Dialogue Volume 34, Number 1

Designed for university students and young professionals, Volume 34, Number 1 of College and University Dialogue is now available online.

College and University Dialogue August 29, 2022

Designed for Seventh-day Adventist university students and young professionals, College and University Dialogue is published by the Committee on Adventist Ministry to College and University Students (AMiCUS) in cooperation with the 13 world divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and in partnership with Public Campus Ministries (PCM). Volume 34, Number 1 (2022) is now available online. In his editorial titled Living with a Sense of Time, Hudson Kibuuka reminds us to use the gift of time wisely for God. Additional articles include:

Is the Earth Special? Planetary Habitability and Genesis 1 by Ronny Nalin
“We live in a universe where the Earth is habitable—and there is life on it. That is the most amazing fact confirmed every day by empirical, observational science. You and I are part of that miracle.”

“God With” by Kenneth Bergland
“’God with’ is known both in the Old and New Testaments. The idea of ‘God with’ is applied to Jesus as Immanuel, and Jesus also uses it when speaking of the Holy Spirit.”

Jesus Calls Ordinary People to Do an Extra-Ordinary Work by Richard Osborn
“Which of the 12 disciples are you? Jesus chose each of His disciples in spite of knowing their weaknesses and potential for failure.”

Of Storms and the Endtime Hope by Dwain N. Esmond
“The gospel of the second coming of Jesus is the raison d’être of our existence as Seventh-day Adventists. It is at the very heart of the unparalleled messages that God has given us to proclaim in this heightened moment in history.”

Sharing Jesus With University Students Through Korean Language Classes by Richard Sabuin
A Pioneer Mission Movement missionary in Tawain, Pastor Kwon Soon Beom uses prayer meetings, language classes, evangelistic series, cooking classes and more to connect with university students and others in his community.

Worship: God’s Great Call by Pavel Semanivsky
“One of God’s great calls to His creatures is to worship Him, with all holiness and wholeness, without any reservation, and without anyone or anything coming between the worshiper and God….This article will consider seven essential aspects of true worship.”

College In Surat, India, Observes Public Campus Ministry Day by Narlapati Subhakar Prasad
“While the college focuses on educational opportunities with an Adventist emphasis and Christian imperatives, the institution and its faculty never fail to zero in on the central purpose of Adventist institutions: to lead students to understand that the aim of Adventist education is not simply to impart the ABC’s of learning, but to train students in the way they should go so that ‘when they are old, they will not turn away from it’ (Proverbs 22:6, NIRV).”

Refilwe Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya: Dialogue with a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health in South Africa by Ella Smith Simmons
As a professor of epidemiology and public health at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and  guest lecturer in epidemiology at the Pan African University of Life and Earth Sciences at Ibadan, Nigeria, Dr. Refilwe Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya “values opportunities to save lives in real time and to advance community development over time, while simultaneously contributing to the world’s scientific knowledge base.”

Special General Conference Session Approves Constitutional Amendment for Virtual Participation by Lisa M. Beardsley-Hardy
“The Seventh-day Adventist Church was organized for the purpose of mission. The amendment of its constitution by the special General Conference session of January 18, 2022, enables the church to be even more resilient and better organized in the future to carry out the mission entrusted to it, which is to proclaim the soon return of Christ.”

This issue is also available in Spanish, French and Portuguese.



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