Independent News of Liberty University
Liberty University has announced an all-star line-up of athletes, comedians and pop stars who’ll visit the Christian school this fall in a bid to “challenge, entertain, and inspire students.”
The special guests will appear as part of the Virginia-based university’s ongoing Convocation program, the largest weekly gathering of Christian students eager to hear from movers and shakers “from every sphere of society.”
This fall’s guests include:
Tim Tebow, the star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner who played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Denver Broncos.
Joe Theismann, the star quarterback and Super Bowl champion who played with the Washington Redskins.
Larry the Cable Guy, the popular stand-up comic and member of the touring Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
Tim Hawkins, a grocery truck driver-turned-Christian comedian, actor and singer whose songs include “Smells like Birthday Cake” and “I Work at Subway.”
Brian Litrell, who was a member of The Backstreet Boys, and has appeared in movies such as the R-Rated Seth Rogan film, “This is the End.”
For King & Country, a Christian pop duo dubbed “Australia’s answer to Coldplay.”
Brian “Head” Welch, co-founder of the rock band Korn, who was named by Guitar World as one of the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time.”
18-year-old Camping World Truck Series driver William Byron has signed a multi-year deal with Hendrick Motorsports.
Bryon, who lives in Charlotte, is enrolled at Liberty University for the fall semester.
Liberty has been the primary sponsor on his Truck Series ride.
A new construction project at Liberty University is bridging the gap between the Main Campus and East campus, literally.
If you’ve been on Route 460 near LU, you may have noticed signs warning of upcoming lane closures in that area starting on Monday. That’s because LU is building a new bridge to connect the campuses for both drivers and pedestrians.
Liberty University Aviation developed a program to help accelerate pilot production beginning at the high school level.
Six students went to the New London Airport for a 12 day program to go from zero flight training experience to their first solo in just days.
Tim LaHaye, the evangelical leader and co-author of the best-selling “Left Behind” book series, died at a San Diego hospital on Monday after recently suffering a stroke. LaHaye, who livedin Alpine, was 90 years old.
LaHaye was a TV evangelist and an early force in driving evangelical Christians to the polls and injecting their values into the political debate. But the man Time magazine named as one of the Top 25 most influential evangelicals in America is best known for the “Left Behind” books, the blockbuster Christian-fiction series that came to LaHaye on a whim and blew through the book world like a force of nature.