The Sabbath

Session 1

Rest in Hebrews 4:9. What Rest is This?

Dr. Erhard Gallos

Session 2

"Do Not Neglect the Gatherings"

Dr. Erhard Gallos. What gatherings does the audience neglect?

Session 3

The Origin of Race, Anti-Semitism, and Sabbath Observance

Dr. Michel Sun Lee looks at the significance of Sunday laws in history, beginning with why most Christians began to observe Sunday instead of the seventh day in the early church.  And what can we learn about racism, sexism, ageism, and other forms of discrimination and prejudice from Sabbath history?

Session 4

Heresy and Diversity: Seventh Day Keeping in History

Dr. Michel Sun Lee looks at the differences and similarities between minority sacred timekeepers throughout history, with a focus on Sabbath observance in the United States.  What makes Adventists similar to and different from other seventh day observant people?

Session 5

Moise Ratsara

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Erhard Gallos

Erhard Gallos is an assistant professor of Religion at Andrews University. He pastored in Germany for six years before coming to Andrews University. He joined the faculty in 2008 and teaches New Testament courses, Greek, Ethics, Hermeneutics, and SDA Heritage and the Gift of Prophecy. His focus of intense study has been in the book of Hebrews and his PhD dissertation was on the Sabbath-rest of Hebrews 4.

Michel Lee

Michel Sun Lee is an Assistant Professor of History at Southern Adventist University. She completed her Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and also holds degrees from Stanford University. Her current research interests are “Sabbath-keeping” practices and discourse in the 19th and early 20th c. American West, and the development of religious discourse about gender-based violence in North America.

Moise Ratsara

Moise Ratsara is a pastor in Kalamazoo, MI. He grew up in a missionary home, and lived in 9 countries. He has seen God deliver him and his family from 3 wars and 5 civil wars. Throughout all these experiences, he has gained a deeper respect for the Word of God, a passion for evangelism, and a desire for people to find Jesus Christ. He attended Southern Adventist University where he was involved with PATTEN Towers and SEYC.