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Review: Every Square Inch Conference

March 6, 2018

Last week, we had our second annual Every Square Inch Conference. If you’re not quite sure of what that is, you can check our preview blog post here for more details. What you really need to know is that the ESI Conference is one of the coolest events our department has the privilege of being a part of each year.

Thursday, we kicked off the two-day conference with a workshop led by Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury of The King’s College discussing the fragility of faith. After the speaking portion, there was a Q&A time led by Dr. Joshua Chatraw of Liberty’s School of Divinity. That evening, the conference’s highlighted lecture occurred in the Grand Concert Hall of the School of Music. Dr. Thornbury spoke on “Cain, Abel & Kanye: The Gospel & Pop Culture”, and was joined by Liberty’s own Dr. Karen Swallow Prior and Dr. Taylor Worley of Trinity International University.

Friday began with another workshop led by Dr. Thornbury discussing his new biography on Larry Norman. There was time for questions at the end of the workshop, leading to great discussion among the group. That evening, John Mark McMillan closed out the conference by performing a concert in the LaHaye Event Space.

All in all, Every Square Inch Conference was everything it claimed it would be – a two-day event where students and faculty alike were posed with thought-provoking questions and engaging discussion. If you would like to watch the lecture from Thursday night, feel free to do so here.

Student Activities is grateful to be able to partner with Liberty’s Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement to host this important event. We are excited to see what is in store for ESI in the future!