Gwydyr Rd, Crieff, UK, PH7 4BS

Dr Alden Thompson

“Who’s Afraid of the Old Testament God?”

Alden Thompson is currently professor of biblical studies at Walla Walla University, in the USA.  He has a long connection with Scotland: from 1972 to 1974, he was on college-sponsored doctoral study leave at the University of Edinburgh.

An ordained minister in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dr Thompson is a graduate of Walla Walla College (BA 1965) and Andrews University (MA 1966; BDiv 1967). Before joining the faculty at WWC, he pastored in Southeastern California (1967-1970). He received his doctorate in Old Testament and Judaic Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 1975. His dissertation, Responsibility for Evil in the Theodicy of IV Ezra was published by Scholars Press in 1977.

He is in frequent demand as a speaker and seminar presenter. His primary interests are the Bible, especially the Old Testament, Ellen White studies, “Inspiration,” and Adventist History. Many of his articles and papers can be accessed at his web site,

Thursday 27 September

  • 7.30 pm “Reading the whole Bible, and not just the parts you like” (MP3 recording)

Friday 28 September

  • 9.00 am “The Avalanche: Why Satan goes into hiding” (MP3 recording)
  • 10.45 am “Strange people need strange laws” (MP3 recording)

Further seminars were held on Sabbath 29 September at Dundee SDA Church.