A theme has been chosen for the 2013 Summit lectureship. “Margins: Following Jesus at the Edge in Luke’s Gospel” will focus on marginalized people that Jesus ministered to in the book of Luke.
Summit will start Sept. 15 and will last until Sept. 18.
“We’re picking out people at the fringe that are in this gospel and really bringingÂ them center stage to emphasize discipleship and following Jesus,” said Dr. Brady Bryce, director of ministry events.
The past two Summit themes, “Intimacy” and “Enough,” have been from the
Old Testament. In 2011, the theme was from the book of Isaiah, and in 2012,Â from the book of Hosea.
“We’re due to come back to the New Testament,” Bryce said.
Summit draws crowds of up to eight thousand students and off-campusÂ visitors yearly, and this year promises to be no different. In the past Summit has attracted big name guest speakers such as Shane Claiborne and Max Lucado.
“We have a number of big name speakers this year – we will [announce] them March 7 in the Adams Center,” Bryce said.
Because the first advertising for Summit 2013 will take place at Sing Song over the weekend, there hasn’t been much information made available to students.
“I haven’t heard anything about this coming Summit yet, but I’m sure I’ll be excited about it,” said Jake Jacobson, senior Biblical text major from North Richland Hills.
However, as the semester progresses and the names of speakers are released, students will have much more information made available to them.
Summit 2012 has received lots of positive feedback, much of it directed at Walter Bruggemann and the message he was able to bring to last year’s discussion, as well as ideas for themes in upcoming years.
“I have been to Summit the past four years. This past year I really enjoyed Bruggemann. I went and heard him both times he spoke,” Jacobson said.
Bryce is looking forward to the change in focus.
“I’ve been here [at ACU] for six years now, and this will be our first look at a Gospel and so it’s just really time to focus in on Jesus,” Bryce said.