By Steve Holt, Copy Editor
Despite blacking out for seven hours on Super Bowl Sunday, widely known author and preacher Lynn Anderson will still be one of the keynote speakers for the 2003 Bible Lectureship.
Anderson, who preached for 19 years at Highland Church of Christ, was unconscious from about 5 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 26. He was rushed to the emergency room, where doctors first diagnosed him as having had a stroke.
Later, however, they said the blackout was only a response to medicine Anderson was taking, he said.
Asked to make only minor lifestyle changes such as jogging and dieting, Anderson was released and has not had any similar episodes since.
“I’m feeling wonderful,” Anderson said. “I cut my schedule in half, and I feel great. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with me.”
Anderson now directs Hope Network Ministries in San Antonio and said he is excited about returning to Abilene to speak at Lectureship.
“It’s always good to see people I’ve known and loved for over 30 years,” he said. “I have two granddaughters at ACU, and it will be great to see them.”
Anderson can be seen and heard several times during Lectureship. He and Carroll Osburn, professor in the Graduate School of Theology, presented ACU’s Christian Service Award to alumnus Jo Ann Halbert, class of ’55, Sunday. Tuesday, he will be in the XXXX signing books and meeting people.
Anderson will deliver the final keynote speech of Lectureship, titled “I Am with You Always to the End of the Age,” Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Anderson’s most recent books are The Jesus Touch and Transforming a Tradition, the latter of which he co-edited with Dr. Leonard Allen of Orange, Calif.