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Enjoy these outstanding speakers with special thanks to the College of Biblical Studies, the Honors College, Adams Center for Teaching and Learning, the Alumni Association, the ACU Press, Halbert Institute for Missions, University Park, and the Students’ Association.

Elaine A. Heath brings a fresh voice to the ancient practice of evangelism. She serves as McCreless Associate Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of eology and is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She initiated New Day and the Epworth Project, a growing network of missional, new monastic faith communities. Some of her books include e Mystic Way of Evangelism, We Were the Least of ese, and e Gospel According to Twilight.

Walter Brueggemann’s writings, scholarship and preaching have revitalized the prophetic voice of the Hebrew Scriptures for contemporary listeners. His acclaimed writing and scholarship is recognizable in his nearly 60 books, including the classic Prophetic Imagination, and most recently, e Practice of the Prophetic Imagination. He is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia eological Seminary. He is ordained in the United Church of Christ and is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Widely read and respected, Dallas Willard dwells in the knowledge of God. His work declares the present availability of the kingdom of God and invites people into apprenticeship with Jesus. As a professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California since 1965, he is published in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic, and the philosophy of Edmund Husserl. He has received awards for such books as e Divine Conspiracy, Renovation of the Heart, and his most recent, Knowing Christ Today.


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Children of the Living God

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What She Did Not Know

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Hosea 2:1-15

Elaine A. Heath The Gospel According to Twilight: Women, Sex and God Collin Packer

Chris Goldman Hosea 4:1-12

Jeff Christian What Shall I Do with You?

Hosea 5:1-7a,15 6:1-6

Walter Brueggemann

Chris Goldman

Imagining Life from God and Back to God

Walter Brueggemann Calling Out to My Children

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Mitch Wilburn

Collin Packer

People Lacking Knowledge of God

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Hosea 1:1-11

S P E A K E R S

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Mitch Wilburn

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Hosea 11:1-11

Jerry Taylor Know No Other God

Jeff Christian

Hosea 13:1-14

Dallas Willard Never Thirst Again: Pornography in a Culture of Desire

Dallas Willard How We Can Return to the Lord Our God

Hosea 14:1-9

3 Jerry Taylor


● The art and design, music and theatre departments contribute in powerfully moving ways to the theology of our churches. These classes explore how the arts express faith and converse with the world about the mysteries of a life modeled by Jesus.

THE DEVOTIONAL POWER OF POETRY

How Poets Can Draw Us Near to God Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 127 • Susan Blassingame

CONNECTING WITH THE DIVINE

STUDENT FILMMAKERS ROUNDTABLE Sunday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Kyle Dickson (Abilene, Texas) Film speaks without preaching. Hear ACU students, who produce short films for class or FilmFest, explain how they approach the craft and ministry of filmmaking. Discover how filmmakers tell compelling stories as they consider other viewpoints.

Creativity as a Spiritual Discipline Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) Emily Jean Hood

CONVERSATION WITH WALTER BRUEGGEMANN Monday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Come overhear coffee house conversation with Walter and Graduate School of Theology students facilitated by Mark Hamilton.

THE WORD IN MOTION Sunday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., WPA, Fulks Theatre ACU Department of Theatre faculty, staff and students

OPEN MIC POETRY SLAM AND HIP HOP CONCERT Tuesday, 8:30-10 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) Experience the role creativity can play in Christianity. Come express yourself at this Spoken Word Open Mic night with featured poets Russ Kirby and Darren Hagood. Then hear MA Double use hip hop to uniquely paint a portrait of the glorious riches found in Christ Jesus our Lord.

CONCERT: THE LIGHT PARADE Monday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) Come enjoy the musical partnership of Alex Howard and Kara DuBose. Hear haunting melodies, trademark signature harmonies, beautiful arrangements and insightful lyrics. MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: MUSIC MUSINGS Seating is limited to one show. Free tickets at Will Call or 325-674-2462 Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 p.m.,WPA, Recital Hall ACU Department of Music Students and Faculty

● The practices of spiritual discipline are invaluable to Christians. These classes and experiences explore the art of seeking God in every moment of life. MORNING PRAYERS AT JACOB’S DREAM Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. • Brady Bryce

MOVING DEEPER INTO GOD’S EMBRACE

“IN YOUR FACE” WORSHIP RESTORES MUTUALITY TO CHURCH LIFE Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 250 Linda A. King

Bernard of Clairveaux's Stages of Love Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 130 • Jackie L. Halstead THE H.E.A.R.T. OF INTERCESSORY PRAYER

A Team Model for Prayer Ministry Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 127 • Amy Fuller

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RECONCILIATION AND FORGIVENESS AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICES Monday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 127 • Samjung Kang-Hamilton


● The current generation of believers on our campus provided leadership for this emergent faith track. These classes, topics and speakers were selected by or taught by ACU students (student speakers indicated by *).

GROWING UP CHRISTIAN Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 114 • Marcus Brecheen

STUDENT FILMMAKERS ROUNDTABLE Sunday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Kyle Dickson

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IN HOSEA

OPEN MIC POETRY SLAM AND HIP HOP CONCERT Tuesday, 8:30-10 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) Darren Hagood*, Russ Kirby, Matt Preston*

To Know God is to Love God Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 121 • John Willis

HEAVEN ON EARTH Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) • Josh Graves, Chris Seidman DISCOVERING THE NATURE OF GOD

Lessons Learned From At-Risk Kids

BIG-HEARTED CONVERSATION ACROSS THE DENOMINATIONAL DIVIDE Monday-Wednesday, 1:45-2:35 p.m., University Church of Christ Auditorium Randy Harris, David McQueen DIVERSIONS Monday-Wednesday, 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) Jonathan Storment

Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 112 • Kelly Taylor RED THREAD MOVEMENT

Responding to Modern-Day Slavery Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 114 • Brittany Partridge*

ULTIMATE INTIMACY Monday-Wednesday, 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 114 Steve Holladay, Holly Holladay

HIGH TECH, HIGH TOUCH, AND FAITH Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) • Scott E. Hamm, George Saltsman, Eddie Sharp, Phil Ware

THE STRENUOUS POSSIBILITY OF COVENANTING Monday, 1:45-2:35 p.m., and 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) Walter Brueggemann

ME ADDICTION: MY WILL OR GOD’S WILL? Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 250 • Glen A. Villanueva

RENOVATION OF THE HEART Tuesday, 1:45-2:35 p.m., and 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) Dallas Willard

WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE BEFORE THE PATRIARCHS?

Early Bronze Age Excavations at Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan Monday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 112 • Shelby Webb*

FROM AGNOS TO HARVARD Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 130 Micki Pulleyking

BALANCING THE SCALES

Restoration Through Justice Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 112 • Elizabeth Bingham SET FREE BY UNFAILING LOVE

Stories of Redemption in Community Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 113 • Laura Beall*

● The history of the Stone-Campbell movement is not restricted to the past but is a true “movement” into the future God has planned for humanity and creation. These classes embrace and explore this rich history as a viable future.

RACISM: WHERE WE HAVE BEEN, HOW FAR WE HAVE COME, WHERE WE GO Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 117 Billy Curl, Doug Foster, Royce Money

HISTORY AS NEVER DONE BEFORE

Writing a World History of the Stone-Campbell Movement Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 120 Doug Foster, Loretta Long Hunnicutt, D. Newell Williams WHAT WAS IT LIKE IN THE BEGINNING?

COMMITTED TO THE CAUSE

My Life in Christian Churches/Churches of Christ Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 117 Victor Knowles

The Beginnings of Youth Ministry During the 1960s in Churches of Christ Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 117 Houston Heflin, Robert Oglesby, Ben H. Zickefoose

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● People of faith wrestle to express the gospel with their lives in a postmodern world. How does the gospel connect with the world? The world is increasingly ignorant of or hostile to Christianity, yet at the same time there is a growing spiritual awareness represented in movies, television and books. These classes explore how Christ addresses culture and is found within culture. DANGERS OF A DOMESTICATED VAMPIRE

A Christian Response to Twilight GLOBAL MISSION IN THE 21ST CENTURY Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 128 • Chris Flanders

Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 128 • Mikee Delony SET FREE BY UNFAILING LOVE

Stories of Redemption in Community Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 113 • Laura Beall RED THREAD MOVEMENT

Responding to Modern-Day Slavery Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 114 • Brittany Partridge JESUS IS CRACKERS?

Finding Out the Flannel Graph Lied

EXPLORING INTENTIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., and 9:30-10:15 a.m, BSB 113 Monty Lynn, Kent Smith, Brandon Young

Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) • John Delony BEYOND THE HYPE OF CHURCH PLANTING Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 121 • Luke Norsworthy HOW DO WE STOP THE BLEEDING?

Why Young Adults Leave the Church Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 249 • Stacy B. Jones

● The terminology of justice and mercy is not reserved for the church building, but the performance of justice and the love of mercy must be lived by Christians in the world. Jesus called us to sacrifice, mercy and love. These classes encourage Christians to take justice from the pages of scripture and live it in the routines of life.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 120 Jarrod Brown, Andy Little, Jim Litton, Monty Lynn, Rick Lytle, Mike Winegeart

RED THREAD MOVEMENT

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD?

Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 114 • Brittany Partridge

WE NEED TO WIN THE WAR ON DRUGS Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 128 • Kinwood H. DeVore

Responding to Modern-Day Slavery

A Question of Identity Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 112 Abel Alvarez

JESUNOMICS

Discovering God's Reign in Jubilee Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 117 • D’Angelo Joyce

COULD YOU MOVE IN HALF A DAY?

Interacting with the Culture of Poverty Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 250 Randy Halstead

BALANCING THE SCALES

Restoration Through Justice THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE HAS NO ACCENT

Ministry to Those of a Different Language Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 103 • Ricardo Barrera

Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 112 • Elizabeth Bingham RETHINKING CHURCH

An American Pathway From a Mexican Journey Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 103 • Eduardo Rivera 6


● Life and ministry are not separate categories of service but describe every Christian’s journey. While some Christians take their livelihood from ministry, every Christian lives in ministry. The context of our lives is the space God has given us to creatively express the gospel in every moment. This track is intended for those interested in daily discipleship and equipping people for ministry and service.

DYNAMIC PASTOR OR DYNAMIC TEAM? Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 115 Chris Goldman, Kent Landrum, Bill Lawrence, Ryan Porche

WHAT ABOUT WOMEN IN MINISTRY? Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) Everett Ferguson

PASTORAL CARE AND COMPANIONING THE SUFFERING Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 249 • Heather E. Holland

WHAT ABOUT WOMEN IN WORSHIP? Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., and Tuesday 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) Ken Cukrowski

RACISM: WHERE WE HAVE BEEN, HOW FAR WE HAVE COME, WHERE WE GO Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 117 Billy Curl, Doug Foster, Royce Money A JOURNEY THROUGH THE SHADOW OF DEATH Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 129 Beverly Ross, Rick Ross

WHAT ABOUT WOMEN IN MINISTRY AND WORSHIP?

Question-and-Answer Session Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) Ken Cukrowski, Everett Ferguson FROM AGNOS TO HARVARD Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 130 Micki Pulleyking THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO LEAD A CHURCH

Spiritual Leadership Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 115 Pat Bills LEAD LIKE A SERVANT

The Dilemma of Christian Leadership

Reflections and Projections About Women in Ministry Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 114 Kathy Pulley JESUS AND THE “MARGINAL” WOMAN Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 130 Stuart Love

Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., and Wednesday 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 114 Royce Money DYING TO THRIVING

Three Ideas That Turned Our Church Around Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 115 • Scott Meyer

WHEN PLAYER BECOMES COACH: MULTIPLYING YOUR MINISTRY EFFECTIVENESS Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 103 Dan Niederhofer OUTSOURCING YOUTH MINISTRY

CHURCH LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES THAT WORK

Best Practices for Staffing Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 103 Ben Siburt, Mike Washburn

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IN HOSEA Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 121 John Willis

Five Strategies to Engage the Whole Church in Student Discipleship Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 103 Brandon Baker WHAT WAS IT LIKE IN THE BEGINNING? Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 117 Houston Heflin, Robert Oglesby, Ben H. Zickefoose

THE STRENUOUS POSSIBILITY OF COVENANTING

The Drama of Divorce and Remarriage (Hosea 2) Monday, 1:45-2:35 p.m., and 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) Walter Brueggemann ISRAEL’S “ALTER EGO” AND YAHWEH’S PASSION

Cultural Buffet or Yahweh’s Table? Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 121 John D. Fortner 7


PRESIDENT’S LETTER

(from left) Sandy Lowe, exhibits; Brady Bryce, director; and Anna Jane Perrey, coordinator

Welcome to the campus of Abilene Christian University, where Summit is a tradition as established as ACU itself. On our campus you will find students, faculty, participants and guests who represent dozens of nations: a genuine crossroads of the world. Each September we gather like this to worship God and participate in conversations about how our lives can best honor our Creator. is year’s program offers you a variety of classes, lectures and discussions about living faithfully. We believe that following Jesus transcends the boundaries that, at times, separate us. In God, we find our common ground and our shared commitment. We are honored to be your host, and hope you will enjoy this time of conversation with new friends, return home to make a difference in your world, and come see us again soon! In Him,

Phil Schubert, President

DIRECTOR’S LETTER

● Gospel & Culture ● Justice & Mercy ● Art & Faith ● Student

● Our Future History

ank you for making Summit part of your annual spiritual journey deeper in relationship to God. If this is your first time to Summit or ACU, then you may be surprised by the vibrant conversation and diverse expressions of faith found here.  We hope you will hear challenging and encouraging words from God through the many people speaking this week. As we listen to the story of Hosea, I pray that we will see the steadfast love of God and be inspired to return to knowing God more deeply. Our knowledge of God, as represented by Jesus and empowered by the Spirit, is what we offer our world driven by its desire.  We invite you to prayerfully enter this learning experience and ready yourself for radical growth in your knowledge of God. Blessings,

● Spiritual Formation ● Deaf Ministry

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Brady Bryce, Director of Ministry Events


7-8:15 P.M. OPENING THEME CONVERSATION CHILDREN OF THE LIVING GOD (HOSEA 1:1-11)

7-8:15 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121607-01 Worship Leader: Brandon Scott Thomas (Abilene, Texas) Speaker: Mitch Wilburn (Tulsa, Okla.)

8:30-9:30 P.M. LATE-NIGHT EVENTS

●● COFFEE HOUSE: STUDENT FILMMAKERS ROUNDTABLE

8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121608-01 Kyle Dickson (Abilene, Texas) Film speaks without preaching. Hear ACU students, who produce short films for class or FilmFest, explain how they approach the craft and ministry of filmmaking. Discover how filmmakers tell compelling stories as they consider other viewpoints. ● THE WORD IN MOTION

8:30-9:30 p.m., WPA, Fulks Theatre ACU Department of Theatre faculty, staff and students

• Register at the new Summit Headquarters at The Campus Store window located in the McGlothlin Campus Center • Walk the labyrinth (east side of Hunter Welcome Center) • Make friends eating pie • Use the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center

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● MORNING PRAYERS AT JACOB’S DREAM

9-9:45 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 1 CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Learning to Listen to God 9-9:45 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-01 Rick Atchley (Fort Worth, Texas) Many today are interested how to discern God's voice in the noise of life. Discover how we might learn to listen for God in our lives. Part 1 of 3. SEX IS MORE THAN SKIN ON SKIN

The Personal Integrity of a Great Lover 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-02 Eddie Parish (Saint Amant, La.) For sexual intimacy to flourish in marriage, sexuality eventually moves from a vehicle for closeness, validation or pleasure and into the realm where husband and wife confront integrity and courage. God’s presence and power is essential in this process. Part 1 of 3. ●W WHAT ABOUT WOMEN IN MINISTRY?

New Testament Texts 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-03 Everett Ferguson (Abilene, Texas) The New Testament passages of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16; 14:33-37; and 1 Timothy 2:1-15 are considered in relation to other texts about women's ministries in the church. What biblical doctrines inform these statements? Part 1 of 3. FREEDOM IN CONFESSION

with Brady Bryce 8 a.m. daily

9-9:45 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-04 Joe Almanza (Abilene, Texas) In our spiritual journey, things do not go as planned, yet we often deny our mistakes and wounds. Living in denial forfeits the freedom and joy of living a confessional life. Discover how every problem can transform us into God's masterpiece! ● WHO ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD?

A Question of Identity 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-05 Abel Alvarez (McAllen, Texas) Israel believed herself to be the people of God because she had the right name and liturgical theology. Identity is a pressing issue for our Christian fellowship today. Allow Hosea to shed light on this timely question. Who are the people of God?

Building Legend BSB: Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building MCC: McCaleb Conference Center in the Hunter Welcome Center WPA: Williams Performing Arts Center

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● EXPLORING INTENTIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

Why Intentional Christian Community? 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-06 Monty Lynn (Abilene, Texas), Kent Smith (Abilene, Texas), Brandon Young (Abilene, Texas) Many Christians are considering more simple, sustainable and community-based lifestyles. This six-part series invites you into dialogue with the research of three ACU professors on intentional Christian community. Part 1 of 6. ● GROWING UP CHRISTIAN

Finding God in the Church 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-07 Marcus Brecheen (Keller, Texas) Images of intimacy with God parade through scripture. Abraham heard God; David danced as he prayed; and Paul (or his friend) visited heaven! They make it seem so easy. How do the rest of us find God? Part 1 of 3. ● DYNAMIC PASTOR OR DYNAMIC TEAM?

Leadership in a Collaborative World 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-08 Chris Goldman (Shoreline, Wash.), Kent Landrum (Shoreline, Wash.), Bill Lawrence (Shoreline, Wash.), Ryan Porche (Seattle, Wash.) The Northwest Church intentionally left the senior pastor model and the traditional elder-led model to seek a different model of unity. Discover what we have learned after four years of serving in a collaborative work model. Part 1 of 3. ●● RACISM: WHERE WE HAVE BEEN, HOW FAR WE HAVE COME, WHERE WE GO

Center for Contemporary Arts 220 Cypress Street, Downtown Abilene September 1 - 29

9-9:45 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-09 Billy Curl (Los Angeles, Calif.), Doug Foster (Abilene, Texas), Royce Money (Abilene, Texas) A discussion about our approach to racism as it affects our relationship with God. Explore how our history has impacted our relationship with one another and what God may be saying to us today. Part 1 of 2. ● SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

What is Christian Social Entrepreneurship? 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-10 Jarrod Brown (Franklin, Tenn.), Andy Little (Abilene, Texas), Jim Litton (Abilene, Texas), Monty Lynn (Abilene, Texas), Rick Lytle (Abilene, Texas), Mike Winegeart (Abilene, Texas) A Christian social entrepreneur recognizes intellectual, social, physical and spiritual poverty. They use entrepreneurial skills to organize, create and manage a venture to achieve social change of the highest order: the movement of God's provision, grace and peace among humankind. Part 1 of 3.

In 2011, while being treated for leukemia, 6-year-old Liam Lowe learned that nearly a billion people do not have access to clean drinking water. This exhibit, benefiting The Water Project, features his paintings and drawings.

●●P THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IN HOSEA

For more information, contact Ruth Jackson at 325-660-7381 or visit thewaterproject.org/liam

● OLD TESTAMENT STORIES THE DEAF SHOULD HOLD IN MEMORY

● Gospel & Culture ● Justice & Mercy ● Art & Faith ● Student

● Our Future History

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To Know God is to Love God 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-11 John Willis (Abilene, Texas) Many assume the verb “know” and the noun “knowledge” pertain to abstract facts. The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament usually portray this concept in a relational sense. Explore the heart and intimate relationship implied by this term throughout Hosea. Beware Balaam! 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-12 Bob Anderson (Lubbock, Texas) Old Testament stories teach us much. When a man says only what God says, he still may be a dangerous man. In suffering we can learn to see how God can use affliction for His purpose. Part 1 of 2. ● THE DEVOTIONAL POWER OF POETRY

How Poets Can Draw Us Near to God 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-13 Susan Blassingame (Lubbock, Texas) Poet Adrienne Rich said, “When poetry lays its hand on our shoulder, we are, to an almost physical degree, touched and moved.” Reading and thinking about poetry can open our imaginations to the intimacy God wants with us. ● GLOBAL MISSION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

From Tabora to Stellenbosch 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-14 Chris Flanders (Abilene, Texas) Join us to investigate the changing shape of 21st-century missionaries, churches and the world. Part 1 of 3.


NOT A TOY AND NOT A TYRANT

A Biblical Theology of Technology 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-15 Mindi Thompson (Abilene, Texas) Did God create Google on the eighth day? WWJD – What would Jesus download? In our culture of increasing bandwidth and shrinking devices, how can Christians make wise decisions about technology? Come join the conversation (no technical expertise required). ● MOVING DEEPER INTO GOD’S EMBRACE

Bernard of Clairveaux’s Stages of Love 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-16 Jackie L. Halstead (Nashville, Tenn.) The spiritual journey involves a deepening identification with God’s love. The more we come to know God, the more our identity rests in that love. This class explores one’s relationship with God as articulated by Bernard of Clairveaux. ● PASTORAL CARE AND COMPANIONING THE SUFFERING

Deep River 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-17 Heather E. Holland (Johnson City, Tenn.) At some point we will enter the deep waters of suffering. We go to offer care to those facing tragedy and loss. We do not rescue or save, but we give witness to the faith. Part 1 of 3. GETTING THE FULLER SENSE OF SCRIPTURE

Living God’s Future 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121701-18 Stanley N. Helton (Abita Springs, La.) Disciples of Jesus can experience a deeper reading of God’s Word through the variety of ways the early church read and interpreted Scripture. Explore the four classic ways of reading the Bible from the early church fathers.

10-10:45 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 2 ● HEAVEN ON EARTH

Realizing The Good Life Now 10-10:45 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-01 Josh Graves (Nolensville, Tenn.), Chris Seidman (Dallas, Texas) Jesus teaches His followers to pray for things to be on earth as they are in heaven. But what does it look like when things on earth begin to take on realities of heaven? In the wake of Jesus, the future is more present than many realize. Part 1 of 3. HURTING WITH GOD

The World Famous Bean: (Monday-Wednesday) Breakfast: 7-9:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner: 5-7 p.m. Lunch at The Grill on the Hill: Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Chapel on the Hill Portico, 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

The Problem of Pain (Psalm 38) 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-02 Glenn Pemberton (Abilene, Texas) How can we live with God through prolonged seasons of pain and loss? Drawing from his daily struggle with chronic pain and years of reading the Psalms, come quest to recover an ancient, lost resource – the language of lament. Part 1 of 2. ●W WHAT ABOUT WOMEN IN WORSHIP?

New Testament Texts 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-03 Ken Cukrowski (Abilene, Texas) How does Scripture inform our understanding about women participating in the worship life of our churches? What are some of the practical aspects of incorporating women into the life of a church community, both thinking through specific practices and reflecting pastorally? Part 1 of 3. ●Y SAME GAME, DIFFERENT TEAMS: CREATING PURPOSEFUL PARTNERSHIPS

10-10:45 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-04 Dan Niederhofer (San Antonio, Texas) Is the kingdom of God your primary concern? Learn how to enter partnerships demonstrating flexibility, acceptance of others and a willingness to embrace change. Promote kingdom growth and not just grow your own ministry. Part 1 of 2. ● DISCOVERING THE NATURE OF GOD

Lessons Learned From At-Risk Kids 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-05 Kelly Taylor (Forney, Texas) What more could a “know-it-all” preacher’s kid learn about God from at-risk teenagers? Hear how God is revealed through “risky” kids to a professional educator. Discover how God uses unlikely people in our lives to transform us.

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● EXPLORING INTENTIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

How Does Shared Physical Space Impact Community? 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-06 Monty Lynn (Abilene, Texas), Kent Smith (Abilene, Texas), Brandon Young (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 6. ●●● RED THREAD MOVEMENT

Responding to Modern-Day Slavery 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-07 Brittany Partridge (Annandale, Minn.) How do you respond to injustice? Hear how one ACU student used her knowledge of human trafficking to co-found the Red Thread Movement, an organization combating modern-day slavery. ● IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO LEAD A CHURCH

Spiritual Leadership With Preachers and Staff 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-08 Pat Bills (Dallas, Texas) A conversation between a preaching minister, his team and elders on why spiritual leadership is team leadership for any context. Part 1 of 2. ● COMMITED TO THE CAUSE

My Life in Christian Churches/Churches of Christ 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-09 Victor Knowles (Joplin, Mo.) Rick Atchley says, “Few in our movement have committed themselves to the cause of unity like Victor Knowles.” Discover candid observations from four decades in the pursuit of Christian unity from Victor’s autobiography. Part 1 of 2. LISTEN TO YOUR LIFE

Share an hour in the life of a Hebrew priest, observing his duties and rituals inside a replica Tabernacle. This is neither a museum nor a production, but a multi-sensory exploration. Sponsored by Hillcrest Church of Christ and Abilene Christian Schools. Hours: Sunday Noon - 8 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 4-8 p.m. Location: Abilene Christian Schools, just north of ACU at 2550 Judge Ely Blvd. Tickets: $5 per person ● Gospel & Culture ● Justice & Mercy ● Art & Faith ● Student

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Creating Habits of Discernment 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-10 Jennifer Christian (Houston, Texas) Every day we face choices, big and small. Explore the art of listening for God, and making choices to honor your passion and chosen life. THE SEARCH FOR SHALOM

In the One We Love 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-11 Rodney Ashlock (Abilene, Texas) As humans, we yearn for well-being, wholeness and security in our lives: what the Hebrew Bible calls shalom. Explore how three books – the Song of Songs, Ruth and Lamentations – help us find what we desperately seek. Part 1 of 3. ● OLD TESTAMENT STORIES THE DEAF SHOULD HOLD IN MEMORY

God's Purposes in Suffering 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-12 Bob Anderson (Lubbock, Texas) Part 2 of 2. WOMEN’S PRAYER VOICES

Drawn Into the Heart of God 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-13 Kathie Wright (Abilene, Texas) As women, how do we cry out to God from our hearts? View a film that captures various women's prayer experiences and relationships with God. Discover how the deep heart cry can change our experience of God. ● WE NEED TO WIN THE WAR ON DRUGS

They Said No One Can Win 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-14 Kinwood H. DeVore (San Francisco, Calif.) The drug pandemic has cost thousands of lives, nearly a trillion dollars annually and many broken homes. After fighting drugs for 30 years, come learn why one minister believes the church is best equipped to win this war. Part 1 of 3. OPPOSING FORCES OR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS?

Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-15 Jaime D. Goff (Abilene, Texas) Often religion takes an “either/or” approach to sexuality. Opposing Western and Eastern views define sexuality as an evil force to control or as a hyper-spiritual event to gain spiritual enlightenment. This conversation explores a holistic view of spirituality and sexuality. Part 1 of 2.


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MYTHBUSTERS – KINGDOM EDITION

Three Myths About Being the Church (Discipleship) 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-16 Brent Isbell (Abilene, Texas) Myths are long-held stories that shape communities. They carry value and partial truth. But all human assumptions eventually no longer work. So, changing times deserve honest talk. Come explore nine myths that are eating the church’s lunch. Part 1 of 3. REACHING MILLENNIALS

Leading 15- to 30-Year-Olds to Jesus 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-17 Shawn Anderson (Dundee, Ore.) The Millennial generation is the largest generation in the United States today. However, many of them have grown cynical about Christianity and have left the faith. Based on a nationwide study, this class will discuss ways to lead them to Jesus. Part 1 of 3. I PRAYED FOR THIS CHILD

God's Provision Through Infertility 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121702-18 Risa Forrester (Edmond, Okla.) Hannah’s anguished prayer for a child is echoed by modern women. How do Christians respond to infertility? How can churches minister to those hurting? Hear one couple’s story of struggle and hope as they redefine preconceived notions of family.

11-11:50 A.M. THEME CONVERSATION WHAT SHE DID NOT KNOW (HOSEA 2:1-15)

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11-11:50 a.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121703-01 Worship Leader: Kent Rogers (Littleton, Colo.) Speaker: Collin Packer (Littleton, Colo.)

1:45-2:35 P.M. HIGHLIGHT CLASSES

● BIG-HEARTED CONVERSATION ACROSS THE DENOMINATIONAL DIVIDE

The Spirit and the Church Today 1:45-2:35 p.m., University Church of Christ Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121704-01 Randy Harris (Abilene, Texas), David McQueen (Abilene, Texas) What do the senior minister of a community mega-church (charismatic, pre-millennial and complementarian) and a Christian university professor (non-charismatic, a-millennial and confused on issues of men and woman) have to share? Come for warm conversation on theological issues as proof that disagreeing does not mean being disagreeable. Part 1 of 3. ●●P THE STRENUOUS POSSIBILITY OF COVENANTING

The Drama of Divorce and Remarriage (Hosea 2) 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121704-02 Walter Brueggemann (Cincinnati, Ohio) Covenant is an endless process in a serious relationship of fidelity. Consider how Hosea 2 is a paradigmatic text for covenant breaking and covenant making.  The text serves in the defining crisis of the Old Testament and in the focal Friday-Sunday drama of the New Testament. Part 1 of 2. ● DIVERSIONS

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Easier Said Than Done 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121704-03 Jonathan Storment (Abilene, Texas) As you read the Gospels, it seems Jesus is always interrupted. Diversion will look over Jesus' shoulder to observe how he interacts with and sees people who intrude. Jesus never seems to see an interruption, he always sees the person. Part 1 of 3. ● ULTIMATE INTIMACY

You Can Learn a Lot About Sex From a Chocolate Bunny 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121704-04 Steve Holladay (Allen, Texas), Holly Holladay (Allen, Texas) God created sex to be exciting, pleasurable and fulfilling. Unfortunately, sex, love and intimacy are often confused, and frequently disconnected. Have fun exploring God’s vision for truly great sex, and discover how to cultivate genuine intimacy in relationships. Part 1 of 3.


WORSHIP LEADERS FORUM

A Time to Focus on Worship Ministry 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121704-05 Adam Looney (Allen, Texas), Ryan Porche (Seattle, Wash.), Kent Rogers (Littleton, Colo.), Brandon Scott Thomas (Abilene, Texas) Worship leaders from across the country will discuss important issues facing worship ministry. The panel explores things practical (including worship ministry resources, growing praise teams) and spiritual (including how to care for the physical and spiritual well being of family and self). Part 1 of 3.

3-3:45 P.M. FEATURED GUEST

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO TWILIGHT: WOMEN, SEX AND GOD

3-3:45 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121705-01 Elaine Heath (Garland, Texas)

4-4:45 P.M. CLASSES: SESSION 3 ● HIGH TECH, HIGH TOUCH, AND FAITH

Can We Be More Than Friended? 4-4:45 p.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121706-01 Scott E. Hamm (Abilene, Texas), George Saltsman (Abilene, Texas), Eddie Sharp (Austin, Texas), Phil Ware (Abilene, Texas) What is the impact of Twitter, Facebook, and social media on our family of faith, our walk of faith, and the development of our faith? Can technology take us deeper or is it a shallow journey to false friends, fast food faith, and choose our own way to God? Part 1 of 3. ●●P THE STRENUOUS POSSIBILITY OF COVENANTING

Extrapolations From Sinai (Exodus 34:6-7) 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121706-02 Walter Brueggemann (Cincinnati, Ohio) Consider how the “credo passage” of Exodus 34 in its own narrative embedment is a gift that keeps on giving. The relational modifiers for YHWH become important descriptors for gospel faith that characteristically moves through judgment and on to new possibility. Part 2 of 2.

Monday, 8:30 p.m., Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Chapel on the Hill

THE VARIETIES AND ILLUSIONS OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

Theological and Psychological Reflections 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121706-03 Richard Beck (Abilene, Texas), David P. McAnulty (Abilene, Texas) Churches are filled with people struggling with faith. Faith can fail completely or become fragile and pathological. What is happening in these cases and what can we do to help? Two psychologists offer some answers. Part 1 of 2. ● CHURCH LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES THAT WORK

Best Practices for Staffing 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121706-04 Ben Siburt (Abilene, Texas), Mike Washburn (Fort Worth, Texas) Churches often are not structured in ways that best fit their identity and culture. As a result, they waste energy and time on things beside mission, leaving elders and staff frustrated. Come explore ways to avoid these distractions. Part 1 of 2. ● WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE BEFORE THE PATRIARCHS?

Early Bronze Age Excavations at Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121706-05 Shelby Webb (Abilene, Texas) What can archaeology reveal about the age before the patriarchs? This presentation portrays the everyday life, culture and destruction of a major fortified Early Bronze Age IV city through words and pictures from an archeologist. THE MESSAGE FOR ALL SEASONS OF HOPE AND HELP FROM PAUL

Messages to Encourage 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121706-06 Gail S. Matthews (The Woodlands, Texas) Through Philippians, Paul addresses issues that shadow us through all seasons of life. Whether the seasons are age related, periods of our lives, or times of calm vs. times of storm, Paul has a message for us. Part 1 of 2.

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●W THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’

Reflections and Projections About Women in Ministry 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-07 Kathy Pulley (Springfield, Mo.) The mainline Churches of Christ no longer speak with one voice on women’s roles. What are some of the theological, cultural and historical factors influencing their stances? Will diverse voices lead to stronger faith communities? Join the conversation. Part 1 of 2. TAKING THE PERSPIRING OUT OF HIRING AND FIRING

Hiring One While Blessing Several 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-08 Scott Sager (Nashville, Tenn.) “All’s well that … begins well.” We often fail to place Christian discipleship practices at the beginning of a hiring process. Learn how to honor God and bless churches and ministry families with long-tenured ministry. Discover how to reduce the pain of the process. Part 1 of 3. ●●Y WHAT WAS IT LIKE IN THE BEGINNING?

The Beginnings of Youth Ministry During the 1960s in Churches of Christ 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-09 Houston Heflin (Abilene, Texas), Robert Oglesby (Abilene, Texas), Ben H. Zickefoose (Abilene, Texas) Learn the story of the beginnings of youth ministry in 1963 at the College/University Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. The initial philosophy, involvement and activities will be presented. Part 1 of 2. ● HISTORY AS NEVER DONE BEFORE

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Writing a World History of the Stone-Campbell Movement 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-10 Doug Foster (Abilene, Texas), Loretta Long Hunnicutt (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), D. Newell Williams (Fort Worth, Texas) For seven years, 14 scholars from across the Stone-Campbell Movement have been writing its first-ever world history. Hear some of the unknown stories uncovered, including those of African American leaders and women from Canada, Australia, China, and India. Part 1 of 2. ● BEYOND THE HYPE OF CHURCH PLANTING

Two Principles That Work for Any Church 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-11 Luke Norsworthy (Denton, Texas) In 1987, we heard the “Ice Cream of the Future” was invented. The future has arrived. We still eat regular ice cream and Dippin’ Dots is bankrupt. Fads come and fads go. Is church planting just the latest ministry fad? Part 1 of 3. ● RECONCILIATION AND FORGIVENESS AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

Learning From Hosea 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-12 Samjung Kang-Hamilton (Abilene, Texas) Spiritual practices must be communal and individual. Forgiveness and reconciliation are among the most important spiritual practices. Hosea explores these themes in detail and helps us remove the barriers of sin that arise between us and grow closer to God. FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS OF THE BOOK OF HOSEA

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A Survey of Feminist Readings 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-13 Jeanine Varner (Abilene, Texas) One important strategy for understanding the Book of Hosea is reading it from a feminist perspective. This class surveys feminist readings of the Book of Hosea and suggests important implications for consideration. Part 1 of 2. STARVED FOR CHRIST-CENTERED INTIMACY

Our Need for Intimacy With God 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-14 Sally Gary (Abilene, Texas) Feeling ostracized and starved for connection, many who experience same-sex attraction look beyond church to fill our God-breathed need for intimacy. Responding to this need begins with an invitation to experience a loving God who calls us into relationship. Part 1 of 2.


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A Hemorrhaging Woman and a Dead Girl 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-15 Stuart Love (Malibu, Calif.) The Gospel of Matthew recounts interactions between Jesus and “marginal” women, promoting Jesus’ vision of a new family of God and challenging the “agrarian” Greco-Roman household structure. Learn whether the church keeps Jesus inclusive vision for women. Part 1 of 3. ● HOW DO WE STOP THE BLEEDING?

Why Young Adults Leave Church 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-16 Stacy B. Jones (Vallejo, Calif.) Explore what contributes to the mass exodus of young adults in churches across all denominational lines. Learn practical ways to bridge the generation gap and intentionally foster healthy multi-generational ministries. Part 1 of 2. ● ME ADDICTION: MY WILL OR GOD’S WILL?

What’s in It for Me? 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121706-17 Glen A. Villanueva (Modesto, Calif.) The self-absorbed, ME-centered attitude is destroying families, churches, ministries and every aspect of our lives. Hear about the problem. Be part of the solution. Lead a ME-free revolution with Christ at the center. Part 1 of 2.

7-8:15 P.M. THEME CONVERSATION

PEOPLE LACKING KNOWLEDGE OF GOD (HOSEA 4: 1-12)

7-8:15 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121707-01 Worship Leader: Ryan Porche (Seattle, Wash.) Speaker: Chris Goldman (Shoreline, Wash.)

8:30-9:30 P.M. LATE-NIGHT EVENTS ● CONCERT: THE LIGHT PARADE

8:30-9:30 p.m., Chapel on the Hill

McGlothlin Campus Center, Living Room Sunday 8-10 p.m., Monday-Wednesday 12:30-4 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m.

● COFFEE HOUSE CONVERSATION WITH WALTER BRUEGGEMANN

8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121708-01

8 A.M. MORNING PRAYERS AT JACOB’S DREAM

8:30-9:15 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 1 CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Learning to Listen to God 8:30-9:15 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-01 Rick Atchley (Fort Worth, Texas) Part 2 of 3. SEX IS MORE THAN SKIN ON SKIN

The Personal Courage to Become a Great Lover 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-02 Eddie Parish (Saint Amant, La.) Part 2 of 3. ●W WHAT ABOUT WOMEN IN MINISTRY?

Doctrinal Considerations 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-03 Everett Ferguson (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ●Y OUTSOURCING YOUTH MINISTRY

Five Strategies to Engage the Whole Church in Student Discipleship 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-04 Brandon Baker (Temple, Texas) Students not only graduate from high school they also graduate from the church. Learn five youth ministry strategies for engaging the church and family in making disciples who stay connected to the body of Christ.

Building Legend BSB: Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building MCC: McCaleb Conference Center in the Hunter Welcome Center WPA: Williams Performing Arts Center

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RIGHTESOUSNESS IN PHILLIPPIANS 3:4-11

Paul, Righteousness and the Law 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-05 Ian A. Fair (McKinney, Texas) Does Paul teach imputed righteousness or personal righteousness and how does it relate to us today? Examine the doctrine of Lutheran and Reformed Theology regarding righteousness, seeking to determine whether they are distinctly Pauline Theology. Part 1 of 2. ● EXPLORING INTENTIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

How Does Shared Finance and Work Impact Community? 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-06 Monty Lynn (Abilene, Texas), Kent Smith (Abilene, Texas), Brandon Young (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 6. ● GROWING UP CHRISTIAN

Getting Over Ourselves 8:30-9:15 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-07 Marcus Brecheen (Keller, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ● DYNAMIC PASTOR OR DYNAMIC TEAM?

A Seat at Your Leadership Table 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-08 Chris Goldman (Shoreline, Wash.), Kent Landrum (Shoreline, Wash.), Bill Lawrence (Shoreline, Wash.), Ryan Porche (Seattle, Wash.) Part 2 of 3.

Selected classes and theme conversations will be available after the event at ACU on iTunes U. acu.edu/itunessummit

●● RACISM: WHERE WE HAVE BEEN, HOW FAR WE HAVE COME, WHERE WE GO

8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-09 Billy Curl (Los Angeles, Calif.), Doug Foster (Abilene, Texas), Royce Money (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Social Entrepreneurship and Poverty Alleviation 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-10 Jarrod Brown (Franklin, Tenn.), Andy Little (Abilene, Texas), Jim Litton (Abilene, Texas) Monty Lynn (Abilene, Texas), Rick Lytle (Abilene, Texas), Mike Winegeart (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ●P ISRAEL’S “ALTER EGO” AND YAHWEH’S PASSION

Cultural Buffet or Yahweh’s Table? 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-11 John D. Fortner (Milton, Tenn.) Israel’s appetite for the cultural buffet of her time elicited anger and anguish from Yahweh. Through discipline, Yahweh also passionately hoped for renewed intimacy with Israel. What does intimacy cost Yahweh? What does intimacy cost God’s people? Part 1 of 2. ● TEACHING THE DEAF

Procedures From the Pulpit and in the Classroom 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-12 Larry Prince (Abilene, Texas) Special methods are required for teaching the deaf. Some procedures that emphasize presentation, curriculum and methodology will be covered with examples and anecdotes. Part 1 of 2. CONTAGIOUS STORY OF A LOVE BETRAYED ● Gospel & Culture ● Justice & Mercy ● Art & Faith ● Student

● Our Future History

● Spiritual Formation ● Deaf Ministry

● Life as Ministry Y

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The Break Up, Creating Space and Restoration 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-13 Anna H. Peters (Houston, Texas) How does the path of betrayal speak to younger generations? Like the adulterous wife, we have been seduced from God. Discover the importance of being an example of intimacy with God for our younger generations. ● GLOBAL MISSION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Changing the World, One Summer at a Time 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-14 Chris Flanders (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3.


● A JOURNEY THROUGH THE SHADOW OF DEATH

A Walk to Remember 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-15 Beverly Ross (Decatur, Texas), Rick Ross (Decatur, Texas) When their daughter was stricken with a sudden illness and died, Rick and Beverly found themselves on a journey they would have never chosen. Join them as they share what they have learned about grief, faith and peace. Part 1 of 2. PUTTING AWAY TRADITIONAL TEACHING ON DIVORCE

Untangling the Mangled Web of Marital Messes 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-16 Barron Jones (San Antonio, Texas) Do the multiple interpretations of marriage texts leave you confused? Have you heard that divorced people must remain unmarried despite being innocent of marital sin? Come examine whether the traditional teachings of mandatory celibacy for the divorced is biblical or reasonable. Part 1 of 2. ● PASTORAL CARE AND COMPANIONING THE SUFFERING

Rite and Wrong 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-17 Heather E. Holland (Johnson City, Tenn.) Part 2 of 3. ● COULD YOU MOVE IN HALF A DAY?

Interacting With the Culture of Poverty 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121801-18 Randy Halstead (Nashville, Tenn.) Every culture has value and uniqueness, including the culture of poverty in America. Discover what happens when we recognize the gaps between economic classes and take a cross-cultural approach to interacting with poverty and homelessness. Part 1 of 2.

9:30-10:15 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 2 ● HEAVEN ON EARTH

Mercy Me 9:30-10:15 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-01 Josh Graves (Nolensville, Tenn.), Chris Seidman (Dallas, Texas) Part 2 of 3. HURTING WITH GOD

When God is the Problem (Psalm 44) 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-02 Glenn Pemberton (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ●W WHAT ABOUT WOMEN IN WORSHIP?

Practical and Pastoral Considerations 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-03 Ken Cukrowski (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3.

Speaker: Elaine Heath Honorees: Charlie and Molly Middlebrook, and Abel Alvarez Tuesday 5 p.m., OnsteadPacker Biblical Studies Building, Hart Auditorium Tickets: $5 before noon Tuesday, $7 at the door Contact: Jordan Johnson, 325-674-3700 or jordan.johnson@acu.edu

●Y WHEN PLAYER BECOMES COACH: MULTIPLYING YOUR MINISTRY EFFECTIVENESS

9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-04 Dan Niederhofer (San Antonio, Texas) You became a youth minister because you love Jesus and students! You want every student to be cared for but you are only one person. Learn how to give your ministry away, without giving up your authority. Part 2 of 2. THE PANGS OF [SPIRITUAL] CHILDBIRTH

Still Birth 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-05 Steve Dye (Oklahoma City, Okla.) Too many of our kids are leaving their faith behind when they leave home. Do we labor in vain? Discover what research is saying and what can make the difference between faith that dies and faith that lasts. Part 1 of 2. ● EXPLORING INTENTIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

How Do Shared Spiritual and Social Commitments Impact Community? 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-06 Monty Lynn (Abilene, Texas), Kent Smith (Abilene, Texas), Brandon Young (Abilene, Texas) Part 4 of 6.

Building Legend BSB: Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building MCC: McCaleb Conference Center in the Hunter Welcome Center WPA: Williams Performing Arts Center

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● LEAD LIKE A SERVANT

The Dilemma of Christian Leadership 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-07 Royce Money (Abilene, Texas) What distinguishes Christian leadership from leadership in general? How does one negotiate the difference? This interactive class will explore differences and workable solutions for leaders in any Christian ministry. Part 1 of 2. ● IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO LEAD A CHURCH

Spiritual Leadership With Preacher and Elders 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-08 Pat Bills (Dallas, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● COMMITED TO THE CAUSE

My Life in Christian Churches/Churches of Christ 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-09 Victor Knowles (Joplin, Mo.) Part 2 of 2. DESIRE IN THE DESERT

Reviving Your Marital Wilderness Experience 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-10 Genny Moore (Los Angeles, Calif.), Tyson Moore (Los Angeles, Calif.) Today we are so busy being busy that our marital relationship takes a back seat. This class sparks a desire to return to your marriage wilderness place, where you first loved, vowed and promised. Redemption, restoration, reconciliation and reward await you here. Part 1 of 2. THE SEARCH FOR SHALOM

Tuesday, noon Williams Performing Arts Center, Lobby Tickets: $12.50 Contact: Hazel Fillmon, 325-674-2223 or fillmonh@acu.edu

In the Joy of Community 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-11 Rodney Ashlock (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ● TEACHING THE DEAF

Procedures From the Pulpit and in the Classroom 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-12 Larry Prince (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. TIMELESS: ANCIENT PSALMS FOR THE CHURCH TODAY

Creating the First Psalter/Commentary 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-13 R. Mark Shipp (Austin, Texas) This class chronicles the creation of the first Psalter/Commentary and its continued development. Learn the problems and prospects of singing the Psalms in today’s church. Part 1 of 2. ● WE NEED TO WIN THE WAR ON DRUGS

The Bible Says: We Will Win 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-14 Kinwood H. DeVore (San Francisco, Calif.) Part 2 of 3. OPPOSING FORCES OR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS? ● Gospel & Culture ● Justice & Mercy ● Art & Faith ● Student

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● Spiritual Formation ● Deaf Ministry

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Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-15 Jaime D. Goff (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. MYTHBUSTERS – KINGDOM EDITION

Three Myths About Gathering the Church (Worship) 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-16 Brent Isbell (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3. REACHING MILLENNIALS

Leading 15- to 30-Year-Olds to Jesus 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-17 Shawn Anderson (Dundee, Ore.) Part 2 of 2.


● “IN YOUR FACE” WORSHIP RESTORES MUTUALITY TO CHURCH LIFE

Face to Face on Sundays 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121802-18 Linda A. King (Edmond, Okla.) In a world of airbrushing and avatars, humans still long for the real deal, for authenticity. Discover how living the Christian life demands “face time” to nourish our faith and build genuine community. Part 1 of 2.

11-11:50 A.M. THEME CONVERSATION

WHAT SHALL I DO WITH YOU? (HOSEA 5:1-7A, 15, 6:1-6)

11-11:50 a.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121803-01 Nick Tatum and Student Worship Team Speaker: Jeff Christian (Houston, Texas)

1:45-2:35 P.M. HIGHLIGHT CLASSES

● BIG-HEARTED CONVERSATION ACROSS THE DENOMINATIONAL DIVIDE

Men and Women Together in the Kingdom 1:45-2:35 p.m., University Church of Christ Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121804-01 Randy Harris (Abilene, Texas), David McQueen (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ● RENOVATION OF THE HEART

Components of the Human Being 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121804-02 Dallas Willard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Your heart is the key to transformation into real-life Christlikenss. What is the heart and how does it work? Explore the role of heart in holiness and transformation. Part 1 of 2. ● DIVERSIONS

God at War 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121804-03 Jonathan Storment (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3.

Tammy Marcelain (’13), junior applied studies major

● ULTIMATE INTIMACY

Finding the Relationship of Your Dreams 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121804-04 Steve Holladay (Allen, Texas), Holly Holladay (Allen, Texas) Part 2 of 3. WORSHIP LEADERS FORUM

A Time to Focus on Worship Ministry 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121804-05 Adam Looney (Allen, Texas), Ryan Porche (Seattle, Wash.), Kent Rogers (Littleton, Colo.), Brandon Scott Thomas (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ●●W FROM AGNOS TO HARVARD

Leaving Home and Finding Place 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121804-06 Micki Pulleyking (Springfield, Mo.) Poignant and empowering stories of one Church of Christ girl’s journey from her grandfather’s pulpit in Agnos, Ark., to studying religion at Harvard Divinity School. Then she had to choose. She left home – the church – and was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples). Part 1 of 2.

3-3:45 P.M. FEATURED GUEST

IMAGINING LIFE FROM GOD AND BACK TO GOD

3-3:45 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121805-01 Walter Brueggemann (Cincinnati, Ohio) Building Legend BSB: Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building MCC: McCaleb Conference Center in the Hunter Welcome Center WPA: Williams Performing Arts Center

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4-4:45 P.M. CLASSES: SESSION 3 ● HIGH TECH, HIGH TOUCH, AND FAITH

Can Online Take Us Deeper? 4-4:45 p.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-01 Scott E. Hamm (Abilene, Texas), George Saltsman (Abilene, Texas), Eddie Sharp (Austin, Texas), Phil Ware (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ● RENOVATION OF THE HEART

Spiritual Wholeness and Transformation 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-02 Dallas Willard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Part 2 of 2. THE VARIETIES AND ILLUSIONS OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

Therapeutic and Pastoral Approaches 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-03 Richard Beck (Abilene, Texas), David P. McAnulty (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● CHURCH LEADERSHIP STRUCTURES THAT WORK

Best Practices for Elders 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-04 Ben Siburt (Abilene, Texas), Mike Washburn (Fort Worth, Texas) Part 2 of 2. • ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers • The ACU Foundation • Spark of Life Grief Recovery Retreats • Christian Village of Abilene, Inc. • Let’s Start Talking Ministry • Westview Boys’ Home • Sunny Glen Children's Home • Missions Resource Network • Stephanie Jaye Evans • The Children’s Home of Lubbock • Cherokee Home for Children • Health Talents International • Mission Alive • Foster’s Home for Children • Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort • Women for Eastern European Mission • Central Texas Children’s Home • World English Institute • World Bible School • Eternal Threads • Foundation School of Church Music • Global City Mission Initiative (New York City) • New Life Behavior Ministries • Acappella Ministries • Worldwide Spanish Literature Ministry • and more For more information, contact Sandy Lowe at sandyloweink@gmail.com

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THE WHORE AND THE HOLY ONE

Faithlessness: Where Intimacy is Lost 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-05 Janet M. Fortner (Milton, Tenn.) Faithlessness of any kind destroys intimacy – intimacy with God, with our families and in our churches. Our world often discourages intimacy while seeming to promote it. Discover how a promiscuous woman teaches us about finding intimacy with God. Part 1 of 2. ●● BALANCING THE SCALES

Hesed is the Meaning of the Covenant 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-06 Elizabeth Bingham (Garland, Texas) Hosea shows how Israel has betrayed God through its inability to grasp the true meaning of Hesed. We return to God and restore our relationship with Him when we reflect His justice in our relationships with others. Part 1 of 2. THE MESSAGE FOR ALL SEASONS OF HOPE AND HELP FROM PAUL

Messages to Challenge 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-07 Gail S. Matthews (The Woodlands, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ●W THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’

Reflections and Projections about Women in Ministry 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-08 Kathy Pulley (Springfield, Mo.) Part 2 of 2. TAKING THE PERSPIRING OUT OF HIRING AND FIRING

Preparing Ministry Members to Succeed 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-09 Scott Sager (Nashville, Tenn.) Part 2 of 3. ●●Y WHAT WAS IT LIKE IN THE BEGINNING?

Youth Ministry 4.0 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-10 Houston Heflin (Abilene, Texas), Robert Oglesby (Abilene, Texas), Ben H. Zickefoose (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2.


● HISTORY AS NEVER DONE BEFORE

Writing a World History of the Stone-Campbell Movement 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-11 Doug Foster (Abilene, Texas), Loretta Long Hunnicutt (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), D. Newell Williams (Fort Worth, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● BEYOND THE HYPE OF CHURCH PLANTING

Church Planting is Not as Effective as They Say 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-12 Luke Norsworthy (Denton, Texas) Part 2 of 3. FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS OF THE BOOK OF HOSEA

Implications for Our Understanding 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-13 Jeanine Varner (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. STARVED FOR CHRIST-CENTERED INTIMACY

Our Need for Intimacy Within the Body of Christ 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-14 Sally Gary (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ●W JESUS AND THE “MARGINAL” WOMAN

The Canaanite Woman’s Daughter 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-15 Stuart Love (Malibu, Calif.) Part 2 of 3. ● HOW DO WE STOP THE BLEEDING?

Bridging the Generation 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-16 Stacy B. Jones (Vallejo, Calif.) Part 2 of 2. ● ME ADDICTION: MY WILL OR GOD’S WILL?

with Russ Kirby, Darren Hagood and Matt Preston 8:30-10 p.m., Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Chapel on the Hill

Breaking free from the Kingdom of ME 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121806-17 Glen A. Villanueva (Modesto, Calif.) Part 2 of 2.

7-8:15 P.M. THEME CONVERSATION CALLING OUT TO MY CHILDREN (HOSEA 11:1-11)

A Call of Intimacy, Rage, Anguish and Sanity 7-8:15 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121807-01 Worship Leader: Adam Looney (Allen, Texas) Speaker: Walter Brueggemann (Cincinnati, Ohio)

8:30-9:30 P.M. LATE-NIGHT EVENTS ● MUSIC MUSINGS

8:30-9:30 p.m., WPA Recital Hall ACU Department of Music Faculty and Students Come listen and enjoy as the Department of Music explores a variety of music offerings that are thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining.  ●● COFFEE HOUSE: POETRY SLAM AND HIP HOP CONCERT

8:30-10 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121808-01 Experience the role creativity can play in Christianity. Come express yourself at this Spoken Word Open Mic night with featured poets Russ Kirby and Darren Hagood. Then hear MA Double use hip hop to uniquely paint a portrait of the glorious riches found in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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8 A.M.

● MORNING PRAYERS AT JACOB’S DREAM

9-9:45 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 1 CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Learning to Listen to God 9-9:45 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-01 Rick Atchley (Fort Worth, Texas) Part 3 of 3. SEX IS MORE THAN SKIN ON SKIN

The Personal Transformation to Become a Great Lover 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-02 Eddie Parish (Saint Amant, La.) Part 3 of 3. ●W WHAT ABOUT WOMEN IN MINISTRY AND WORSHIP?

Question-and-Answer Session 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-03 Ken Cukrowski (Abilene, Texas), Everett Ferguson (Abilene, Texas) This session brings together two scholars with differing perspectives for a follow-up conversation to their two-day sessions on Women in Ministry. Part 3 of 3. ● THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE HAS NO ACCENT

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Ministry to Those of a Different Language 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-04 Ricardo Barrera (Elgin, Ill.) Could churches reach people of different cultures here at home? Immigration may be a way to reach the unreachable. Faith communities can save souls by speaking the language of love and seeking intimacy with God and others. RIGHTESOUSNESS IN PHILLIPPIANS 3:4-11

Personal Righteousness and the Believer 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-05 Ian A. Fair (McKinney, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● EXPLORING INTENTIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

How Does Shared Governance Occur in Community? 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-06 Monty Lynn (Abilene, Texas), Kent Smith (Abilene, Texas), Brandon Young (Abilene, Texas) Part 5 of 6. ● GROWING UP CHRISTIAN

Wanting More Than Entertainment 9-9:45 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-07 Marcus Brecheen (Keller, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ● DYNAMIC PASTOR OR DYNAMIC TEAM?

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Lead Team vs. Pastoral Team 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-08 Chris Goldman (Shoreline, Wash.), Kent Landrum (Shoreline, Wash.), Bill Lawrence (Shoreline, Wash.), Ryan Porche (Seattle, Wash.) Part 3 of 3. GOT THEOLOGY?

The Value of Graduate Theological Education 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-09 Travis Stanley (Abilene, Texas) Graduate school is a big decision. Is it worth the time, money and work? If you have ever considered more education, or if you want to support the education of your ministers, then come explore the worth of theological education.


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● SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Sacred and Secular Divide 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-10 Jarrod Brown (Franklin, Tenn.), Andy Little (Abilene, Texas), Jim Litton (Abilene, Texas), Monty Lynn (Abilene, Texas), Rick Lytle (Abilene, Texas), Mike Winegeart (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ●P ISRAEL’S “ALTER EGO” AND YAHWEH’S PASSION

The Divine Passion for Intimacy 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-11 John D. Fortner (Milton, Tenn.) Part 2 of 2. ● A SPECIAL EXAMPLE OF “CARING FOR THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS”

9-9:45 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-12 Vernon Williams (Abilene, Texas) Sam’s Place is an orphanage for the deaf in Rongo, Kenya, honoring the late Sam McReynolds of the ACU Department of Mathematics. Hear stories from the orphanage. Part 1 of 2. ● THE H.E.A.R.T. OF INTERCESSORY PRAYER

Friday, 6 p.m., September 21st, 2012 Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage month on Friday night with music and food in the campus mall area, thanks to Hispanos Unidos and the ACU Students’ Association.

A Team Model for Prayer Ministry 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-13 Amy Fuller (Houston, Texas) Learn keys to effectively implement intercessory prayer teams in congregational and small group settings. Discover the guiding principles of intercessory prayer as well as pragmatic training in this powerful healing spiritual practice. ● GLOBAL MISSION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Flip the Mission Committee Vision 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-14 Chris Flanders (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ● A JOURNEY THROUGH THE SHADOW OF DEATH

A Light Ahead 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-15 Beverly Ross (Decatur, Texas), Rick Ross (Decatur, Texas) Part 2 of 2. PUTTING AWAY TRADITIONAL TEACHING ON DIVORCE

Harmonizing Moses, Jesus and Paul 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-16 Barron Jones (San Antonio, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● PASTORAL CARE AND COMPANIONING THE SUFFERING

Resurrection: Do You Believe This? 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-17 Heather E. Holland (Johnson City, Tenn.) Part 3 of 3. ● COULD YOU MOVE IN HALF A DAY? ● Gospel & Culture ● Justice & Mercy ● Art & Faith ● Student

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How Big is the Gap Between Economic Classes? 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121901-18 Randy Halstead (Nashville, Tenn.) Part 2 of 2.

10-10:45 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 2 ● HEAVEN ON EARTH

True Grit 10-10:45 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-01 Josh Graves (Nolensville, Tenn.), Chris Seidman (Dallas, Texas) Part 3 of 3.


● CONNECTING WITH THE DIVINE

Creativity as a Spiritual Discipline 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-02 Emily Jean Hood (Tupelo, Miss.) Professional artist and art educator Emily Jean Hood will paint live as she shares her passion for creative practice as a spiritual discipline. Discover how and why the creative process fosters personal intimacy with the Creator. ● JESUS IS CRACKERS?

Finding Out the Flannel Graph Lied 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-03 John Delony (Abilene, Texas) How do Christian teachers address biblical inconsistencies and contradictions when they doubt the answers and no longer control the access to information? This class explores the new reality of teaching truth in a cynical, information free-for-all world. THE 5 W’S OF VOCATIONAL MINISTRY

Exploring Ministry Opportunity 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-04 Manuel Calderon (Fort Worth, Texas) There is growing interest in vocational ministry. Is there a need for vocational ministry? Is there support in churches for vocational ministry? Do you have the calling for vocational ministry? THE PANGS OF [SPIRITUAL] CHILDBIRTH

False Labor 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-05 Steve Dye (Oklahoma City, Okla.) Part 2 of 2. ● EXPLORING INTENTIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

What Are Some Paths Into Intentional Christian Community? 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-06 Monty Lynn (Abilene, Texas), Kent Smith (Abilene, Texas), Brandon Young (Abilene, Texas) Part 6 of 6. ● LEAD LIKE A SERVANT

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The Dilemma of Christian Leadership 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-07 Royce Money (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● DYING TO THRIVING

Three Ideas That Turned Our Church Around 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-08 Scott Meyer (Temple, Texas) Western Hills Church of Christ experienced a 30-year decline. We were dying and needed to get healthy quick. We will present three practical strategies that played a role in turning a dying church into a thriving one. ● JESUNOMICS

Discovering God’s Reign in Jubilee 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-09 D’Angelo Joyce (Trenton, N.J.) Does the Kingdom of God have anything to do with social justice? Through analysis of Luke’s Gospel we will notice the importance of economic justice as a reoccurring theme. DESIRE IN THE DESERT

Reviving Your Marital Wilderness Experience 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-10 Genny Moore (Los Angeles, Calif.), Tyson Moore (Los Angeles, Calif.) Part 2 of 2. THE SEARCH FOR SHALOM

In the Midst of Grief 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-11 Rodney Ashlock (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3.

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● A SPECIAL EXAMPLE OF “CARING FOR THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS”

10-10:45 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-12 Vernon Williams (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. TIMELESS: ANCIENT PSALMS FOR THE CHURCH TODAY

Developing a Psalter and Singing It in Churches 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-13 R. Mark Shipp (Austin, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● WE NEED TO WIN THE WAR ON DRUGS

We Are the World’s Only Hope 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-14 Kinwood H. DeVore (San Francisco, Calif.) Part 3 of 3. EXTREME HOSPITALITY

Fostering Community for Kingdom Purposes 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-15 Dava Lynn Sullivan (Abilene, Texas) As we are adopted into the family of God, there also are many around us in need of adoption into our communities and homes. Consider the blessings and challenges of extending home and family with a heart of hospitality. MYTHBUSTERS – KINGDOM EDITION

Many people make Summit a reality. First, we thank you – one of thousands of participants who make time for this conversation on the ACU campus! In addition to theme speakers, featured guest presenters, class presenters, exhibitors, ARAMARK food services and countless ACU offices and departments, we thank: • Hundreds of student, faculty and staff volunteers • ACU Student Planning Team: Brent Bailey, Jordan Bunch, Vance Cato, Shonni Farley, Donavan Green, John Kern, Daniel Marolf, Courtney Martin, Hart Mendenhall, Noemi Palomares, Bryson Shake, Caitlyn Spain • Students’ Association Officers: Connor Best, Julianne Hart, Carson Henley, Katherine Handy, Rebecca Dial, Heath Bracken, Helga Sierra • ACU Theatre students for evening presentation of scripture • Vicki Britten and ACU Advancement Operations staff – registration and mail-outs • Kristian Allen and the ACU Physical Resources team • Val Mascari and the WFF team (continued on p. 29)

Three Myths About Sending the Church (Mission) 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-16 Brent Isbell (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3. YOUR CAPS LOCK KEY IS ON

Lowering Our Tone When Speaking to "Plugged-In Millennials" 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-17 Matt Mills (Stillwater, Okla.) TEXTING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS IS THE SAME AS SCREAMING. Sometimes our message is lost to people threatened by our perceived tone. Learn how to take the caps lock off your language and gently communicate with others. ● “IN YOUR FACE” WORSHIP RESTORES MUTUALITY TO CHURCH LIFE

Face to Face the Rest of the Week 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121902-18 Linda A. King (Edmond, Okla.) Part 2 of 2.

11-11:50 A.M. THEME CONVERSATION KNOW NO OTHER GOD (HOSEA 13:1-14)

11-11:50 a.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121903-01 Nick Tatum and Student Worship Team Speaker: Jerry Taylor (Abilene, Texas)

1:45-2:35 P.M. HIGHLIGHT CLASSES

● BIG-HEARTED CONVERSATION ACROSS THE DENOMINATIONAL DIVIDE

God’s People: Israel and the Church 1:45-2:35 p.m., University Church of Christ Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121904-01 Randy Harris (Abilene, Texas), David McQueen (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ● DIVERSIONS

Raising Nain 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121904-02 Jonathan Storment (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ● ULTIMATE INTIMACY

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The Power of a Noodle 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121904-03 Steve Holladay (Allen, Texas), Holly Holladay (Allen, Texas) Part 3 of 3.


WORSHIP LEADERS FORUM

A Time to Focus on Worship Ministry 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121904-04 Adam Looney (Allen, Texas), Ryan Porche (Seattle, Wash.), Kent Rogers (Littleton, Colo.), Brandon Scott Thomas (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ●●W FROM AGNOS TO HARVARD

It’s a Girl! … In the Pulpit! Twenty Years of Bridge Building 1:45-2:35 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121904-05 Micki Pulleyking (Springfield, Mo.) Part 2 of 2.

3-3:45 P.M. FEATURED GUEST

NEVER THIRST AGAIN: PORNOGRAPHY IN A CULTURE OF DESIRE

3-3:45 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121905-01 Dallas Willard (Los Angeles, Calif.)

4-4:45 P.M. CLASSES: SESSION 3 ● HIGH TECH, HIGH TOUCH, AND FAITH

Can We Go From Knowing More to Knowing God? 4-4:45 p.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-01 Scott E. Hamm (Abilene, Texas), George Saltsman (Abilene, Texas), Eddie Sharp (Austin, Texas), Phil Ware (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ● RETHINKING CHURCH

An American Pathway From a Mexican Journey 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-02 Eduardo Rivera (Abilene, Texas) How can Christians face the challenges and seize the opportunities of the 21st century together? Explore how the social, historical, psychological and religious journey of Mexicans offers the church a pathway to re-think its identity and practices. THE WHORE AND THE HOLY ONE

Wholeness: Where Intimacy is Restored 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-03 Janet M. Fortner (Milton, Tenn.) Part 2 of 2. ●● BALANCING THE SCALES

Restoration Through Justice 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-04 Elizabeth Bingham (Garland, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ●● SET FREE BY UNFAILING LOVE

Stories of Redemption in Community 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-05 Laura Beall (Abilene, Texas) Hear a woman witness to the liberating power of faithfulness as experienced through intentional community. Despite our tendencies to “whore ourselves out” like Hosea’s harlot-wife, God proves faithful to redeem and restore. TRADITION

Building Intimacy or Enmity With God 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-06 Jeremie Beller (Edmond, Okla.) The church has a long held love/hate relationship with tradition. Tradition has both brought us together and torn us apart. Is it possible for tradition to help lead us into deeper intimacy with God without dividing the body of Christ? TAKING THE PERSPIRING OUT OF HIRING AND FIRING

Firing But Not Failure 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-07 Scott Sager (Nashville, Tenn.) Part 3 of 3.

• Jennifer Ellison, Teena Kincaid, and Elizabeth McAnally – University Events Team • Jerry Drennan – organization of Interpreters for the Deaf • Lois Perkins and the Summit Headquarters team • Sandy Lowe – exhibits coordinator • Brandon Phillips of Brandon Phillips Pottery – Towel Awards • Hillcrest Church of Christ – for use of nursery facilities, parking lot and hosting “The Tabernacle Experience.” • The Campus Store – door prizes • Ron Hadfield, Amber Gilbert and the ACU Creative Services staff • Holly Harrell – award-winning graphic designer • Lyndell Lee and the ACU rePlay team • College of Biblical Studies Faculty Advisory Team: Carlene Harrison, Karissa Herchenroeder, Jordan Johnson, LaCresha Longwell, Jane Merrill, Angie Merritt, Deborah Niccum

Building Legend BSB: Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building MCC: McCaleb Conference Center in the Hunter Welcome Center WPA: Williams Performing Arts Center

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THE RULES ARE THERE ARE NO RULES

Reconciling a Book of Commands With a God of Grace 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-08 Randy Roper (Edmond, Okla.) If God saves us by grace, then why do there seem to be so many rules in the Bible? Learn a biblical perspective and embrace the apparent paradox of grace and law. NOT PEACE BUT THE SWORD

Biblical Roots of Modern Violence in American Law and Entertainment 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-09 Kenneth R. Pybus (Abilene, Texas) Modern-day courts cite biblical violence as they strike laws restricting violent video games. Mainstream movies such as The Book of Eli or The Boondock Saints present Holy Spirit-guided carnage. Is it acceptable to cheer for God’s appointed warriors? ● BEYOND THE HYPE OF CHURCH PLANTING

Why Church Planting is Better Than They Say 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-10 Luke Norsworthy (Denton, Texas) Part 3 of 3. I CRY TO THE LORD

Encountering God in Grief 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-11 Nancy Shankle (Abilene, Texas) Explore one woman’s spiritual journey through grief and how a period of lament can draw us closer to God. Come hear how a journey through grief can be a path to intimacy with God.

If you have church photos, histories, directories, recordings, family papers or letters related to ministers, etc. The Center for Restoration Studies exists to preserve materials from Churches of Christ for future generations. Contact director Doug Foster (fosterd@acu.edu) or archivist Carisse Berryhill (carisse.berryhill@acu.edu).

● DANGERS OF A DOMESTICATED VAMPIRE

A Christian Response to Twilight 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-12 Mikee Delony (Abilene, Texas) Focusing on Stephenie Meyer’s popular Twilight series of young adult novels, we will confront the popularity of the vampire in contemporary culture and consider an appropriate Christian response to these novels and their film adaptations. FROM SOLITUDE TO COMMUNITY TO MINISTRY

A Model for Renewed Intimacy With God 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-13 Jan Meyer (Abilene, Texas) Henri Nouwen proposes a simple yet significant model for intimacy through discipleship in the concepts of solitude, community, and ministry. Come explore the many applications for youth, college and adult ministries. ●W JESUS AND THE “MARGINAL” WOMAN

The Woman Who Anoints Jesus 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-14 Stuart Love (Malibu, Calif.) Part 3 of 3. GOD’S WORD IN COLOR

● Gospel & Culture ● Justice & Mercy ● Art & Faith ● Student

● Our Future History

● Spiritual Formation ● Deaf Ministry

● Life as Ministry Y

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Responding to Scripture With Children 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121906-15 Suzetta Nutt (Abilene, Texas) Dwelling in God’s Word changes the hearts of children. This class combines simple art and the spiritual practice of lectio divina as a way to respond to the reading of Scripture.

7-8:15 P.M. THEME CONVERSATION

HOW WE CAN RETURN TO THE LORD OUR GOD (HOSEA 11:1-11)

7-8:15 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121907-01 Worship Leader: Keith Lancaster (Tulsa, Okla.) Speaker: Dallas Willard (Los Angeles, Calif.)


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Registration • Where do I start? Pre-register at acu.edu/summit. When you first arrive at campus, go directly to Summit Headquarters inside the McGlothlin Campus Center (see campus map on page 40). There you may pick up your registration packet of freebies in The Campus Store. Fee • How much does Summit cost? Summit is an event open to all who register. You are required to register and wear a nametag for entry into event activities. There is no registration fee. We welcome your donation to Ministry Events at acu.edu/summit. Class Schedule • Why are some class start times different on Tuesday?

Classes are 45 minutes in length. Tuesday morning classes begin at different times that align with the university class schedule. Child Care • What can my children do while I attend Summit? Excellent childcare is provided for preschool children at no charge for those who register. Please pre-register your child to ensure availability: Daytime care (Hillcrest Church of Christ Nursery) 6 months to 5 years of age only Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:15-5:15 p.m. Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:15-5:15 p.m. Evening care (Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Room 132; accessible only through main entrance on south side of building)  2 to 5 years of age only Sunday-Wednesday: 6:30-9 p.m. Exhibits • Where can I go for conversation, coffee and information? This year, exhibits will be housed in various locations across campus. You can find them in Moody Coliseum, McGlothlin Campus Center and the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building. For more information about exhibits or to reserve exhibit space, contact Sandy Lowe at 325-665-6193 or sandyloweink@gmail.com. Meals • Where can I eat on campus? The World Famous Bean: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. The Grill on the Hill, Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Chapel on the Hill Portico: Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. See page 34 for the full meal schedule.

Shuttle Service • How can I get around campus? For registered guests, a shuttle service will be provided throughout Summit at no charge from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Pick-up/drop-off locations include Hillcrest Church of Christ, University Church of Christ, Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Williams Performing Arts Center and Moody Coliseum. During the event, call 325-674-3744 to arrange transportation. Recordings • How can I listen to classes I miss or classes I enjoy? During Summit, CDs and DVDs will be available in the McGlothlin Campus Center. CDs and DVDs: ordered through rePlay at acu.edu/summit or by calling 325-674-3744. iTunesU: Selected classes and theme conversations will be available for download after the event by visiting ACU on iTunesU (acu.edu/itunessummit). Please donate to support this service at acu.edu/summit. Acappella Radio: If you can’t attend, theme conversations and featured guests’ presentations will air live at acu.edu/summit and acappellaradio.net. Airline Information Fly American Airlines and receive a 5% discount by using the online code: 9192BR. Hotel Information Always ask for the “ACU Summit” rate (subject to availability). Hampton Inn & Suites 3526 West Lake Rd. Abilene, Texas 79601 325-673-4400

Comfort Suites 1902 East Overland Trail Abilene, Texas 79601 877-424-6423

Holiday Inn Express 1802 E. Overland Trail Abilene, Texas 79601 325-675-9800

Residence Inn Marriott 1641 Musgrave Boulevard Abilene, Texas 79601 325-677-8700

LaQuinta Inn 3501 West Lake Rd. Abilene, Texas 79601 325-676-1676

Located near the Mall of Abilene, 10-15 minutes from ACU’s campus:

Best Western Abilene Inn & Suites 350 W. I-20 Abilene, Texas 79601 325-672-5501

Hilton Garden Inn Abilene 4449 Ridgemont Drive Abilene, Texas 79606 325-690-6432 Sleep Inn & Suites 3225 South Danville Drive Abilene, Texas 79605 325-437-1525

Upcoming Events • What other events are coming? Summit 2013: September 15-18, 2013 ElderLink Forums 2012-13 ACU’s Elderlink Forum is designed to equip, encourage and link those who lead and serve as elders in Churches of Christ. For details go to acu.edu/elderlink.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

5 p.m.

7 a.m.

Asia Interest Group

Restoration Quarterly

Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Missions Strategy Room Speaker: Kilnam Cha Contact: Larry Henderson, 325-674-3757 or larry.henderson@acu.edu

1226 Kingsbury Road Speaker: David Kneip Tickets: Complimentary Contact: James W. Thompson, 325-674-3781 or thompsonja@acu.edu

8:30 p.m. World Christian Broadcasting Reception

McGlothlin Campus Center, Living Room Speakers: Charles Caudill and Andy Baker Contact: Earline Perry, 325-677-8866 or earlineperry@msn.com

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 7:30 a.m.

Missions Prayer Breakfast Sponsored by the Missions Resource Network

McGlothlin Campus Center, Living Room Contact: Marti Van Roy, 817-267-2727 or marti.vanroy@mrnet.org

Noon Friends of the ACU Library

Brown Library Learning Commons, Atrium Speaker: John B. Weaver Tickets: Complimentary Contact: Donald Simpson, 325-674-4818 or dps04b@acu.edu Ag Mission Luncheon

Hillcrest Church of Christ, Family Room (650 E. Ambler Avenue) Speaker: Healing Hands International Tickets: Complimentary Contact: Mandy Scudder, 325-674-2401 or scudderm@acu.edu Great Cities Missions (formerly Continent of Great Cities)

University Church of Christ, Ministry Activity Center Contact: Don Lallathin, 214-466-6200 or don@greatcities.org

5 p.m. Mission Alive Celebration Dinner

Hunter Welcome Center, McCaleb Conference Center, Zone A Speaker: Gailyn Van Rheenen emceeing stories from the field Tickets: Complimentary (a limited number available at the door) Contact: Holly Thigpen, 214-335-5848 or holly@missionalive.org Christian Child and Family Services Association

1202 Estates Drive Speaker: Robert Baugh Tickets: $20, please RSVP by September 14, 2012 Contact: Sherri Statler, 325-677-2205 or sstatler@christianhomes.com

8:30 p.m. Women for Eastern European Mission

Brown Library Learning Commons, Atrium Contact Information: 1-800-486-1818 or mgriffin@eem.org

Global City Missions Initiative

Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Missions Strategy Room Speaker: Jared Looney Tickets: Complimentary Contact: Jared Looney, 347-678-2977 or jared.looney@gmail.com World Bible School

Hillcrest Church of Christ, Multi-Purpose Room (650 E. Ambler Ave.) Speaker: John Tyson, “Building on the Rock” Tickets: Complimentary at exhibit booth or at Hillcrest Contact: John Reese, 512-695-4805; 512-345-8190 or john@worldbibleschool.net Herald of Truth Ministries

McGlothlin Campus Center, Living Room Speaker: Tim Archer, Director of Spanish Ministries Tickets: Complimentary (pick up at the door, office or from personnel) Contact: Larry Sanders, 325-698-4370 or lsanders@heraldoftruth.org

Noon Halbert Institute for Missions

Hunter Welcome Center, McCaleb Conference Center, Zone A Speaker: Randy Harris Honorees: Gailyn and Becky VanRheenen Tickets: $10 (pick up at Summit Headquarters or contact Deborah) Contact: Deborah Niccum, 325-674-3711 or deborah.niccum@acu.edu Luncheon Sponsored by WACU

Williams Performing Arts Center, Lobby Tickets: $12.50 Contact: Hazel Fillmon, 325-674-2223 or fillmonh@acu.edu Jail and Prison Ministry Volunteers Luncheon

University Church of Christ, Family Room Tickets: $5 donation, please RSVP with Joe Almanza Contact: Joe Almanza, 325-673-5295 or joe@highlandchurch.org

5 p.m. Celebration Dinner: Honoring Christian Servants and Leaders

Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Hart Auditorium Speaker: Elaine Heath Honorees: Charlie and Mollie Middlebrook, and Abel Alvarez Tickets: $5 in advance and $7 at the door Contact: Jordan Johnson, 325-674-3700 or jordan.johnson@acu.edu Sam’s Place

Hunter Welcome Center, McCaleb Conference Center Zones A and B Film Presentation – “Sam’s Place: Life and Faith in the Western Bush” Tickets: $15 (at the door) Contact: Eileen Stephen, 325-698-3255 or churchoffice@willischurchfamily.org

8:30 p.m. Come Before Winter Reception

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Joe Almanza

Abel Alvarez

Bob Anderson

Shawn Anderson

Rodney Ashlock

Rick Atchley

Abilene, Texas 9

McAllen, Texas 6, 9

Lubbock, Texas 10, 12

Dundee, Oregon 14, 20

Abilene, Texas 12, 20, 27

Fort Worth, Texas 9, 17, 24

Brandon Baker

Ricardo Barrera

Laura Beall

Richard Beck

Jeremie Beller

Pat Bills

Temple, Texas 7, 17

Elgin, Ill. 6, 24

Abilene, Texas 5, 6, 29

Abilene, Texas 15, 22

Edmond, Okla. 29

Dallas, Texas 7, 12, 20

Elizabeth Bingham

Susan Blassingame

Marcus Brecheen

Jarrod Brown

Walter Brueggemann

Manuel Calderon

Garland, Texas 5, 6, 22, 29

Lubbock, Texas 4, 10

Keller, Texas 5, 10, 18, 24

Franklin, Tenn. 6, 10, 18, 26

Cincinnati, Ohio 4, 5, 7, 14, 15, 21, 23

Fort Worth, Texas 27

Jennifer Christian

Ken Cukrowski

Billy Curl

John Delony

Mikee Delony

Kinwood H. DeVore

Houston, Texas 12

Abilene, Texas 7, 11, 19, 24

Los Angeles, Calif. 5, 7, 10, 18

Abilene, Texas 6, 27

Abilene, Texas 6, 30

San Francisco, Calif. 6, 12, 20, 28

Kyle Dickson

Steve Dye

Ian A. Fair

Everett Ferguson

Chris Flanders

Risa Forrester

Abilene, Texas 4, 5, 9

Oklahoma City, Okla. 19, 27

McKinney, Texas 18, 24

Abilene, Texas 7, 9, 17, 24

Abilene, Texas 6, 10, 18, 26

Edmond, Okla. 14


Janet M. Fortner

John D. Fortner

Doug Foster

Amy Fuller

Sally Gary

Jaime D. Goff

Milton, Tenn. 22, 29

Milton, Tenn. 7, 18, 26

Abilene, Texas 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 23

Houston, Texas 4, 26

Abilene, Texas 16, 23

Abilene, Texas 12, 20

Chris Goldman

Josh Graves

Darren Hagood

Randy Halstead

Jackie L. Halstead

Scott E. Hamm

Shoreline, Wash. 7, 10, 17, 18, 24

Nolensville, Tenn. 5, 11, 19, 26

Abilene, Texas 5, 23

Nashville, Tenn. 6, 19, 26

Nashville, Tenn. 4, 11

Abilene, Texas 5, 15, 22, 29

Randy Harris

Houston Heflin

Stanley N. Helton

Holly Holladay

Steve Holladay

Heather E. Holland

Abilene, Texas 5, 14, 21, 28

Abilene, Texas 5, 7, 16, 22

Abita Springs, La. 11

Allen, Texas 5, 14, 21, 28

Allen, Texas 5, 14, 21, 28

Johnson City , Tenn. 7, 11, 19, 26

Emily Jean Hood

Loretta Long Hunnicutt

Brent Isbell

Barron Jones

Stacy B. Jones

D'Angelo Joyce

Tupelo, Miss. 4, 27

Thousand Oaks, Calif. 5, 16, 23

Abilene, Texas 14, 20, 28

San Antonio, Texas 19, 26

Vallejo, Calif. 6, 17, 23

Trenton, N.J. 6, 27

Samjung Kang-Hamilton

Linda A. King

Russ Kirby

Victor Knowles

Kent Landrum

Bill Lawrence

Abilene, Texas 4, 16

Edmond, Okla. 4, 21, 28

Abilene, Texas 5, 23

Joplin, Mo. 5, 12, 20

Shoreline, Wash. 7, 10, 18, 24

Shoreline, Wash. 7, 10, 18, 24

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Andy Little

Jim Litton

Adam Looney

Stuart Love

Monty Lynn

Rick Lytle

Abilene, Texas 6, 10, 18, 26

Abilene, Texas 6, 10, 18, 26

Allen, Texas 15, 21, 23, 29

Malibu, Calif. 7, 17, 23, 30

Abilene, Texas 6, 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 26, 27

Abilene, Texas 6, 10, 18, 26

Gail S. Matthews

David P. McAnulty

David McQueen

Jan Meyer

Scott Meyer

Matt Mills

The Woodlands, Texas 15, 22

Abilene, Texas 15, 22

Abilene, Texas 5, 14, 21, 28

Abilene, Texas 30

Temple, Texas 7, 27

Stillwater, Okla. 28

Royce Money

Genny Moore

Tyson Moore

Dan Niederhofer

Luke Norsworthy

Suzetta Nutt

Abilene, Texas 5, 7, 10, 18, 20, 27

Los Angeles, Calif. 20, 27

Los Angeles, Calif. 20, 27

San Antonio, Texas 7, 11, 19

Denton, Texas 6, 16, 23, 30

Abilene, Texas 30

Robert Oglesby

Eddie Parish

Brittany Partridge

Glenn Pemberton

Anna H. Peters

Larry Prince

Abilene, Texas 5, 7, 16, 22

Saint Amant, La. 9, 17, 24

Annandale, Minn. 5, 6, 12

Abilene, Texas 11, 19

Houston, Texas 18

Abilene, Texas 18, 20

Ryan Porche

Kathy Pulley

Micki Pulleyking

Kenneth R. Pybus

Eduardo Rivera

Kent Rogers

Seattle, Wash. 7, 10, 15, 17, 18, 21, 24, 29

Springfield, Mo. 7, 16, 22

Springfield, Mo. 5, 7, 21, 29

Abilene, Texas 30

Abilene, Texas 6, 29

Littleton, Colo 14, 15, 21, 29


Randy Roper

Beverly Ross

Rick Ross

Scott Sager

George Saltsman

Chris Seidman

Edmond, Okla. 30

Decatur, Texas 7, 19, 26

Decatur, Texas 7, 19, 26

Nashville, Tenn. 16, 22, 29

Abilene, Texas 5, 15, 22, 29

Dallas, Texas 5, 11, 19, 26

Nancy W. Shankle

Eddie Sharp

R. Mark Shipp

Ben Siburt

Kent Smith

Travis Stanley

Abilene, Texas 30

Austin, Texas 5, 15, 22, 29

Austin, Texas 20, 28

Abilene, Texas 7, 15, 22

Abilene, Texas 6, 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 27

Abilene, Texas 24

Jonathan Storment

Dava Lynn Sullivan

Kelly Taylor

Brandon Scott Thomas

Mindi Thompson

Jeanine Varner

Abilene, Texas 5, 14, 21, 28

Abilene, Texas 28

Forney, Texas 5, 11

Abilene, Texas 9, 15, 21, 29

Abilene, Texas 11

Abilene, Texas 16, 23

Glen A. Villanueva

Phil Ware

Mike Washburn

Shelby Webb

Dallas Willard

D. Newell Williams

Modesto, Calif. 5, 17, 23

Abilene, Texas 5, 15, 22, 29

Fort Worth, Texas 7, 15, 22

Abilene, Texas 5, 15

Los Angeles, Calif. 5, 21, 22, 29, 30

Fort Worth, Texas 5, 16, 23

Vernon Williams

John Willis

Mike Winegeart

Kathie Wright

Brandon Young

Ben H. Zickefoose

Abilene, Texas 26, 28

Abilene, Texas 5, 7, 10

Abilene, Texas 6, 10, 18, 26

Abilene, Texas 12

Abilene, Texas 6, 10, 12, 18, 19, 24, 27

Abilene, Texas 5, 7, 16, 22

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18 – Edwards Hall (EDW) 19 – Elmer Gray Stadium (EGS) 20 – Faubus Fountain Lake 21 – Flag Plaza (FLG) 22 – Foster Science Building (FSB) 23 – Galaxy Park 24 – Gardner Hall (GAR) 25 – GATA Fountain (GAT) 26 – Gibson Health and Physical Education Center (GIB) 27 – Gilbreth-Scott Team Room 28 – Hardin Administration Building (ADM) 29 – Hope for the Future Sculpture 30 – Hunter Welcome Center (HWC) 31 – Jacob’s Dream Sculpture 32 – Labyrinth and Rich Welcome Plaza 33 – Larry Sanders Intramural Fields 34 – Lunsford Foundation Trail 35 – Mabee Business Building (MBB) 36 – Mabee Hall (MAB) 37 – Mabee Library Auditorium (MLA)

Avenue E

34

4

Cedar Crest Drive

6

22

Campus Center Road

9

28

47

35

17

11

3 50

Avenue D

68

62

College Dr.

34

ACU Drive

31 37

38 – Mail Production Center (B02) 39 – McDonald Hall (MCD) 40 – McGlothlin Campus Center, The Campus Store, The Depot and World Famous Bean (MCG) 41 – McKinzie Hall (MCK) 42 – Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center (MRW) 43 – Moody Coliseum (COL) 44 – Moore House (MRE) 45 – Nelson Hall (NEL) 46 – Nichols House (NIC) 47 – North House (NRT) 48 – Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building (BSB) 49 – Physical Resources Building (PRB) 50 – Police Department Building (UPD)

INSET: South Campus

51 – Powell Fitness Center (PFC) 52 – Sewell Theatre (SWL) 53 – Sherrod Building (SHB) 54 – Shore Art Gallery (SHO) 55 – Sikes Hall (SIK) 56 – Smith Hall (SMH) 57 – Soccer Field 58 – Soccer and Softball Fieldhouse 59 – Teague Special Events Center (TEC) 60 – Tower of Light (TWL) 61 – University Park Apartments (UPA) 62 – Vanderpool Building (VAN) 63 – WACU Museum / Jennings House (WAC) 64 – Wally Bullington Football Practice Facility 65 – Wells Field (WEL) 66 – Wildcat Disc Golf Course 67 – Williams Performing Arts Center (WPA) 68 – Zellner Hall (ZEL) 69 – Zona Luce Building (ZON)


FIRST FLOOR

Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building


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RETURN TO GOD Desire dominates human life: seductive

billboards, commercials blurring consumption as sexual fulfillment, and glossy food ads nurturing things not necessarily good for us. Our lives are stimulated with desire and we are committed to satisfaction. God is revealed uniquely in the prophet Hosea’s experiment. What could be behind God’s command to marry a prostitute? e world’s oldest profession is one at which people point with scorn and shake their heads. God enters the business of loving an unfaithful woman. God’s love will not be restrained from reaching each corner of the globe to show love to all of God’s children. is particular story forms a rather graphic metaphor for the kind of selfless, persistent and forgiving love that is required of God. Hopefully God’s love motivates our we must replace it with a deep intimacy with and knowledge of God.

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reciprocal love in a return to God. Desire is a horrible master, and


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