80th Annual ACU Lectureship Speakers To Explore Galatians Theme, Wide Variety of Other Topics

for immediate release Jan. 16, 1998

The Christian's vital struggle to overcome the physical with the spiritual will be the focus of the theme speakers for ACU's 80th annual Bible Lectureship Feb. 22-25, themed "The Real War: Flesh vs. Spirit: Studies in Galatians."

"Galatians is one of the strongest letters from Paul," said Bill Young ('57), director of church relations and Lectureship. "Essentially, Paul squares off against ideologies that threaten the person, pre-eminence, and proclamation of Christ. Our Lectureship guests will find this book applies to this century as much as it did to that one."

Dr. John O. York ('75), pulpit minister for the Westside Church of Christ in Beaverton, Ore., will open the Lectureship Sunday with "Christ Is All - or Not at All."

Monday's theme speakers will be Dr. Eddie Sharp Jr. ('73), pulpit minister for the University Church of Christ in Abilene, on "Redeemed from the Curse of the Law"; and Floyd Rose, pulpit minister at the River Street Church of Christ in Valdosta, Ga., on "True Unity Is Grace Unity."

Tuesday's speakers will be Dr. James Thompson ('64), chair of ACU's Graduate Department of Bible and Ministry, on "What Is Freedom?"; and Phil Ware ('77), pulpit minister at Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin on "A Time for Passion."

The two speakers on Wednesday will be Dr. Robert Ethington (D.Min. '92), pulpit minister at Kingwood Church of Christ in Kingwood on "The War Within"; and Roy Osborne Jr., retired pulpit minister from Sunset Ridge Church of Christ in San Antonio, on "God Will Not Break His Promise."

ABC News religion reporter Peggy Weyhmeyer will speak on "Religion: The Hidden Story" for a joint session of the Mass Communication Ministry and Religion, Politics and Science symposiums at 11 a.m. on Monday.

Also on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, three-part classes will be presented on a wide variety of other topics:

* tracing your religious roots
* caring for others in crisis
* how to use facial expressions to communicate with the deaf
* the profile of an effective church-planting team
* keys to long-term ministry
* outmaneuvering the cultural conspiracy against evangelism.

Other featured events include a mock debate on Islam, ACU student preachers, old-time singing, and many meals for different ministry interest groups.

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Last update: January 22, 1998