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Andrews University Association of Adventist Forum Meetings February 9, 2019

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Michiana Adventist Forum


The Prophetic Power of Sabbath:

It Is Not What You Assume It to Be


Olive J. Hemmings, PhD


Professor of Religion and Ethics

Washington Adventist University


Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm

February 23, 2019


Chan Shun Hall

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI



About the Speaker

Olive Hemmings has been teaching in Seventh-day Adventist higher education since 1982 and has been teaching at Washington Adventist University for the past fifteen years in the areas of New Testament Bible and Greek; World Religions; Social, Biblical, and Theological Ethics; and Dogmatic Theology, both in graduate and undergraduate programs.  She has served as president of the Adventist Society for Religious Studies. She holds a PhD in Theology, Ethics, and Culture from Claremont Graduate University.

She has ordained ministerial credentials from the Columbia Union Conference, and pursues a yearly itinerary of preaching and teaching nationally and internationally.  She is engaged in an active writing ministry, mainly on topics of current ethical concerns in church and society. Her major publication, Sacred Texts and Social Conflict, is a case study of the debate over women’s ordination in the Seventh-day Adventist Church to demonstrate the ways in which sacred texts function as the site of power for communities in conflict.

Olive has been married to Charles Kuuku Paintsil of Accra, Ghana for 30 years, and they have three young adult “children” – William Yofi, Alexandra Ama, and Harold Mica-El Kwesi.  She says her great passion in life is fueled by a strong sense of purpose and is sustained by the grace of God.


About the Subject

The presentation will focus on the theme that a Sabbath observing community ought to be on the forefront of practicing and advocating justice.