1. The first of Duke Divinity School's Distinguished Lectures in Theology and The Arts will be given by renowned scholar Nicholas Wolterstorff and will take place at Duke Divinity School this Thursday, January 21st at 5:30pm. The title of his lecture is:
3. The Ides of March 4: Or, Why We All Want Spring Break Real Estate
It has been brought to my attention at least 30 times. The Laity Lodge retreat lands smack dab in the middle of the IAM Encounter and the Biola Arts Symposium and a host of other events worthy of our attendance. Let me repeat myself. I am genuinely sorry for the overlap. Our respective events were planned long in advance of each other. We discovered the unfortunate timing only after it was too late to do something about it. I think the world of IAM, and I hope their event succeeds immensely. I also trust that God will guide people wherever they need to be this year. But for what it's worth, I wish folks didn't have to choose.
We've communicated with Mako to offer well-wishing for this year's Encounter. I'm friends with the people behind the Biola conference and their schedule looks tremendous. If you're unsure how to decide, decide geographically: East Coasters go to IAM, West Coasters go to Biola, and anybody in the middle come on down to Tejas.
Otherwise there's always next year.