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Featured Speakers

Pepperdine is pleased to welcome the following special guest speakers to the Bible Lectures.

Bob Goff



Bob Goff is the New York Times best-selling author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Love Does, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq, and Somalia. He is a sought-after speaker for leadership, church, and University events, inspiring current and future influencers to get to the "do" part of life. Choosing to live audaciously, he connects to audiences in a powerfully inspirational, yet down-to-earth manner. He has pioneered the vision of Love Does (formerly Restore International) to fight for freedom and human rights, working to improve educational opportunities and to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend.

Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 AM

Peter Enns


Peter Enns is the Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty.

The Sin of Certainty (The Role of Doubt in the Life of Faith)
Wednesday-Thursday, 1:30-2:15 PM

Phil Claycomb



Phil Claycomb is the executive director of Nexus, a church planting leadership ministry. Nexus has started 40+ churches in the past 10 years—all collaborative partnerships between Churches of Christ and independent Christian churches.

Reconnected: What We've Learned
Wednesday, 8:30-9:15 AM

Suzanne Stabile


Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought-after speaker and teacher, known for her engaging laugh, personal vulnerability, and creative approach to Enneagram instruction. As an internationally recognized Enneagram master, she has conducted over 500 Enneagram workshops over the past 25 years. She has spoken to college audiences, hundreds of churches across America, and teaches regularly in the Baylor Health Care System, in Dallas, Texas, in both the Cancer and Transplant Hospitals. Her first book is The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery.

The Stories We Tell Ourselves
(Exposing, Naming, and Redeeming the Stories that Hijack Our Courage)

with Joshua Graves
Wednesday-Friday, 3:30-4:15 PM

Dudley Rutherford


Dudley Rutherford is the author of Walls Fall Down and the senior pastor of Shepherd Church, a 10,000-member congregation that has been called "the most racially diverse church in Los Angeles" by the city's mayor.

Let the Walls Fall Down (Insights from Joshua for Trying Times)
with Jeff Walling
Wednesday-Friday, 9:30 to 10:15 AM