Soteriology Seminar in Bulgaria

Ángel M. Rodríguez, director of the BRI with associate director Clinton Wahlen, taught a seminar in Soteriology in Bulgaria from June 1-6, 2008.  About eighty pastors, administrators, and theology students came from all over Bulgaria to the Studenetz Hut nestled in the beautiful Rodopi Mountains.  Dr. Rodríguez lectured on the atonement and salvation, especially highlighting the implications of Christ’s death from the perspective of the trinity and the great controversy.  Dr. Wahlen dealt with salvation from the perspective of the Old Testament, the teaching of Jesus, and Paul’s Letter to the Romans.  “This has been a wonderful help to us,” remarked a pastor attending the seminar.  The possibility of another visit by BRI scholars in 2009 or 2010 is currently being explored.
 

The Blagodat SDA Church which is one of several SDA churches in Sofia,  May 31, 2008
The Blagodat SDA Church which is one of several SDA churches in Sofia,  May 31, 2008
Ángel Rodríguez, teaching a seminar in Soteriology at the Studenetz Hut in the Rodopi Mountains, Bulgaria
Clinton Wahlen, teaching a seminar in Soteriology at the Studenetz Hut in the Rodopi Mountains, Bulgaria
Pastors, Administrators, and Students at the Seminar in Soteriology
Emil Gadjalov, Vesselin Donchev and Yaroslav Yankov asking questions of Dr. Rodríguez
Taking a break from study are Ivan Momchev, Slavcho Atanassov,  Marinka Kontarova,  Shterion Vlassakev (Bulgarian Union Treasurer),  Metody Maev and Emil Gadjalov
Enjoying the sunshine and fresh mountain air during the lunch break are Apostol Stoykov (Bulgarian Union Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Leader), Ivan Popov (secretary for the western region of Bulgaria), Ivan Penev, and  Rayko Tzekov.
Forest surrounding the Studenetz Hut