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October 8, 2010 2:24 PM
Even though, I was only breifly aware of The Liberty Way before coming to LU, I did not have a problem with the rules three years ago and still don't. James 4:17, “Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.”, is a Scripture speaks to my heart. It would be one thing if I didn't know the rules, but since I do, I will obey them. Plain and simple :)
October 7, 2010 4:47 PM
I think the majority of The Liberty Way is reasonable for a Christian. If you need to be somewhere passed curfew you can sign out and that really hasn't been an issue for me. It is good to have structure and the students here that are Christians should realize that these rules may change people's lives who aren't Christians here by not allowing them to do certain things and making them go to convocation, so we should respect that and appreciate the great environment that The Liberty Way has created.
October 6, 2010 9:29 AM
I agree with Princess. When I came to Liberty I felt as there were hidden rules and I was extremely upset that I did not know them before I came. I was an adult who previously lived on my own. When I came to Liberty I found out I had a curfew and my room was going to be checked 3 times a week. I just want to know who I am I hurting if I do not make my bed? Nobody! So what's the point? The point is Liberty has rules and I chose to place myself under that authority and I have to respect it, undergrad or graduate student.
October 5, 2010 12:01 PM
I think the rules at Liberty are very reasonable. Although, I still feel some kind of way about their feelings about "dancing", but anyway....The rules from what I can see "deter" us from many physical, and most sexual sins. Unlike other strict Christian institutions, where they write you up for looking at people too long, taking the wrong elevator, reading the wrong version of the Bible, and girls eating uncut bananas, I think Liberty has a good set of rules that aren't preposterous and can be followed and still live a "full" life. I'll admit, I did feel some kind of way about curfew, but to be truthful they only time it was an inconvenience was when I'm was chillin with my boys in their room, cause on some realness, there really isn't much to to in Lynchburg after 10pm, lol.
October 4, 2010 3:10 PM
This was a very interesting blog I would just like to give another viewpoint. This is coming from a person that went to a smaller Christian College that had convo every single Wednesday no matter what but our rules were different. When I came to LU in 2007 I thought that the rules were crazy. I felt that I was a Graduate Student so there should be different rules; between undergrad and graduates. I was 24 years old and I felt that I could govern myself, but I slowly began to realize that not everyone could do that, so there was a system in place called the Liberty Way that people needed to have. Now that I have been here for three years, I still feel like there should be a difference between Graduate Students and Undergraduate students.
October 4, 2010 1:21 PM
I think the biggest lesson we can learn from this topic, is the issue of apathy. I know many people who blatantly disregard the authority established in their life. Now following the Liberty Way is not equal to following the Bible, but its a “ established law of the Land”. Many of the rules are simply “House Rules” for us as a student who DECIDED to attend LU. It’s the same as following rules at any institution. We need to get beyond this mentality of disregard and apathy, because receptiveness will make way for personal growth, and if we neglect it we will be in trouble.
October 4, 2010 11:20 AM
I sometimes do complain or whine about the Liberty Way but deep down inside I am happy that an university cares enough about its student body to up them to certain standards. I believe the university is only trying to do what is best for us. The Liberty Way teaches us discipline.
October 4, 2010 8:58 AM
I've never cosigned with ALL of the Liberty Way (I would love to wear a tshirt to class, just as ALL females do regularly), but i have always seen it's purpose. It has kept me out of trouble. Off Campus though.
October 4, 2010 12:44 AM
Some dont realize how good we actually have it here! I went to two other colleges before this and the Liberty Way is a vacation compared to them! When I was under those rules it was easy to criticize and complain about some of them at times but looking back, those rules established certain disciples that have been critical to my walk and growth in the Lord. God used them in my life to get me even a fraction closer to the likeness of Christ, which is the goal (Heb. 12:1-2). Only in obedience are able to see the bigger picture; God's will for our lives. Besides, if I can't follow the human authority He's placed over me, how can I expect to be honoring Him to the fullest??
October 4, 2010 12:32 AM
I agree with Dammy's comment, because it's really not that big of a deal. All the rules are structured to keep us safe and essentially holy. Although curfew is the one I don't like because I feel like people who are 2 years older than me are telling me "that I need to be back in the house" and punishing me for being late. But honestly, I don't do anything past 12 so it's not a big deal. And to add a scripture....Romans 13:1-3 says, "Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you." (NLT)
That is pretty self-explanatory and keeps me in check.
October 1, 2010 9:19 AM
I actually had no problem with the Liberty Way. As a young adult, it gave me some structure to temper all the freedoms I had as a college student. I think it served me well and while I'm glad I don't have a curfew anymore, I don't regret spending all 4 years of my college stay as a dorm resident.
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