During GYC’s annual conference “Carry the Light,” (Dec. 16, 2004) Jan Paulsen answered questions cold prior to his talk “Consider How You Ought To Live.” After his introduction, the audio cuts (:30 sec) to the second question regarding Seventh-day Adventist professors that do not actively uphold some of the distinctive beliefs of the church.
Compare his comments from 2004 with his resent reaction to a similar question in a Q&A session held at Andrews University Seminary Chapel August 15, 2009.
Elder Jan Paulsen was reportedly given an anonymous question from an AU faculty member that said: I am someone who believes in God and creation, but not in a literal six-day creation. Should I resign from my teaching position in an Adventist University?
According to Jennifer Birney, an AU employee and student, Jan Paulsen immediately responded, â€œYes.â€ The Q&A was called â€œLetâ€™s Talk About Adventist Educationâ€ and was part of a three-day event called Fall Fellowship, which occurs annually at Andrews. This follows Paulsenâ€™s June appeal â€œto all engaged by our church in the ministries of administration, preaching, teaching, and writing to articulate and reflect our stand as a community on Creation.â€