ACU Lectures Day 2
Wow! What a day. I got to bed late last night and got up at 6 am this morning. The day began for me at the 6.44 Restoration Quarterly breakfast. Sat with Wendell and John Willis, Doug Foster and Mark Hamilton. We listened to Curt Niccum talk about minor characters in the Gospel of John. I did my class again today and it was again filled ... I have been pleased with the turn out. Has to be the subject matter!!!
I was surprised to get a hug from a young lady from Palo Verde that attends ACU and hunted me down just to say hi. I was blessed. I took in Jim Bevis again today to hear more of the story of Campus Evangelism and the 1960s. I had lunch with some folks I that I have no clue who they were but we had some wonderful conversation. I then retreated to the library for a couple hours and tracked down material on John P. Lewis, a professor at Abilene from 1948-1971, an ardent critic of K. C. Moser. I found a bunch of old sermons by him, a letter dated to 1931 from an "ex-girlfriend" telling him "It is over!" and tracked down a thesis he did and read about half of it today. So now I know much more about this fellow than I did the other day.
I had dinner with Fran and Dub Winkles this evening at Sharon's BBQ. Talk about some good old fashion Texas bbq ... I was in hog heaven. I have not had good bbq in a long time ... it is just not a major thing in the desert.
I went to see Randy Harris tonight and sat with Mark Hamilton and Robert Randolf. We sat on the highest row you can get ... in the pic Harris is the shiny dot ... his bald head!! Robert wanted to buy me a piece of pie afterwards so we went and had some good stuff and talked about MIT and his task as Chaplin to the Institute and other such mundane stuff. Ran into a lady who knew me from speaking at the Lake Geneva Family Encampment three years ago. And finally I picked up two books today: Preaching John's Gospel: The World It Imagines (eds. David Fleer and Dave Bland) and James Cone's Risk's of Faith: The Emergence of a Black Theology of Liberation, 1968-1998. I closed the day out with a brief conversation with Rachael and Talya (thank you Lord!).
Great day ... and it starts again tomorrow. If you have never been to ACU it will bless you.