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  • Lesson 1 for the week of December 31 to January 7

Part of God’s Family

Read for This Week’s Study: Gal. 3:26, 29; Ps. 50:10–12; 1 Chron. 29:13, 14; Phil. 4:19; 1 John 5:3; Matt. 6:19–21. The official lesson this week begins with some reflection on the idea that those…Read more
  • Lesson 0 for the week of December 31 to January 7

Introduction

To put things very plainly, this quarter’s lessons are all about humans and the way they deal with the resources that come into their hands because of the activities of God. A particular focus is…Read more
  • Lesson 10 for the week of November 26 to December 3

The Fires of Hell

Relevant Verses: Rev. 6:19-11; 1 Peter 3:13-20; Phil. 1:21-24; Luke 16:19-31; John 3:16 Leading Question: “Typically Seventh-day Adventists do not believe in an eternally burning hell, yet they do believe in hell. What’s the difference?” Comment:…Read more

Hosts

Mathilde Frey

Professor of Hebrew Bible, Old Testament
(BA, Seminar Marienhoehe, Darmstadt, Germany; PhD, Andrews University) Mathilde Frey comes to Walla Walla University with a European background. She grew up in communist Romania where she attended elementary and high school, and graduated with the Baccalaureate. In 1984, she immigrated to West Germany, studied Theology in Austria and Germany, and served as a pastor in the South German Conference for five years. In 2003, she moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan, and earned a PhD in Old Testament from Andrews University. Her dissertation is titled, The Sabbath in the Pentateuch: An Exegetical and Theological Study.

Jody Washburn

Associate Professor of Hebrew and Biblical Studies
[Education] PhD – Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, 2016 -- MA – Religion—Old Testament, Andrews University, 2010 -- MA – Religion—Religious Education, Andrews University, 2010 -- BA – Theology, Walla Walla University, 2005 [Teaching Areas] Hebrew Language, Biblical Studies, Levantine Archaeology, Christian Theology. [Research/Interests] Interdisciplinary study of ancient tombs and inscriptions. Intersections between psychological science and theology, particularly in the area of compassion and spirituality. Creative pedagogy, particularly in the areas of Bible and archaeology. Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible.

Alden Thompson

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Walla Walla University
Alden Thompson is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Walla Walla University. He has been a faculty member at WWC since 1970. From 1972 to 1974, he was on college-sponsored doctoral study leave at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In 1980-81 he was an exchange teacher at Marienhöhe Seminary in Darmstadt, Germany. After serving as WWC academic vice president for four years (1986-90), he returned to full-time teaching in the School of Theology. He retired in 2009, but continued to teach part time until he fully retired on June 30, 2020.

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