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MP3 and Powerpoint from Bjorn Ottersen’s devotional on the Church Officers Training Day in Crieff on 27 Jan 2013.

For more details see the Training Day page…

Four MP3 recordings and associated Powerpoint prsentations from ‘New Times – New Opportunities‘ with Bjorn Ottesen, our first Study Weekend of 2013.

Find out more on the ‘Study Weekend ~ Pastor Bjorn Ottesen‘ page.

If you find them interesting please let us know!

New Times – New Opportunities

Reflecting on the task of the church and how it can be put into practice in our time.

 

Timetable:

Bjorn Ottesen

Guest speaker, Pastor Bjorn Ottesen is a lecturer at Newbold College. He has worked as a pastor in Adventist churches in Norway, Sweden and Denmark for 17 years, and as president for the Danish Union and Swedish Union for the last 11 years. He is currently working on a DMin degree with Fuller Theological Seminary. Pastor Ottesen is married and has four grown up daughters.

We’ve just uploaded four MP3 recordings of our 2012 Study Weekend presentations.

You can find them on the ‘Annual Study Weekend ~ Jim Nix and Cindy Tutsch, “Understanding Ellen White in 21st Century Britain” page.

If you find them interesting please let us know!

Our annual study weekend will be taken this year by Jim Nix and Cindy Tutsch who are visiting us from the Ellen G. White Estate. Their topic will be:

“Understanding Ellen White in 21st Century Britain”

James R. Nix has been director of the Ellen G. White Estate since 2000. He has authored or contributed to several books including Early Advent Singing, Laughter and Tears of the Pioneers, and In the Footprints of the Pioneers.

Dr Cindy Tutsch is an associate director of the Ellen G. White Estate. She has served as conference youth director, pastor, Bible teacher, television host, and coordinator of youth-in-evangelism initiatives, including Magabook ministries. Dr. Tutsch is the author of Ellen White on Leadership, scores of articles published in Adventist periodicals, and is editor of Visionary4Kids, an on-line magazine.

This year we shall be sharing our speakers with other churches in the Scottish Mission.

Crieff events

  • CANCELLED: Thurs 1 Nov at 7:30pm: “The Light Still Shines” with Jim Nix
  • Fri 2 Nov at 7:30pm: “The Songs of Zion” with Jim Nix
  • Sat 3 Nov at 6:30pm: “Ellen White – Who Was She and Why Does She Matter?” with Cindy Tutsch (MP3 recording)
  • Sun 4 Nov at 9:30am: “The Eschatological Relevance of Ellen White in the 21st Century ” with Cindy Tutsch (MP3 recording)
  • Sun 4 Nov at 11am: “Was Ellen White Green? (EGW for the postmodern)” with Cindy Tutsch (MP3 recording)
  • Additional MP3 recording of the “Question and Answer” session following the last seminar.

Dundee events

  • Sat 3 Nov at 10 am: TBA with Cindy Tutsch
  • Sat 3 Nov at 11:15am: “Ellen White on Your Assurance of Salvation” with Cindy Tutsch
  • Sat 3 Nov at 2 pm: “Ellen White – A Special Agent of The Kingdom of Heaven” with Cindy Tutsch

Glasgow events

  • Sat 3 Nov at 11:15am: “The Practical Gift of Prophecy” with Jim Nix
  • Sat 3 Nov at 2 pm: “The Light Still Shines” with Jim Nix

 

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, www.aldenthompson.com.

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.

Audio recordings of Pr Ian Sweeney, BUC President, who was the speaker at the Scottish Mission Day of Fellowship, held in Wallace High School in Stirling on June 9th 2012.

If you find them interesting please let us know!



Recordings:

Additional recording:

Plus – from Victor Hulbert at the BUC:

 

Audio recordings (in MP3 format) and presentations (PowerPoint PPT files) from Dr Reinder Bruinsma’s weekend study conference, ‘Can Daniel and Revelation be relevant for today?’,  held at Crieff Adventist Church on 28-30 October 2011.  If you find them interesting please let us know!

  1. Past Truth or Present Truth?”, Friday night.
  2. Do we need more Truth?“, Saturday morning, Sabbath School.
  3. Are you for real?“, Saturday morning, main Sabbath service.
    • MP3 file (7MB)
    • (no presentation)
  4. What does it mean to be Postmodern?“, Saturday afternoon.
    • Part 1 MP3 file (10.5MB)
    • Part 2 MP3 file (12.2MB)
    • Q&A session MP3 file (8MB)
    • Presentation in PowerPoint format
  5. God’s grand narrative“, Sunday morning.
  6. Our message for Postmoderns“, Sunday morning.

In the latest in our series of annual lectures in Crieff, Professor John Walton presented:

 

Update on the Origins Debate – Downsizing neo-Darwinism

Professor John C Walton is Research Professor of Chemistry at the University of St Andrews and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Resources:

MP3 files from Dr John Walton lecture

Below are links to resources from the 9th November 2010 lecture by John Walton.

MP3 files

Audio recordings (in MP3 format), presentations and handouts (in PDF format) from Cedric Vine’s weekend study conference, ‘Cedric Vine – Angles on Mark’,  held at Crieff Adventist Church on 15-17 October 2010.

If you find them interesting please let us know!

  1. “An Alternative Gospel ~ Mark and Imperial propaganda”, Friday night.
  2. “A Battle of Equals?  Jesus and agonistic Palestinian society”, Saturday morning.
  3. “A Wilderness Route ~ Jesus and the return of Yahweh”, Saturday morning.
  4. “On Cycles and Roads ~  Plot and arrangement in Mark”, Saturday evening.
  5. “That Clever Ending ~  Mark as an early understanding of the death of Jesus”, Saturday evening.
  6. “A Right Pair ~  Reading Mark with the help of Ezekiel”, Sunday morning.
  7. “The Future (and Further Developments). Mark 13 and the flow of NT apocalyptic revelation”, Sunday morning.

Below are links to various resources from Prof John Walton’s lecture ‘Forbidden Science and the Controversy over Origins‘, held at the Crieff Adventist Church on 11 November 2009.

MP3 files

Presentation

John Walton has also provided us with a suggested reading list.

Science, Philosophy & Intelligent Design

  • Phillip E. Johnson, Darwin on Trial, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, 1993.
  • Michael J. Behe, Darwin’s Black Box, The Free Press, New York, 1996.
  • William A. Dembski, The Design Inference, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998.
  • Jonathan Wells, Icons of Evolution, Regnery, Washington, 2000.
  • Paul Davies, The Goldilocks Enigma, Penguin Books, London, 2007.
  • John Lennox, God’s Undertaker, Has Science Buried God, Lion Books, Oxford, 2007.
  • Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath, The Dawkins Delusion, SPCK, London, 2007.
  • Thomas Crean, A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins, Family Publications, Oxford, 2007.
  • John Cornwell, Darwin’s Angel, Profile Books, London, 2007.
  • David Robertson, The Dawkins Letters, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, 2007.
  • Anthony Flew with Roy A. Varghese. There is a God, HarperCollins, New York, 2007.
  • M. Beauregard and Denise O’Leary, The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case for the Existence of the Soul, HarperOne, New York, 2007.
  • S. C. Meyer, S. Minnich, J. Moneymaker and Ralph Seelke, Explore Evolution; the Arguments for and Against Neo-Darwinism, Hill House, Melbourne, 2007.
  • Michael J. Behe, The Edge of Evolution, Free Press, New York, 2007.
  • Keith Ward, Why There Almost Certainly Is a God, Lion, Oxford, 2008.
  • S. C. Meyer, Signature in the Cell, DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, HarperOne, 2009.
  • Norman C. Nevin, editor, Should Christians Embrace Evolution, IVP, 2009.

Scriptural Reliability

  • F. F. Bruce, The New Testament Documents; Are They Reliable?, 6th Ed., IVP, Downers Grove, 1981.
  • I. Provan, V. P. Long and T. Longman II, A Biblical History of Israel, WJK, Louisville, 2003.
  • K. A. Kitchen, On the Reliability of the Old Testament, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2003.
  • N. Thomas Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God, SPCK, London, 2003.
  • David N. Marshall, The Battle For the Bible, Autumn House, 2004.
  • James H. Charlesworth, editor, Jesus and Archaeology, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2006.
  • Richard Bauckham, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2006.
  • Paul R. Eddy and Gregory Boyd: The Jesus Legend: A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition, Baker Academic, 2007.

New Atheist and Theistic Evolutionist Books

  • Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, Bantam Books, London, 2006.
  • Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth, Bantam, 2009.
  • Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Atlantic Books, 2008.
  • Sam Harris: Letter to a Christian Nation, Bantam, 2007.
  • Daniel Dennett: Breaking the Spell; Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, Penguin, 2007.
  • Dennis Alexander, Creation or Evolution, Do We Have to Choose? Monarch, 2008.
  • Jerry A. Coyne, Why Evolution is True, OUP, Oxford, 2009.

MP3s from Gunnar Pedersen’s weekend study conference, ‘The Bible as a Grand Story‘, held at Crieff Adventist Church on 23-24 October 2009.

  1. What is the beginning of the story?’ (23MB, 1 hr 37 min)
  2. What is the Centre of the Story?’ (13MB, 56 min)
  3. Jesus, the Lamb of God’ (7MB, 32 min)
  4. What is the Goal of the Story?’ (14MB, 1 hr 4 min)
  5. A 7-stage structure for the reading of the Bible’ (70MB, 1 hr 15 min)

John Walton has provided us with a list of books for those who are interested in the current Science/Religion debates (see this post for MP3s of Prof Walton’s talk at Crieff Church):

Recommended Reading on Recent Aspects of the Science and Religion Debate.

Books on Intelligent Design

  • Phillip. E. Johnson, Darwin on Trial, 2nd ed.,* Inter Varsity Press, Downers Grove, 1993. [Law Professor critiques Darwinism]
  • Phillip. E. Johnson, Reason in the Balance, the Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law and Education, Inter Varsity Press, Downers Grove, 1995.
  • Michael J. Behe, Darwin’s Black Box, Free Press, New York, 1996. [Biochemist shows how complex biological machines are evidence of design in Nature]
  • Michael J. Behe, The Edge of Evolution, Free press, New York, 2007 [Biochemists shows that evolution is limited in its range]
  • William A. Dembski, Intelligent Design; The Bridge Between Science & Theology, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, 1999.
  • William A. Dembski, The Design Revolution, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, 2004.
  • William A. Dembski, ed. Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing, ISI Books, Wilmington, 2004. [Dembski is a mathematician and theologian who gives the theoretical/philosophical foundation to intelligent design]

New Atheists Present Their Case

  • Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, Bantam Books, London, 2006.
  • Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Atlantic Books, 2008.
  • Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation, the End of Faith, Knopf, 2006.
  • Daniel Dennett, Breaking the Spell, Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, Viking Adult, 2006,

Replies to the New Atheists

  • Alister McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath, The Dawkins Delusion, SPCK, London, 2007
  • Thomas Crean, A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins, Family Publications, Oxford, 2007
  • Anthony Flew with Roy A. Varghese. There is a God,* HarperCollins, New York, 2007. [One of the world’s most influential atheists explains why he came to believe in God]
  • John Cornwell, Darwin’s Angel*, Profile Books, London, 2007.
  • David Robertson, The Dawkins Letters, Christian Focus Publications, Fearn, 2007.

Interesting Books in the Science/Faith Area

  • Paul Davies, The Mind of God, Simon and Schuster, London 1992; see also: The Goldilocks Enigma, Penguin Books, London, 2007.
  • John Lennox, God’s Undertaker, Has Science Buried God?* Lion Books, Oxford, 2007.
  • Francis S. Collins, The Language of God, Free Press, New York, 2006, [Head of the human genome project presents evidence for belief]
  • Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards, The Privileged Planet, Regnery Publishing, 2004. [How our place in the Cosmos was designed for discovery].
  • Jonathan Wells Icons of Evolution, Regnery Publishing, Washington, 2000 [Very readable exposure of the exaggerated claims of textbooks on evolution].
  • Robert Shapiro, Origins, A Skeptic’s Guide to The Creation of Life on Earth, Bantam Books, Toronto, 1986.
  • Michael Cremo and R. L. Thompson, Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race, Bhaktivedanta Book Trust; 2nd Revised edition 1993.

Books of the Authenticity of Faith and the Reliability of the Bible

  • Kenneth A. Kitchen, On the Reliability of the Old Testament, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2003.
  • Iain Provan, V. Philips Long and Tremper Longman II, A Biblical History of Israel, WJK, Louisville, 2003.
  • Paul R. Eddy and Gregory A. Boyd, the Jesus Legend, A Case for the Historical Reliability of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition, Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, 2007.
  • F. F. Bruce, The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? Eerdmans, 2003.
  • James H. Charlesworth, editor, Jesus and Archaeology, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2006.
  • Richard Bauckham, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2006.
  • N. Thomas Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God, SPCK, London, 2003.

Books About the Believability of Miracles

  • Eddy and Boyd (above)
  • Norman L. Geisler, Miracles and Modern Thought , Zondervan, 1982.
  • C. S. Lewis, Miracles, New Edition from Fount, 2002.

MP3s from Radisa Antic’s weekend study conference, Radisa Antic ~ Seventh-day Adventist Church Doctrine and Ellen White, held at Crieff Adventist Church on 29-31 August 2008.

  1. The Encounter with Jesus with the Samaritan Woman (15MB mp3).  Friday night.
  2. The Relevance of Ellen White for Adventist Theology and Practice (13MB mp3).  Saturday morning as part of the Sabbath worship service.
  3. The Biblical Concepts of Revelation and Inspiration (18MB mp3).  Saturday evening, part one.
  4. Hermeneutics (17MB mp3).  Saturday evening, part two.
  5. Devotinal, Psalm 27 (13MB mp3).  Sunday morning.
  6. The Sanctuary Doctrine Part 1 (32MB mp3).  Sunday morning.
  7. The Sanctuary Doctrine Part 2 (32MB mp3).  Sunday morning.

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