“Next time I’m renting a moped for this Pepperdine experience. #pbl” (photo posted at twitter.com/MyersBaker)
The Pepperdine Bible Lectures annually ranks as one of the best-attended events among Churches of Christ.
The lectures, directed by Jerry Rushford, draw thousands of Christians from across the nation.
Attendees come to refresh their spiritual batteries, hear exceptional speakers and — let’s admit it — enjoy the awe-inspiring view of God’s creation, namely the Pacific Ocean.
As Alexander Campbell (I don’t think he’s the original one?) put it in a recent Twitter post, “Pepperdine Lectures are quickly approaching; a week of suffering for the Lord in Malibu… It’s the cross i must bear.”
I didn’t make it to Pepperdine for the lectures this week, although I can’t complain too much: I’m headed there next week to cover The Ascending Voice II, an international symposium of sacred a cappella music.
But through the miracle of modern technology (and my personal Twitter account), I’m enjoying keeping up with what’s happening at Pepperdine. The aforementioned brother Campbell and other church members are providing regular updates via tweets hashtagged #pbl.
Some of the Twitter posts are humorous, others thought-provoking, still others just plain informative:
: Enjoying the scenery, society, and speeches at the Pepperdine University Bible Lectureship, above the Malibu beach.
: Best line of the keynote; Acts is the Empire Strikes Back to Luke’s Star Wars.
• @rtoddbouldin 728b has been sung. // that’s like the words of institution being said; now we are the body. 🙂
: just had an amazing conversation after my class with a young couple who is fired up for Christ but wounded by the ministry.
: Lynn Anderson at: Praying through the psalms (sequentially) keeps us attentive to different “prayer topics,” keep us out of ruts
: By the end of the lectures, I’ll have legs the size of tree trunks.
: A Lexus passed me yesterday on PCH with a bumper sticker that said: “Simplify!” Different scale here in Malibu.
: Early morning run and prayers around the Malibu campus of Pepperdine. Beautiful. Inspiring.
: They’re here. Like the swallows of Capistrano signal the start of spring, the RVs signal the start of Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
: In LA. Kristi is celeb-watching. Do Church of Christ celebrities count? Ooo, it’s Don McLaughlin!
Those are just a sampling of the posts. And enjoy the video below.