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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Convo Connection

“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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Convo connection

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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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Cameron to speak

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Homecoming weekend will kick off Friday, Oct. 5, when Kirk Cameron speaks at Liberty’s convocation. Cameron, a popular evangelist, documentary filmmaker and former child actor, will share his story of faith, struggle and success. Cameron first entered America’s radar when he was cast as Mike Seaver in the ‘80s sitcom, …

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Invisible Children raises the bar

Organization’s co-founder to speak at Liberty convocation The November winds replace green leaves with shades of gold, orange, and red, reminding everyone that sometimes, change can be a good thing. That could not be truer for members of the Invisible Children chapter at Liberty University, who have been busy welcoming …

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Duggars visit campus, challenge students

Super parents — Reality star parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar spoke to a packed Vines Center during convocation, challenging students to follow God no matter what the cost. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

TLC’s famous couple speak on living out their faith with “19 Kids and Counting” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, parents of 19 children and television personalities on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” visited Liberty University Oct. 5, speaking at convocation for staff and students. The Duggars visited with their five …

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‘Don’t settle’

‘Comeback kid’ — Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann speaks in convocation. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann addressed Liberty University students, faculty and staff during the school’s thrice-weekly convocation Wednesday, Sept. 28. Bachmann’s faith-based message challenged audience members to not settle. “Don’t take your life; don’t take this […]

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Bachmann to visit Liberty

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Michele Bachmann stands alone as the only woman to declare her candidacy as a Republican Party presidential candidate, and she will make her way to Liberty University on Sept. 28. The republican Representative from Minnesota will speak in Wednesday’s convocation, sandwiched between speakers Eric Metaxas and Ed Hindson. Bachmann is …

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