Pepperdine Bible Lectures 2016 - Pepperdine University

Rediscover the powerful story of Christ's life, death, and resurrection at the 73rd Annual Pepperdine Bible Lectures Tuesday to Friday, May 3 to 6, 2016, in Malibu, where thousands will gather to explore the theme "Cruciformed: Living in Light of the Jesus Story." Join almost 300 guest speakers from around the world at over 75 daily sessions as they uncover the deeper truths found in scripture.

Register below to join us for these inspiring sessions.

N.T. Wright - Pepperdine University

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 teach an afternoon class each day. 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.

Keynote: "The Scandal of the Cross"
Tuesday, May 3
7 to 8:30 PM (worship begins at 6:15 PM)
Firestone Fieldhouse 




Ruby Bridges - Pepperdine University

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.

"An Evening with Ruby Bridges"
Wednesday, May 4
8:45 to 9:45 PM (worship begins at 6:15 PM)
Firestone Fieldhouse




David Kinnaman - Pepperdine University

David Kinnaman is the president and majority owner of the Barna Group, a visionary research and resource company. He is the author of two best-selling books, unChristian and You Lost Me, which focus on the spiritual lives of teens and 20-somethings. Since joining Barna in 1995, Kinnaman has overseen studies that have polled the opinions and perspectives of more than 400,000 individuals. He has designed and analyzed research for the American Bible Society, Columbia House, Compassion, Easter Seals, Habitat for Humanity, Integrity Media, the Salvation Army, Sony, Thomas Nelson, World Vision, Harper Collins, and many others.

"The Present and Future of Spiritual Leadership"
Wednesday and Thursday, May 4 and 5
9:30 to 10:15 AM
Smothers Theatre