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February 2008

Adoption: a gift from God

For Les and Connie Schofer, the longest sermon they ever heard was on Sunday, Dec. 16, 1984. It wasn’t because the preacher was going over his time or that he was boring — it was because they were antsy, waiting out the last hours before they could call themselves parents.

2.29.2008 | Read More

Gracious Greeter

Dave Campbell has an important job at Liberty University. He’s part museum host, part recruiter, part student mentor and part athletics booster. Well, he doesn’t hold all those titles officially, but he does step into all those roles on a regular basis.

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Back on the mat: wrestling returns to Liberty

The book of Genesis tells of an instance when Jacob wrestled with God until daybreak. The end of this physical battle left Jacob with an injured hip and a blessing from the Lord. For the Liberty University wrestling team, each match is physical, and like Jacob, the program is reaping the benefits.

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An ever-expanding vision: renovation expands, upgrades School of Religion

Liberty University co-founder Dr. Elmer Towns sees himself teaching 900 students in a classroom, while simultaneously teaching 9,000 students from all over the world using the Internet. His vision will be nearer to reality this fall when construction is completed on the Towns/Alumni Ministry Training Center.

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Singer Mark Hall comes to Liberty University for Momentum Youth Ministry Conference

Mark Hall, lead singer for the top Christian band Casting Crowns, will be a busy man on April 12. He will be on the Liberty University campus during the day as part of the Momentum Youth Ministry Conference, and at night for a College For a Weekend concert.

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Brett Fuller, team chaplain for the Washington Redskins, visits campus

Brett Fuller, team chaplain for the Washington Redskins, gave a high-energy talk at Fridays convocation in the Vines Center. He spoke about enduring conflicts and trials and using them to become a better person.

2.29.2008 | Read More

Chancellor lauds parkway, Notre Dame win

Throughout Liberty University's history, my father would often say publicly that his vision for Liberty was that it would become a world class university for Evangelical Christian young people offering academic excellence in every major field of study, NCAA Division I athletics, and every other service and benefit available at major national universities.

2.29.2008 | Read More

Arizona supporter funds largest-ever gift annuity to LU

Liberty University’s growth is directly related to its financial supporters. But many of those, including the donor of the largest-ever gift annuity to the university — $3.8 million — have never even stepped foot on the campus. Many have witnessed the ministry blossom from a television set in their living room.

2.27.2008 | Read More

Parkway beautification

Liberty University is partnering with the city of Lynchburg and local businesses to enhance the beauty of the U.S. 460/U.S. 29 corridor near the school. LU hired landscape architect Proctor Harvey to design more than 20 gardens that would beautify the roadway and the campus.

2.27.2008 | Read More

Let truth and falsehood grapple

Recently, a jury imposed a judgment of nearly $11 million against a church that travels the country spreading the message that “God Hates America.” This church has gained notoriety in recent years for “celebrating” at the funerals of fallen American soldiers what it proclaims to be God’s judgment on America for having “sold her soul to the sodomites.”

2.27.2008 | Read More

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