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CONTENTS Featured Guests ........................................................................... 2 Theme Speakers ........................................................................... 3 Tracks ........................................................................................ 4-7 Welcome ....................................................................................... 8 Schedule Description .............................................................. 9-35 Things to Know ..................................................................... 36-39 Special Thanks ......................................................................... 37 Exhibitors ................................................................................. 37 Meals and Receptions ............................................................ 38 Registration ............................................................................. 39 Participant Photo Index ........................................................ 40-43 Maps ..................................................................................... 44-45

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FEATURED GUESTS

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

M O N D AY Luke Timothy Johnson is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Emory University’s Candler School of eology. His research interests encompass the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts of early Christianity, Luke-Acts, James, and the pastoral letters. Johnson has authored many scholarly articles and books, including commentaries on Luke and Acts. He received the prestigious 2011 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his 2009 book, Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity. His most recent book, Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church: e Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians, was awarded first place in the Scripture category of the Catholic Press Association’s 2012 book awards.

T U E S D AY Peter Williams is the warden of Tyndale House, an honorary senior lecturer in biblical studies at the University of Aberdeen, and a lecturer at University of Cambridge. Williams earned his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. at Cambridge, studying ancient languages related to the Bible. He originally planned to become a Bible translator, but after seeing how many students of the Bible did not recognize its authority, Williams decided to become an evangelical scholar to advance confessional scholarship. He is married to Kathryn and they have two children, Magdalena and Leo.

WEDNESDAY Scot McKnight is a popular speaker, author, professor and blogger. He has written more than 30 books and serves as professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Ill. McKnight has been interviewed on radio stations across the nation, has appeared on television, and regularly speaks at churches, conferences, colleges and seminaries around the world. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham. His books include the award-winning e Jesus Creed and e Blue Parakeet. McKnight lives with his wife in Illinois. ey enjoy traveling, long walks, gardening, cooking, and their two grandchildren, Aksel and Finley.

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● A r t & Fai t h

TRACKS

ACU’s 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 LIVING LETTERS BEYOND KING AND THRONE

Monday, 9-9:45 a.m. and Tuesday 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 103 Albert Haley, Shelly Sanders

Sunday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., WPA, Fulks Theatre Stephen Trafton ACAPPELLA CONCERT

Sunday, 8:30 p.m., Moody Coliseum THE BRILLIANCE CONCERT SCRIPTURE AND THE ACTOR

Monday, 8:30 p.m., WPA, Recital Hall

Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., WPA, Fulks Theatre Stephen Trafton, Juliette Trafton

THE HEMINGWAYS CONCERT

GOD, THE MASTER POTTER

BEYOND THE BARRICADE

Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 117 Nancy Harbron

Exploring the Theology of Les Misérables Sunday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Richard Beck

ACTING THE FAITH

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill)

Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., WPA, Fulks Theatre Dawne Meeks

ON THE EDGE

SPIRIT-LADEN IRON

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MONKS COFFEE SHOP

Collaborating for Education Sunday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., at the grassy area west of Teague Special Events Center

Nurturing Faith Through Serving Coffee Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Jerry Hendrix

Protest Prose and Poetry Monday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Steven Moore

Mercy ● Jus t ice &

The terminology of justice and mercy is not reserved for the church building; rather, 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. (Student speakers indicated by *). EDUCATION AT THE MARGINS HISTORY OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CUBA

Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 113 Tony Fernández FOOD AT THE MARGINS

Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 250 David Wall*, Kirk Farrell*, Jenny Dennis* HOW TO LOVE THE LEAST OF THESE

Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m. and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 249 Mark Hewitt

Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 249 Nicole Ramos*, Alan Songer*, Bethany Richardson* CONNECTING WITH AMERICAN HISPANICS IN THE USA

Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 113 Wilmer Rivera THE WORD ON THE STREET

Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 249 John Siburt

JESUS UNLEASHED IN THE MARGINS

Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 113 • Ron Clark

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VOICES IN THE MARGINS

JESUS: BLACK WITH DREADS

Monday, 10-10:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 250 Tanya Smith Brice

Monday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 249 • Joshua Jackson


The current generation of students on our campus provided leadership for this Emerging Faith track. These classes, topics and speakers were selected by or taught by ACU students. (Student speakers indicated by *). BIG MACS AND CARROT STICKS HOW CAN I TRUST THE BIBLE OR GOD? Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., and 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) • Peter Williams THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) • Rick Atchley MOVING FROM GENERATION EXTINCT TO GENERATION EXCEL Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 112 • Ryan Bowman FOOD AT THE MARGINS Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 250 David Wall*, Kirk Farrell*, Jenny Dennis*

ODD MAN OUT

What It’s Like to Be Gay and Christian

What Eating Disorders Teach Us About Spiritual Cravings Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 121 • Lauren Cunningham QUESTIONS I AM ASKING Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 104 • Seth Bouchelle* GOING OUT (OF BOUNDS) Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 121 • Chelsie Sargent

TRACKS

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BEYOND THE BARRICADE Sunday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Richard Beck ON THE EDGE Monday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Steven Moore THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MONKS COFFEE SHOP Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Jerry Hendrix

Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) • Brent Bailey* SAY WHAT? Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) Chris Seidman

SCARRED FAITH Monday-Wednesday, 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) Josh Ross

EDUCATION AT THE MARGINS Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 249 Nicole Ramos*, Alan Songer*, Bethany Richardson*

MENTORING, MONEY AND YOU Monday-Wednesday, 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) Steve Diggs

APOCALYPTIC WARFARE Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 127 • James Prather*

TRANSITIONING THE CHURCH Monday-Wednesday, 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 114 • Brian Mashburn

LUKE ACCORDING TO THE PROFESSOR AND THE PREACHER Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) • Josh Graves, Lauren Smelser White

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ULTIMATE DESIRE, CONFESSION AND HEALING Monday-Wednesday, 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 130 Steve Holladay, Holly Holladay LONGING FOR A NEW WORLD Monday-Wednesday, 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 117 • Dusty Rush BEING WRONG Monday-Wednesday, 1:15-2:05 p.m., Cullen Auditorium Randy Harris

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. THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 129 • Doug Foster BEING A BLACK ACU STUDENT IN THE 1970s Monday-Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 129 Clifford Florence, Bruce Johnson

WHY A METHODIST THINKS THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST WERE RIGHT AFTER ALL Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 129 • Ted Campbell

CHARIS PROJECT PRESENTS: RACE, WAR AND GENDER Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 129 • Doug Foster

THE STONE-CAMPBELL MOVEMENT WORLDWIDE Monday 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 129 • Doug Foster, Gary Holloway IS ECUMENISM A BAD WORD? Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 129 • Doug Foster, Gary Holloway 5


ulture C & l e p s o G ● TRACKS

People of faith wrestle to express the gospel with our 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. (Student speakers indicated by *).

HOW TO PREACH TO WOMEN

Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., BSB 130 Amy Bost Henegar

COFFEE HOUSE: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MONKS COFFEE SHOP

Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Jerry Hendrix

THE WORD ON THE STREET

Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 249 John Siburt ODD MAN OUT

What It’s Like to Be Gay and Christian Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) Brent Bailey*

LUKE ACCORDING TO THE PROFESSOR AND THE PREACHER

Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) Josh Graves, Lauren Smelser White

APOCALYPSE NOW

Monday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) Mike Cope

THE HISTORY OF OUR FUTURE AS NEXT-GENERATION CHURCHES

Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m, BSB 103 Kent Smith, Gailyn Van Rheenen, Scott Lambert PARALYZED BY OUR PARADIGM

Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 104 Mark Waltenbaugh

GOD, FREEDOM AND DIGNITY

Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) Ron Highfield JESUS UNLEASHED IN THE MARGINS

A LIGHT TO THE CITY

Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 113 • Ron Clark

Monday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 103 Steve Cloer

COFFEE HOUSE: BEYOND THE BARRICADE

UNLIKELY DISCIPLES

Monday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Richard Beck

Monday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 112 Alex Cobb*, Jordan Bunch

COFFEE HOUSE: ON THE EDGE

MEGA VS. MOVEMENT

Sunday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons Steven Moore

Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 103 Charles Kiser

rmation ● Spiritual Fo 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

GIMME A BREAK

Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 112 Karissa Herchenroeder

SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES HIDING IN THE LAUNDRY PILE

Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 121 Sheila Delony

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C.S. LEWIS AND THE INNER LIFE

TEN-MINUTE TRANSFORMATION

Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) Tony Ash

Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., and 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 120 Chris Altrock

BIG MACS AND CARROT STICKS

Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 121 Lauren Cunningham


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 express the gospel in every moment. This track is intended for those interested in daily discipleship and equipping people for ministry and service.

A NEW LOOK AT MODELS OF CHURCH LEADERSHIP

GENDER AND GRACE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m. and Tuesday 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 117 Royce Money and various church leaders

Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 130 Sara Barton, Gary Selby

MENTORING IS A MINISTRY THAT KEEPS ON BUILDING

HOW TO PREACH TO WOMEN

Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m. and Tuesday 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 115 Jim Martin

Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 130 Amy Bost Henegar

TRACKS

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A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN MINISTRY IN CHURCHES OF CHRIST THE LION AND THE LAMB MEET THE BEAR AND THE BULL

Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 117 • Allison Garrett PROMISE AND PERIL OF INITIATING AND LEADING CHANGE

Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 112 Lynn Mitchell

Monday and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 115 Barry Stephens

WOMEN STILL ON THE MARGINS

WHEN THE CHURCH COMES BETWEEN YOU AND GOD

WHO IS IN CHARGE HERE ANYWAY?

Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 117 Grady D. King

Monday and Tuesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 120 Steve Sandifer

Monday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 130 Stanley N. Helton

DOES “ALL FLESH” MEAN ME? HOW TO ADVANCE YOUR MINISTRY ONLINE

Tuesday and Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 130 D’Esta Love

Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 115 • Jason Caston PUSHING JESUS OFF A CLIFF CHILDREN WILL FOLLOW SOMEONE; LEAD THEM TO JESUS

Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 128 Deet Scott WELCOMING JESUS

Monday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 128 Dana Pemberton

Monday and Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 114 Curt Niccum WHO ARE WE?

Monday, 10-10:45 a.m. and Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 114 Gregory E. Sterling THE PRODIGAL SON

COUNTERING CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Tuesday, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and Wednesday, 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 121 Ken Cukrowski

Monday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 128 Patricia Hernandez

THEOLOGICAL VISION AT THE CENTER OF MINISTRY IN TIM KELLER’S CENTER CHURCH

Monday-Wednesday, 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 114 Carson Reed THE MEANING OF LOVE

Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m. and 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) Scot McKnight MORAL AGENCY OF YOUTH

Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 103 Cari Myers

OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS POINT TO CHRIST

Monday, 9-9:45 a.m. and 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 122 Bob Anderson THE DEAF NEED THE GOSPEL, TOO

Tuesday, 8:30-9:15 a.m. and 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 122 Larry Prince REACHING THE WORLD BEYOND THE CHURCH

WORSHIP LEADERS’ FORUM

A Conversation About Worship Among Worship Leaders Tuesday, 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 121 David Kneip and other worship leaders

Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m. and 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 122 Vernon Williams

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• Register at Summit Headquarters at the Campus Store window in the McGlothlin Campus Center • Walk the Labyrinth • See our exhibits • Visit the newest addition to the Lunsford Foundation Trail, The Ascension.

Welcome to Abilene, Texas, for the 2013 ACU Summit. We are delighted you made time for these four days of spiritual enrichment. I anticipate you will be challenged and equipped in your walk with God.  ACU is known for its innovation in education and founded upon an eternal faith in and dependence upon God’s leading. is year’s theme, Margins, calls us to enter more deeply into a life of discipleship to Jesus.   While you are here to grow, please take some time to visit with our outstanding students, faculty and staff. Stroll around the Lunsford Foundation Trail to view a new sculpture site, e Ascension; pray at Jacob’s Dream; or meditate at the Labyrinth. Most of all, make yourself at home as you enjoy this great Summit conversation with fellow Christians from across the world. In Him,

Phil Schubert, President

Director’s Letter

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

● Our Future History

● Spiritual Formation ● Life as Ministry Y

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Sometimes it seems we are a bit edgy. Our society is polarized over political views, Facebook posts, religious assertions, and even solutions. is separation feels more pronounced when forced to choose sides on any of a dozen “hot button” topics. As Christians, where do we locate ourselves in disagreements? Is there a place to stand together even as difficult issues, beliefs and practices threaten to divide us? I believe Christians can move confidently to such a place – hearts set on following Jesus. e gospels share stories of what happens when our different beliefs and practices must face the Son of God. Disciples are those found with Jesus at the margins. is is your invitation to step away from your normal location and more completely follow Jesus. Be challenged to rediscover God and grow closer to God through our active practice of service. Peace to you,

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7-8:15 P.M. OPENING THEME CONVERSATION LET IT BE TO ME (LUKE 1:26-38)

7-8:15 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131507-01 Worship Leader: Brandon Scott Thomas (Abilene, Texas) Speaker: Jonathan Storment (Abilene, Texas)

8:30-9:30 P.M. LATE-NIGHT EVENTS ●●● COFFEE HOUSE: BEYOND THE BARRICADE

Exploring the Theology of Les Misérables 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131508-01 Richard Beck (Abilene, Texas) Using both musical and movie, this conversation explores the theological treasures of Les Misérables. Perfect late night fare for theology and Les Mis nerds, and for anyone with a heart for “the miserable ones.” Can you hear the people sing? ● THE LIVING LETTERS

8:30-9:30 p.m., WPA, Fulks Theatre Stephen Trafton (Astoria, N.Y.) Living Letters recreates the historic circumstances surrounding Paul’s writing of the letter and invites the audience to leave their present-day culture behind and become members of the first-century church. You won’t want to miss the rare opportunity to see a Broadway performer bring Paul’s letters to life. ● ACAPPELLA CONCERT

• 8:30 p.m., Moody Coliseum • 8:30 p.m., Fulks Theatre, Williams Performing Arts Center

8:30 p.m., Moody Coliseum ● SPIRIT-LADEN IRON

Collaborating for Education Sunday, 8:30-9:30 p.m., at the grassy area west of Teague Special Events Center ACU students, directed by art professors Geoffrey Broderick (ACU) and Kurt Dyrhaug (Lamar University), will cast iron sculptures at the annual Sunday night Summit Iron Pour.

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

9-9:45 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 1 HOW LUKE AFFIRMS THE WORLD

9-9:45 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131601-01 Luke Timothy Johnson (Atlanta, Ga.) Of all the compositions in the New Testament, the two-volume work known as Luke-Acts is least apocalyptic and separatist, and is most positive toward the created order, toward human institutions, and toward culture. Part 1 of 2. ● APOCALYPSE NOW

How the Message of Revelation Speaks Afresh in a Post-Christian Culture 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-02 Mike Cope (Abilene, Texas) By imagining life in first-century Pergamum, with its two dominant stories (the power of Rome and the majesty of the Greek gods and goddesses), we can see the powerful way John’s apocalypse speaks into our climate today. ● THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

The Strange Cast of Characters in the Parables in Luke 9-9:45 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-03 Rick Atchley (Fort Worth, Texas) In most stories the good guys are easy to recognize from the bad guys. In the best stories, however, the characters are harder to peg and full of surprises. Jesus tells the best stories. Listen to them again. Part 1 of 3.

with Brady Bryce 8 a.m. daily 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 Church’s Response to the Poor 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-04 Curt Niccum (Abilene, Texas) Are Christians today, like Jesus’ first “home church,” happier to push Jesus off a cliff than accept the radical reorientation of his “good news”? Explore the church’s response to Luke’s stories of the oppressed set free. Part 1 of 3. ●W GENDER AND GRACE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

9-9:45 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-05 Sara Barton (Rochester Hills, Mich.), Gary Selby (Malibu, Calif.) Hear stories of churches seeking to understand the Bible's teaching about gender and worship. Gary led a congregation through study and implementation of expanded roles for women. Sara works with elders and ministers as they explore women's roles in church. Explore resources like “A Woman Called.” Part 1 of 3. ● A NEW LOOK AT MODELS OF CHURCH LEADERSHIP

How Much Flexibility Is There in a Biblical Model of Shepherding? 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-06 Royce Money (Abilene, Texas) and various church leaders The panel will explore various creative and effective ways for elders to lead within the context of biblical norms. Part 1 of 3. ● MENTORING IS A MINISTRY THAT KEEPS ON BUILDING

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. The Patio: Find the big white tent between Moody Coliseum and the McGlothlin Campus Center. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Why Mentoring Is So Hot 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-07 Jim Martin (Waco, Texas) Many people are talking about mentoring. Ministers, church leaders and other Christ-followers want a mentor. This class is for those who want a mentor and for those who want to be a more effective mentor. ANAY'S WILL TO LEARN

A Woman's Education in the Shadow of the Maquiladora 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-08 Elaine Hampton (El Paso, Texas), Anay Carrillo (Ciudad Juárez, Mexico) Come experience a view of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, during a time of violent upheaval. Hear Anay’s edge-of-your-seat personal experiences coupled with Elaine’s background ethnographic information on the complexities of factory worker situations. Discover stories of an education earned through perseverance and creativity. Part 1 of 2. ● BEING A BLACK ACU STUDENT IN THE 1970S

Stories and Lessons From Our Experiences 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-09 Clifford Florence (Rochester, N.Y.), Bruce Johnson (Lithonia, Ga.) Two ACU alumni from the early 1970s talk about their experiences in a school that, although committed in principle to racial inclusion, was (and still is) on a journey that is not always easy or clear. Part 1 of 3. ● BEYOND KING AND THRONE

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

● Our Future History

● Spiritual Formation ● Life as Ministry Y

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Making 21st-Century Metaphors for God 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-10 Albert Haley (Abilene, Texas), Shelly Sanders (Abilene, Texas) Is God like a smart phone app? An obscure rapper few listen to? Study how metaphors in scripture and literature have helped us imagine the invisible God. Then we will try forming fresh metaphors using elements of today’s culture. Part 1 of 2. FARAWAY PLACES AND STRANGE-SOUNDING NAMES

Visions of What “Into All the World” Really Looks Like 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-11 Andy Baker (Thompson’s Station, Tenn.) The Great Commission is an overwhelming assignment. Ministries with a universal scope, such as World Christian Broadcasting, soon realize the immensity of our mission. Explore with us some of the hard-to-reach parts of our world.


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Prodigal Sons and Prodigal Brothers 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-12 Deet Scott (Millbrook, Ala.) Children’s ministry is not school nor is it babysitting. It is getting on the path with our children and their families and assimilating God’s words into life. If kids do not follow Jesus when they are young, they are less likely to follow Him. Discover how we help children choose to follow Jesus, starting today. Part 1 of 3. PARABLES AS GEOGRAPHY OF EDGE LIVING

Exploring Historical and Current Parable Interpretation 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-13 Joy R. Samuels (Franklin, Tenn.) By exploring the history of interpreting the parables, learn how to move the parables beyond Sunday schools and sermons and into pastoral care and ministry contexts. Part 1 of 2. ● MOVING FROM GENERATION EXTINCT TO GENERATION EXCEL

Mentoring Barriers 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-14 Ryan Bowman (Abilene, Texas) As young people put on headphones and old people run away from technology, we witness a communication barrier between generations. Seek ways to understand and communicate over this divide so we all can benefit from the promise with future generations to come. Part 1 of 3. ● HISTORY OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CUBA

Humble Beginnings 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-15 Tony Fernández (Matanzas, Cuba) The story of Churches of Christ in Cuba, from the arrival of the first missionaries in 1935 to the explosive growth since the year 2000. Part 1 of 3. ●D OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS POINT TO CHRIST

9-9:45 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-16 Bob Anderson (Lubbock, Texas) Whether deaf or hearing, many Christians overlook what the Old Testament prophets say about Christ. Improve your “hearing” of these prophets and of their faith in God, His Word and His Son. Part 1 of 2.

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FINDING HOPE FOR DECLINING CHURCHES

Keys for Renewal in a Changed World 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-17 Jason Locke (Fresno, Calif.) With few exceptions, North American Churches of Christ (along with other churches) are declining and failing to reach new generations. This class proposes substantial theological and practical ideas to renew and prepare us for God’s unfolding work in the world. ●● FOOD AT THE MARGINS

Encounters in a South Dallas Food Desert 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131601-18 David Wall (Bryan, Texas), Kirk Farrell (Richardson, Texas), Jenny Dennis (Garland, Texas) Hunger is in our backyard. Food deserts are an important issue in modern America. Discover the state of hunger in America, the food desert situation and policies aimed at solutions.

10-10:45 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 2 HOW LUKE CHALLENGES THE WORLD

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What It’s Like to Be Gay and Christian 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131602-02 Brent Bailey (Kingwood, Texas) Church conversations about homosexuality often focus on theology and politics while neglecting the real people with the most at stake in the debate. Hear one student’s reflections on his experiences as a sexual minority in Churches of Christ and at Abilene Christian University. ● SAY WHAT?

Disturbing Sayings Of Jesus 10-10:45 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-03 Chris Seidman (Coppell, Texas) Jesus said some “un-Christ-like” things, given our culture’s idea of Jesus, or even contemporary Christianity’s idea of Jesus. These sayings give us heartburn to talk about and even more when we try and live them. While hard to swallow, these are life-giving words worth chewing on. Part 1 of 3. ●P WHO ARE WE?

Acts As Afterthought 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-04 Gregory E. Sterling (New Haven, Conn.) First-century Christians were forced to think through their identity as they became distinct from Jews. Explore how Luke-Acts thought of Christianity, relationship to Israel, and relationship to Rome in an effort to think about our identity in the 21st century. Part 1 of 2.

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Having the Courage to Speak to Women the Way Jesus Did 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-05 Amy Bost Henegar (New York, N.Y.) Explore the longings of women today and discover how the good news of Jesus Christ meets their deepest needs. The God who is the same yesterday, today and forever offers modern women the same hope and good news received by the women in Scripture. Part 1 of 3. ● THE LION AND THE LAMB MEET THE BEAR AND THE BULL

What the Bible Says About How a Christian Should Conduct Business 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-06 Allison Garrett (Abilene, Texas) Government gives us laws to tell us what we can and cannot do in business, but Christians follow a higher standard. In this session, we will examine principles from scripture that apply to those in business. ● PROMISE AND PERIL OF INITIATING AND LEADING CHANGE

Embracing Change 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-07 Barry Stephens (Lubbock, Texas) Leaders must manage the inevitable transitions of congregational life, but effective leaders also initiate change as they lead their churches in honoring God’s mission. This class will explore a process for initiating purposeful change in congregational practices. Part 1 of 3. LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO MISS THE BIG PICTURE

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Parenting With Perspective 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-08 Melanie Simpson (Katy, Texas) Christian parents strive to instill in their children moral character, self-worth and faith. However, we can lose sight of the big picture in a busy world. Hear some perspective-builders based on the author’s book, Life’s Too Short to Miss the Big Picture (for Moms). ● WHY A METHODIST THINKS THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST WERE RIGHT AFTER ALL

10-10:45 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-09 Ted Campbell (Dallas, Texas) Hear a historian from Southern Methodist University explore “Why the Churches of Christ Were Right After All,” a blog post sharing some of the distinctive temptations and challenges facing Churches of Christ.


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● THE HISTORY OF OUR FUTURE AS NEXT-GENERATION CHURCHES

Context: Post-Christendom Reality 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-10 Kent Smith (Abilene, Texas), Gailyn Van Rheenen (Carrollton, Texas), Scott Lambert (El Segundo, Calif.) Deep change in western culture presents challenges for Christians to faithfully follow Jesus and form new Kingdom communities. Join three seasoned church planting trainers who explore the changing face of new church development in our time. Part 1 of 3. LEPERS, STORMS AND CON ARTISTS: MISSIONS STORIES FROM THE EDGE

My Most Unforgettable Leper 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-11 Larry Henderson (Abilene, Texas) God continues to teach lessons to our family that parallel what Luke records in his Gospel. Join us for family stories from Asia and Africa that are thought-provoking and encouraging. Part 1 of 2. ●C WELCOMING JESUS

Moving Children From the Margins and Into the Midst 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-12 Dana Pemberton (Abilene, Texas) In efforts to welcome children, many church practices actually marginalize them. While relevant for children's ministers, this session seeks to engage the broader faith community in seeking communal understanding and practices that welcome children into the midst of the congregation. ● PARALYZED BY OUR PARADIGM

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Finding Freedom From Patterns That Paralyze Our Mission 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-13 Mark Waltenbaugh (Houston, Texas) As individuals, our understanding of church may be crippling our efforts to take part in the mission of God. Discover the needed paradigm shift to free you to serve Jesus and His Kingdom. ● GIMME A BREAK

Practicing Sabbath in a Frenzied World 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-14 Karissa Herchenroeder (Abilene, Texas) Our culture elevates super-productivity and demands we live at a frantic pace. Yet in the midst of busyness, God calls us to “remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” Explore this oft-ignored commandment and realistic ways to practice it. TRANSFORM YOUR WAY OF SEEING

Forming a Scriptural Imagination 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-15 Patrick Messer (Durham, N.C.) What does it mean to be a Bible-believing people? Are we the guardians of divinely revealed truths cleansed from human traditions? Are we historical investigators reconstructing a first-century church? Come and see why living in Scripture can mean much more. ●D OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS POINT TO CHRIST

10-10:45 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-16 Bob Anderson (Lubbock, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● Gospel & Culture ● Justice & Mercy ● Art & Faith ● Student

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Is Jesus Enough to Define Identity? 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-17 Gene Shelburne (Amarillo, Texas) Some claim their church has no history and others offer interesting versions of Restoration heritage. Explore what may be lost if we tend to disown our roots or conceal our historical identity. Part 1 of 2.


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Encounters With South Dallas Children 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-18 Nicole Ramos (Imperial, Calif.), Alan Songer (Tomball, Texas), Bethany Richardson (Nacogdoches, Texas) Disparities in education are a major topic in the United States today. These disparities are especially evident in urban, poverty stricken areas, such as South Dallas. This class will explore the research done and lessons learned throughout our time in Dallas, and what you can do. ● VOICES IN THE MARGINS

Edges Defined by Race 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131602-19 Tanya Smith Brice (Woodway, Texas) Jesus preached good news to poor, prisoners, blind, oppressed and abused people. Examine the history of race relations in the Churches of Christ through the voices of church leaders. Participants will explore this history in the context of the gospel described in Luke 4. Part 1 of 2.

11-11:50 A.M. THEME CONVERSATION GOOD NEWS AT THE MARGIN (LUKE 4:16-30)

11-11:50 a.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131603-01 Worship Leader: Rodney Johnson (Odessa, Texas) and student worship team Speaker: Aaron Metcalf (Hillsboro, Ore.)

1:15-2:05 P.M. HIGHLIGHT CLASSES ● SCARRED FAITH

When Suffering Gives Way to Adventurous Faith 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131604-01 Josh Ross (Memphis, Tenn.) We live in a world full of scars. They are physical, emotional, mental, and social. Every scar has a story behind it. Do we believe God can enter into the scars of our lives to redeem the story? Part 1 of 3. ● MENTORING, MONEY AND YOU

Six Traits of the Great Mentors 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131604-02 Steve Diggs (Antioch, Tenn.) Every Christian needs to have a mentor and be a mentor. Discover six principles of mentoring from scripture and people. Part 1 of 3. ● TRANSITIONING THE CHURCH

Monday, 8:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Williams Performing Arts Center The Brilliance have composed songs that are lyrically rich and deeply theological. They are a beautiful example of the new liturgy, calling us again to make meaning by situating our lives in the deepest mystery of the universe: the Incarnation.

From Creating Consensus to Making Disciples 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131604-03 Brian Mashburn (Amarillo, Texas) If leaders wanted to change a church – from guarding its doctrine to pursuing people, from defending its practices to promoting a way of life, from collecting Christians in pews to developing disciples of Jesus – what would it do? Part 1 of 3. ● ULTIMATE DESIRE

The Heart of Sexuality 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131604-04 Steve Holladay, Holly Holladay (Allen, Texas) Myths about sex abound as people pursue it, often unaware of their true longings for love and intimacy. Discover the passion that drives desire, and laugh as you learn about a subject that can actually be fun and comfortable to discuss. Part 1 of 3. ● LONGING FOR A NEW WORLD

Praying the Lord’s Prayer With Prisoners 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131604-05 Dusty Rush (Atlanta, Ga.) One’s experience when praying the Lord’s Prayer might change drastically by simply moving from a church auditorium to a jail cell. Find out if 20 prisoners can reshape your experience of this ancient prayer. Part 1 of 3.

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Ten Common Theological Errors 1:15-2:05, Cullen Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131604-06 Randy Harris (Abilene, Texas) Discover the 10 most common theological errors people make and why we make them. Part 1 of 3.

3-3:45 P.M. FEATURED GUEST PROPHETIC JESUS, PROPHETIC CHURCH

3-3:45 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131605-01 Luke Timothy Johnson (Atlanta, Ga.)

4-4:45 P.M. CLASSES: SESSION 3 ● C.S. LEWIS AND THE INNER LIFE

Seeing Lewis as An Asset for Enriching Spiritual Life 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-01 Tony Ash (Abilene, Texas) The popularity of C.S. Lewis continues 50 years after his death. This class will consider passages in his writings that will offer spiritual blessing to the readers. Part 1 of 2. ● GOD, FREEDOM AND DIGNITY

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Exploring the Me-Centered Culture 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-02 Ron Highfield (Agoura Hills, Calif.) How did contemporary culture come to suspect that taking God seriously would restrict our freedom, threaten our dignity and hinder our search for happiness? Explore how embracing a God-centered identity in a me-centered culture does support such fears. Part 1 of 3. ●● LUKE ACCORDING TO THE PROFESSOR AND THE PREACHER

Jesus and Islam 4-4:45 p.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-03 Josh Graves (Nolensville, Tenn.), Lauren Smelser White (Nashville, Tenn.) Hear dialogue from the perspectives of theology and practice, from the academy to the church. Explore the intersection of culture and faith from the realm of academic inquiry to the local implementation of the Jesus story. This exercise brings together the head and the heart. Part 1 of 3. ●P THEOLOGICAL VISION AT THE CENTER OF MINISTRY IN TIM KELLER’S CENTER CHURCH

Gospel 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-04 Carson Reed (Abilene, Texas) Timothy Keller’s new book, Center Church, offers a distinctive theological vision to mission, ministry and outreach. Participants are encouraged to read the book before participating in this class conversation. Part 1 of 3. ●W WOMEN STILL ON THE MARGINS

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How Jesus Treated a Lady 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-05 Stanley N. Helton (Abita Springs, La.) Jesus knew how to treat a lady and the church has not caught up. Jesus engaged different women in Luke’s Gospel: paupers, prostitutes, patrons, pupils and preachers. Luke teaches us that Jesus intended women to be full participants in God’s mission. ● GOD, THE MASTER POTTER

God Prepares Us 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-06 Nancy Harbron (Fishers, Ind.) A live demonstration relating the ancient art of pottery to the scriptures, showing how God works to prepare, shape and finish us to serve Him according to His purpose. God is the Potter, we are the clay and the work of His hands. Part 1 of 3.


● HOW TO ADVANCE YOUR MINISTRY ONLINE

Five Steps to Developing a Great Online Strategy 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-07 Jason Caston (Frisco, Texas) In this ever-changing technological world, the church cannot afford to be left behind. The iChurch Method is a five-part plan to help give a ministry a global presence and take the gospel to the world online. Part 1 of 3. ● BIG MACS AND CARROT STICKS

What Eating Disorders Teach Us About Spiritual Cravings 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-08 Lauren Cunningham (Madison, Wis.) A Christian psychologist describes the underlying emotional and spiritual issues relevant to the development of and recovery from eating disorders. Discover how these issues are relevant to all of us. Part 1 of 2. ● THE STONE-CAMPBELL MOVEMENT WORLDWIDE

Past, Present and Future 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-09 Doug Foster (Abilene, Texas), Gary Holloway (Nashville, Tenn.) Reflect together on our past through the lens of a new book, The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History (Chalice Press, 2013). Explore the current status of churches worldwide, and where God may be calling them in the future. ● A LIGHT TO THE CITY

Learning to Be a Church That Loves, Embraces and Transforms the City 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-10 Steve Cloer (Fort Worth, Texas) A new population is moving to the center of the city and urban areas, creating a strong need for more urban congregations to emerge. Discover what is required for a church to become a light to the city. ●W WHO IS IN CHARGE HERE ANYWAY?

A Personal Journey 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-11 Steve Sandifer (Houston, Texas) When Steve began ministry, he never would have worked with a church that allowed women to lead in any public way. After 35 years with the same congregation, discover how he changed his mind and heart and now advocates for women’s participation without exploding a church. Part 1 of 2.

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4-4:45 p.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-12 Patricia Hernandez (Abilene, Texas) Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years. To reverse this trend, one must understand caloric balance from various aspects. Understanding food labels and myplate.gov will be taught simply for children to understand. ●● UNLIKELY DISCIPLES

Walking With Jesus in Social Ghettos 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-13 Alex Cobb (Flower Mound, Texas), Jordan Bunch (Denver, Colo.) What if our churches looked less like the country club crowd and more like the Walmart crowd? What if we actually followed Jesus’ unorthodox method of discipleship at the margins? Join us as we discuss the method behind the madness of Jesus’ choice of disciples. ●● JESUS UNLEASHED IN THE MARGINS

I’m On the Edge of Glory 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-14 Ron Clark (Portland, Ore.) Luke’s Gospel suggests Jesus came to reach people on the margins of society. Christians today can embrace the ministry of Jesus, who became friends of sinners, set the captives free, and carried his cross to bring people hope and salvation. Part 1 of 3.

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THE CONVERSATION YOU NEVER HAD

Lack of Margin Keeps Us From Reaching the Marginalized 4-4:45 P.M., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-15 Phil Brookman (Edmond, Okla.) Our lack of margin in day-to-day life cripples our ministry to the marginalized. Discover how we can engage in spontaneous, spirit-prompted conversations by creating margins in which they can occur. ● JESUS: BLACK WITH DREADS

Rastafarian Critique of Christianity 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-16 Joshua Jackson (Atlanta, Ga.) Exploring the image of Jesus and its effects on global religions, specifically the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica. QUIET EMERGENCY

Missionary Stories Lost and Found 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131606-17 Carisse Berryhill (Abilene, Texas) Library archives preserve troves of missionary letters, reports, and photographs. Stories of faith may be recovered from these neglected documents. How will missionary records of the digital age be preserved? Join the conversation with your ideas, strategies, and practices to rescue our future past.

If you have church photographs, histories, directories, recordings, family papers or letters related to ministers or missionaries, etc., please save them. 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).

7-8:15 P.M. THEME CONVERSATION PRAY ALWAYS (LUKE 18:1-14)

7-8:15 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131607-01 Worship Leader: Kip Long (Memphis, Tenn.) Speaker: Eric Wilson (Memphis, Tenn.)

8:30-9:30 P.M. LATE NIGHT EVENTS ●●● COFFEE HOUSE: ON THE EDGE

Protest Prose and Poetry 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131608-01 Steven Moore (Abilene, Texas) Listen to jaw-dropping prose and poetry from writers who would like for us to rethink social issues and controversies of today. During the event, we will open the floor for you to share your questions and thoughts. ● THE BRILLIANCE CONCERT

8:30 p.m., WPA, Recital Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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8:30-9:15 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 1 ●Y THE MEANING OF LOVE

Defining Love 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-01 Scot McKnight (Libertyville, Ill.) We will examine the radical difference in the meaning of love when it is defined by the dictionary and when it is defined by how God loves. Part 1 of 2. ● HOW CAN I TRUST THE BIBLE OR GOD?

If the Bible Supports Slavery 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-02 Peter Williams (Cambridge, England) Explore how Christians may respond to common objections to faith and some of the most difficult moral objections to the Old Testament. Part 1 of 2. ● THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

The Strange Cast of Characters in the Parables in Luke 8:30-9:15 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-03 Rick Atchley (Fort Worth, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ●P PUSHING JESUS OFF A CLIFF

The Church’s Response to the Sick 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-04 Curt Niccum (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3.

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●W GENDER AND GRACE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-05 Sara Barton (Rochester Hills, Mich.) Gary Selby (Malibu, Calif.) Part 2 of 3. ● A NEW LOOK AT MODELS OF CHURCH LEADERSHIP

How Much Flexibility is There in a Biblical Model of Shepherding? 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-06 Royce Money (Abilene, Texas) and various church leaders Part 2 of 3. ● MENTORING IS A MINISTRY THAT KEEPS ON BUILDING

Help, I Need a Mentor 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-07 Jim Martin (Waco, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ANAY’S WILL TO LEARN

A Woman’s Education in the Shadow of the Maquiladora 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-08 Elaine Hampton (El Paso, Texas), Anay Carrillo (Ciudad Juárez, Mexico) Part 2 of 2. ● BEING A BLACK ACU STUDENT IN THE 1970s

What We Wish White Christians Knew About the Black Experience in America 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-09 Clifford Florence (Rochester, N.Y.), Bruce Johnson (Lithonia, Ga.) Part 2 of 3.

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● BEYOND KING AND THRONE

Making 21st-Century Metaphors for God 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-10 Albert Haley (Abilene, Texas), Shelly Sanders (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS

How Various People-Groups Are Most Effectively Reached 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-11 Gayle Crowe (Nashville, Tenn.) Peter did not preach the same sermon in Acts 2 as Paul in Acts 17. The call of God is heard differently in different cultures. Faithful ministers of the Word must learn the hearts of those to whom they minister. ●C CHILDREN WILL FOLLOW SOMEONE; LEAD THEM TO JESUS

The Soil and the Sower 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-12 Deet Scott (Millbrook, Ala.) Part 2 of 3. PARABLES AS GEOGRAPHY OF EDGE LIVING

Exploring Parables in the Context of Pastoral Care Ministries 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-13 Joy R. Samuels (Franklin, Tenn.) Part 2 of 2. ● MOVING FROM GENERATION EXTINCT TO GENERATION EXCEL

Speaker: Scot McKnight Honorees: Roy E. and Bonnie L. Shake, and Sam and Nancy Shewmaker Tuesday, 5 p.m., OnsteadPacker Biblical Studies Building, Hart Auditorium Tickets: $5 before noon Tuesday, $7 at the door Contact: Dean’s Office, 325-674-3700 or deborah.niccum@acu.edu

Communication Barriers 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-14 Ryan Bowman (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ● HISTORY OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CUBA

Redigging the Wells 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-15 Tony Fernández (Matanzas, Cuba) Part 2 of 3. ●D THE DEAF NEED THE GOSPEL, TOO

The Unique Needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131701-16 Larry Prince (Abilene, Texas) This class provides a more clear understanding of the unique needs for teaching the hearing impaired. From the uniqueness of deaf culture to the common need for participants, explore what is needed in teaching the Bible to the deaf. Part 1 of 2. CHURCHES, MINISTERS, AND SEMINARIES

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Exploring the Partnership of Training New Ministers 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131701-17 Brady Bryce (Abilene, Texas) The local congregation and local ministers possess untapped wisdom for training ministers. ACU’s Graduate School of Theology is revising its approach to minister training by focusing on “contextual education” for ministry. This class is for ministers interested in exploring and shaping the partnership of church and seminary. ● HOW TO LOVE THE LEAST OF THESE

Effective Ways of Loving the Homeless 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131701-18 Mark Hewitt (Abilene, Texas) When you look at someone, how do you see them? Do you see them at all? A homeless person is someone normally not seen, but what about the everyday folk? Part 1 of 2.


THE UNSPOKEN GOSPEL

Sharing Secrets of the Good News 8:30-9:15 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131701-19 George Pendergrass (Hendersonville, Tenn.) There may be something we are missing when sharing the good news. Discover the focus of the gospel of Christ and why has it been so hard for us to talk about. Part 1 of 2.

9:30-10:15 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 2 ●Y THE MEANING OF LOVE

Where We Look for Love 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-01 Scot McKnight (Libertyville, Ill.) Part 2 of 2. ● HOW CAN I TRUST THE BIBLE OR GOD?

If God Commanded Old Testament Wars 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-02 Peter Williams (Cambridge, England) Part 2 of 2. ● SAY WHAT?

Disturbing Sayings Of Jesus 9:30-10:15 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-03 Chris Seidman (Coppell, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ●P WHO ARE WE?

Should There Be Two Testaments? 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-04 Gregory E. Sterling (New Haven, Conn.) Part 2 of 2.

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Having the Courage to Speak to Women the Way Jesus Did 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-05 Amy Bost Henegar (New York, N.Y.) Part 2 of 3. ● WHEN THE CHURCH COMES BETWEEN YOU AND GOD

Leading When Disillusionment Fills Your Soul 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-06 Grady D. King (Mansfield, Texas) Being a church leader can be hazardous to your soul. Tending to the tasks of leading in an age of quick fixes often leads to disillusionment. Discover how a leader cares for the souls of others in a difficult season. Part 1 of 2. ● PROMISE AND PERIL OF INITIATING AND LEADING CHANGE

Shaping the Journey 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131702-07 Barry Stephens (Lubbock, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ● THE PRODIGAL SON

What You Don’t See 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-08 Ken Cukrowski (Abilene, Texas) How many times have you heard this parable? You will be surprised what you do not see because of where you were raised. Who should have top billing? Is it the Prodigal Son, Gracious Father or Bitter Brother? Part 1 of 2.

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● THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST

A Brief Introduction 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-09 Doug Foster (Abilene, Texas) Explore a new booklet for use in churches and schools to introduce both outsiders and insiders to our heritage. Consider how Churches of Christ have been shaped for two centuries and where we are today. Copies will be available and there also will be time for interaction. Part 1 of 2. ● THE HISTORY OF OUR FUTURE AS NEXT-GENERATION CHURCHES

Structure: Forms of Life in the Kingdom 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-10 Kent Smith (Abilene, Texas), Gailyn Van Rheenen (Carrollton, Texas), Scott Lambert (El Segundo, Calif.) Part 2 of 3. LEPERS, STORMS AND CON ARTISTS: MISSIONS STORIES FROM THE EDGE

Praise You in the Storm 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-11 Larry Henderson (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. CHRIST’S CHURCH IN THE COMMUNITY

Visit our exhibits in the McGlothlin Campus Center, Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building and Moody Coliseum concourse.

Ambassadors of Reconciliation in a World of Hurt 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131702-12 David Langford (Lubbock, Texas) Christians are increasingly perceived to be judgmental and intolerant. Concern about life hereafter is interpreted as no concern for life here and now. Christ was holy and a “friend to sinners.” Discover how to become Christ’s church in our communities. Part 1 of 2. FREELY EAT A GIFT FROM GOD

Freely Eat of God’s Word and Live 9:30-10:30 a.m., BSB 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-13 Carlee E. Doggan (Chicago, Ill.) God is the key to success over addiction. God preserved me while I learned to submit my will to His. Hear God’s story through my journey of losing the weight of about five women. May we freely eat of His Word and live. Part 1 of 2. ●W A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN MINISTRY IN CHURCHES OF CHRIST

Women Exhorters, Deacons and Missionaries 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-14 Lynn Mitchell (Houston, Texas) There have been many women (both known and anonymous) who served in leadership in all three centuries of our history. These women were allowed and even encouraged by some of the more influential evangelists and authors in the history of Stone-Campbell churches. Part 1 of 2. ● CONNECTING WITH AMERICAN HISPANICS IN THE USA

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Simple But Not Easy 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-15 Wilmer Rivera (Garland, Texas) Traditional ways of connecting across racial and cultural divides have proven to be less than effective. However, this difficulty is because American Hispanics actually are searching for a relationship with God. Connection is not a one-time event but a journey of life together. Part 1 of 2. ●D THE DEAF NEED THE GOSPEL, TOO

The Unique Needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-16 Larry Prince (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

A Church With No History 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131702-17 Gene Shelburne (Amarillo, Texas) Part 2 of 2.


●● THE WORD ON THE STREET

C-I-T-Y is Not a Four-Letter Word 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-18 John Siburt (Garland, Texas) God is at work in the city, restoring all things and reconciling all things to Himself. Come and see how the Word takes flesh in the city. Encounter the Word on the street. Part 1 of 2. ● VOICES IN THE MARGINS

Edges Defined by Race 9:30-10:15 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-19 Tanya Smith Brice (Woodway, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● SCRIPTURE AND THE ACTOR

Scripture Impacts an Actor and an Actor Impacts Scripture 9:30-10:15 a.m., WPA, Fulks Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131702-20 Stephen Trafton, Juliette Trafton (Astoria, N.Y.) As a follow-up to the Living Letters performance of Philippians, actors Stephen and Juliette Trafton explore ways Scripture can impact the life and career of an actor. They also will explore how an actor’s training can transform the church’s understanding of Scripture.

11-11:50 A.M. THEME CONVERSATION THE KINGDOM OF GOD HAS COME NEAR (LUKE 10:1-21)

11-11:50 a.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131703-01 Worship Leader: Jarrett Ward (Houston, Texas) and student worship team Speaker: Sean Palmer (Temple, Texas)

1:15-2:05 P.M. HIGHLIGHT CLASSES ● SCARRED FAITH

When Suffering Gives Way to Adventurous Faith 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131704-01 Josh Ross (Memphis, Tenn.) Part 2 of 3.

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● MENTORING, MONEY AND YOU

Eight Keys to a Worry-Free Money Life 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131704-02 Steve Diggs (Antioch, Tenn.) Discover information valuable for all ages and all financial conditions. Learn how to use God’s money and enjoy His peace. Part 2 of 3. ● TRANSITIONING THE CHURCH

From Offering a Service to Creating an Atmosphere 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131704-03 Brian Mashburn (Amarillo, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ● ULTIMATE CONFESSION

Understanding Sexual Identity 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131704-04 Steve Holladay, Holly Holladay (Allen, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ● LONGING FOR A NEW WORLD

Praying the Lord’s Prayer With Prisoners 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131704-05 Dusty Rush (Atlanta, Ga.) Part 2 of 3.

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● WORSHIP LEADERS’ FORUM

A Conversation About Worship Among Worship Leaders 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131704-06 David Kneip (Abilene, Texas) and other worship leaders Come join this panel conversation about worship and worship leading. ● BEING WRONG

Ten Common Theological Errors 1:15-2:05, Cullen Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131704-07 Randy Harris (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3.

3-3:45 P.M. FEATURED GUEST CAN WE TRUST THE GOSPELS: NEW EVIDENCE FOR GOSPEL RELIABILITY

3-3:45 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131705-01 Peter Williams (Cambridge, England)

4-4:45 P.M. CLASSES: SESSION 3 ● C.S. LEWIS AND THE INNER LIFE

Monks’ Jerry Hendrix Tuesday, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Brown Library, Learning Commons

Seeing Lewis as An Asset for Enriching Spiritual Life 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-01 Tony Ash (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● GOD, FREEDOM AND DIGNITY

Discovering God-Centered Freedom 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-02 Ron Highfield (Agoura Hills, Calif.) Part 2 of 3. ●● LUKE ACCORDING TO THE PROFESSOR AND THE PREACHER

Jesus and Women 4-4:45 p.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-03 Josh Graves (Nolensville, Tenn.), Lauren Smelser White (Nashville, Tenn.) Part 2 of 3. ●P THEOLOGICAL VISION AT THE CENTER OF MINISTRY IN TIM KELLER’S CENTER CHURCH

Context 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-04 Carson Reed (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 3. ●W DOES “ALL FLESH” MEAN ME?

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God’s Spirit Poured Out Without Distinction 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-05 D’Esta Love (Malibu, Calif.) In the world we see the conspicuous presence of women, yet the absence of women’s voices in our sacred assemblies. Explore Joel’s prophecy (Joel 2:28-29) through Luke and Acts to discover whether we can envision a future where God’s Spirit is poured out on all flesh. Part 1 of 2. ● GOD, THE MASTER POTTER

God Shapes Us 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-06 Nancy Harbron (Fishers, Ind.) Part 2 of 3. ● HOW TO ADVANCE YOUR MINISTRY ONLINE

Five Steps to Developing a Great Online Strategy 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-07 Jason Caston (Frisco, Texas) Part 2 of 3.


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What Eating Disorders Teach Us About Spiritual Cravings 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-08 Lauren Cunningham (Madison, Wis.) Part 2 of 2. ● IS ECUMENISM A BAD WORD?

Two Church of Christ Boys Enter the Global Ecumenical Conversation 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-09 Doug Foster (Abilene, Texas), Gary Holloway (Nashville, Tenn.) Hear first-hand experiences from the Ecumenical Movement, including praying with Benedict XVI and meeting in Geneva, Korea and Indonesia. Gary is director of the World Convention of Churches of Christ and Doug is an ACU professor and longtime member of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches. ● MEGA VS. MOVEMENT

Investing in the Few to Reach the Many 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-10 Charles Kiser (Dallas, Texas) Church leaders often invest in “the many” to reach a few. Jesus invested in “the few” to reach the many. Learn what His approach can look like in congregations today. Discover how churches grow from the surrounding culture and reach non-church people. Part 1 of 2. ●W WHO IS IN CHARGE HERE ANYWAY?

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A Church’s Journey 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-11 Steve Sandifer (Houston, Texas) Part 2 of 2. SOMEONE TO TALK TO

The Difference Between Christian and Pagan Prayer 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-12 Mark A. Abshier (San Antonio, Texas) The disciples of Jesus are people of prayer but become aware of a profound difference in the way Jesus prays. They ask Him for insights. He gives them a model and a perspective that changes everything. Part 1 of 2. ● QUESTIONS I AM ASKING

The Challenges of a Student Beginning Ministry 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-13 Seth Bouchelle (Abilene, Texas) As a generation of millennials prepare to enter congregational ministry, what are their most pressing concerns about serving the church? What can we learn from the hopes and questions of young ministers and students? BEING REAL

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Building Real Community or Common Unity 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-14 Byron Martin (Abilene, Texas) Community is a buzzword in contemporary Christianity, but how do we know if we are living it out? These sessions explore what our communities look like to minority populations in them. Learn how genuine communication and active understanding lead to authentic community. Part 1 of 2. ●● JESUS UNLEASHED IN THE MARGINS

I’ve Got Friends in Low Places 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-15 Ron Clark (Portland, Ore.) Part 2 of 3.


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Learning From Theologies of Marginality 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-16 Jeanine Thweatt-Bates (Newark, N.J.) What does it mean to be “marginal?” What does it mean to be “mainstream”? Discover the difference location makes in our Christian witness and how we navigate the complex realities of a religiously plural but predominantly Christian nation. Part 1 of 2. ADDICTED TO DRAMA

How Culture Breeds Relationship Dissatisfaction 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-17 Stephen Parker (Tahlequah, Okla.) Our culture is addicted to drama, which is bad news. A Christian counselor investigates how our drama addiction has a profoundly negative impact on our relationship expectations, while offering biblical solutions to families in crisis. Part 1 of 2. THE LITMUS TEST OF FAITH

What Is Worth Dying For? 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-18 Kilnam Cha (Abilene, Texas) For Paul, the Jerusalem Relief Fund was so important that he risked his life to personally hand it to the leaders in that church. Explore why this charity work was so important for Jews and early Christians as well as its implication for us today. Part 1 of 2. ● ACTING THE FAITH

4-4:45 p.m., WPA, Fulks Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131706-19 Dawne Meeks (Abilene, Texas) A theatre artist and professor recounts her journey of living as a single woman of faith in New York City. Explore the struggles and joys of art, faith, divorce and marriage. Learn how obedience became her mantra to navigate life on the stage and off.

Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill)

7-8:15 P.M. THEME CONVERSATION THE BLESSED LIFE (LUKE 6:17-36)

7-8:15 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131707-01 Worship Leader: John Scott Davis (Dallas, Texas) Speaker: Gordon Dabbs (Dallas, Texas)

8:30-9:30 P.M. LATE NIGHT EVENTS ●●● COFFEE HOUSE: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MONKS COFFEE SHOP

Nurturing Faith Through Serving Coffee 8:30-9:30 p.m., Brown Library, Learning Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131708-01 Jerry Hendrix (Abilene, Texas) The buzzwords for a successful coffee shop are familiar to people of faith. Relationships, sacred space and community define a healthy faith experience and a good coffee shop. Learn how these have merged in a local ministry – Monks Coffee Shop. ● THE HEMINGWAYS CONCERT

8:30 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill)

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9-9:45 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 1 ● THE KINGDOM AND THE CHURCH

The Same or the Sacred/Secular Divide? 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-01 Scot McKnight (Libertyville, Ill.) What is the relationship of the kingdom to the church? Are they the same? Are they different? Is one the sacred and the other the secular or public arena? We will examine how kingdom and church are related in such a way that one can contend that what Jesus meant by “kingdom” is more or less what Paul meant by “church.” Part 1 of 2. STORIES FROM AN ARCHEOLOGIST

Discovery of the Earliest Biblical Verses in Silver Scrolls 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-02 Gabriel Barkay (Jerusalem, Israel) Discovered in Jerusalem in 1979, these pre-exilic seventh century B.C. silver scrolls preserve the earliest known citations from the Hebrew Bible and the earliest examples of confessional statements concerning Yahweh. Hear their amazing story from an award-winning archeologist in Israel. Part 1 of 2.

Come hear archeologist Gabriel Barkay Wednesday, 9-9:45 a.m., and 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium)

● THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

The Strange Cast of Characters in the Parables in Luke 9-9:45 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-03 Rick Atchley (Fort Worth, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ●P PUSHING JESUS OFF A CLIFF

The Church’s Response to Women 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-04 Curt Niccum (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ●W GENDER AND GRACE IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

9-9:45 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-05 Sara Barton (Rochester Hills, Mich.), Gary Selby (Malibu, Calif.) Part 3 of 3. ● A NEW LOOK AT MODELS OF CHURCH LEADERSHIP

How Much Flexibility is There in a Biblical Model of Shepherding? 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-06 Royce Money (Abilene, Texas) and various church leaders Part 3 of 3. ● MENTORING IS A MINISTRY THAT KEEPS ON BUILDING

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You Can Be a Mentor 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-07 Jim Martin (Waco, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ● SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES HIDING IN THE LAUNDRY PILE

Finding Jesus in Real Life 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-08 Sheila Delony (Lubbock, Texas) When the demands of everyday life make spiritual retreat impossible, holy renewal can still be reality. Join a candid exploration of care for the spirit in the midst of caring for others, both in the workplace and at home.


● BEING A BLACK ACU STUDENT IN THE 1970s

What We Wish All Black Christians Knew About Race, Culture and Reconciliation 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-09 Clifford Florence (Rochester, N.Y.), Bruce Johnson (Lithonia, Ga.) Part 3 of 3. ●Y MORAL AGENCY OF YOUTH

The Kids Are All Right 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-10 Cari Myers (Denver, Colo.) Just like adults, youth daily engage moral issues surrounding technology, materialism, racism, sexuality, etc. Discover how youth negotiate morality and how adults can help or hinder their development. ● TEN-MINUTE TRANSFORMATION

Small Spiritual Steps to Revolutionize Life 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-11 Chris Altrock (Memphis, Tenn.) In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus envisions us becoming more generous with our possessions, gracious toward people, and genuine in our piety. But given our hectic schedules, is this life possible? Explore the tiny spiritual disciplines that make the difference. Part 1 of 2. ●C CHILDREN WILL FOLLOW SOMEONE; LEAD THEM TO JESUS

New and Old Wineskins 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-12 Deet Scott (Millbrook, Ala.) Part 3 of 3. TOUCHING THE LEPERS IN OUR WORLD

The Marginalized Need Jesus Just Like You 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-13 Steven J. Brice (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Many people are overlooked, despised, rejected, discriminated and oppressed. In Luke 5:12-16, Jesus illustrates that real followers of Jesus are those who touch the marginalized. Discover how contemporary Christians also may touch people.

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● MOVING FROM GENERATION EXTINCT TO GENERATION EXCEL

Spiritual Barriers 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-14 Ryan Bowman (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ● HISTORY OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CUBA

Opening New Roads 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-15 Tony Fernández (Matanzas, Cuba) Part 3 of 3. ●D REACHING THE WORLD BEYOND THE CHURCH

Lessons From the Mission Field in Africa 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-16 Vernon Williams (Abilene, Texas) As churches dwindle, the Sam’s Place project reaches beyond the local church. Examine the project design, funding strategies and missional approach of an education project in Africa. Learn to help churches innovate and incorporate business and church practices in sharing the story of Jesus. Part 1 of 2. WE BRING CASSEROLES

What It Looks Like to Be Present With People 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-17 Arlene Kasselman (Abilene, Texas) In our attempt to create community and relationships we tend to organize the life out of both. The result is often unmet expectations, cynicism and disappointment. Rethink what it means to be community.

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Effective Ways of Loving the Homeless 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-18 Mark Hewitt (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL POLARIZATION

A Nation and Church Divided 9-9:45 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131801-19 George Pendergrass (Hendersonville, Tenn.) Leaders from George Washington to Barack Obama have separated church and state to direct nations in a theoretical manner. Discover how this affects the church and its function. Part 2 of 2.

10-10:45 A.M. CLASSES: SESSION 2 ● THE KINGDOM AND THE CHURCH

The Same or the Sacred/Secular Divide? 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-01 Scot McKnight (Libertyville, Ill.) Part 2 of 2. STORIES FROM AN ARCHEOLOGIST

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Kingdom of Judah’s Taxation System in Light of Archaeology 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-02 Gabriel Barkay (Jerusalem, Israel) Recently discovered on the Jerusalem Temple Mount, bullae inscribed with Gibeon “LMLK” and “Bashvi’it” and “Bishv’at beth Lechem” were found (dating from the time of Judah’s king Manasseh). Learn from an award-winning archeologist what these discoveries teach about ancient Judah’s taxation system. Part 2 of 2. ● SAY WHAT?

Disturbing Sayings of Jesus 10-10:45 a.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-03 Chris Seidman (Coppell, Texas) Part 3 of 3. WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?

The Mission of Eternal Threads 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-04 Linda Egle (Abilene, Texas) What would Jesus do in places like Afghanistan? Discover what we can do to show compassion to the poor and declare the name of Jesus when words are not possible. Explore what Scripture says about social justice and the Kingdom of God. ●W ● HOW TO PREACH TO WOMEN

Having the Courage to Speak to Women the Way Jesus Did 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-05 Amy Bost Henegar (New York, N.Y.) Part 3 of 3. ● Gospel & Culture ● Justice & Mercy ● Art & Faith ● Student

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Leading When Disillusionment Fills Your Soul 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-06 Grady D. King (Mansfield, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● PROMISE AND PERIL OF INITIATING AND LEADING CHANGE

Engaging Our Culture 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-07 Barry Stephens (Lubbock, Texas) Part 3 of 3.


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The Real Star 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-08 Ken Cukrowski (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● CHARIS PROJECT PRESENTS: RACE, WAR AND GENDER

The Social Consciousness of Churches of Christ 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-09 Doug Foster (Abilene, Texas) Churches of Christ in America have not been known for activism in social justice matters. Some oppose activism and social justice when tied to liberal politics. Is there a heritage of social justice activism that is Christian and not linked to political agenda? Part 2 of 2. ● THE HISTORY OF OUR FUTURE AS NEXT-GENERATION CHURCHES

Leadership: Equipping 21st-Century Missionaries 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-10 Kent Smith (Abilene, Texas), Gailyn Van Rheenen (Carrollton, Texas), Scott Lambert (El Segundo, Calif.) Part 3 of 3. ● TEN-MINUTE TRANSFORMATION

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. The Patio: Find the big white tent between Moody Coliseum and the McGlothlin Campus Center. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Twelve Spiritual Disciplines in 10 Minutes or Less 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-11 Chris Altrock (Memphis, Tenn.) Part 2 of 2. CHRIST’S CHURCH IN THE COMMUNITY

Ambassadors of Reconciliation in a World of Hurt 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-12 David Langford (Lubbock, Texas) Part 2 of 3. FREELY EAT A GIFT FROM GOD

Freely Eat of God’s Word and Live 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-13 Carlee E. Doggan (Chicago, Ill.) Part 2 of 2. ●W A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN MINISTRY IN CHURCHES OF CHRIST

Women Preachers, Pastors and Elders 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-14 Lynn Mitchell (Houston, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● CONNECTING WITH AMERICAN HISPANICS IN THE USA

Simple But Not Easy 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-15 Wilmer Rivera (Garland, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● Gospel & Culture ● Justice & Mercy ● Art & Faith ● Student

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Lessons From the Mission Field in Africa 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-16 Vernon Williams (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ● APOCALYPTIC WARFARE

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-17 James Prather (Abilene, Texas) In the first century, Jews everywhere were oppressed by empire. Revelation describes the Christian response, but what about other Jewish sects? This class will shed new light on the New Testament by examining the Dead Sea sect’s response.


●● THE WORD ON THE STREET

Bright Lights, Big City 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-18 John Siburt (Garland, Texas) Part 2 of 2. TEACHING AS TRANSLATION

Bearing the Light of the Living Word 10-10:45 a.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131802-19 Kenneth Hawley (Lubbock, Texas) How can reflections on translation and incarnation shape our vision of teaching? We will consider classic meditations on the role and work of translators and teachers, wondering what it means to be a new, international version – a new, living translation.

11-11:50 A.M. THEME CONVERSATION LOCATING WORRY (LUKE 12:13-31)

11-11:50 a.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131803-01 Worship Leader: Rodney Johnson (Odessa, Texas) and student worship team Speaker: Larry James (Dallas, Texas)

1:15-2:05 P.M. HIGHLIGHT CLASSES ● SCARRED FAITH

When Suffering Gives Way to Adventurous Faith 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131804-01 Josh Ross (Memphis, Tenn.) Part 3 of 3. ● MENTORING, MONEY AND YOU

Brand You 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131804-02 Steve Diggs (Antioch, Tenn.) If advertisers spend billions trying to sell us products, we can learn how to communicate to those God gives us to love and lead. Part 3 of 3.

Friday, September 20 at 6 p.m. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month on Friday night with music and food in the ACU campus mall area, thanks to Hispanos Unidos and the ACU Students’ Association.

● TRANSITIONING THE CHURCH

From Static Programs to Dynamic Systems 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131804-03 Brian Mashburn (Amarillo, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ● ULTIMATE HEALING

Recovering From Sex Gone Wrong 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131804-04 Steve Holladay, Holly Holladay (Allen, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ● LONGING FOR A NEW WORLD

Praying the Lord’s Prayer With Prisoners 1:15-2:05 p.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131804-05 Dusty Rush (Atlanta, Ga.) Part 3 of 3. ● BEING WRONG

Ten Common Theological Errors 1:15-2:05, Cullen Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131804-06 Randy Harris (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3.

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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3-3:45 P.M. FEATURED GUEST THE NEW PERSPECTIVE AND THE GOSPEL

3-3:45 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131805-01 Scot McKnight (Libertyville, Ill.)

4-4:45 P.M. CLASSES: SESSION 3 SEEKING THE KINGDOM NOT JUST THE CHURCH

Discover the Adventure of Seeking First His Kingdom 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 200 (Chapel on the Hill) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131806-01 Terry Cagle (Arlington, Texas) How do we live out the Kingdom? Stories, observations and learnings are discovered in the context of a fun and funky bunch of ragamuffins striving to be the church. ● GOD, FREEDOM AND DIGNITY

Claiming God-Centered Dignity 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 100 (Hart Auditorium) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-02 Ron Highfield (Agoura Hills, Calif.) Part 3 of 3. ●● LUKE ACCORDING TO THE PROFESSOR AND THE PREACHER

During Summit, CDs and DVDs are available in the Moody Coliseum concourse. After Summit, call 325-674-3744 to order or visit acu.edu/summit.

Jesus and Wealth 4-4:45 p.m., MCC Zone C (Hunter Welcome Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-03 Josh Graves (Nolensville, Tenn.) Lauren Smelser White (Nashville, Tenn.) Part 3 of 3. ●P THEOLOGICAL VISION AT THE CENTER OF MINISTRY IN TIM KELLER’S CENTER CHURCH

Mission and Ministry 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-04 Carson Reed (Abilene, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ●W DOES “ALL FLESH” MEAN ME?

Envisioning a Future Where Our Daughters Prophesy 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-05 D’Esta Love (Malibu, Calif.) Part 2 of 2. ● GOD, THE MASTER POTTER

God Finishes Us 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-06 Nancy Harbron (Fishers, Ind.) Part 3 of 3. ● HOW TO ADVANCE YOUR MINISTRY ONLINE

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Five Steps to Developing a Great Online Strategy 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-07 Jason Caston (Frisco, Texas) Part 3 of 3. ● GOING OUT (OF BOUNDS)

Dating Violence in American Culture 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-08 Chelsie Sargent (Houston, Texas) Dating violence in America is a very real experience among many young people, including those in our congregations. Licensed professional counselor Chelsie Sargent shares stories, warning signs, and hope for change in this unfortunately prevalent occurrence. ● MEGA VS. MOVEMENT

How Churches Grow Out of Culture 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-09 Charles Kiser (Dallas, Texas) Part 2 of 2.


DISLOCATED EXEGESIS

How WHERE You Read the Bible Influences How You Read It 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-10 Kasey McCollum (Denton, Texas) Often we neglect how reading scripture in a neat, tidy pew influences how we read and hear its stories. We will practice intentionally dislocating ourselves from a place of comfort to a location corresponding to the text. We will physically go to the margins and discover Jesus there. SOMEONE TO TALK TO

Luke 11 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-11 Mark A. Abshier (San Antonio, Texas) Part 2 of 2. WELCOME TO THE PIT

Suffering and Hospitality 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-12 Danny Mercer (Friendswood, Texas) Jesus invites disciples to share in His suffering, yet Jesus also wants to be welcomed into our suffering. Danny was thrust on the rugged road of suffering and uncertainty, diagnosed with brain cancer. Discover ways Jesus’ suffering and new life model the way to welcoming suffering. BEING REAL

Building Real Community or Common Unity 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-13 Byron Martin (Abilene, Texas) Part 2 of 2. ●● JESUS UNLEASHED IN THE MARGINS

Everywhere You Go I’ll Follow You Down 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-14 Ron Clark (Portland, Ore.) Part 3 of 3.

Selected classes and theme conversations will be available after the event at ACU on iTunes U. Visit the site to download MP3s at no cost. acu.edu/itunessummit

CREATIVITY AND CHAOS

Learning From Theologies of Marginality 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-15 Jeanine Thweatt-Bates (Newark, N.J.) Part 2 of 2. ADDICTED TO DRAMA

Rediscovering “Us” in a Society of “Me” 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 249 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-16 Stephen Parker (Tahlequah, Okla.) Part 2 of 2. CHINA MISSION

What is God Doing in China? 4-4:45 p.m., BSB 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131806-17 Kilnam Cha (Abilene, Texas) China calls! China may hate America, but Chinese people love Americans. See what God is doing in China and see what you can do to participate in God’s mission work there. Part 2 of 2.

7-8:15 P.M. THEME CONVERSATION LOST AND FOUND (LUKE 15:11-32)

7-8:15 p.m., Moody Coliseum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131807-01 Worship Leader: DJ Bulls (Atlanta, Ga.) Speaker: John Mark Hicks (Nashville, Tenn.)

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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THINGS TO KNOW

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 44). There you may pick up your registration packet of freebies. Fee • How much does Summit cost? Summit is an event open to all who register. 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

classes I enjoy?

CDs and DVDs: During Summit, CDs and DVDs will be available in the Moody Coliseum Concourse. After Summit, they may be ordered from 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 iTunes U (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 percent discount by using the online code: 7493BK

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 (Gibson Health and Physical Education Center, Room 132)  2 to 5 years of age only Sunday-Wednesday: 6:30-9 p.m. Exhibits • Where can I go for conversation, coffee and information? Exhibits will be housed in Moody Coliseum, McGlothlin Campus Center, and the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building. For more information about exhibits or to reserve exhibit space, contact Anna Jane Perrey at 325-674-3750 or summit@acu.edu. Meals • Where can I eat on campus? The World Famous Bean: Breakfast 7-9:30 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Dinner 5-7 p.m. The Patio: Find the big white tent between Moody Coliseum and the McGlothlin Campus Center. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. See page 38 for the full meal schedule. Shuttle Service • How can I get around campus? 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 (see campus map on page 44). During the event, call 325-674-3744 to arrange transportation.

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Recordings • How can I listen to classes I miss or

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

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

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

The following are located near the Mall of Abilene, 10-15 minutes from ACU’s campus

LaQuinta Inn 3501 West Lake Rd. Abilene, Texas 79601 325-676-1676 Best Western Abilene Inn & Suites 350 W. I-20 Abilene, Texas 79601 325-672-5501 Comfort Suites 1902 East Overland Trail Abilene, Texas 79601 877-424-6423

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 MCM Eleganté Suites 4250 Ridgemont Drive Abilene, Texas 79606 Free shuttle service provided to and from this hotel

Upcoming Events • What other events are coming?

Summit 2014: September 21-24, 2014 ElderLink Forums 2013-14 ACU’s ElderLink Forum is designed to equip, encourage and link those who lead and serve as elders in Churches of Christ. For details visit acu.edu/elderlink. Dallas, Texas – November 1-2, 2013 Atlanta, Georgia – March 21-22, 2014 Georgetown, Texas – late spring 2014


THINGS TO KNOW

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 • Students’ Association Officers: Rebecca Dial, Dylan Benac, Joseph Austin, Kevin Coldewey and Julie Coppedge • Student Worship Leaders: Jarrett Ward and Rodney Johnson • ACU Theatre students for evening presentation of scripture • Vicki Britten and ACU Advancement Operations staff – registration and mail-outs • Chris Robinson, Jon Bruner and James Lester – sound • Randy Pruett, James Langford, Jon Bruner, Lyndell Lee, Steve Knight and Dempsey Peterson – ACU Technology and Network Services • Kristian Allen and the ACU Physical Resources team • Val Mascari and the WFF team • Jennifer Ellison, Teena Kincaid and Elizabeth McAnally – University Events Team • Jerry Drennan – organization of deaf interpreters • Lois Perkins and the Summit Headquarters team • Brandon Phillips of Brandon Phillips Pottery – Towel Awards • Hillcrest Church of Christ – use of nursery facilities and parking lot. • 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 • College of Biblical Studies Administrative Team: Carlene Harrison, Karissa Herchenroeder, LaCresha Longwell, Angie Merritt, Deborah Niccum and Teri Sura

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The ACU Foundation ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers Central Texas Children’s Home Cherokee Home for Children Christian Village of Abilene, Inc. Eastern European Mission Eastern European Missions Youth Camp Program • Eternal Threads • Foster’s Home for Children

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Ghana West Africa Missions Global City Mission Initiative Healing Hands International In-Focus Digital Jeremiah’s Hope Kum Ba Yah Foundation, Inc. Lifeline Chaplaincy Mission Alive Neema House Baby Home New Mexico Christian Children’s Home Siburt Institute for Church Ministry

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Sunny Glen Children’s Home Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch Tipton Children’s Home Westview Boys’ Home World Christian Broadcasting Women for Eastern European Mission World English Institute Worldwide Spanish Literature Ministry And more …

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MEALS & RECEPTIONS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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: Carson Reed Tickets: Complimentary Contact: James W. Thompson, 325-674-3781 or thompsonj@acu.edu

8:30 p.m. World Christian Broadcasting Reception

McGlothlin Campus Center, Living Room Speaker: Andy Baker Contact: Earline Perry or Andy Baker, 615-371-8707 or abaker@worldchristian.org

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Noon

7:30 a.m.

Halbert Institute for Missions

Missions Prayer Breakfast hosted by Missions Resource Network

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

Hunter Welcome Center, McCaleb Conference Center, Zone A Speaker: Dan Bouchelle Honorees: Bob and Gina Waldron Tickets: $10 (pick up at Summit Headquarters or contact Angie) Contact: Angie Merritt, 325-674-3711 or arm11a@acu.edu

Noon

5 p.m.

Friends of the ACU Library

Celebration Dinner: Honoring Christian Servants and Leaders

Brown Library Learning Commons, Atrium Speaker: TBA Tickets: Complimentary Contact: Donald Simpson, 325-674-4818 or dps04b@acu.edu Let’s Start Talking

Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Lower Rotunda Tickets: RSVP to Casey Williams Contact: Casey Williams, 817-684-7578 or LST@lst.org Global City Missions Initiative

Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Missions Strategy Room Speaker: Jared Looney Tickets: Complimentary with RSVP Contact: Seth Bouchelle, 806-316-4948 or jsb08a@acu.edu Ag Mission Luncheon

Hillcrest Church of Christ, Family Room (650 E. Ambler Ave.) Speaker: Global Samaritan Resources and ACU Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Tickets: Complimentary Contact: Mandy Scudder, 325-674-2401 or scudderm@acu.edu

5 p.m. Sam’s Place

Hunter Welcome Center Zone A and B Join us for the special video presentation: My Home Is in Africa Tickets: $15 (at the door) Contact: Eileen Stephen, 325-698-3255 or churchoffice@willischurchfamily.org

8:30 p.m. Women in Ministry Network

1601 Cedar Crest Drive Tickets: Complimentary Contact: Jeanene Reese, jeanene.reese@acu.edu

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Hope for Life and Herald of Truth Ministries

Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Hart Auditorium Speaker: Scot McKnight “Pastoral Ministry’s Biggest Struggle: Loving the Congregation” Honorees: Roy E. and Bonnie L. Shake, and Sam and Nancy Shewmaker Tickets: $5 by noon on Tuesday, September 17; $10 at the door (tickets can be picked up at Summit Headquarters in the Campus Center) Contact: Deborah Niccum, 325-674-3700 or deborah.niccum@acu.edu Mission Alive Celebration Dinner

Hunter Welcome Center, McCaleb Conference Center, Zone A and B Speaker: Gailyn Van Rheenen: Stories of Rebirth and Renewal Tickets: Complimentary (register at MissionAlive.org) Contact: Holly Thigpen, 214-335-5848 or holly@missionalive.org

8:30 p.m. Come Before Winter Reception

Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building, Lower Rotunda Contact: Kelliann Hale, 325-280-5334 or kelliannhale@gmail.com


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Mark A. Abshier

Chris Altrock

Bob Anderson

Tony Ash

Rick Atchley

Brent Bailey

San Antonio, Texas

Memphis, Tenn.

Lubbock, Texas

Abilene, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Kingwood, Texas

26, 35

6, 29, 32

7, 11, 14

6, 16, 24

5, 9, 19, 28

5, 6, 12

Andy Baker

Gabriel Barkay

Sara Barton

Richard Beck

Carisse Berryhill

Seth Bouchelle

Thompson's Station, Tenn.

Jerusalem, Israel

Rochester Hills, Mich.

Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas

10

28, 30

7, 10, 19, 28

4, 5, 6, 9

18

5, 26

Ryan Bowman

Steven J. Brice

Tanya Smith Brice

Phil Brookman

DJ Bulls

Jordan Bunch

Abilene, Texas

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Woodway, Texas

Edmond, Okla.

Atlanta, Ga.

Denver, Colo.

5, 11, 20, 29

29

4, 15, 23

18

35

6, 17

Terry Cagle

Ted Campbell

Anay Carrillo

Jason Caston

Kilnam Cha

Ron Clark

Arlington, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Ciudad Juรกrez, Mexico

Frisco, Texas

Abilene, Texas

Portland, Ore.

34

5, 12

10, 19

7, 17, 24, 34

27, 35

4, 6, 17, 26, 35

Steve Cloer

Alex Cobb

Mike Cope

Gayle Crowe

Ken Cukrowski

Lauren Cunningham

Fort Worth, Texas

Flower Mound, Texas

Abilene, Texas

Nashville, Tenn.

Abilene, Texas

Madison, Wis.

6, 17

6, 17

6, 9

20

7, 21, 32

5, 6, 17, 26


Sheila Delony

Jenny Dennis

Steve Diggs

Carlee E. Doggan

Linda Egle

Dallas, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

Garland, Texas

Antioch, Tenn.

Chicago, Ill.

Abilene, Texas

27

6, 28

4, 5, 11

5, 15, 23, 33

22, 32

30

Kirk Farrell

Tony Fernรกndez

Clifford Florence

Doug Foster

Allison Garrett

Josh Graves

Richardson, Texas

Matanzas, Cuba

Rochester, N.Y.

Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas

Nolensville, Tenn.

4, 5, 11

4, 11, 20, 29

5, 10, 19, 29

5, 17, 22, 26, 32

7, 12

5, 6, 16, 34

Albert Haley

Elaine Hampton

Nancy Harbron

Randy Harris

Kenneth Hawley

Stanley N. Helton

Abilene, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Fishers, Ind.

Abilene, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

Abita Springs, La.

4, 10, 20

10, 19

4, 16, 24, 34

5, 16, 24, 33

33

7, 16

Larry Henderson

Jerry Hendrix

Amy Bost Henegar

Karissa Herchenroeder

Patricia Hernandez

Mark Hewitt

Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas

New York, N.Y.

Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas

14, 22

4, 5, 6, 27

6, 7, 12, 21, 30

6, 14

7, 17

4, 20, 30

Ron Highfield

Holly Holladay

Steve Holladay

Gary Holloway

Joshua Jackson

Bruce Johnson

Agoura Hills, Calif.

Allen, Texas

Allen, Texas

Nashville, Tenn.

Atlanta, Ga.

Lithonia, Ga.

6, 16, 24, 34

5, 15, 23, 33

5, 15, 23, 33

5, 17, 26

4, 18

5, 10, 19, 29

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS INDEX

John Scott Davis

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PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS INDEX 42

Luke Timothy Johnson

Rodney Johnson

Arlene Kasselman

Grady D. King

Charles Kiser

David Kneip

Atlanta, Ga.

Odessa, Texas

Abilene, Texas

Mansfield, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Abilene, Texas

9, 11, 15, 16

15, 33

29

7, 21, 30

6, 26, 34

7, 24

Scott Lambert

David Langford

Jason Locke

Kip Long

D’Esta Love

Byron Martin

El Segundo, Calif.

Lubbock, Texas

Fresno, Calif.

Memphis, Tenn.

Malibu, Calif.

Abilene, Texas

6, 14, 22, 32

22, 32

11

18

7, 24, 34

26, 35

Jim Martin

Brian Mashburn

Kasey McCollum

Scot McKnight

Dawne Meeks

Danny Mercer

Waco, Texas

Amarillo, Texas

Denton, Texas

Libertyville, Ill.

Abilene, Texas

Friendswood, Texas

7, 10, 19, 28

5, 15, 23, 33

35

7, 19, 21, 28, 30, 34

4, 27

35

Patrick Messer

Lynn Mitchell

Royce Money

Steven Moore

Cari Myers

Curt Niccum

Durham, N.C.

Houston, Texas

Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas

Denver, Colo.

Abilene, Texas

14

7, 22, 32

7, 10, 19, 28

4, 5, 6, 18

7, 29

7, 10, 19, 28

Stephen Parker

Dana Pemberton

George Pendergrass

James Prather

Larry Prince

Nicole Ramos

Tahlequah, Okla.

Abilene, Texas

Hendersonville, Tenn.

Abilene, Texas

Abilene, Texas

Imperial, Calif.

27, 35

7, 14

21, 30

5, 32

7, 20, 22

4, 5, 15


Bethany Richardson

Wilmer Rivera

Josh Ross

Dusty Rush

Joy R. Samuels

Abilene, Texas

Nacogdoches, Texas

Garland, Texas

Memphis, Tenn.

Atlanta, Ga.

Franklin, Tenn.

7, 16, 24, 34

4, 5, 15

5, 22, 32

5, 15, 23, 33

5, 15, 23, 33

11, 20

Shelly Sanders

Steve Sandifer

Chelsie Sargent

Deet Scott

Chris Seidman

Gary Selby

Abilene, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Millbrook, Ala.

Coppell, Texas

Malibu, Calif.

4, 10, 20

7, 17, 26

5, 34

7, 11, 20, 29

5, 12, 21, 30

7, 10, 19, 28

Gene Shelburne

John Siburt

Melanie Simpson

Kent Smith

Alan Songer

Barry Stephens

Amarillo, Texas

Garland, Texas

Katy, Texas

Abilene,Texas

Tomball, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

14, 22

4, 6, 23, 33

12

6, 14, 22, 32

4, 5, 15

7, 12, 21, 30

Gregory E. Sterling

Brandon Scott Thomas

Jeanine Thweatt-Bates

Juliette Trafton

Stephen Trafton

Gailyn Van Rheenen

New Haven, Conn.

Abilene, Texas

Newark, N.J.

Astoria, N.Y.

Astoria, N.Y.

Carrollton, Texas

7, 21

9

27, 35

4, 23

4, 9, 23

6, 14, 22, 32

David Wall

Mark Waltenbaugh

Jarrett Ward

Lauren Smelser White

Peter Williams

Vernon Williams

Bryan, Texas

Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

Nashville, Tenn.

Cambridge, England

Abilene, Texas

4, 5, 11

6, 14

23

5, 6, 16, 24, 34

19, 21, 24

7, 29, 32

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS INDEX

Carson Reed

43


TO INTERSTATE 20

Ambler Avenue

NORTH

Student Permit Parking

Oliver Jackson Boulevard

Campus Court

34 65 58 57

Guest and Faculty/Staff Parking

34

49

27 19

12

7

51 64 2

59

32

30

13

46

43

20

42

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26

E Judge

18

23

16

Coliseum Way E.N. 20th

34

61

54 14 53

36

E.N. 19th

5

29

25

Teague Boulevard

10 21

60

1 48

40

8

E.N. 18th

Library Ct. 38

41 69

56

52

45

39

63 44

66 67

55 24 E.N. 10th

E.N. 16th 33 15

1 – A.B. Barret Hall (BRT) 2 – A.B. Morris Hall (MOR) 3 – ACU Press and Leafwood Publishers (PRS) 4 – Adams Hall (ADH) 5 – Beauchamp Amphitheatre (AMP) 6 – Bennett Gymnasium (BEN) 7 – Bonneau Family Indoor Batting Facility (BON) 8 – Brown Library, Learning Commons and Adams Center for Teaching and Learning (LIB) 9 – Chambers Hall (CHA) 10 – Chapel on the Hill (COH) 11 – Computer Service Center (CSC) 12 – Crutcher Scott Field (CSF) 13 – Cullen Auditorium (CUL) 14 – Don H. Morris Center (DMC) 15 – Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR) 16 – Eager Tennis Pavilion (EAG) 17 – Education Building (EDB)

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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)


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Luke’s gospel narrative draws us into God’s story as participants along with other surprising people. These fringe people unexpectedly take the spotlight: women considered insignificant, bottom-of-the-career-ladder shepherds, arrogant religious leaders, those physically hindered, and those lacking social esteem. All outsiders – those marginalized by their class, gender, knowledge, race, health, poverty or abundance – are drawn into Jesus’ ministry. And while Jesus hangs out in the margins of society, He speaks powerfully prophetic words that challenge the central systems, structures and even the religious lines dividing the marginal and the important. Jesus not only loves those at the margins, but suffers and dies at the margin. Jesus transforms what it means to be saved and how we follow God. Experience the active heart

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