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For the 73rd year thousands of visitors will flock to the Pepperdine University Malibu campus to experience the powerful story of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. Over 75 inspiring daily sessions, more than 300 guest speakers from around the world, and unmatched moments of fellowship will raise and reaffirm Jesus as the center of our faith. Special programs are also available for children and teens. Mark your calendars for Tuesday to Friday, May 3 to 6, 2016, to take part in four God-focused, life-changing, soul-lifting, heart-healing days of programs and fellowship.

Special Guest Speakers

N. T. Wright

N. T. Wright, an Anglican bishop and one of the most influential biblical scholars of our era will deliver the keynote address, "The Scandal of the Cross," at this year's Pepperdine Bible Lectures and later lead small group sessions with church ministers. Known for "disrupting comfort zones," Wright will challenge structures and ideas from the Restoration heritage and interrogate some basic understandings of the Gospel that are entrenched in Protestant Evangelical circles today, inviting all to reimagine biblical concepts like resurrection, justification, and heaven.

Ruby Bridges

In 1960, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Ruby Bridges became the only African American student to attend William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South after courts announced that the school would begin to accept African American students. Each morning, armed U.S. marshals escorted Bridges through angry mobs in opposition of the desegregation ruling. A passionate advocate for Christian love and forgiveness, attendees will hear from Bridges, whose steadfast commitment to her faith in times of hatred, injustice, and loss enabled her to love and forgive those who hated her very existence.



Over 200 sessions from last year's event are available for FREE on iTunes U and YouTube. The seven keynote sessions are also on the Livestream site.


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