Ordination: Disentangling the Gordian Knot

The year 2012 was historic for the question of the ordination of women in the Seventh-day Adventist church.  What does it all mean?  

Discussion will continue during a Meet the Speaker buffet luncheon following the worship service.

April 13, 2013
9:30AM
Kendra Haloviak Valentine, MA, PhD, Associate Professor, New Testament Studies, HMS Richards Divinity School, La Sierra University

The year 2012 was historic for the question of the ordination of women in the Seventh-day Adventist church.  What does it all mean?  This presentation will include a brief history of the issue, personal reflections as a woman in ministry during the past twenty years, and possibilities for the recent study commissions. 

QUESTIONS WORTH PONDERING:

  1. What created the knot in the first place? 
  2. What efforts have been made to untie it? 
  3. Which recent events pulled it tighter? 
  4. And is it finally unraveling?

 

Kendra Haloviak Valentine, PhD  Kendra enjoyed working as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor (1989-1993) before joining the Religion Department at Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University).  Experiences both in congregational and classroom ministry influenced Kendra’s interest in the book of Revelation.  She pursued these interests in a doctoral program at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.  In July, 2001, Kendra accepted an invitation to join La Sierra University, in Riverside, California, where she now serves as an associate professor of New Testament Studies.  Recently Kendra accepted an invitation from the Southeastern California Conference to serve as the assistant to the president for women in ministry.  She and her husband Gil Valentine love to travel and to discuss many different topics during their morning walks together.

Location: 
Tierrasanta SDA Church
11260 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92124
United States

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