Spes Christiana volume 32 issue 1, June 2021

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Reinder Bruinsma
First Published June 2021; pp. 3-6


Second Journey

Michael Pearson
doi 10.17613/yaba-r551
First Published June 2021; pp. 7-26

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Spiritualität als Beziehung:
Das Gott-Mensch-Verhältnis unter der Perspektive der Relational Models Theory

Philip Nern
doi 10.17613/qsra-5e07
First Published June 2021; pp. 27-60

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Emerging Church and Seventh-day Adventist Spirituality

Peter Roennfeldt
doi 10.17613/p21t-pp66
First Published June 2021; pp. 61-86

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Adventism, Postmodernity and Spirituality

Reinder Bruinsma
doi 10.17613/5jcv-q078
First Published June 2021; pp. 87-112

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What Do You Do When Your Prophet Dies?
Abigail, the Medium of Endor and the Raising of Samuel

Laurence A. Turner
doi 10.17613/kd16-6t55
First Published June 2021; pp. 113-136

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Kunstfehler Spiritualität

Andreas Bochmann
doi 10.17613/6zk1-f843
First Published June 2021; pp. 137-152

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Book Reviews

Is God Colour-Blind? Insights from Black Theology for Christian Faith and Ministry (Second edition)
Anthony G. Reddie.
London: SPCK , 2020. 152pp.

Trust and Doubt: Perceptions of Divine Inspiration in Seventh-day Adventist History
Denis Kaiser.
St. Peter am Hart: Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen, 2019. 453pp.

Ellen G. White: A Psychobiography
Steve Daily.
Conneaut Lake: Page Publishing, 2020.

Bavinck: A Critical Biography
James Eglinton.
Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2020. 450 pp.

The Doctrine of God: Introducing the Big Questions
John C. Peckham.
London: T&T Clark, 2020. 262 pp.

Genesis: Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary
Jacques B. Doukhan.
Nampa: Pacific Press, 2016. 544 pp.

ETTC programme

The European Theology Teachers Conference for 2021 will be held online. All EASTRS members are welcome to attend.

The theme is extremely current: Challenges of the Post-Corona World: Responding to Ethical, Sociological, Ecological and Digital Issues


All attendees should register via Eventbrite. Please register here.


All times are UK times.

Thursday 25 March

17:00 Keynote address
Luca Marulli (Collognes)
19:00 End of day

Friday 26 March

8:40 Devotional
Ana Džuver (Adriatic Union College)
09:00 Sigve Tonstad (Loma Linda)
Covid-19: Agony and Opportunity
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Steven Thompson (Avondale)
The Future of Buying and Selling According to Revelation in Light of Covid-19
10:00 Break
10:15 Reinder Bruinsma (Netherlands Union)
Does Covid-19 Qualify as a Sign of the Times?Download paper version
Gifford Rhamie (Newbold College)
The Racial Pandemic of Ignorance: What is Europe?
11:15 EASTRS Business Meeting
12:15 Lunch
14:00 Laurentiu Mot (Cernica)
The Great Reset Between Utopia and Programmatic Prophecy in Light of Johannine Apocalyptic Eschatology
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Hanz S. Gutierrez (Villa Aurora)
Viral Theology: Ecology, Multiculturalism, Body and God. Towards a Post-Confessional Religiosity
Elias Brasil de Souza (Biblical Research Institute):
Relevance and Implications of Joel’s Message for the Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Aftermath
15:30 Break
17:00 Friday vespers
18:30 Fellowship
19:00 End of day

Sabbath 27 March

09:00 Sabbath school
Rebirth of Planet Earth
10:00 Worship Service
What Do You Do When Your World Changes? (Laurence Turner)
11:00 Lunch
14:00 Subgroup discussions
15:00 Closing remarks
15:30 End of conference


Two members awarded Weniger award

Two members of EASTRS will receive a Charles Weniger award on February 20, 2020. Helen Pearson and Michael Pearson have been honoured for their significant contributions to the Adventist Church and Community. The award ceremony will be streamed live via the Loma Linda University Church (lluc.org).



Charles Elliot Weniger (1896-1964) was a professor at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in the 1950s.  He was both an inspiring teacher, who influenced an entire generation of students, and a gifted speaker. Ten years after Weniger’s death three of his friends decided to establish the Charles Weniger Society for Excellence “to honor his memory and the qualities of excellence that were paramount in his life.” For over four decades the Society has recognized, with a special award, individuals in the Adventist Church, with similar traits of character, who have made a significant contribution to the church and the world. Among the recipients of the award have been Jan Paulsen (2000), George Knight (2009), Herbert Blomstedt (2011), Bert B. Beach (2015), and T. Richard Rice (2018). Among the awardees in February 2020 were Reinder Bruinsma and Andrea Luxton. In addition to this, the Society also annually awards ten undergraduate students with a scholarship.