If you are already aware of this lectureship in Texas, the title of this post may take you aback.
But I'm serious about it.
The very nature, tone, and subject matter of the lectures deeply disturbs and even angers me. (I wrote in anger about it elsewhere, but am trying to get over the anger.)
Wednesday night, as I was brooding silently while the rest of the good folks in my LIFE Group were discussing Dallas Willard's Hearing God, I asked Him what I should do to conquer that anger.
After a while, the answer became as clear as could be: Pray for them.
Pray for each one of the lecture speakers by name, every day of the lectures, February 28 - March 3.
Pray what you would pray for your own minister, any minister, even yourself - if you were speaking on behalf of the Lord anytime and anywhere:
That God would speak powerfully through you. That you would speak only His words. That you would speak words that would build up and encourage the fellowship of believers. That you would speak words that would sustain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. That you would speak words that would draw people closer to God through Jesus Christ, by lifting Him up.
That is what I intend to do.
I will pray for David P. Brown, Terry Hightower, Lester Kamp, Lynn Parker, Skip Francis, Daniel Coe, Sonya West, Bruce Stulting, Daniel Denham, Ken Chumbley, Paul Vaughn, John West, Danny Douglas, Gene Hill, Doug Post, Wayne Blake, Michael Hatcher, Johnny Oxendine, John Rose, Jimmy Gribble, Lee Moses, Gary Summers, Jess Whitlock, Dub McClish, and the elders of the host church, Kenneth D. Cohn, Buddy Roth and Jack Stephens.
And I invite you to join me.