Last week, July 20-24th, Mom and I had the privilege to attend the Biblical Horizons conference in Valparaiso Florida. It was a week long event that started at 8:30 in the morning and concluded at 8:30 in the evening after a long break during the afternoon.
|Our esteemed speakers this year were; Jeff Meyers, Uri Brito, Richard Bledsoe, Peter Leithart, and James Jordon|
The topics considered this year were:
Wealth Management in the Gospel According to St. Luke by Jeffrey J. Meyers
End of the End: Orientation to Revelation by Peter J. Leithart
The Christian Counseling Movement by Uri Brito
A look into psychiatric drugs based on experiences as a chaplain at his local hospital by Richard Bledsoe (This one didn't have a title so this is the best I could come up with)
I had a good time, and although the lectures were a little beyond me I did manage to glean some good counsel and being exposed to new ideas is almost always a good thing. I met new people and had good conversations in addition to spending some quality time with my mother. I learned new music as well at the nightly Vespers services both by singing and, although it wasn't planned, playing the music because their original pianist had to leave town suddenly. We ate lunches with people, spent time at the beach, did a little shopping, and stayed late in the evenings at the fellowships/meals/parties afterwards.
Although it might not be exactly descriptive of the conference itself, here are some pictures of our adventures during our breaks in the afternoons.
|Endless possibilities just emanate from this... like a star!|
|Symmetry has been catching my eye lately, this frame just makes me so curios! Those doors... "Through the Looking Glass"...|
|Hi! Where am I?|
|Not quite centered...|
|I could never quite make up my mind. Is this neighboring church building still in use or not?|
|I was trying to take a secret-under-cover-ninja picture but Mom found out and made me laugh and ruined my covert operation.|
|My friend Bethany and I!|
|Mrs. Patty and Mrs. Smith eat their lunch.|
|At first my foot was right in her face...|
|Here's the underside of the bridge. I thought the rust spots looked interesting. Whenever large vehicles went across I could feel the whole structure rumble.|
At lunch on the last day iced coffees were passed around and we were told to describe them in the most BH (Biblical Horizons) style possible. I tasted mine and found the flavors a bit confusing. It was good, had a familiar yet foreign taste to it and at the end a bite that kind of sealed the whole deal. I am sure it was cayenne pepper. I wrote a haiku (5-7-5) about it and won this T-shirt. There were three other winners who got their own 38th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival shirt as well.
I am glad I had the opportunity to go this year. I look forward to 2016!