2008 Pepperdine Lectureship

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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.

pepperdine2.jpgThe 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.

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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0 Responses to 2008 Pepperdine Lectureship

  1. mattdabbs says:

    Greetings from a fellow "north alabamian." I grew up around Muscle Shoals and am now doing ministry in Florida. I always wondered which came first – speaker or topic. I guess this post lets me know. Looks like a great blog. Keep up the good work.

  2. Jay Guin says:

    It is speaker first, I think, but I came with a proposal in mind. They asked for a possible second choice, and I'm waiting on confirmation as to which I'll speak on. Both are rather controversial and so I don't want to mention the topic until Pepperdine has officially accepted by proposal.

    Thanks for the kind words.

  3. Diane Stevens says:

    Please inform me when reservations for the condos will open up for the Lectureship.
    Thank you, Diane

  4. Jay Guin says:


    You need to check the Pepperdine website: http://www.pepperdine.edu/biblelectures/

  5. Hoping to meet you there! My wife Angi and I are scheduled to present Friday at 9:45 – so glad it's not the same time as yours! (Pilgrim Heart Group Guide)

  6. Jay Guin says:

    I'm really excited. I think it'll be great fun!