Sept. 11      “Jesus On Our Streets”      John McGhee


“Quarks to Cosmos”  September 18-October 2, 2021

Sept. 18    Quarks to Cosmos: Science as Hierarchy                                        Humans in the Hierarchy - I      Mailen Kootsey

Sept. 25    Quarks to Cosmos: Science as Hierarchy,                                        Humans in the Hierarchy - II      Mailen Kootsey

Sept. 25    Potluck dinner at Walters’ home, 1.30 p.m., 4053 Olive Point Place, Claremont.   Our own chef John McGhee will coordinate a fantastic Pakistani dinner.  Special feature: book-signing by Mailen!

Oct. 2        “The Palestine Conflict, Afghanistan, and the Turning Tide in World War III”           Lee Greer and  Shaheen Nasser

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Here is a review by Jack Hoehn in Adventist Today: 

A Most Beautiful and Most Wonderful Book | Adventist Today (

Vaccine Hesitancy in Adventism

January 1, 2022  10:30-12:30

With Michael Schofield

 IInland Empire Adventism and It’s LGBT+ Members   with John R. Jones, Kerby Oberg, Paul Mallery, Chris Oberg and a panel of Inland Empire LGBTQ+ Adventists



A Series of Expert Presentations with Moderator Jim Walters

10:30-12:30 April 30 to June 25, 2022

With Authors Donald Casebolt, Michael Campbell, Gilbert Valentine, Douglas Hackleman

Dinosaurs, Volcanoes, and Holy Writ:

 A Boy-Turned-Scientist Journeys from Fundamentalism to Faith

James L. Hayward



Women in the Mission of the Church

Their opportunities and obstacles throughout Christian History (Leanne M. Dzubinski and Anneke H. Stasson, Baker Academic, 2021

August 13 to November 5


Adventist Tomorrow, by Jack Hoehn

and on July 16, Steve Daily on his EGW Psychobiography

Adventist Tomorrow is available at Amazon for $20 paperback and  $9 Kindle

Click on the series title to go to the individual presentation video links

The Dawn of Everything:

A New History of Humanity

David Graeber and David Wengrow

Video links remain to be inserted for several series - we apologize for the inconvenience.  You may browse all Vimeo videos for the desired video. 

The Creative Universe

Mailen Kootsey

Our class’s resident physicist and multidisciplinary thinker is at his very best as he reflects on the creative universe that is coming into greater view every day  (11/19)

Video link soon

History of Christianity in 3 Lectures

Michael Scofield

Michael’s thoughtful and sometimes provocative insights, combined with his extraordinary Powerpoint presentations, make this series a helpful and often irresistible discussion of the history of Christianity (2 lectures) and its teaching or doctrine (final lecture).  (11/12, 11/26 and 12/3)

July 1:  A Presentation on “Church”

By class leader Jim Walters,

Followed by a Town Hall Discussion about the future of our Sabbath Seminars Class

This fine presentation was especially important as it set the stage for a valuable discussion about our class - its purpose, future, relationship to the University Church, and concern for its aging and ailing members.  Well worth a review of the video, and a bonus is class member John Testerman’s impromptu speech during the discussion time.

 The Word of a Humble God, by Karen Keen

This accessible book is written from both a scholarly bent and pastoral concern.  Keen, from a Reformed tradition, makes lives up to her title in this creative resource, and it also serves as an excellent introduction to the member in the pew of all the tools available to better understand “The Word of a Humble God.”  The last 3 chapters are the best part of the book. 

Video link soon

The New Testament According to Jesus, by James D.G. Dunn

This extraordinary book by a leading New Testament scholar is studied, chapter at a time, with presentations by Adventist scholars as well as class members.  December 10 to March 4.

Video link soon


Sabbath Seminars


Room 3208

Centennial Complex of Loma Linda University         Sabbath Morning 10:30-12:30