Shia Labeouf confirmed for Convocation

Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development David Nasser announced that actor and motivational speaker Shia Labeouf will be a guest for Liberty’s “Convo on the lawn with President Falwell” April 28. Labeouf has starred in renowned films such as Holes, Disturbia, the Transformers series, Fury, Lawless and many more successful films. The critically acclaimed entertainer has also been widely recognized […]

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That’s what Sarah Said

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, I had the opportunity to attend the Convocation in which Gov. Mike Pence addressed the student body of Liberty University, not just as a student, but as a member of the press. Seated in front of me were more than 10 traveling press members who follow Pence’s every moves for nationally-known publications such as The New […]

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That’s what Sarah Said

Liberty University is no stranger to all things political this election season. First, Republican candidate Sen. Ted Cruz announced his campaign at Convocation. Then, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at Convocation, despite holding views that differ from the majority of students. Then, Republican candidate Ben Carson came to Convocation. Most recently, Republican candidate Donald Trump came to Convocation, in which […]

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Convocation preview

A look at what the spring Convocation speaker schedule has to offer students With every new semester at Liberty University, both new and returning speakers take the stage at Convocation. What distinguishes this semester from years past is that every single speaker coming to Convocation was at some point requested by a student. “Every student has something to look forward […]

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Invading dark spaces

Rich Wilkerson speaks in Convocation on ministering to all people in all places Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. challenged Liberty University students to “bring people that are far from God, close to him” on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Convocation, where he spoke and held a book-signing event. His passionate charge is also the mission statement of the Vous, Wilkerson’s Miami-based church, […]

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‘Ben’eficial to America

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson visits Liberty University The words “Win Ben, Win” were written across banners that students unrolled as they clapped and cheered for Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson Wednesday, Nov. 11. Students and guests trickled into the Vines Center after passing through an array of metal detectors and security screenings until the Vines Center reached maximum […]

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‘In oceans deep’

Leaders from Hillsong Church make first visit to Liberty Students packed the Vines Center as Hillsong Church Senior Pastor Brian Houston and worship band Hillsong came to Convocation Monday, Oct. 19. Daniel Bolton, director of Spiritual Programs, said the Hillsong Convocation planning had been in the works for several months. “We have been building up to this point,” Bolton said. […]

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Saying ‘yes’ to God

Dr. Ed Hindson teaches students to deny themselves and follow the Lord Growing up in a secular home, Dr. Ed Hindson, dean of the school of divinity and distinguished professor of religion and biblical studies, heard the gospel for the first time around the age of 6 at Vacation Bible School in Detroit, Michigan. Hindson said, “yes, Lord,” the very […]

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Convo connection

“Whatever you are facing right now, God is with you!” David Nasser preached this message with deep conviction during Monday’s Convocation. In the midst of your circumstances, you need to remember and rely upon the promises of God. A promise is only as good as the one making it. Nasser encouraged us to remember that the source of a promise […]

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Love everybody, always

Campus favorites Jon Acuff and Bob Goff inspire students at Convocation Two New York Times best-selling authors, Jon Acuff and Bob Goff, visited campus to speak at Convocation Wednesday, April 22 and Friday, April 24, respectively. Special guest Nichole Nordeman led worship and John Luke Robertson, future Liberty student and son of TV personality Willie Robertson, made an appearance to […]

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Convo Connection

“You are not defined by what you do, but by who Jesus is to you.” What defines you? Chances are, you have allowed either what you do or do not do to define you. Maybe it is not what you do but what people have said about you that has defined you in some way. Again, let us read that […]

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Convo Connection

“We need to go back to the founder. We need to reboot. We need to go back to Jesus.” Alan Hirsch spoke these words in Convocation Wednesday, March 18, giving every student a deeply significant truth to ponder. When we look at our nation and the church, what do we see? Do we see a people passionate about God and […]

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