By Kyle Peveto, Arts Editor
Planning for the 85th annual Bible Lectureship, which runs Feb. 23-26, involves months of work by virtually every department of the university.
“Welcoming the Reign of God,” this year’s Lectureship theme, will delve into messages on the Kingdom from the book of Matthew.
Much of the preparation for the annual event-scheduling speakers, classes and worship leaders-has already been completed.
“We’re getting the final preparations done… making sure the speakers are set up and making sure the classes are set up for them,” said Lisa Murphy, administrative assistant in the College of Biblical Studies.
Though a committee of 10 to 15 faculty members plan and schedule Lectureship, “just about every department on campus helps put it together,” Murphy said.
“Meet Me at the Tent” will return this year featuring a tent pitched outside Moody Coliseum with hot chocolate, coffee and singing groups.
Singing groups will perform in Cullen Auditorium after the keynote speaker and worship in Moody each night of Lectureship.
Exhibits in Scruggs gymnasium, which range from Christian book retailers to Christian retirement homes and camps, remain a large part of Lectureship.
“There is a broad mix of different organizations. It’s interesting to see what different exhibitions you get in there,” said Thom Lemmons, managing director of the ACU Press.
Issues in art and faith will be addressed in the Williams Performing Arts Center by speakers John Collier, a painter and sculptor; Jack Maxwell, an associate professor in the Art Department; and Jeff Berryman, who has been an actor, novelist and worship minister.
Schedule brochures are available in the Campus Center and at http://www.acu.edu/events/lectureship.html .