Welcome to the 26th AIIAS Annual Theological Forum!

Theodicy: God's Justice in an Unjust World

November 9-11, 2023

AIIAS, Silang, Cavite, Philippines


This forum aims to explore the issues of God’s creation, evil, suffering, pain, and oppression; the struggle that we experience at one time or another in life with why evil happens to someone, either ourselves, our family, our friends, our nation, or perhaps some alarming instance.

This fascinating topic will be addressed from the biblical, theological-historical, and missiological perspectives.

About the Theme

This year’s forum theme is: “Theodicy: God’s Justice in an Unjust World.” Theodicy means ‘justifying God.’ In the philosophy of religion, a ‘theodicy’ is the argument that attempt to resolve the problem of evil that arises when omnipotent, omnibenevolence, and omniscience are all simultaneously ascribed to God. Theodicy is the vindication of divine goodness and providence, given the existence of evil.

Forum 2023 Booklet

The forum booklet contains the welcome pages, event schedule and speakers' bios.



Dr. Alberto R. Timm

Associate Director of Biblical Research Institute

Dr. Mxolisi Michael Sokupa

Associate Director at Ellen G. White Estate of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Dr. Eugene Zaitsev

Associate Director of Biblical Research Institute for the Euro-Asia Division, and Professor of Religion at Zaoksky Theological Seminary

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the focus of this year's forum?

The theme aims to explore the fascinating book of Psalms from biblical, historical, practical, and missiological perspectives.

How do I register?

You can register via this link: https://link.aiias.edu/seminaryforum2023

How much is the registration fee?

Students (Undergraduate)

PhP 1,300.00 – For early birds (on/before October 1)

PhP 1,500.00 – Regular Fee (October 2 – onwards)



PhP 2,000.00 – For early birds (on/before October 1)

PhP 2,200.00 – Regular Fee (October 2 – onwards)


Note: Only early bird registrants will receive a souvenir shirt. For regular or walk-in registrants, forum materials (and souvenir shirts) are first-come first-served.


For group registration, please write to seminary@aiias.edu.

I have inquiries. Whom do I contact?

Karole Mercado
Phone: +63 (46) 414-4340
Mobile: +63 (917) 599-9186
Donny Chrissutianto

I have accommodation or airport transfer requests. Whom do I contact?

Marianne Bergland

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How do I register as an AIIAS Seminary student or AIIAS employee?

For AIIAS Seminary Students

If you are an on-campus and currently enrolled Seminary student, your registration fee is waived. Please register to be officially on the list.

For AIIAS Employees

If you wish to use your In-Service Study time, please request for approval from the HR Department. Then, register to be officially on the list.


Enrich yourself from a broad range of content from panel discussions to inspiring presentations.

Q&A Session

Let your voice be heard or simply clarify some issues. Get a chance to engage with presenters.


Get full-access to forum materials and videos so you can revisit the learning experience that fit your calling.


Learn from various topics in specific areas of your academic or professional interest.

About the AIIAS Theological Forum

AIIAS Forum is an academic platform for pastors, theologians, elders, and anyone interested in theology. This is a program which encourages participants to exchange their ideas and experiences, and a bridge for them to make friends and foster cooperation.


The forum has grown from a training platform for Seminary students’ research presentation into a global community that tackles current issues in the areas of applied theology, biblical studies, and theological-historical studies. In recent years, the forum has adopted official statements that have shaped the direction of the Seventh-day Adventist church both in research and in practice.


Participants have enjoyed the fellowship and networking experience through this forum. Despite the circumstances, there is no holding back from yet another exciting forum this year on a crucial theme featuring an amazing lineup of speakers.