To sum up Liberty’s education system would be this: there is a point at which Liberty deems knowledge to be harmful to one’s salvation. The institution is afraid that if students gain too much secular knowledge they will fail in their faith, no longer being obedient to God. In many ways it the stance that … More The Unlikely Disciple: Liberty University’s Education
To answer the question is yes. There are three other Christian colleges who’s rules are much more strict than Liberty’s and make Liberty not look all that bad. The culprits: Oral Roberts University, Bob Jones University, and Pensacola Christian College. FYI, I didn’t look up these schools but Kevin did with his Liberty hall mates after … More The Unlikely Disciple: A Christian College More Conservative than Liberty?
For those who have been reading The Unlikely Disciple series, you already know that Liberty University is not a normal American university. It’s an Evangelical university that lords over it’s students with a bit of an iron fist. What is not so unusual is that Liberty offers missionary trips (religious version of alt-break) for students to … More The Unlikely Disciple: Evangelism
“Have you been saved” is a common question that Liberty students ask one another along with what their name is and what they are studying. Yes, Liberty students do care about each other’s personal salvation in Christ, a little too much in my opinion. Kevin Roose found this to be a little daunting at first … More The Unlikely Disciple: Have You Been Saved?
The Day of Purity is an Evangelical holiday that is celebrated on February 14 that asserts and celebrates the Christian teaching of chastity before marriage. I have nothing wrong with practicing chastity or having a day dedicated to the idea but what I do find curious is that the Day of Purity is solely practiced … More The Unlikely Disciple: Day of Purity
At Liberty there are two different personality followings: Jerry Falwell and Jesus. The Jesus following is to be expected at the school, after all it is a Christian college, but the Jerry Falwell following is just plain odd. You would think that at a university that is so dedicated to Jesus that Jesus would be … More The Unlikely Disciple: Personality Cult
Jerry Falwell likes to refer to Liberty University as Bible Boot Camp. And, well, it is Bible Boot Camp. The lives of Liberty’s students is governed by a strict set of rules that are designed to help promote a Christian life according to Evangelical standards. After Kevin wrote about some of Liberty’s rules in his … More The Unlikely Disciple: Enter Bible Boot Camp
The book was suggested to my the Assistant Pastor that is part of the American University United Methodist Student Association I might like to read after he heard two friends and I talking about Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. The Assistant Pastor said it would provide me with insight into Liberty’s inner workings. You might … More The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose: An Introdutction