I’m delighted to report that I’ve been invited to speak at the 2008 Pepperdine Lectures, which is the best attended university lectureship among the Churches of Christ — at the prettiest location.
I’ll be speaking on Why Are There So Many Divisions in the Church? Addressing the Underlying Flaw in Our Theology. I’ll be speaking at 3:15 on Wednesday, April 30 in KSC 130.
The lectureship will from April 29 to May 2, 2008 in Malibu. I’d love to meet as many readers as possible while I’m there. Do look me up. I’ll be there for the entire lectureship.
I’m hoping for a better experience than I had the first time.
The first time I visited the Pepperdine lectureship I developed a toothache — requiring a root canal. Well, I actually had to have the tooth rooted out twice. In fact, I had 11 dentists work on it before it was over — only to throw $1,200 of dental investment into the garbage can when the dentists gave up on it and pulled the thing out. Oh, and then the bone around where the tooth had been shattered, with ensuing complications.
So, even though it’s one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, my memories are a bit clouded. But I look forward to getting to teach there and seeing old friends–but with one less tooth.
I’m actually flying in Sunday to do the tourist-thing at Disneyland before the lectureships start.
Regular readers will notice that I’ve just come from DisneyWorld, but, you see, I’m married to a theme park addict. And she’s spread the contagion to my children. So we really just have to do Soaring all over again just to see how the original compares to the duplicate in Orlando. (It’s a small price to pay to get to be married to her.)
But so long as I get to do the bobsleds and Space Mountain and the Tower of Terror, I’m good with it.