Couple of quick shots here before we head out for day two here at Abilene. Again, if you’re looking for this week’s “KK&C Top 20,” it’ll be up late, late tonight or early, early tomorrow morning.

We had a great first full day yesterday at the ACU lectureships. Ian Fair’s informative and practical information and advice on the relationships between church leadership and church growth. Rick Atchley’s powerful poke at our healthy and wealthy western culture from Amos. Eddie Sharp’s roundtable discussion on the dynamics of elder – preacher relations. David Fleer’s riveting proclamation of the impartiality of our Father. Kevin Murray’s eloquent portrayal of God’s grace for all mankind. To use Brady Bryce’s favorite word, it’s all been “wonderful.”

My favorite part may be in getting to catch up, if so very briefly, with tons of great people from my near and distant past. Especially the kids. Jeremy Moore’s standing outside Moody last night with at least half a dozen girls getting ready to go see a movie. Mackenzie Lewis, running out after the keynote to preside over some social service club project she’s orchestrating. I didn’t even recognize David Griffen. You wouldn’t believe his hair and his beard and his tattoo. The tatoo’s on his wrist, in Hebrew. I can’t read Hebrew. I hope it says, “I’m gonna regret this in 20 years.” I’m hoping to see all the Marble Falls kids at Rosa’s this afternoon.

The Four Horsemen shared an inspiring three hour prayer session late into the night. I love these guys.

I’ll be back in NRH in time have a beautiful dinner with the wonderful ladies in my life and just long enough to pack up for Fresno.

“I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the Gospel, a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last…” ~Romans 1:16-17