MEETING TIMES: First Friday of the Month (next meeting Nov. 3rd), at 6:00 am
LOCATION: Summit Bible College classroom, 2525 M Street, Bakersfield 93301
I absolutely love teaching the students at Summit Bible College. It is one of the singular joys of my life! There is a hunger in so many of the students, and I can often tell there are questions left on the table that never get answered and conversations that cannot always take place in the context of a classroom. Besides this, I would simply like to get to know many of my students better than I get the opportunity to know them in our short times together during class.
All these reasons and more have sparked a vision in my heart to have a monthly, morning meeting with students, alumni, and their friends. This would not be a lecture, but a time of discussion on the topics that most interest them. The subject matter may range from current events or worldview issues to talks about the end times or apologetics. No question is really off-limits, given that it is appropriate for a mixed group. It would be an intimate time of fellowship and good discussion, not monopolized by a lecturer, but facilitated to give everyone the opportunity to give input or simply listen should they prefer.
To be honest, this is something I have longed to do since reading years ago about the famous group organized by C.S. Lewis and attended regularly by other literary luminaries like J.R.R. Tolkien. This informal meeting of peers and colleagues, the “Inklings” as they were known, became a fellowship of those with a love of learning which grew into deep friendships over time. I hope something similar happens with our group as well.
I want to emphasize again that this is NOT for students or alumni only, but for any and all who are interested in having lively, biblically based discussion about topics relevant to those of us who are navigating the challenges of life in today’s world.
Please let me know what you think! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply fill out the contact form on the “connect” page of this site. Share the link to this page with anyone you think might be interested in joining us for our time of discussion and fellowship! I hope to hear from many of you soon!