Friday, July 9, 2010
219th GA: Presbyterian Publishing Corporation Complimentary Breakfast
The morning after the Witherspoon Society Dance, for the second time in two days I attended an early morning, 7:00 AM breakfast while operating with only about four hours sleep the night before. The breakfast was a complementary one sponsored by the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) and held in the Hyatt’s Nicollet Ballroom.
As at most GA breakfasts, staff of the sponsoring entity were introduced, recognized and thanked. A power point presentation featuring some of the titles published over the past year highlighted the work of PPC. Don Griggs (photo right), speaking from notes on his kindle, spoke about Biblical Literacy in a Digital Age. Don has long been recognized as a leader in Christian Education who has been capable of employing emerging technologies to teach the faith and spread the Gospel. His presentation seemed designed to motivate those in attendance to do the same. He at least motivated me to post to Facebook while he was still speaking and to later post a tweet to twitter.
In addition to being glad I was able to hear Don’s presentation, I was also glad to have sitting next to me on my right a longtime friend and colleague in ministry, Glenn, and to have sitting next to me on my left a fellow blogger, Liz, whom I was just getting to know. Making me really glad I attended the breakfast was my being the winner, at my table, of a copy of Halos and Avatars, a recent PPC publication.