HCU News for May 13, 2013
Many thanks to registrar Charlotte Orr and her fine team who organized graduation exercises on May 11. Janet Moon did a fine job with the reception. We enjoyed an encouraging commencement from Everett Cox. We appreciated seeing Everett and Bea Cox formally recognized with honorary doctorates for their excellent service to the kingdom. We extend our best wishes to all our 2013 graduates! HCU students named C. Wayne Kilpatrick teacher of the year and Arvy Dupuy as adjunct teacher of the year. Alumnus Ernest Brothers received the Delta Epsilon Chi Honor Society Honorary Membership. Student awards were as follows:
Christian Service Award: Heather Murphy
Priscilla Award: Heather Murphy
Academic ABHE Award: Heather Murphy
Campaign Award: Derrick Sumerel
Heritage Associates Award: Heather Murphy
Alexander Bible Award: Patrick Rademacher
We appreciate the kindness of the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ, especially Marc and Edith Rinks, in hosting the annual Wilson County Partnership Dinner last Tuesday. It was a fine night of fellowship and encouragement. Thanks to Ryan Leachman, Will and Hannah Martin, Trevor and Amber Turner, Pat and Janet Moon, Melanie Irions, Rusty Pettus, Philip Goad, and Dennis Jones for representing HCU so well.
Pray for student Adam Cox as he joins Steve Worley and others to teach in Jos, Nigeria this month. Jos is in Plateau State in the northern Muslim area of Nigeria.
We express our sympathy to Angela Monroe, wife of student Robert Monroe, in the loss of her father, Terry Bowser last week. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.
President Jones will be presenting a Men’s Leadership Seminar on Saturday, May 18 at the Wood Avenue Church of Christ building. For details call 256.764.9642 or visit http://www.woodavenue.com.
Dr. Steve Williams has another book review in print. Joel Stephen Williams, review of Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, Jonah, Jesus, and Other Good Coyotes: Speaking Peace to Power in the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).
Our friends at the UNA Christian Student Center will host their 9th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 1.
Books to remember: Missionary Stories by Wayne and Janet Barrier and Emotional Fitness: A Counselor’s Perspective by Betty Hamblen.
Keep in your daily prayers: Emmanuel Adegoroye, David Arny, Lisa Bates (mother of student John Williams), Bob Bauman, Nolan Binion, David Blackwell, Julia Buffler, Eden Burleson, Joel Caudle, Alyssa Clark, Maye Coil, Bob Comer, Austin and Betty Davenport, Jerry Davidson, Nita Dempsey (grandmother of Molly Daily), Julie Frederick (daughter of John and Kathy Lawson), Sara Goldman, J.T. Hall (uncle of student Rickey Collum), Debbie Harrison (Gallatin, TN), Jimmy Jackson, Faye Johnson (Corandle’s wife), Lori and Timothy Kashorek, Clara Credit-Kemp, Bill Killen (father of Peggy Brewer), W. Dell Kimberly, Bill Mahers, Kurtis Massey (cousin of Wayne Orr), Michael May, Patty McKinnon (Brad’s mom), Mike and Rebecca McMackin, Nick Moon (father of Pat), Barbara Murphy (Heather’s mom), Helen Oakley (mother of Jim Collins), Martha Polk, Karon Pyle (wife of alumnus Randy Pyle), Ralph Richardson, Bonnie Rushmore, Larry and Angie Shoemaker, Cecil Sills, Hannah Skinner, Vernon and Dottie Shuffett, Joe Spivey, Gail Stevenson, Shirley Trousdale (grandmother of Ashley Hudson), Wayne Williams (father of John Williams), Edward Word (brother-in-law of C. Wayne Kilpatrick), and Krisi and Charlie Wray.
Upcoming at HCU during May, June, and July:
Monthly Preachers’ Lunch Wednesday, May 15 at 11:30 in the main conference room. Michael Jackson will present on the topic, “What Is an Effective Church?
Heritage Home School Graduation, Friday, May 17 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.
Summer Session 1: Restoration Movement with C. Wayne Kilpatrick, May 20-31.
Summer Session 2: Orientation with Brad McKinnon and Jamie Cox, June 3-6.
The National Jail and Prison Ministry Workshop, June 12-14. Hosted by the Killen Church of Christ and New Life Behavior Network of Alabama. Begins Wednesday night at the Killen church building, Thursday and Friday sessions at HCU.
Summer Session 3: Historical Books of the Old Testament with Bill Bagents, June 17-21.
T.I.T.U.S Camp, July 14-21.
The Youth Vocal Ministry Camp with the Southside (Rogersville) Church of Christ, July 25-28.
What does summer hold for HCU faculty and staff? Among the many good works are:
Dr. Rosemary Snodgrass (and Don) will work with Brad (alumnus) and Ronya Johnson in Australia
Dr. Jeremy Barrier and family will return to Germany for the second segment of his work as a Humboldt Fellow. He is writing a book on the work of the apostle Paul.
Dr. Ted Burleson will direct a week at Maywood Christian Camp and speak for numerous churches.
C. Wayne Kilpatrick will teach Restoration Movement and visit as many cemeteries and restoration sites as possible. Wayne is also adding a chapter to his forthcoming book.
Instructor Nathan Daily will continue work on his dissertation.
Dr. Ed Gallagher will continue work on several academic publications.
Michael Jackson will begin pursuit of his EdD at Union University
Registrar Charlotte Orr (and Wayne) will work with an evangelistic team in Korce, Albania.
Travis Harmon (and Stacy), Lori Eastep (and Jess), and many others will help staff T.I.T.U.S. Camp. Travis is also working on a mission trip to Peru.
Brad McKinnon and Jamie Cox will teach Orientation. Brad will organize housing assignments for incoming students. Jamie will catalog as many books as possible while continuing to investigate the best ebook platform(s) for OML.
More to come. Students and alumni, send us news of your summer evangelistic plans. We’d love to share them with the Heritage family.
Thought for the week: We love Proverbs 17:9, “He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends.” Trying to cover up or ignore sin is a path to pain (Psalm 32:1-5)). There’s great blessing in repentance and confession (Psalm 51:3-4). There’s also great blessing in grace and graciousness. The Bible doesn’t call us to confess the sins of others or to punish those who have already come clean with God. We’re free to rejoice in forgiveness. We’re free to trust in grace. We’re free to let the past be the past as we find joy and love in God’s future.