Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission

CBFM explores ways to integrate biblical studies with concerns facing the church

How can Adventists engage with the questions of today with humility and confidence? Through the Center for Bible, Faith, and Mission (CBFM) at Walla Walla University, the faculty in the School of Theology seek to provide a framework for addressing difficult questions within the context of committed Bible study and application of Scripture.

In their work through the CBFM, each year WWU theology faculty present seminars, lectures, and conferences on a variety of topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. They also produce a weekly spoken online Sabbath School commentary called Good Word.

During the 2018–19 academic year, Dave Thomas, professor of practical theology and apologetics, and Alden Thompson, professor of biblical studies, spoke in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Spokane, Washington, and Portland, Oregon, on topics that included the history of Adventism, the question of compliance, and the doctrine of the Trinity. Titles of their presentations included: “Ancient and Modern Adventism,” “Our Feisty and Deeply Committed Adventist
Forebears,” “Adventist Beliefs: From Simple Covenant to a List of 28,” and “The Pilgrim Way.”

Brant Berglin, associate professor of biblical studies, spoke in Moscow, Idaho, and Coos Bay, Oregon, about the book of Revelation.

Church leaders can request a speaker through the CBFM by contacting the WWU School of Theology at (509) 527-2194 or by sending an email to To learn more about the mission of the CBFM and School of Theology faculty, visit

Posted July 8, 2019

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CBFM speakers presented topics including Adventist history and doctrines.