2nd Annual Conference on Theology and Culture

Co-Sponsored by Liberty University Center for Apologetics and
Cultural Engagement and Student Activities

Why "Every Square Inch"?

Abraham Kuyper, the Dutch politician and theologian famously said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” The Every Square Inch Conference occurs annually on the campus of Liberty University in order to provide an opportunity for our community to work out the implication of Christ’s dominion over all aspects of culture.


Liberty University Student Activities and the Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement are coming together to bring you the 2nd annual Every Square Inch Conference. This year’s event will highlight the author and public intellectual, Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury. Dr. Thornbury currently serves as the president of The King’s College in New York, New York. His newest book, a biography of rock and roll legend Larry Norman, releases during the spring of 2018. Each lecture and workshop this year will focus on the Christian relationship to various forms of pop culture.


Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury

Chancellor of The King’s
College, Professor of

Dr. Joshua D. Chatraw

Executive Director of the
Center for Apologetics & Cultural
Engagement, Associate Professor of
Theology and Apologetics

Christopher J. Misiano

Vice President of Campus

Dr. Taylor Worley

Associate Professor of
Faith and Culture, Trinity
International University

Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

Professor of English


Registration closes 24 hours prior to the start of each workshop and lecture. Any
available seats day of can be reserved at the door on a first come, first serve basis.


March 1

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Workshop #1: “Cultural Challenges to Christianity and the Fragility of Faith"

Alumni Ballroom

Join us for a workshop featuring Dr. Thornbury. Desserts and coffee will be provided

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Doors Will open 5-10 minutes prior to this workshop. Valid Flames Pass required at check in. Registration required.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cain, Abel, & Kanye: The Gospel & Pop Culture

Grand Concert Hall

Join us for an evening of worship and a lecture featuring Dr. Thornbury titled Cain, Abel, & Kanye: The Gospel & Pop Culture. A Q&A with the speaker will be moderated by Dr. Joshua D. Chatraw following the lecture. Worship led by the School of Music.

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Registration required. All registrants will need to pick up their ticket(s) the night of the event at will call in the Grand Concert Hall lobby beginning at 5 p.m.


March 2

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Workshop #2: "Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?" Round Table Discussion

Location: Demoss 4162

Join us for a round table discussion led by our featured speakers on Dr. Thornbury’s latest publication, ‘Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?: Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock.’

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Doors will open 10-15 minutes prior to this workshop. Q&A to follow discussion. Valid Flames Pass required at check in. Registration required.

8:00 p.m.

John Mark McMillan

LaHaye Event Space

Ticket Prices:
LU GA - $12 adv. / $20 door
Public GA - $18 adv. / $25 door

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