12 July 2023 |
I’ll share from my own experience of how my faith has changed, and then we’ll look at how various theories describe a sequence of how faith typically changes.
We’ll look at theories of moral, religious, and spiritual development by Lawrence Kohlberg, Jean Piaget, James Fowler, and others, along with attachment theory. We’ll talk about some of the primary criticisms about the lack of empirical support and some implications for how to approach developing Christians.
Dr. Thomas Luttrell earned his PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. He has taught at La Sierra University and Washington Adventist University. A former pastor, Dr. Luttrell’s area of specialty is marriage and family therapy. Professor Luttrell and his wife, Hannah, have two sons, Caleb and Luke.
Loren Seibold is Executive Editor of Adventist Today, and the leader of the Adventist Today Sabbath Seminar.
How to join:
One-click link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84013027602
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.
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!
- Bryan Ness (Pacific Union College)
- Stephen Chavez (Retired editor, Adventist Review)
- David Neff (Retired editor, Christianity Today)
- Sigve Tonstad (Loma Linda University)
- Matthew Korpman (La Sierra)
- Rolf Pohler (Friendensau)
- Pilira Zapita (Newbold)
- Kärt Lazic (Newbold)