The first Paul C. Heubach Lectureship in Religion at Pacific Union College welcomes Lonnie Melashenko as the inaugural speaker.
The lectureship honors Paul Heubach, a distinguished and beloved individual graduated from PUC in 1935. He has pastored at several leading churches on the West coast, taught at several college, and authored five baooks along the way. Greg King, chair of the religion department at PUC, describes Heubach as "the type of person who is able to make theology practical and use it to draw people to Christ." The PUC religion department wants the Heubach Lectureship to explore the contemporary relevance and meaning of the great themes of the Christian faith. Heubach desires that the series focus on "God and His plan of salvation," to help people have "much more confidence in God."
Melashenko is the director-speaker for the Voice of Prophecy, the oldest, continuous, religious radio broadcast in North America. He has traveled all over
the world, speaking in places from New Zealand to Brazil. His lecture on Thursday evening is titled, "Hippos in the Garden: After the Bible, Then What?" The message highlights the astonishing disregard for the Bible today, and the rise of reckless faith –– in which people are looking for truth outside of God's word.