Pepperdine 2016

pepperdineSo I got an invitation to teach a couple of classes at the 2016 Pepperdine Lectures.

I’m pretty excited. I’ve taught before (SRO), had a great time, met a lot of readers, had many conversations about all sorts of important things. Pepperdine is always a great experience.

But I have to decide on a topic by September — which is not far away — and I just have too many ideas. Or not enough really good ideas.

So, dear readers, you know what my abilities and my limitations. What should I talk about? What would be of the greatest value to the Church of Christ community?

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About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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20 Responses to Pepperdine 2016

  1. Richard constant says:

    If u are asking me jay
    Do what you think that the Spirit of the Risen Christ would have you speak to.
    the Roman ch.3 Galatians chapter 2-4 supports that Hermeneutic.
    that should be simple enough… right.
    plus a couple of other incidentals.
    they’ll either ride you out on a rail or ask you to write some books.

  2. Richard constant says:

    What is SRO

  3. Richard constant says:

    Just Two?
    That Poses time factor doesn’t

  4. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Standing room only. At Pepperdine, you’re always scheduled against someone great. I think I was opposite Rick Atchley — and I’d rather hear him than listen to me. I was terrified no one would come. I was new. They gave me a nice room but in a basement and hard to find.

    We turned people away at the door. Floor was covered with people. Great, great fun. Covered much of the material from Do We Teach Another Gospel? As they say in west Tennessee, it was a hoot and a half.

    Can’t wait to go again.

  5. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Yes, I’d rather speak continuously all day, every day. I love to teach. But two hours is a compliment. Few people get more than one. I’m most appreciative of any chance to speak at all, and two classes is more than I hoped for. And, yes, it does limit one’s topic. It’s hard to cover some things in that much time, but it makes me a better teacher living within the time constraint.

  6. Richard constant says:

    So what’s
    your prognosis you going to be on medication and listening to Pink Floyd…
    sorry but I can’t help it but seriously how are you feeling and how are you healing

  7. Richard constant says:

    I.. think they are at least give you a day …personally…
    just tell me one other guy in the church that can teach this perspective like thiS… who else takes this approach?
    I pretty much think Most all are Too Apprehensive… and have so much baggage in Reformed theology.
    that again it becomes trying to see the tree for the forest quite honestly now it’s just simplicity the economy of God

  8. Price says:

    For what it’s worth… I think you have sort of a “Berean spirit.” It seems that you have for some time, if I recall correctly, searched the scriptures daily to see if what you had been told was true. If anything I think you have a passion for challenging sophomoric theology and teaching. And great patience with those of us who are working our way through it all.. I tend to encourage people to pursue their passions. Not sure how you’d do it but if there was a way to teach on how to be a good modern day Berean…that’d be right up your alley.. IMO..

  9. Richard constant says:

    So what the hey man.
    Pick the topic rely on your talent expect the Spirit to help and go for it

  10. Richard constant says:

    and as a P S I coul d find 4.Or 5 Scriptures to compel you… but who needs that when you understand what…
    Blessing means …in Deuteronomy 28 and 29

    IF YOU.

    boundries discernment whatever I don’t get it

  11. Richard constant says:

    I’d say congratulations in order although. the Spirit stuck you right where you need to be boy.
    and as a PS no one better make a remark about that word boy you’re from down south.
    My son in law just happens to be a black guy trying to get his master’s degree in Reformed theology.
    You know I’m just such a great teacher.
    blessings Jay blessings all.

  12. Profile photo of Paul Paul says:

    Kingdom Work. That’s what I need to hear! Maybe the church does as well? So glad / blessed I live in San Diego – mere hours away!
    I’m no groupie, but you’re on my wife and my list (with Ben Stewart and Louie Giglio) to road trip east to visit and listen to in person.
    Now we’re going to be a 1/3 of the way there, and don’t have to leave the land of fruits and nuts! (as they say). 🙂

  13. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Would love to meet you in Tuscaloosa. Might even take you a real barbecue place — not that pretend stuff they serve in Texas. Come the weekend of a football game against a weak opponent, I might even set you up with some tickets. Of course, the big games are impossible …

  14. Richard constant says:

    Man Paul I’m still laughing at that I live in Newport Beach ain’t that the truth

  15. JES says:

    Price hit the nail on the head, Berean Nature would fit the bill fine. We need many more stewards that take the time and effort that you do.

    I seldom find this quality in our leaders, especially in the church.

  16. Richard constant says:

    Jay didn’t you just insult that guy that lives in Texas that’s running the lecture ship.
    Get a grip son.
    we’re trying to get you a day here not two hours.
    settle down on those gunslingers
    you know those words discernment boundaries
    oh I’m just so happy for you

  17. Mark says:

    I would suggest either the indwelling of the Holy Spirit or why the focus of the service should be the gospel and especially the eucharist. You have ideas about both of them that aren’t prevalent in most of cofCdom.

  18. How to lead a congregation into an appreciation of grace.

  19. Randy Lucas says:

    I’m sure it’s just me, and I apologize in advance, but I don’t understand a thing Richard constant says…..

  20. ellis says:

    No you guys are all wrong!! Jay, you need to speak on the contribution and why it can not be used to help those outside the church!!

    Just kidding

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