Two interesting questions

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.

Email:

Thank you for contacting me. Let me be completely honest, I love Liberty University and I love what it stands for. As a university, its academics are quite good and they do a lot to help students get jobs after graduation. Its student body is the most friendly student body I have ever met. Student leadership (resident advisors, student shepherd, and prayer group leaders) as a whole want to help their fellow students grow in their faith and as individuals. To your first question, I have no regrets about choosing to go to Liberty University. I have made some great friends here and learned a ton. Regarding your second question, I do feel like my faith has grown since being at Liberty. Much of that growth has come from being in near-constant fellowship with other believers. It has also come from discussing theological topics and my faith with others who, while still christian, hold different beliefs than myself. The environment at Liberty is one that can best be described by proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”


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.

Sincerely,

SkepticalPyrrho

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.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Liberty University leadership or administration in any way. The opinions expressed here are solely my own and should be not be taken as the opinion of the University, its staff, or its student body.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s