Today is Monday the first full day of the ACU lectures is nearly history ... here is a link to the class schedule
I left Tucson after a kiss from my girls: Pamella, Rachael and Talya, I deposited my rear securely in a rented Pontiac and headed out toward the East. After going through the obligatory border patrol check point it was just shy of 1 pm Tucson time when I left and just shy of 3 am when I arrived Abilene time.
The hotel would not let me "check in early" so I slept in my car from about 3 am ET to about 6:30 when some "sounds" aroused me from my slumber. So fresh from my car seat I went to hear my good friend Edward Robinson talk about one of the most fascinating men in American and Stone Campbell history, Samuel R. Cassius. Tomorrow Edwards is going to compare and contrast Cassius and Marshall Keeble ... this will be interesting because Cassius looks more like Malcolm X when compared to Keeble.
I took in Duane Cummins discussion of volume 2 of Eva Jean Wrather's Alexander Campbell, Adventurer in Freedom: A Literary Biography.
I then had lunch with Fran Moser Winkles and her husband Dub. Fran is K. C. Moser's daughter and has been a great source of inspiration when it comes to her father.
Lectures are as much about friends as anything else. I communed with Dr. Berryhill, Jonathan Camp and Trevor Thompson and the day is not done.
And of course I picked up a few books. I bought vol 2 of Wrather's bio mentioned above, I got a reprint of John Allen Hudson's The Man and the Moment: A Study in the Life of Alexander Campbell, and I got a most fascinating book by Robert Brimlow What about Hitler? Wrestling with Jesus' Call to Nonviolence in an Evil World. The title alone made it worth looking at. I also bought and have already finished reading a small volume edited by Dale Jenkins Seeking True Unity with contributions by Mike Baker, Mike Green, Phil Sanders, Dale and Jeff Jenkins. I plan on doing a review and assessment of this small book as soon as I have time.
I am told by Leafwood Press that our book, A Gathered People will be released tomorrow so I am looking forward to that.
If you are at the lectures give me a ring and lets get together.