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2020 Adventist Forum Conference Schedule of Events


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

Adventist Forum Conference Program

February 21–23, 2020

Orlando, Florida


Conference presentations will take place at the Greenlaw Conference Center in the Graduate Building.



7:30–9:30 p.m.

Why Identity Matters?

     Presenter — Gerald Winslow

     Music — Nick Zork

     Welcome — Carmen Lau, Edwin Hernandez

     Host — Bonnie Dwyer       



9–10:30 a.m.

Creativity, Culture, and the Future of Adventism   

     Presenters — Aimee Leukert, Sammy Reyes

     Music — Nick Zork

     Host — Joyce Newmyer


11–12:30 p.m.

Worship Service

     Living and Serving on a Sure Foundation: A Liturgy

     Homily — Miguel Mendez

     Host — Jason Hines


1–2 p.m.         


Campus Center NESS Café


Afternoon break


4–5:30 p.m.

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 — Charles Scriven


6 p.m.


Campus Center NESS Café


7–9:30 p.m.

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 Ken and Claudia Peterson and Brad and Dorothee Cole

     Host — Alexander Carpenter



9–10:30 a.m.

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

     Nick Zork, Vanessa Corredera, Davina Buruchara

     Host — Alexander Carpenter


11–12:30 p.m.

Where Does Identity Take Us?

     Presenter — Edwin Hernandez

     Host — Gail Rice


12:30 p.m.

Box Lunch Picnic        


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