Pepperdine Bible Lectures to Return to Malibu for 74th Year

April 18, 2017  | 2 min read

For the 74th year thousands of visitors will congregate at the Pepperdine University Malibu campus for the Pepperdine Bible Lectures to explore books in the Old Testament known in the Jewish tradition as the Scrolls of the Megilloth. From Tuesday, May 2, to Friday, May 5, nearly 250 guest speakers from around the world will lead over 360 inspiring sessions and unmatched moments of fellowship as they explore the deeper truths found in scripture.

Among the special guest speakers will be Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World. Goff is an attorney who founded Love Does, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in India, Iraq, Nepal, Somalia, and Uganda. He will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.

On Wednesday and Thursday, from 1:30 to 2:45 PM, Peter Enns, author of The Bible Tells Me So and The Sin of Certainty and the Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, will present “The Sin of Certainty (The Role of Doubt in the Life of Faith).”

Phil Claycomb, executive director of Nexus, a church planting leadership ministry that has started more than 40 churches in the past 10 years in collaborative partnerships between Churches of Christ and independent Christian churches, will discuss “Reconnected: What We've Learned” on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:15 AM.

Alongside author Joshua Graves, internationally recognized Enneagram master and highly sought-after speaker and teacher Suzanne Stabile will present “The Stories We Tell Ourselves (Exposing, Naming, and Redeeming the Stories that Hijack Our Courage)” Wednesday through Friday from 3:30 to 4:15 PM.

Dudley Rutherford, author of Walls Fall Down and senior pastor of the 10,000-member congregation Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch, California, will present “Let the Walls Fall Down (Insights from Joshua for Trying Times)” jointly with Jeff Walling, Pepperdine’s director of the Youth Leadership Initiative. Their presentation will take place Wednesday through Friday, from 9:30 to 10:15 AM.

On Thursday evening, from 9 to 10 PM, Goff’s singing group Acappella will perform music from their 35-year anniversary tour.

Led by Walling, University staff and administrators will also present a rousing performance of “Love Lifted Me: Songs and Stories of Love and Lament” on Thursday from 9 to 10 PM. On stage will be the musical talents of Pepperdine president Andrew K. Benton, Ida Nicolosi, Christy Panchal, Chris Stivers, and Carly, Kelly, and Jeff Pippin.

For additional information, including registration, details about the Boone Center for the Family series, Spanish language sessions, special programs for children and teens, and excursions, visit the Pepperdine Bible Lectures website.

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