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iCulture: Pursuing Holiness in a Self-Saturated World
71st Annual Faulkner Lectures - 2015

The culture of “Me” has saturated our society. Everywhere we look we see “i” this and “i” that. Whether it is for better or for worse, the truth is that the iCulture will be around for awhile. Ironically, the contemporary movement toward secularism presents a wonderful opportunity for making a clearer distinction between Christianity and secularism. What’s the answer to the accelerating slide toward selfishness, relativism, and secularism? The answer is holiness—not just a study of holiness but the pursuit of holiness in life, in the church, and in the community. The Bible says “you shall be holy, for I am Holy” (1 Peter 1:16). Holiness is deep, challenging and demanding. Holiness convicts. It transforms character, morality, and purpose.

Keynote Speakers
Kelvin Teamer, “Pursue Holiness“
Bill Watkins, “Capture the Vision of Holiness”
Philip Jenkins, “Desire Holiness”
Jon Podein, “Commit to a Holy Standard”
Ralph Gilmore, “Abide in God’s Holiness”
Melvin Otey, “Aspire to Be Holy“
Steve Orduno, “Stand upon Holy Ground”

In addition, there are multiple sessions covering  a wide range of biblical themes including topics like the afterlife, Christian living, the church, evangelism, miracles, Christ, God, Holy Spirit, spiritual growth, Bible interpretation, Christian ethics, family, culture, missions, Christian apologetics, and much more. A variety of topics were explored during two-day and three-day sessions that were designed to stimulate engagement with the biblical text at a deeper level:

Two-Day and Three-Day Sessions
LaGard Smith, “Angels, Demons, and the Devil”
Eric Dishongh, “The Holiness Crisis at Home”
Nobie Stone, “Genesis 1, the Earth, and the Cosmos”
Dick Sztanyo, “Graceful Reason”
Jeff Jenkins, “The Christian Life: Past, Present, and Future”
Faires Austin, “Tel Beth-Shemesh:  Tales from the House of the Sun”
Uduak Afangideh (Women), “Sister to Sister”
David Hester & Cliff Baird (Discussion), “Understanding the Afterlife”
Cory Collins (Preaching Workshop), “Hermeneutics and Homiletics: Famous Faith”

Embedded in the Faulkner Lectures is the annual Youth and Family Ministry Summit. The Y&FMS is built around the needs of youth and family ministry and seeks to provide resources designed to advance ministry toward a higher level of excellence.

Youth and Family Ministry Summit Speakers
Philip Jenkins, Aarek Farmer, Jen Farmer, Jerry Elder, David Baker, Chad Landman, Andrew Jenkins, Eric Gray, Jon Podein, Paul Spurlin, Ryan Gallagher

Faulkner University hosted a homeschooling workshop, designed for both novices and experienced homeschoolers. Do you have questions about how to begin homeschooling? If you have questions about resources, teaching methods, educational standards, or legal ramifications, the workshop is the perfect forum to find answers. If you’re looking to improve your skills as a homeschooling parent, the workshop will be the perfect opportunity to share, network, and hone your skills!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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