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European Theology Teachers’ Convention 2021

Challenges of the Post-Corona World: Responding to Ethical, Sociological, Ecological and Digital Issues

The Trans-European Division, Inter-European Division and European Adventist Society of Theology and Religious Studies invite you to attend the 2021 European Theology Teachers’ Convention.

This virtual event explores the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 across ethical, sociological, ecological and digital issues through several short presentations, Q&As and networking opportunities.

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Programme 25-27 March:

Thursday – 25 March

Time Title Presenter
17:00 – 19:00 (GMT) Introductions

Keynote address: Luca Marulli & Discussion

Luca Marulli

Friday – 26 March

Time Title Presenter
8:40 – 09:00 (GMT) Devotional Ana Džuver
09:00 – 09:30 (GMT) Sigve Tonstad (Loma Linda University): Covid-19: Agony and Opportunity 20 min + 10 QA Sigve Tonstad
09:30 – 10:00 (GMT) Steven Thompson (Avondale): The Future of Buying and Selling According to Revelation in Light of Covid-19 20 min + 10 QA Steven Thompson
10:00 – 10:15 (GMT) Break
10:15 – 10:45 (GMT) Reinder Bruinsma (Netherlands Union): Does Covid-19 Qualify as a Sign of the Times? 20 min + 10 QA Reinder Bruinsma
10:45 – 11:15 (GMT) Gifford Rhamie (Newbold College of Higher Education): The Racial Pandemic of Ignorance: What is Europe? Gifford Rhamie
11:15 – 12:15 (GMT) EASTRS Meeting
12:15 – 14:00 (GMT) Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 (GMT) Laurentiu Mot (Cernica): The Great Reset between utopia and programmatic prophecy in light of the Johannine apocalyptic eschatology 20 min + 10 QA Laurentiu Mot
14:30 – 15:00 (GMT) Hanz S. Gutierrez (Villa Aurora): Viral Theology: Ecology, Multiculturalism, Body and God. Towards a Post-Confessional Religiosity 20 min + 10 QA Hanz S. Gutierrez
15:00 – 15:30 (GMT) Elias Brasil de Souza (Biblical Research Institute): Relevance and Implications of Joel’s Message for the Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Aftermath 20 min + 10 QA Elias Brasil de Souza
15:30 – 17:00 (GMT) Break
17:00 – 18:30 (GMT) Friday vespers/Sabbath Opening Frank Hasel
18:30 – 19:00 (GMT) Fellowship, Breakway rooms, Close

Sabbath – 27 March

Time Title  Presenter
 09:00 – 10:00 (GMT)  Sabbath school: “Rebirth of Planet Earth”  Daniel Duda, Jan Barna & Barna Magyarosi
 10:00 – 11:00 (GMT)  Worship Service: “What Do You Do When Your World Changes?”  Laurence Turner
11:00 – 14:00 (GMT) Sabbath lunch
 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT)  Subgroups + Networking OT, NT, ST, Pastoral
15:00 – 15:30 (GMT) Closing Marius Munteanu


A major part of the ETTC is networking with your colleagues in your discipline. We will be splitting up into smaller groups, so that we can share teaching tips and current research with one another.

Chairs for Subgroups:

  • Old Testament: Martin Pröbstle (Bogenhofen)
  • New Testament: Luca Marulli (Collonges)
  • Systematic Theology: Jan Barna (Newbold)
  • Pastoral/Mission: László Szabó (Friedensau)

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The ETTC is organised in cooperation between the TED, EUD and EASTRS. More info about EASTRS here: