A couple of days ago I received a message from someone who stumbled upon my website. They wanted to know my opinion about Liberty. Specifically, they wanted to know if I was happy I decided to go to Liberty University and if I felt my faith had grown since I started attending. I have decided to post my reply (with permission) because I feel it both gives insight into my purpose for this website and how I feel about Liberty.
As for my view of convocation, that it a little more complex. I do not hate Convocation and frankly, I am glad for the variety of speakers that we are able to hear. I have had the opportunity to hear from political, spiritual, and cultural leaders that I would not have had the chance to hear from otherwise. However, these speakers come from a wide variety of spiritual backgrounds and may espouse beliefs that differ from mine. The purpose of my website was to give a different perspective of convo speakers. I intended to look at the situations, verses, and stories that the speakers gave and interpret them from my own christian belief structure. I have always tried to give both the positives and negative sides of each speaker’s message, however I can understand that it may appear that I do not enjoy convo. I simply enjoy debating and discussing interesting ideas. I really appreciate you reaching out to me for my opinion.
For those who are wondering about the convocation recap for Friday, do not worry. I will have it out either tonight or by tomorrow afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.