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Approximately 3,700 Liberty University freshmen packed the Vines Center for their first convocation, Thursday. The administration welcomed Liberty’s largest incoming class as they gathered together for a time of praise and worship.
When students show up for their first convocation service of the semester on Aug. 20, they will be greeted by the sounds of the Campus Praise Band leading Liberty University’s largest-ever student body in a special time of worship.
Mitzi Bible
The Vines Center hosts some of the most exciting Christian speakers, musicians, and sporting events in the country – but a strong sound reverberation was making it difficult for students to hear from some of the seats. Newly installed “sound baffles” are expected to make reverberation a thing of the past, though. The baffles, which look like red and blue flags hanging from the dome ceiling, will absorb excess sound.
Teresa Dunham
Youth Evangelist and author Tony Nolan shared his life testimony with Liberty University students at Monday’s convocation service. Most recently, Nolan has been the tour pastor for top Christian band Casting Crowns, where he has seen thousands pray to receive Christ during concerts.
Mitzi Bible
The Rev. Matt Holman enlivened Liberty’s last Friday convocation of the semester as he spoke about never “crying uncle” but pressing on and holding onto the hope that a relationship with Jesus Christ can bring. Holman, lead pastor at Landmark Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, is known for being an animated and witty speaker.
Mitzi Bible
Army Master Sergeant Rodney Whaley, a Liberty University Distance Learning professor, shared his first-time experience in the 2008 Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race in Alaska at Monday’s convocation service. Rodney Whaley, of Franklin, Tenn., was the first Tennessean to enter the Iditarod, which was held last month.
Evangelist Jamey Ragle spoke and Christian band Austins Bridge performed at Friday’s convocation service in the Vines Center. They were all scheduled to be part of the “Shake the Foundation” concert Friday night at Thomas Road Baptist Church, featuring singer and LU alumnus Marc Ivey.
Mitzi Bible
Liberty University paid tribute to the victims of the deadly shooting at Virginia Tech one year ago as students dressed in orange and maroon filled the Vines Center for Wednesday’s convocation service. Campus pastor Johnnie Moore opened up the service reflecting on that tragedy.
Mitzi Bible
Top lecturer, debater and bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza gave Liberty University students some solid arguments to use against what he calls “new atheism” at Monday’s convocation service. Atheists today “want to discredit and demolish Christianity,” he said. “They want to eradicate its influence in society. They want to make you feel like an idiot for believing in God and practicing your faith. …
Mitzi Bible
Dr. Gary Habermas spoke about suffering at Liberty University's convocation service Wednesday. Habermas is a distinguished research professor of apologetics and philosophy at LU and chairman of the Department of Philosophy and Theology.
When you go on a trip of a lifetime, you don’t forget to take pictures to show the folks back home. NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, a Lynchburg native, spoke at Liberty University’s convocation service Monday and he brought with him video from his mission to space aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, Feb. 7-20.
Mitzi Bible
Former NFL player Derwin Gray spoke at convocation service at Liberty University Friday. Gray is founder of One Heart at a Time ministries and a pastor with theGathering, a multi-ethnic church in Charlotte, N.C. Gray, who has made radio and television appearances and is known for the movie, “Evangelism Linebacker,” challenged Liberty students to “marinate” with him on the issue of brokenness.
Mitzi Bible
Dr. Laurence White, senior pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Houston, Texas, and an outspoken pro-lifer, was the featured speaker at Wednesday’s convocation service. Liberty University awarded White a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1997 for his tireless work on behalf of the nation’s unborn.
Mitzi Bible
Dr. Tim Clinton gave a motivational talk to Liberty students titled “Change Your Life” at Monday morning’s convocation service in the Vines Center. Clinton is the executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University. He also serves as president of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
USA Softball three-time Olympian Gold Medalist Leah O’Brien-Amico shared her story with Liberty University students during Friday convocation at the university’s Vines Center.