Faith and Science CONFERENCE

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    July 1 to 20 $228
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SPEAKERS


Matthew McLain

Matthew McLain

Professor of Paleontology
Biografía

Dr. Matthew McLain received his B.S. in Geology from Cedarville University and his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Loma Linda University. He is currently employed at The Master’s University, where he teaches paleontology, geology, and physical science courses. His main research area is vertebrate paleontology, and he has published research in secular and creationist journals.

Elaine Graham-Kennedy

Elaine Graham-Kennedy

Biografía

Elaine Graham-Kennedy, PhD (University of Southern California) retired, has long enjoyed studying muds, trace elements and fossils.  She’s researched high energy deposits in the Grand Canyon with Dr. Arthur V. Chadwick and muds/clays/sands associated with dinosaur eggs with Dr. Lee Spencer, Dr. Roberto Biaggi and Prof Carlos Steger. Fossils-especially dinosaurs, trilobites, ammonites-structural components in a wide variety of sedimentary deposits as well as mineral ores still interest her. She and her husband, Dee, are active in the Jay, OK, SDA church, serving as SS teachers for adults and children.  They also have an outreach program for disenfranchised SDAs.

Elie Henry

Elie Henry

Secretary of the IAD
Biografía

Born in the Republic of Haiti. He earned his first degree in theology at the Universidad Adventista del Plata. He completed his Master and PhD at the Université de Strasbourg, France. The Louvre Museum granted him a scholarship for post graduate studies at the prestigious Ecole Biblique et archéologique Française de Jerusalem, Israel. He became a minister, and later professor and dean of the School of Theology at the Haitian University. Dr. Henry was called to be the Secretary of the Haitian Union, later as President. Subsequently he was called to serve the Inter-American Division as Vice President. Currently, Dr. Henry is the Secretary of the IAD.

Paul Giem

Paul Giem

Professor in Loma Linda University
Biografía

Dr. Paul Giem graduated from Loma Linda University with an M.A. in Religion in 1977 and an M.D. in 1977. He graduated from Union College with a B.A. in Religion with a major in chemistry in 1973. He has worked as an emergency physician, urgent care physician, and hospitalist at various hospitals in southern California. Currently he is teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support at Loma Linda University. He has published several articles for different journals and authored a book: Scientific Theology, published by La Sierra University Press, and a research project inspired by him has been published in Radiocarbon. Most of his works are available at www.scientifictheology.com

Raúl Esperante

Raúl Esperante

Paleontologyst
Biografía

Dr. Raúl Esperante holds a Bachelor Degree in Biology from the University of Valencia in Spain, and a Doctorate in Biology with emphasis on Paleontology from Loma Linda University, California. He is Senior Researcher at the Geoscience Research Institute and adjunct professor at Loma Linda University. His research includes the study of fossil marine mammals and sediments, sequence stratigraphy, ichnology, and ancient environments recorded in sedimentary rocks in Peru, Spain and Bolivia. He has given lectures at universities and museums in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Australia.

Fernando Dávila G.

Fernando Dávila G.

PhD in Biological Sciences
Biografía

Born in Novelda, Alicante, Spain. He has his his master´s in Theology from SALT (Adventist Theological  Seminary of Latin America), his PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Valencia, Spain. He received a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Montemorelos, Mexico. He has worked as a teacher in various Spanish-speaking countries: Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Peru. He has participated in several seminars, congresses and conferences of creationism in France, Italy, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Spain, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ukraine, Moldova and Chile.

Félix H. Cortez

Félix H. Cortez

Professor of New Testament Literature
Biografía

Félix H. Cortez is Associate Professor of New Testament Literature and Director of the MA in Religion and Seminary Affiliations and Extensions at the SDA Theological Seminary, Andrews University. Cortez holds a PhD in New Testament Studies from Andrews University and a Master’s degree in Modern Literature from Iberoamerican University, in Mexico. Dr. Cortez has contributed to many articles and book chapters in academic publications, study notes on the Andrews Study Bible, the commentary on First Timothy for the forthcoming Andrews One- volume Bible Commentary, and is working on a Commentary for the new Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary.

Ismael Castillo

Ismael Castillo

President of University of Montemorelos
Biografía

Ismael Castillo is both a professor and pastor. Since 1987, he has been the president of University of Montemorelos. Pastor Castillo is married to Norka Harper. The have three children and six grandchildren.

Lael Caesar

Lael Caesar

Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies
Biografía

Lael Caesar holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Semitic Studies from University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. He’s worked as a pastor and academic. While teaching at the University of Montemorelos, Mexico, and at Andrews University was five times voted Teacher of the Year. Lael now is serving as associate editor of Adventist Review and Adventist World magazines. Lael specializes in biblical wisdom literature and has scores of articles in multiple languages to his credit. He is a member of the General Conference Biblical Research Institute Committee (BRICOM).

Antonio Cremades

Antonio Cremades

Doctor in Biology
Biografía

Born in Novelda, Alicante, Spain. He has his his master´s in Theology from SALT (Adventist Theological  Seminary of Latin America), his PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Valencia, Spain. He received a Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Montemorelos, Mexico. He has worked as a teacher in various Spanish-speaking countries: Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Peru. He has participated in several seminars, congresses and conferences of creationism in France, Italy, Russia, Romania, Portugal, Spain, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Ukraine, Moldova and Chile.

Raul Esperante

Raul Esperante

Geologist and Paleontologist
Biografía
As geologist and paleontologist his interests relate to the history of sedimentary basins and the fossils within the rocks He is currently studying the sedimentary layers of the Pisco Basin in southern Peru where a thick succession of strata was deposited in a mostly shallow marine environment. There, He have several lines of research. Many of the layers contain well preserved fossils of marine mammals (baleen whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions), sharks, fish, and invertebrates. He is studying the fossilization processes that led to preservation of the fossils. The marine mammal fossils are very abundant. It is the largest known accumulation of fossil marine mammals in the world. One of his goals is to explain why so many specimens died, were buried and became preserved in the rocks. He is studying the lithology, and stratigraphy of the succession of layers to understand the sequence of events and processes that led to the accumulation of the sediments in the ancient marine environment, paying special attention to the ichnofossils (trace fossils) in the layers, as they provide important insights on the ancient conditions of the marine environment. This research is carried out in collaboration with other researchers and students.
Ed Zinke

Ed Zinke

Adventist Theologian
Biografía
E. Edward Zinke is an active Adventist theologian and businessman who has published numerous articles and books including the first quarter 2010 Sabbath School quarterly and its accompanying book, The Certainty of the Second Coming. He’s a doctoral candidate in systematic theology at the Catholic University of America. He served for almost two decades as the associate director for the Biblical Research Institute at the General Conference. He also served as president of Ann’s House of Nuts, an international food company, until 2008, when he and his wife sold the company. He’s on the Board of Trustees for Andrews and Oakwood Universities, and serves on numerous committees for a variety of Adventist entities and institutions. He is co-founder, past president and current treasurer for the Adventist Theological Society. He’s active in the Spencerville, MD Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he teaches an adult Sabbath school class. He and his wife, Ann, have two sons and seven grandchildren.
Ronny Nalin

Ronny Nalin

PhD, Earth Sciences
Biografía
Dr. Ronny Nalin (Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, University of Padova) works as Associate Scientist at the Geoscience Research Institute (CA, USA) and is Adjunct Professor of Geology at Loma Linda University. His interests focus on the sedimentology of non-tropical carbonates and sequence stratigraphy of shallow marine deposits. He has published several papers on these subjects on international journals of sedimentary geology. Ronny’s personal quest is to better understand the role faith and science should play in the construction of a biblical worldview.

 

Jim Gibson

Jim Gibson

Director, Geoscience Research Institute
Biografía

Dr. Jim Gibson is Director of the Geoscience Research Institute, in Loma Linda, California. He has a B.A. and M.A. degrees at Pacific Union College and a PhD from Loma Linda University in 1984, when he joined the Geoscience Research Institute. In 1994, he succeeded Dr. Ariel Roth as Director of the Institute. He and Humberto Rasi co-edited the book, Understanding Creation. He was a co-editor of the book, Entrusted: Christians and Environmental Care, with Steven Dunbar and Humberto Rasi. He was the author of the Sabbath School lessons for first quarter, 2013, and the author of the companion book for the lessons, entitled Origins. He also contributed to the 2014 missionary book, Beyond Imagination.

 

Leonard Brand

Leonard Brand

Biologist, Paleontologist, and Author
Biografía

Dr. Leonard Brand is Professor of Biology and Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, at Loma Linda University. He received his PhD at Cornell University in 1970 and has been on the LLU faculty since then. He teaches courses in paleontology, vertebrate biology, and philosophy of science. He has published over 35 scientific research papers and numerous articles in church publications. He has published three books, which have been translated into one or more other languages. His strongest long-term interest has been developing a Bible-centered approach to the integration of faith and science.

Suzanne Phillips

Suzanne Phillips

Biology Professor
Biografía

Dr. Suzanne Phillips is the chair of the Earth and Biological Sciences Department at Loma Linda University. She previously served as chair and professor in the Biology Department at Southwestern Adventist University (Texas) for nine years. She received a BS in Biology from Union College in 1998. She graduated from Loma Linda University’s Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Department with a Ph.D. in 2003. She serves on the Faith & Science Council and the Geoscience Research Institute’s board, GRICO.

Arthur V. Chadwick

Arthur V. Chadwick

Research Professor of Biology and Geology
Biografía

Dr. Chadwick is Research Professor of Geology and Biology at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, TX. Dr. Chadwick was born in California, where he received his undergraduate education at San Diego State University and La Sierra College. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Miami, followed by additional work in Geology at University of California. Dr. Chadwick is a cofounder of the Earth History Research Center, a global consortium of research scientists focused on issues of origins. He currently serves as Director of the Center. Dr. Chadwick is currently involved in a systematic analysis of the geologic column in the Colorado Basin with Dr. Leonard Brand of Loma Linda University.

Jo Ann Davidson

Jo Ann Davidson

Professor of Teology, Andrews University
Biografía
Jo Ann Davidson teaches in the Andrews University Theological Seminary–the first woman to teach in the Theology department. She earned her Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) since 2000.
Tim Standish

Tim Standish

PHD, Enviromental Biology and Public policy
Biografía
He has observed changes in DNA, macro molecules preserved in ancient biological samples and how Intelligent Design relates to Biblical Creationism
Elias Brasil de Souza

Elias Brasil de Souza

Director of the Biblical Research Institute
Biografia

Serves as director of the Biblical Research Institute at the General Conference world headquarters. He holds a BA and MA in theology from the Latin American Adventist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Old Testament exegesis and theology from Andrews University. His main areas of interest are the sanctuary, hermeneutics, and Hebrew. He has authored, co-authored, and published several academic publications in English and Portuguese.

John Baumgardner

John Baumgardner

Geophysicist
Biografía

Has a Ph.D. in geophysics and space physics from UCLA. His Ph.D. research included development of the first software for modeling the 3D flow of rock within a planetary mantle, a program known as TERRA. Between 1997 and 2005 he served on the Radioisotopes and the Age of the Earth (RATE) team that documented multiple independent lines of radioisotope evidence that the earth is thousands, not billions, of years old.

He is currently a senior research associate with Logos Research Associates based in Santa Ana, California, and an adjunct professor of science apologetics at Southern California Seminary in San Diego.

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