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Bible Lectureship

2018 Lectureship

Lectureship 2018

2018 Program Book pdf

I invite you to join us on September 30-October 3 for Harding University’s 95th Annual Bible Lectureship! Since our very first year as a college, the Harding community has invited students, alumni, friends and other church leaders from all across the nation and all around the world to gather for four special days of Bible study, encouragement, inspiration, worship, and fellowship. Lectureship is always uplifting and inspiring, and we are confident that you will be blessed by your attendance this year.

Our theme this year is WRITTEN IN STONE: The Enduring Value of the Ten Commandments. In a time when truth is increasingly viewed as relative and where moral values are often mocked as irrelevant, the Ten Commandments speak with refreshing clarity and amazing power. They remind us that the God who created us knows and desires what is truly best for us, and the Ten Commandments ultimately point us to Jesus, the fulfillment of the Law.


Again, we look forward to welcoming you to Harding University and to our 95th Annual Bible Lectureship! Your presence here would be a gift to every other participant, and we will be so glad you came. Our prayer is that by the time you leave, God will refresh your spirit and fill you with renewed passion to share the good things you experience and learn that week.

-Dr. Bruce McLarty, President

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A young Jewish leader once asked Jesus, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “You know the commandments,” answered Jesus: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’” (Luke 18:18-20).

Jesus could assume that his inquirer knew the Ten Commandments by heart, and respected them as foundational principles of the Law of Moses and the building blocks for a spiritually stable and successful life. Given today’s widespread biblical illiteracy, we can no longer make that assumption. That’s why in this year’s Lectureship we are going back to the basics to take a fresh look at these timeless truths.

When the young man affirmed his obedience to the Ten Commandments, Jesus declared that was not enough, and went on to call the questioner to discipleship, saying “Come, follow me.” (Luke 18:21-22) That’s why we will be viewing the Ten Commandments through the lens of the New Covenant, in which they find their fulfillment in Christ.

The theme of this year’s Harding Bible Lectureship is “WRITTEN IN STONE: The Enduring Value of the Ten Commandments.” I join with President McLarty in inviting you to gather with us on September 30 – October 3 for this rich spiritual feast!

-Dr. Dan Williams, Lectureship Director

WRITTEN IN STONE: The Enduring Value of the Ten Commandments

September 30 - October 3, 2018

2018 Keynote Speakers

Mike Tune
Annandale, VA
Tune
Andrew Philips
Columbia, TN
Phillips
Walt Leaver
Nashville, TN
Leaver
Tony Cloud
Kenai, AK
Cloud
Jerry Jones
St. Charles, MO
Jones
Karl McLarty
Searcy, AR
McLarty
Bill Davis
Jocksonville, FL
Davis

Online Pre-Registration - NOW AVAILABLE!

Pre-registration for Lectureship is now open! Please register each guest individually. The information you enter will be used to print your nametag.

While pre-registration is not required, it is encouraged. Your check-in will be expedited with pre-registration.

Please call or email our office with any questions - 501-279-4449 - lectureship@harding.edu.

Register

What People Are Saying About the 2017 Lectureship...

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All of the evening lectures were top notch lessons that we all need to hear often. The singing was awesome.

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The classes that were offered were very informative and encouraging. The campus was beautiful and well kept and the people were all very loving.

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I enjoyed the diversity of classes, all with a solid, scriptural perspective. For example, I was able to attend classes that challenged me intellectually as they delved into exegetical and historical studies of a passage. Other classes were practical applications of scripture to racial unity, community evangelism and benevolence.

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I liked the Preacher's Workshop on Romans. The presenters not only covered the book, they made available their notes for us to use on our own. It was great.

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I appreciated the exegetical approaches of most speakers to the study of Romans. I love lectureships when they are Christ-centered and focused upon the word of God.

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It would be good to duplicate this year's lectureship so I can attend classes that I could not due to concurrent scheduling. I hated to miss other good presentations! I may listen to them on the website.

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Given the choice of Romans as the overall theme or subject, it was a strength to have teachers and lecturers (in the auditoriums) who were substantive while able to connect with rank and file in the church. Second, and as usual, having a variety of classes and the exhibits are a strength. Thereby the lectureship has an appeal to a wide variety of people. All of it together should have been a good service to the church.

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The new schedule was great. The morning keynote followed by the classes was a help to our old legs! The ladies day was good. I enjoyed the location change and that it was timed to match the rest of the classes that day.

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It was just a very good program. I liked the speakers chosen and the length of the session was very good. Andrew Phillips on children on the spectrum was different and very good.

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The speakers never cease to amaze me. It is really remarkable how you guys can find such good speakers for the keynotes every year. Love the in depth teaching of the teachers as well. Love the singing(Cone chapel is best).

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We liked everything about it. We both thought it was one of the very best Bible lectureship we have ever attended--anywhere!

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I really enjoyed the lectures that dealt with difficult passages and the series about racial issues. They were informative and practical.

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I liked the theme of Romans very much. Each class I attended was great. I really liked having the lecture in the Administration building first, it was easier for those of us who are older and have difficulty getting around. I hope that continues.

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I enjoyed being with friends I just see occasionally! I know that's not the "purpose" of Lectureship, but it is a wonderful side benefit.

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I liked how there were more African-Americans that were speakers. That is important for Harding.

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I loved the singing in the evenings, the new archaeology museum, and several of the classes. As a missionary, it was nice to come to a bookstore with brotherhood oriented selection. Loved seeing friends.

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Exhibit / Vendor Info

On Wednesday, October 3, we will begin accepting reservations for exhibits at the 2019 Lectureship - September 29-October 2, 2019. Please complete the form linked below and submit with payment to secure your exhibit. Payment methods accepted include a check or credit card (call 501-279-4449 to pay by credit card). Exhibit areas will fill up so early application is encouraged.

New exhibit fees for 2019 - $150 per exhibit table in the McInteer Rotunda and Student Center; $75 per exhibit table in the Benson Lobby.

2019 Exhibit Information and Registration Form pdf

Recordings

Free Downloads!  

We are working with the Brackett Library to create a more functional and user-friendly archiving platform for Lectureship program information and recordings. Visit the library site to see all of the features and information that is available. scholarworks.harding.edu/lectureship. The recordings from 2014 - 2017 are available on that site.

Several previous years are also available at iTunes U for free download.

iTunesU Instructions for Use:

  1. Click the link above. If you already have iTunes software on your computer, click the grey "I Have iTunes" button. If you do not have iTunes, click the blue "Free Download" button.
  2. Once iTunes is installed, you will see a list of the recordings for Lectureship 2016. Hover your mouse over the number for the session you'd like to hear and click on the play button (a triangle inside a circle). Make sure your speakers are on and enjoy the recording.

Note: Lectureship recordings can be heard on your smartphone. Use the iTunes app and search for "Harding University Lectureship".

Past Lectures

If you would like to hear recordings from past Lectureships, use the search bar in the top right corner of your screen to search for "Harding University Lectureship". There are several years of lectures available for free download. To see a full list of recordings for each Lectureship, click "SUBSCRIBE" on the left. 

Or to order previous or current Lectureship CDs, contact Harding's AudioWorks at

Harding University
AudioWorks
Box 10765
Searcy, AR 72149-5615

501-279-4439
audioworks@harding.edu

To order previous or current Lectureship DVDs of limited presentations, contact Harding's VideoWorks at

Harding University
VideoWorks
Box 10853
Searcy, AR 72149-5615

501-279-4105
mprior@harding.edu

Order Forms

2014 Lectureship CD/DVD Order Form pdf

2012 Lectureship CD Order Form pdf

2011 Lectureship CD Order Form pdf

2010 Lectureship CD Order Form pdf

2009 Lectureship Video Order Form pdf

2009 Lectureship CD Order Form pdf

2008 Lectureship Video Order Form pdf

Additional Resources

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Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Lectureship
Box 12280
Searcy, AR 72149-5615