'15:17 to Paris' heroes among those featured in Convocation next week
The real-life heroes who thwarted a terrorist attack on a train to Paris in 2015, now the stars of an upcoming Clint Eastwood movie telling their story, will be featured next Friday on the Liberty University Convocation stage. Earlier in the week, Convocation will also feature a nationally syndicated talk show host and a former NFL player turned pastor.
Monday, Feb. 5:
On Monday, Feb. 5, Steve Brown, a Christian author and radio broadcaster, will share his story of God’s faithfulness throughout his career in Convocation. Brown is also the founder of Key Life Network and the host on the nationally syndicated talk show “Steve Brown, Etc.”
Wednesday, Feb. 7:
On Wednesday, Feb. 7, Derwin Gray will be taking the Convocation stage to talk about what today’s multi-ethnic, multi-generational, and mission-oriented church looks like. Gray is a former NFL player and the current pastor of Transformation Church in South Carolina. His visit is part of Current Conversations, a free two-day event for students where featured speakers will talk about what it looks like to be a Christian that is walking through some of life’s more difficult topics, like sexuality, immigration, fake news, and racial reconciliation as the Body of Christ strives toward loving others.
Gray will also be speaking in breakout sessions at 1:05 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. in the Jerry Falwell Library.
Friday, Feb. 9:
On Friday, Feb. 9, three real-life heroes — Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone — will join us to share their story, which is captured in the new major motion picture film “The 15:17 to Paris,” directed and produced by Clint Eastwood and in theaters nationwide on Feb. 9. In 2015, these three young Americans were on a train to Paris with a terrorist onboard, and their courageous response in the face of extreme danger protected the passengers and earned them the Legion of Honor. Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone play themselves in the movie.
A 10-day Convocation schedule is announced each Monday.