ATSS: Loren Seibold – The surprisingly complex question of what it means to be a Christian
9 April 2022 |
Mathilde Frey became ill last night: Loren Seibold is stepping in to teach the ATSS class today.
“[Trump] is highly biblical, and I would say to your listeners, we will in all likelihood never see a more godly, biblical president again in our lifetime.” Michelle Bachman, ex-congressperson, April 2019.
Whatever you may have thought of the phenomenon that is Donald Trump, it seems to me he is a catalyst for an interesting and possibly necessary discussion: what does it mean to be a biblical and godly Christian?
In short, what is a Christian?
An important question, don’t you think? Because to evaluate someone as godly and biblical or not godly or biblical, a good Christian or not a good Christian, we must define what “Christian” means.
Loren Seibold will discuss some ways we can think about this question
Loren Seibold is the Executive Editor of Adventist Today.
Cherri-Ann Farquharson is a physicist and energy consultant in Barbados.
How to join:
Time: April 9, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern Time
One-click link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82216623222
Passcode: This Bible character is traditionally said to have written the first five books of the Bible, but we know him better as a baby in the bullrushes, who grew up to receive from God the ten commandments on Mt. Sinai. FIVE CHARACTERS, ALL CAPS.
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.
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
- Loma Linda: 10:30 AM
- Nairobi: 8:30 PM
- Gackle: 12:30 PM
- Hosur: 11:00 PM
- Waco: 12:30 PM
- Tulsa: 12:30 PM
- Helsinki: 8:30 PM
- Stockholm: 7:30 PM
- Hamburg: 7:30 PM
- Cape Town: 7:30 PM
- Madrid: 7:30 PM
- Paris: 7:30 PM
- Honolulu: 7:30 AM
- 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 on the east coast of the United States.
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, or put people down.
- 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.
- If it should happen that we are attacked so that we have to stop the meeting, we’ll quickly post a new meeting link on our AT Facebook page.
We look forward to getting acquainted with you!
- Raj Attiken
- Reinder Bruinsma
- Laurence Turner