2014 Albertson Lectures: New in the World & Long Overdue
May 9, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - May 11, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jerry D. Campbell, President | Claremont Lincoln University
MAY 9-11, 2014 | Wenatchee First United Methodist Church
Imagine a New Kind of University . . .
Designed to meet the needs of religious communities of all kinds, Claremont Lincoln educates people of many traditions, side by side, providing pragmatic guidance for those in all professions, so they may flourish in a multi-religious world.
Hear Dr. Jerry D. Campbell, president of this one-of-a-kind graduate school, discuss the concepts behind the university, the challenges and joys experienced by its faulty and students, and how this innovative approach and transformative vision may truly change the future.
“We are on a path to bring those of diverse religious beliefs and humanistic convictions together to learn from one another, to act with compassion and responsibility in an often-divided world.”
– Dr. Jerry D. Campbell
Old Traditions, New Wisdom: Interreligious Leadership in the 21st Century
FRIDAY, MAY 9 – 7:00pm | Wrestling with the Ineffable
Long Distance Calling – As a young boy, before he became a prophet, Samuel was called by God three times in the night. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. When Samuel finally did answer the call, a chain reaction of divine responses rippled outward over the land and through time.
In the first session of the 2014 Albertson Lecture series, Dr. Jerry Campbell will relate the story of his own call and detail the uncertainties of response. He will also map out the path that leads from call, to vision, to the reality of change that impacts lives and reshapes the future.
Meet me at the Crossroad! First United Methodist Church is the junction where old traditions and new wisdom join.
SATURDAY, MAY 10 – 9:00am | Framing a Vision
A Question of Balance – The hard ground that lies between the dawn of a vision and the realization of its final form is often uneven and not easily crossed; the larger the vision, the more demanding the journey.
During the Saturday morning session of the 2014 Albertson Lecture series, Dr. Jerry Campbell will guide us through the looming obstacles that rose up to compete against the spirit of collaboration. In the final measure, Dr. Campbell will reveal how a simple solution finally swung the complex question of balance.
How is your balance? Exercise your mind and reset your soul, Saturday morning 9 am at First United Methodist Church.
SATURDAY, MAY 10 – 11:00am | Nitty Gritty Reality
Changing Horses – Conventional wisdom from Abraham Lincoln warns us that it is best not to change horses in midstream. But, how does one respond when the horse decides to change riders? A course correction is called for!
During the second Saturday morning session of the 2014 Albertson Lecture series, Dr. Jerry Campbell will outline Claremont School of Theology’s nimble reaction to the shifting currents of support for the creation of a multi-religious university. This lecture is a study in response to adversity and how to embrace change.
Change is inevitable – growth is optional. Find out how positive results can rise out of the ashes of negative situations during the second Saturday morning lecture at First United Methodist Church.
SATURDAY, MAY 10 – 12:30pm LUNCH BUFFET
SATURDAY, MAY 10 – 2:00pm | Fulfillment in the Rearview Mirror: God’s Surprises
The Light at the end of the Tunnel – Nelson Mandela once said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done. This certainly could be the sign that hangs over the arc of experiences that began with a vision and culminated with the establishment of Claremont Lincoln University.
During the final Albertson Lecture session, Dr. Jerry Campbell will guide us around the non-traditional programs and processes of Claremont Lincoln. Dr. Campbell will also illustrate how the light at the end of this project is only the beginning of a new model for global interaction among diverse cultural and spiritual communities.
Don’t miss the stirring conclusion of the 2014 Albertson Lecture Series, Saturday, May 10 at 2 pm in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary.