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2019 Adventist Forum Conference Program



With Hurricane Dorian bearing down on Florida, we have decided to cancel the Adventist Forum Conference scheduled for this weekend. We plan to reschedule the same program for early in 2020. Look for more information on that in the coming weeks.


i d e n t i t i e s: within and beyond the borders of Adventism


Adventist Forum Conference Program

August 30 – September 1, 2019



7:30-9:30 pm

Why Identity Matters?

     Presenter — Gerald Winslow

     Music — Nick Zork

     Welcome — Carmen Lau, Edwin Hernandez

     Host — Charles Sandefur             




What Connects Young Adults, Identity & Adventism?     

     Panel — Michael Nixon, Sammy Reyes, Danielle Barnard

     Music — Nick Zork

     Host — Joyce Newmyer


Worship Service

     Living and Serving on a Sure Foundation: A Liturgy

     Homily — Miguel Mendez

     Host — Jason Hines

1-2 pm


-Afternoon break-

4-5:30 pm

Roundtable Discussions

     Gerald Winslow — “Official” Church Discussions of Gender and Sexual Orientation

     Ted Hamilton — Institutional Identity Issues and the Community

     Jason Hines — Identity and the Law

     Carmen Lau — Ethnic Identity and Church Identity in Rwanda

     Host — Brent Stanyer                

7-9:30 pm

What Links Christian Identity and Violence in America?

     A Saturday Night Movie and discussion: J E S U S A

     Directed by Kevin Miller; Produced by Claudia Peterson, Ken Peterson, Dorothee Cole, Brad Cole, and Kevin Miller

     Host — Alexander Carpenter




What Role do Music, Literature and Culture Play in Identity?

     Nick Zork, Vanessa Corredera, Davina Buruchara

     Host — Brenton Reading


Where Does Identity Take Us?

     Edwin Hernandez

     Host — Gail Rice  


Box Lunch Picnic        


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Bonnie Dwyer is editor of Spectrum.

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