviction and strong desire is to foster biblical, theological, and historical studies that strengthen the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s message and mission.

Scholarly Dialogue

For a number of years, an ATS Bible Conference at a local church in the general vicinity of (but several miles from) the national Evangelical Theological Society and Society of Biblical Literature conventions has been a regular feature of the ATS November schedule.

Instead of this, in 2009 ATS will host a day of scholarly dialogue on the theme: “The Role of Culture in Applying Biblical Ethical and Lifestyle Principles.” The event is intended to foster interaction and community among Adventist scholars, with the venue in downtown New Orleans close to the Society of Biblical Literature meetings making it convenient for participants.  Any Seventh-day Adventist scholars, including graduate students, are invited to enjoy intellectual stimulation, spiritual fellowship, and two meals sponsored by ATS.


Culture and Scripture

Randall W. YounkerAndrews University

The Holy and the Profane in Scripture and Adventism

Winfried VogelSeminar Schloss Bogenhofen, Austria

Jesus Against the Law? Another Look at the Antitheses

Greg A. KingSouthern Adventist University

John 5:18 - Jesus and Sabbath Law

Kim PapaioannouAdventist Intl. Institute of Advanced Studies, Philippines

Transmitting Biblical Tradition to Contemporary Culture

Martin F. HannaAndrews University

Pauline Universalism and the Ekklesia: Diversity in Action

Eliezer GonzalezMacquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Open Discussion

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