Thousands Gather in Malibu for 72nd Annual Bible Lectures
Thousands of participants gathered on Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus in May for the 72nd annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures. They came from throughout the United States and around the world to spend four days together learning, worshipping, and enjoying fellowship and spiritual renewal. The focus of this year’s event was an exploration of the book of James.
The Office of Church Relations coordinated more than 300 talks, events, and gatherings, including Spanish language sessions, presentations on various family issues, a children’s ministry, and photography and hiking excursions. Session topics included “Becoming Spiritually Mature,” “Women in Worship,” and “God’s Magnificent Obsession.”
Participants heard from a wide range of knowledgeable, dynamic speakers, including Leonard Allen, dean of Lipscomb University’s College of Bible and Ministry; Kent Brantly, missionary doctor and Ebola virus outbreak survivor; David Kinnaman, bestselling author and business executive; Jonathan Storment, preaching minister at Highland Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas; Rick Atchley, minister of the Word at The Hills Church in Texas; and Sally Gary, founder and director of CenterPeace.