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2013 Summit program booklet available online

Abilene Christian University’s 107th annual Summit may still be several months away (Sept. 15-18), but you can explore the program booklet for it today.
margins-spotlight“Margins: Following Jesus at the Edge in Luke’s Gospel” is the theme, as the popular event formerly known as Bible Lectureship takes a look at how to minister to people from all walks of life, even when we may disagree on the best ways to bridge difficult issues with them and with each other.
“The gospels share stories of what happens when our different beliefs and practices face the Son of God” says Dr. Brady Bryce (’95), ACU’s assistant professor of ministry, director of contextual education and director of ministry events. “The 2013 Summit theme is one that challenges all of us to pay attention to the outsider. It calls us to the edge of discipleship where Jesus leads in service.”
Theme Speakers this year are Jonathan Storment, preaching minister of Abilene’s Highland Church of Christ; Aaron Metcalf (’02), preaching minister of Westside Church of Christ in Hillsboro, Ore.; Eric Wilson, executive minister, Sycamore View Church of Christ in Memphis, Tenn.; Sean Palmer, senior minister, Vine Church, Temple, Texas; Gordon Dabbs, preaching minister at Prestoncrest Church of Christ in Dallas; Larry James, president and CEO of CitySquare in Dallas, Texas; and John Mark Hicks, professor of theology and history at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.
Featured Guests are Luke Timothy Johnson, the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology; Peter Williams, warden of Tyndale House and honorary senior lecturer in biblical studies at the University of Aberdeen; and Scot McKnight, popular speaker, professor and blogger. McKnight’s award-winning books include The Jesus Creed and The Blue Parakeet.
Summit events include late-night concerts, and coffee houses with Dr. Richard Beck (’89), ACU associate professor and chair of psychology; Dr. Steven Moore, assistant professor of language and literature; and Jerry Hendrix, owner of Monks Coffee in Abilene. Sub-tracks feature classes in church planting, children’s ministry, youth ministry, women in ministry, preaching ministry, deaf ministry and leading in worship. More than 120 speakers from around the world – including archeologist Gabriel Barkay from Jerusalem, Israel – are among the program participants.
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