So I was reminded by our coastal drive yesterday that Scot McKnight had mentioned on his blog that he would be giving a lecture at Pepperdine which is located just north of us in Malibu. After a bit of investigating, it looks like it will be possible for me to go and hear him speak, something I have looked forward to having the opportunity to do for some time. Though Scot and I intersected briefly in our years at North Park, I never had the opportunity to have him as a teacher. So I have appreciated him from a distance via his blog and of course through his books.
One thing I always really loved about living in Chicago was that I had so many opportunities to hear many great people speak in various venues there. It seemed like EVERYONE came through Chicago, and I was quick to take advantage of as many authors and theologians and poets as I could. Of course, being a student at Fuller has afforded me some great opportunities to hear some really great folks, but since living here I have missed enjoying a range of lectures on a more regular basis. Perhaps that says much more about my life stage than it does about the city of L.A. That said, I am looking forward to a little evening away tomorrow, and a chance to hear some good words from a great scholar.