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On June 7, we hosted a panel discussion on Dr. Ron Osborn’s book Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering. This discussion touched on some of the following themes:
- 1. Can one be a Christian and an evolutionist? Is theistic evolution an oxymoron?
- 2. Can one reconcile evolution with a faithful reading of the Genesis account of creation?
- 3. How does a theistic evolutionist explain animal cruelty and predation before (the fall of) Adam and Eve?
Our panelists were:
ZANE YI, PhD, Asst. Prof. of Religion, Loma Linda University — MODERATOR
JEFFERY GANG, DMin, Senior Pastor of the Anaheim SDA Church, PhD candidate at University of Aberdeen in Theological Ethics
MAURY JACKSON, DMin, Asst. Prof. of Pastoral Ministry, La Sierra University
JODY WASHBURN, PhD Student at UCLA in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Watch the introductory sermon and discussion here.
You can buy the book here: http://deathbeforethefall.com
At Hollywood Adventist Church, “Where God’s Spirit is given space to change lives,” we are committed to the ongoing work of making that space fully inclusive.
God’s love is broader and deeper than we can fathom. Fellowship and membership in His church should, likewise, be open and generous. The redemptive power of Christ’s love extends to everyone regardless of age, race, class or sexual identity. All are welcome in our church.
We embrace the challenge of being a diverse community, which encourages dialogue and welcomes questions, as we continue to identify the ways God is at work in all of our lives. We believe this will ultimately enrich us and be a witness for and a foretaste of the kingdom God intends to establish in the earth made new.
Rockne Dahl speaks on the transfiguration of Christ in Matthew 17:1–9. March 1, 2014, Transfiguration Sabbath (Year A).
QUESTION OF THE WEEK – We all have questions about God and religion. Yet as each of us grows in our spiritual journey, we see things from different perspectives. As a way to encourage dialogue, we’re going to post a new question each week from members of our congregation. Perhaps you’ll see something that you’ve been wondering as well; perhaps you’ve struggled with one of these questions and found some answers that seem to make sense. This is not a forum for providing pat answers or critical discussion, but rather a chance for us to share insights and suggestions of things we might have found helpful in our own wrestlings with these questions.
Do you have a question that you’d like to submit for discussion? Email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Question of the Week.”
Question of the Week, February 8-15
What is my plan? What is God’s plan for my life? Does my plan matter if I’ve surrendered “all” to God?
Question of the Week, February 16-22
What does God look like? What did Jesus look like?
We are excited to offer streaming video of our Sabbath morning worship service.
If you can’t make it to our church community in person on Saturday mornings, now you can join us in digital spirit on YouTube. Services are streamed online at 11 a.m. (PST) every Saturday.
In addition to the live stream of our service you can check out our archive of past services on our YouTube channel and share Hollywood’s worship with your family and friends around the world!
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