Huffard's ACU lecture!
- Dear Evertt Huffard,
It was noted on a discussion list of which I am a member that your
lecture at ACU was:
> Facing the Power of our Own CultureIt was also noted by the reporter that, as a contrast to Holladay's
first century orientation regarding his presentation, that you:
> take that and apply thatI was wondering how your development of that approach applied to "our
> to our own situation.
own situation" regarding 1970, the year when the ACU schoolmen were able
to get the federal government to change its course in how it saw the
church and private schools operated by members of the church.
ACU was able to successfully influence the federal government, through
the efforts of Omar Burleson and George H.W. Bush, and obtain official
recognition (contrary to the public claims of the schoolmen when dealing
with churches and church members) of their private schools as being
"integral agencies of the churches of Christ".
The reporter indicated that you may not even be aware of this milestone
in the history of the church. He wrote:
> No Huffard did not mention thatI'm wondering if you are even aware of the 1970 turning point in our
> epic date though I am sure if you
> had pointed it out to him he would
history and whether or not you would have, in fact, mentioned it had I
thought to point it out to you prior to your lecture.
Your attention to this issue and a response, for the record, would be
P.S. The reporter also suggested that if I ordered the CD's they might
help me expand my horizon beyond 1970. I don't know about that. Not
being one of the big fish in our little pond, 1970 is quite enough to
for me to deal with, along with a few other issues like Dr. Bert's
blockbuster claims this week regarding that "rock 'n reel" and the
publicity the U.S. Tax Court thought to give me this week in its Baumann