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The Department of Theology is proud to host theologians from around the world at this year’s the Trinity Conference. The event will be hosted on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University. 

During the three day conference, an Adventist Theology Society chapter will be established on the SWAU campus.

For more information about the conference, please contact Professor Michael Campbell at 817-202-6479.

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A poster of the "Trinity Conference" that states the four different speakers which read " Larry Lichtenwalter, Jiri Moskala, Mattew Tinkham and John W. Reeve"



Thursday | 1:00-2:00 PM | Keene Church
Opening presentation by Matthew Tinkham | “Why the Trinity Matters Today”  

Friday | 7:30-9:00 PM | Keene Church
Vespers presentation by John W. Reeve |”Modalist Arians and Trinitarians in Early Christianity”  

Saturday | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Keene Church
Sabbath morning worship by Larry Licthenwalter | "Beyond Imagination: Life with the Triune God"

Saturday | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Keene Church
Sabbath morning Elevate Worship

Saturday | 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM | Keene Church

Sabbath morning worship by Jiri Moskala | "The Person of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament: Our Greatest Need"

Saturday | 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM | Cafeteria
Sabbath Lunch

Saturday | 3:00-3:40 PM | Keene Church
Lecture by Matthew Tinkham | “Hierarchy and Subordination in the Trinity?
The Biblical, Logical, Historical, and Theological Problems of Neo-subordinationism”

Saturday | 3:40-4:20 PM | Keene Church
Lecture by Jiri Moskala | “Toward the Trinitarian Thinking in the Old Testament”

Saturday | 4:20-5:00 PM | Keene Church
Lecture by Larry Lichtenwalter | "SPIRIT-to-spirit: The Living Reality of the Spirit’s Work Within"

Saturday | 5:00-5:40 PM | Keene Church
Lecture by John W. Reeve | “The Stoic View of the Spirit and the Spirit as a Personal Force.”  

Saturday | 5:40-6:30 PM | Keene Church
Panel Discussion with Guest Speakers & Religion Faculty  

Saturday | 6:30-7:30 PM | Keene Church
Business Meeting to Organize ATS Chapter


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Presenter Biographies

Larry Lichtenwalter, PhD


Larry Lichtenwalter, PhD, is President of Middle East University in Beirut Lebanon.  He is a preacher, pastor, theologian, ethicist and author.  Christian personal ethics, the book of Revelation and Islamic Studies are focus areas of his teaching, writing, and preaching ministry.








Jiří Moskala, Th.D, PhD


Jiří Moskala, Th.D, PhD, is dean and professor of Old Testament exegesis and theology. He joined the faculty in 1999. Prior to coming to Andrews, Moskala served in various capacities (ordained pastor, administrator, teacher, and principal) in the Czech Republic. He is a member of different theological societies and has authored or edited a number of articles and books in the Czech and English languages.  In addition, he has participated in several archaeological expeditions in Tell Jalul, Jordan.





John W. Reeve, PhD


John W. Reeve, PhD, is assistant professor of church history at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He teaches early church, middle ages, and reformation history. John is also editor of Andrews University Seminary Studies. His doctoral dissertation focused on the theological anthropology of Theophilus of Antioch and the shift in the understanding of the human soul and judgment in late second century Christianity. 




Matthew L. Tinkham Jr., Mdiv


Matthew L. Tinkham Jr., MDiv, is currently pursuing a PhD in Religion, Theological Studies, at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University. He did his undergraduate work at Southern Adventist University and afterward pastored two churches in Atlanta, Georgia. Matthew is an involved member of a number of scholarly societies, including the Society for Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Adventist Society for Religious Studies, and the Adventist Theological Society. Matthew’s research has focused on issues regarding the doctrine of God, particularly the Trinity, as well as Christology and Pneumatology.

A collage of four speakers, all dressed in black suits and smiling towards the camera