Rudy Torres presents 2013 summer meeting

From “Don't ask, don't tell” to “Thanks for asking me to be an elder”— How One Congregation Moved from Exclusion to Inclusion of its LGBT Community


 On April 13, Kendra Haloviak Valentine, PhD, Associate Professor of New Testament Studies & Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies at the La Sierra University HMS Richards Divinity School and Special Assistant to the President of the Southeastern California Conference for Women in Ministry, presented a lecture entitled “Ordination: Disentangling the Gordian Knot.”  The meeting was well attended and the audience included a number of pastors and a Union Conference official.  The following Q & A/Meet the Speaker session was filled to capacity and extended more than an hour over its scheduled time. 

2013 Summer Newsletter

Have a terrific summer and we hope to see many of you at the September meeting.

Gerald C. Bryant, PhD, Director, Geological Field Institute, Dixie State College presented “…confessions of a conventional geologist” at the 2013 Winter meeting on February 9

Dr. Bryant’s presentation illustrated that the rock record of Earth history is complex and varied, but also very detailed and systematic. It reveals a recognizable suite of processes acting through time to produce weird, wonderful, unique products. This record is replete with catastrophic events; however, attempts to organize those events into the larger framework of a global catastrophe (specifically, the Flood) have not been successful.

2013 Winter Newsletter

The 2013 Winter eNewsletter has a new look and is now available for viewing and printing (see box at upper right).




In the spirit of the holiday season and to celebrate the digitization of 31 years of lectures, San Diego Adventist Forum is offering a 30% discount on all media through December 31:

  • mp3 audio file downloads (regularly $10—now just $7)
  • compact discs and audiocassette tapes (regularly $20—now just $14)

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Please allow 6 weeks for delivery of CDs and cassettes.

Rice returns to SDAF for 8th presentation in 31 years!

On November 10, Richard Rice, PhD, Professor of Religion at Loma Linda University, presented the San Diego Adventist Forum 2012 fall lecture entitled Does God have a Future? The Openness of God, Past and Present.

Dr. Rice’s introductory remarks dealt with the question of the importance of God, noting Jesus’ own teaching that “the greatest and first commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.” The guide to thinking about God, Dr. Rice continued, is prayer, theorizing that man thinks in “pictures, rather than propositions, metaphors, or statements” and that “good thinking about God is biblical, logical, and practical.”

The major thrust of Dr. Rice’s lecture was...

2012 Fall Newsletter

Fall greetings from San Diego Adventist Forum.  We hope you had a terrific summer and are happily settling into a new fall routine!  Our Fall Newsletter is now available for viewing and/or printing--just click on the title on the attachment line below or the Newsletter box to the right.  2013 membership and media subscription renewal time has arrived (deadline December 31) and may be completed online (just click in the Join/Subscribe box to the right) or using the application form in the Fall Newsletter.  Please remember SDAF when making your year-end charitable contributions--use the Donate box to the right or the contribution form in the Fall Newsletter.

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