Welcome to <em>Ministry</em> Professional Growth Seminars!
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Speakers for the 2010 Ministry Professional Growth Seminar:
is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School, and Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. A native of Croatia, Dr. Volf has forged a theology of forgiveness and non-violence in the face of the horrendous violence experienced in Croatia and Serbia in the 1990s. While he maintains active interest in many aspects of faith’s relation to culture, his primary work has focused on theological understandings of work, the church, the Trinity, violence, reconciliation, and memory. Miroslav Volf has given many prestigious lectureships and is a highly awarded author. Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace
was selected as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lenten Book for 2006. Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation
received the 2002 Grawemeyer Award. He has also been featured on National Public Radio’s “Speaking of Faith” and Public Television’s “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.”
is the Associate Editor of the Adventist Review
and Adventist World
, serving in this position since 1988. He was born in the Caribbean, and received his education at schools in Grenada, Trinidad, Canada, and the United States. The bulk of his pastoral work was in the Ontario and Quebec provinces of Canada. After obtaining a PhD in Theology from Andrews University, he lectured at what is now the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in the Philippines. From that base, Roy Adams’ teaching and speaking appointments took him to many other Asian countries, and he continues to be a highly sought after international speaker at major clergy professional development meetings. Dr. Adams has also served as associate secretary of the Canadian Union. Roy Adams is a prolific writer and has authored several books over the years. His three latest are Crossing Jordan
(2005); From the Heart
(2007); and The Wonder of Jesus
is the Harold John Ockenga Professor of Preaching and Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She joined the School of Theology faculty in 1992 after serving as an adjunct assistant professor. Her courses include Homiletics, Systematic Theology, Making Doctrine Live, and various preaching practica. Marguerite Shuster’s published books include The Fall and Sin: What We Have Become as Sinners
(2004), Perspectives on Christology: Essays in Honor of Paul K. Jewett
(1991), and Power, Pathology, Paradox: the Dynamics of Evil and Good
(1987). She also edited and completed Jewett’s Who We Are: Our Dignity as Human
(1996) and has published many articles, sermons, chapters, and reviews. She is currently working on a long-term project on the doctrine of divine providence. Marguerite Shuster is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and served as an associate pastor for six years then a solo pastor for five years.
is the President Emeritus of La Sierra University. He grew up as a citizen of the world in a Christian missionary family who ministered in China, Burma, Hong Kong, and Lebanon. Educated in seven different countries and various states across the USA set him on a lifelong course committed to the values of diversity. Lawrence Geraty earned a PhD with distinction from Harvard University in Hebrew Bible and biblical archaeology, taking examinations in 10 languages. In his notable scholarly career, Dr. Geraty has received numerous honors, including a Fulbright Fellowship and serving as advisor on archaeology to former Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan. As well as being president of several scholarly societies, he has also served as Professor of Archaeology and History of Antiquity at Andrews Theological Seminary, President of Atlantic Union College, and more recently President and Professor of Archaeology at La Sierra University.
The 2010 Ministry Professional Growth Seminar is on track to be outstanding! It will feature four exceptional presenters: Lawrence Geraty, Marguerite Shuster, Roy Adams & Miroslav Volf.
The 2010 program, “The Word … For These Times,” will be broadcast LIVE to a global audience from North America on, Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 1:00 – 4:30 PM EST or 17:00 – 20:30 GMT.