Broom Colloquium

Since 2007, ACU’s Halbert Institute for Missions has hosted an annual missional conversation called the Broom Colloquium. Named for longtime Church of Christ missionaries Wendell and Betty Broom, the colloquium has featured some of the world’s most recognized missional voices, including Leonard Sweet, Phillip Jenkins, Elaine Heath, Scott Bessenecker, Chris Heuertz, Jim Harries, Brian Howell and David Livermore.

This year’s Oct. 28-29 colloquium features former missionary and popular missions blogger Jamie Wright, who will speak on “Missions, Justice, and Social Media: Can Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Really Change the World?” Wright deflects praise by calling herself “the very worst missionary.” But she reflects regularly on missions, Christian service and contemporary culture with her gift for turning the mundane into witty, fun-to-read insight. She uses healthy doses of unsettling candor, biting sarcasm, earnest confession and self-deprecating humor to make readers feel as though they’re alongside her, caring for kids in poverty, struggling with Spanish and sharing Jesus.

To view videos from the 2014 Broom Colloquium view the links below:

Brian Howell: How Short-Term Missions are Changing Global Missions

Brian Howell: Be a Short-Term Missions Failure

October 28 & 29
7:00 p.m.

Onstead Packer Biblical Studies Building, Room 114
Abilene Christian University

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