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Pepperdine Hosts 70th Annual Bible Lectures

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Christians from around the world witnessed a milestone in the history of the Pepperdine Bible Lectures this year, as the beloved event celebrated its 70th anniversary. The robust program, which continued the annual tradition of stimulating lectures, spirited worship, and meaningful fellowship to thousands of believers, was held on the Malibu campus from April 30 to May 3.

Marking the first Bible Lectures held under the directorship of Mike Cope, “Can I Get a Witness? Faithfully Following the Lamb in Revelation” drew a record number of attendees and featured theme lectures by Rich Little, Fate Hagood, Dave Clayton, Don McLaughlin, Randy Harris, and Mike Cope.

Bestselling author and preacher Max Lucado delivered a thoughtful and encouraging pre-conference message around the power of grace to a packed Firestone Fieldhouse audience.

“The Pepperdine Bible Lectures is about providing a harbor to believers from the West Coast and, actually, from all over the world,” reflects Cope. “That means we seek to provide the shelter of worship, study, fellowship, and fun—while also refueling people to go back out in service.”

This year also marked the launch of the Pepperdine Bible Lectures mobile app, which enabled all attendees to build and access personal daily agendas; navigate the campus using Pepperdine’s GPS-enabled interactive map; access up-to-date information about food, shuttles, and parking; and watch streaming videos.

“We are thrilled with the attendance—not only of the full campus but also of the growing online community who have participated through live streaming, YouTube, and iTunes U.”

Next year’s Pepperdine Bible Lectures, “Enter the Water, Come to the Table,” will come to Pepperdine’s Malibu campus April 29 to May 2, 2014.

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