From June 25th to 27th , the Campus adventiste du Salève hosted the third edition of the ‘Rendez-vous de la pensée protestante‘ in Collonges. Some 80 teachers and students from all French-speaking theological faculties (France, Belgium and Switzerland), whether Reformed, Lutheran, Evangelical or Adventist, took part in this edition.
The topic discussed this year, in continuation of the previous edition, was ‘The Authority of Scripture’.
A public round table was also held on the theme “Law of God, laws of the Republic”. It allowed not only to measure the tension that can exist between temporal authority and spiritual authority but also to highlight the necessary complementarity and the crossovers that can exist, underlining in particular the freedom of conscience and the transforming scope of the Gospel, even in the public sphere.
Participation in the Adventist worship service, shared meals, musical moments, a meditative walk, group discussions, etc. also contributed to the richness of the event which, in the end, was theologically stimulating, relationally friendly and spiritually rich.
The Collonges faculty was represented by Daniela Gelbrich, professor of Old Testament, and Nuvind Seenundun, a Mauritian pastor who is currently on leave to pursue his studies at Collonges.