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10-15-14 AU Theological Seminary Responds to Headship Statement Appeal
by Becky St. Clair


On October 8, 2014, the Adventist Review published an appeal by a group of 25 professors, pastors and church members for the faculty of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University to review and adjust a document that the seminary faculty had adopted at an August 21 meeting, “The Unique Headship of Christ.” 

In response to “An Open Appeal,” also published here, the seminary faculty convened for a special meeting on Friday, October 10, and spent more than three hours in discussion.

After study and examination, the faculty unanimously, with the exception of one individual, voted the following statement. This statement has been released at the request of the seminary and the administration of Andrews University, and has also been published in the Adventist Review:

“We, the faculty of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, respectfully reaffirm our original statement on the ‘Unique Headship of Christ in the Church’ which was the result of prayerful and responsible study of scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy, and was voted by an overwhelming majority of the faculty in a duly called meeting.” 

           Founded in 1874, Andrews University is the flagship institution of higher education for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offers more than 200 areas of study including advanced degrees. Its main campus is in Berrien Springs, Michigan, but the University also provides instruction at colleges and universities in 19 countries around the world.
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