Gary L. Thomas will speak about his book “Sacred Search” during the Crabtree Lecture Series Monday, Oct. 27, through Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Southwest Baptist University.
The author of several books, including “Sacred Marriage,” “Sacred Parenting,” “Sacred Pathways” and the Gold Medallion award-winning “Authentic Faith,” Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church, Houston, and an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Ore.
His books and ministry focus on spiritual formation: How we can integrate Scripture, church history and the time-tested wisdom of the Christian classics into the modern experience of faith. His speaking ministry has led him to speak in 49 states and eight different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including Focus on the Family and Family Life Today.
Thomas will speak four times during the lecture series, and the community is welcome to attend all sessions:
• Sacred Search: Making a wise marital choice — 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, Pike Auditorium
• Sacred Search: How do you know if someone is a spiritually wise choice? — 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, Pike Auditorium
• Sacred Search: Is there just one person to marry? And should we be passive or active in this pursuit of marriage? — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, Meyer Recital Hall
• Thirsting for God — 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Pike Auditorium
The Crabtree Lectures are made possible because of an endowment given by retired Springfield pastor Dr. T.T. Crabtree in honor of his wife. The purpose for the lecture series is to help college students in developing strong human relationships in marriage and family life.
For more information about Thomas, visit his website at www.garythomas.com. For more information about the Crabtree Lecture Series, contact Don Denton, professor of theology and chair of the Crabtree Lecture Series committee, at (417) 328-1762 or ddenton@SBUniv.edu.