Friday, April 25, 2008
Off to Pepperdine
Every year since 2002 I have made the pilgrimage to Malibu, California. It has sort of become a family tradition. We load the girls onto a plane or into a car and go off in the wild blue yonder to that place by the sea. For whatever reason Jerry Rushford has graciously asked me to participate in the lectures four or five times now. I think he has been getting desperate since he has asked me ... no really it has always been a great honor for me (and has been fun). Hooking up with friends from Japan, Canada, and all over the USA has been a joy. This year I will be traveling by myself but quite a few from Palo Verde will be coming over too.
Over the last three years or so 9 pm has become "Late Nite" with Hicks & Valentine. We have spoken on Kingdom Come and A Gathered People and this year we were to speak on a soon to be name subject. Unfortunately John Mark is not going to be able to be there this year but the Late Nite goes on.
I will be going solo for the talk and will try to do the subject justice. Our overall theme is "The Struggle for the Soul of Churches of Christ, 1884-1984.
1) Part One: Texas Vs Tennessee, 1880s-1920s
2) Part Two: Texas Triumps, 1930s-1950s
3) Part Three: Renewed Struggle, 1960s-1980s
On Friday I will be delivering the lecture for the Restoration Quarterly luncheon. Here I am speaking on "Jesus, Lipscomb and the Spanish-American War."
Besides taking in the great line up of keynote speakers I hope to learn from Doug Foster, Edward Robinson, Suzy Brown, Tom Olbricht, Danny Dodd and several more.
If you are in the area say "hi." Hope to see you.