Perfecting God's People: Christ and Culture in Corinthians
Freed-Hardeman students and staff are preparing again to welcome a multitude of FHU friends, alumni and prospective students for the university’s 74th Annual Lectureship. This event will begin Sunday, February 7th in a congregational singing at Loyd Auditorium and will conclude on Friday, February 12th in a chapel presentation at 10:30 a.m.
Each year, the lectureship includes a week of in-depth forums, lectures, workshops and seminars on a specific biblical topic. This year’s topic, Perfecting God's People: Christ and Culture in Corinthians, will focus on issues relative to those addressed by Paul in his first and second letters to the Corinthian church. According to Dr. David Lipe, the lectureship’s director, such issues include unity, inspiration, the cross, preaching, fellowship, marriage, worship, roles of women, spiritual gifts, love, life after death, giving and many more.
During chapel each day, speakers will traverse specific portions of I Corinthians 13 in reference to its central theme, love. The alliterative progression will expound upon what love means for the New Testament Christian: excellent, edifying, enduring, enlightening and endless.
In addition to the 120 speakers and lectures, the Lectureship’s 17th Annual Youth Workers’ Workshop and the 2nd Annual Bible School Workshop as well as a host of special events like women’s writing workshops and special programs regarding missions, preaching, technology, hard sayings of the Bible, leadership, counseling and contemporary concerns will be part of the week’s activities. It is sure to provide something for everyone, everyday.
The lectureship will host two appreciation dinners this year. The first will be on the evening of Tuesday, February 9th at 5 p.m. to honor author and lecturer, Jack P. Lewis, for his academic and spiritual accomplishments at Freed-Hardeman and in the brotherhood of the churches of Christ. The second dinner, in appreciation of elders, preachers and sponsors, will be Thursday night at 5 p.m.
In years past, more than 5,000 guests, sometimes accompanied by their entire families, have come to enjoy the lectures, the workshops, the special events and the nostalgia of being surrounded by old friends and classmates. With a fresh program and a promising theme, Freed-Hardeman anticipates a good crowd. For any further information on Freed-Hardeman’s 74th Annual Lectureship, consult the website at www.fhu.edu/lectureship
. An entire program of the week’s activities can be found at that location. If you have other questions, please call the university at 1-800-FHU-FHU1.