ATSS: Reinder Bruinsma on “The Church, Fake News, & Conspiracy Theories”
4 January 2023 |
Fake news and conspiracy theories are not new phenomena. They have been with us through the centuries. Jews, Muslims, Catholics, and secret societies have often been the subjects.
Today these stories play an ever bigger role. Religious people of the more conservative variety appear to be especially susceptible for all kinds of weird stories about what is happening behind the geo-political and religious scenes.
Does the traditional endtime scenario in Adventism perhaps create a fertile soil for conspiracy thinking and stimulate an eagerness in the minds of many Adventist believers to accept fake news?
Reinder Bruinsma will attempt to shed some light on this and other questions.
Reinder Bruinsma lives in the Netherlands with his wife, Aafje. He has served the Adventist Church in various assignments in publishing, education, and church administration on three continents. He still maintains a busy schedule of preaching, teaching, and writing. His latest book is I Have a Future: Christ’s Resurrection and Mine.
Raj Attiken teaches at Kettering College, and is a retired president of the Ohio Conference.
How to join:
One-click link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81647186051
ATSS starting time depends on where you are. If you’re on the west coast of the United States, it’ll be 10:30 AM. On the east coast, 1:30 PM. Please double-check the correct time where you live.
Times around the world:
- Reykjavík: 6:30 PM
- College Place: 10:30 AM
- Lincoln: 12:30 PM
- Denver: 11:30 AM
- Bracknell: 6:30 PM
- Berrien Springs: 1:30 PM
- Loma Linda: 10:30 AM
- Nairobi: 8:30 PM
- Gackle: 12:30 PM
- Hosur: 11:00 PM
- Waco: 12:30 PM
- Keene: 12:30 PM
- Helsinki: 8:30 PM
- Stockholm: 7:30 PM
- Hamburg: 7:30 PM
- Cape Town: 9:30 PM
- Madrid: 7:30 PM
- Paris: 7:30 PM
- Honolulu: 7:30 AM
- India (all): 12:00 PM (Sunday)
- Cooranbong: 5:30 AM (Sunday)
- Perth: 2:30 AM (Sunday)
The class is intended to last about 2 hours, though the conversation often continues to 4 PM (Eastern time).
About our class:
- The AT Sabbath Seminar is intended to be a courteous forum. We discuss and ask questions politely. We don’t accuse, get angry, put people down, or judge the state of their salvation.
- Stick to the topic in both comments and chat discussion.
- Make your comments and questions short—don’t dominate.
- Keep your microphones muted unless you are called upon to make your comment or ask your question.
- Indicate your interest in speaking by raising your electronic hand—under the “reactions” button.
- Please use your name when you sign in! Not your phone number, not your initials. This will help us differentiate you from unwelcome guests who want to disrupt us. You can set your name after signing on by clicking on the 3 dots next to your picture, which drops down a menu.
We look forward to getting acquainted with you!
- Mike Tucker
- Jon Paulien
- Loren Seibold
- Bryan Ness
- Olive Hemmings
- Pilira Zapita
- Bill Cork
- Reinder Bruinsma
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