by Austin Painter
As a former student of FHU, the term “lectureships” always created a sense of excitement and anticipation around campus. Lectureships meant that young and old Christians would be gathering together at FHU, and along with that crowd, I would get to see many friends and family members. Why is this so great you might ask? Because I’ll be eating a lot of meals for free that week!
In all seriousness, the annual FHU Lectureships are a great time to bring Christians together from all over the country for a week of fellowship and religious discussion. Apart from attending your regular classes that week, teachers encourage the students to attend different presentations and lectures that are taking place around FHU. If you played your cards right, some of those same teachers might award “extra-credit” for attendance and notes from the right lecture.
This year’s lectureships will be no different. When the first day rolls around, the campus will be filled with Christians from around the world, who have all gathered together to explore and discuss God’s Word. As I think about the lectureships, there is a sense of pride and respect that I’ve always had. It gives me pride in my faith and in my school for hosting such a great gathering. Then I have respect for the faith of the crowd and for the honor that they give to studying God’ Word. This is one of the greatest events on FHU’s campus, and it’s a joy to take part in it each year!