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2006 Bible Lectures: Life Together
May 1, 2006 - Pepperdine University will present the 63rd Annual Bible Lectures beginning Tuesday, May 2, through Friday, May 5. Nearly 5,000 people will travel to Malibu to hear renowned speakers give messages on the importance of faith in today's world.This year, the lectures focus on the theme "Life Together: The Heart of Love & Fellowship in I John."
The program includes over 300 classes, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner programs, morning praises, music and drama groups, and lectures. Classes explore such challenging and varied topics as marriage, premarital concerns, church worship, parenting, and bible study.
The Pepperdine Bible Lectures has grown from a small gathering of believers to an internationally appealing event. Jerry Rushford, Pepperdine University director of Church Relations says, “With each passing year, the Pepperdine Bible Lectures become more global in their outreach and appeal. This year we know that we have guests coming from at least 42 states and 22 foreign countries."
Throughout the week, participants and lecturers will consider God's call of “learning to love others, learning the deepest meaning of fellowship, both with God and with one another.” Main lecturers include Pepperdine alumnus Tim Spivey, from Dallas, Texas; Chris Smith from Nashville, Tenn.; Chris Goldman from Rancho Cordova, Calif.; Philippe Dauner from Marseilles, France; Shon Smith from Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Rich Little, from Napervile, Ill.; and Don McLaughlin from Atlanta, Ga.
The Pepperdine Bible Lectures began in January of 1943 and were modeled after similar programs at Harding, David Lipscomb and Abilene Christian Universities. Summer lectures were added in the summer of 1958, and the lectures relocated to Pepperdine's new Malibu Campus in 1972. Since the move, summer lectures have forever been a great opportunity for Pepperdine to gather believers and explore the spiritual faith of Christianity.
Childcare is offered during the daytime for free and for $4 dollars in the evening. In addition, all meals are provided and can be paid for in advance or at the door. For more information, please visit Pepperdine's Church Relations Web site, or call (310) 506-4270.
In conjunction with the Bible Lectures, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University will exhibit original photo art by Ron Hall and paintings by Daniel Weber from Wednesday, May 3, through Friday, May 5. The exhibit will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no admission charge. Additionally, there will be a reception to meet the artists on Friday, May 5, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. For more information on this exhibit, please visit the Center for the Arts Web site.
With reporting by Jessica Kloor