Convo Connection

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“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 …

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Convo connection

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They say that laughter is the best medicine. With exams looming, students were able to start their week off with a heaping dose of laughter brought on by comedian Brad Stine. Stine shared some political insight while making everyone laugh. I am certain I was not the only one with …

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Convo connection

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“Making your life count starts now.” These words spoken by renowned evangelist Scott Dawson seemed to be woven throughout each speaker’s message this past week in Convocation. Whether you are a reality TV star, political figure or evangelist, we all leave a mark on this life. Sean Lowe, star of …

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CONVO CONNECTION

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“No man can be great for God who has not first been great with Him.” These words spoken with passion and deep conviction by Mattie Montgomery, lead singer of For Today, echoed throughout Vines Center during this week’s Convocation. A man whose selfish ambitions built a kingdom for himself rather …

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Convo Connection

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“He is mighty to save. He is mighty to save.” I was overwhelmed as the worship band sang this song at the beginning of Convocation Friday. “Mighty to save. The one who conquered the grave. Author of my salvation.” This was the core message of our speakers’ testimonies this week …

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Convo Connection

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Singer and songwriter Chris Tomlin set the tone for last week’s convocation by marshaling his talents and moving us with story and worship. As he sang, Tomlin helped us refocus on the grace and goodness of God. I was reminded this week of the significance of the simple yet profound …

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Tomlin debuts album

Music — Chris Tomlin premieres songs from his new album. Photo credit: Courtney Russo

By Olivia Brown Grammy-winning artist performs new songs at Convo “(Welcome) to the Love Ran Red release party!” This is how David Nasser, the senior vice president for spiritual development, introduced Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin in Convocation Monday, Nov. 3. “This is so cool,” Tomlin said. “This is amazing. What …

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Nasser’s strategy

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Plan for the future unveiled at Monday’s Convocation “People hate change, but love progress,” President Jerry Falwell said at the start of Convocation Monday, Oct. 20. “You can’t have one without the other.” Falwell began Convocation, voicing to students that David Nasser, senior vice president for spiritual development, is not …

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“Every day I try to live my life in such a way that I will accomplish at least one thing that will outlive me for eternity.” These words spoken by Liberty alumnus and President of World Help Vernon Brewer laid an enduring foundation and set the stage for a fiercely …

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Christian theologian Dr. Darrell Bock brought a powerful, culture-confronting message to Liberty students to start this week’s Convocation. Bock focused on how passages in both the biblical books of Romans and Acts profiled the Apostle Paul engaging and confronting the dysfunctional culture of his day. He challenged us to be …

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Convocation announced

SPirit — Students gather in the Vines Center to receive a message from the Convocation speaker Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Students will hear speakers from across the nation during special gatherings Each year, Convocation hosts more than 80 speakers from every facet of society, helping not only to form students’ spiritual beliefs, but also their cultural outlook. After nearly a month of waiting, Liberty University freshmen will finally experience Convocation …

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Glenn Beck inspires at Convocation

Firm Footing —Glenn Beck inspires audience.  Photo credit: Courtney Russo

Liberty University students are normally greeted at Convocation by things like the sound of worship music or the aroma of the occasional student bake sale to fund a mission trip.

Instead, each student who attended the final Convocation of the semester Friday, April 25 in anticipation of hearing popular media personality Glenn Beck was greeted with a free $20 bill.

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Liberty hosts Sarah Palin at Convocation

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Former governor of Alaska and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, visited Liberty University during the final official Convocation of the semester Wednesday, Dec. 4 to talk about her career in politics and her new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of […]

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Armed forces honored

patriotic — Capt. Coffee, a decorated veteran who served more than 27 years in the military, shares his story of faith. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Capt. Gerald Coffee spoke before more than 10,000 students as Liberty University honored veterans and those serving the armed forces during Military Emphasis Week at Convocation Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Coffee, a decorated veteran who has served more than 27 years in the military, shared his story […]

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Convocation set to impress

Tebow-mania — The quarterback highlights a great semester of speakers. Jeffrey Beall, Creative Commons

Liberty University distinguishes itself from educational institutions around the world in a myriad of ways, but perhaps the most unique distinction of Liberty culture is convocation. This triweekly, mandatory campus event inevitably produces wide-ranging sentiment. For some of the student population, the time could not be more inconveniently squandered — …

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