Thursday, October 06, 2011

Liberty

I've been working with middle schoolers for a long time. In fact, my very first small group of sixth graders are in college now. Makes me feel old, but I am so proud of them!

One, Danielle, transferred to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia this year. She was supposed to come see us over her fall break, but that didn't end up working out. So Jonny and Gavrel and I headed to see her last Friday and Saturday.  It was good to see her. Forgetful mama that I am, I totally didn't think to take a picture of her the whole time we were there - blah. We did have fun walking around campus with her, though, and seeing where she hangs out all week.


I went to a private Christian college, too. Our athletics were not sponsored by Taco Bell.


The architecture around campus was very pretty. Impressive, too. They are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. 



The area is gorgeous. Danielle told us how much she has loved being in the mountains. I understand moving from flat country to the mountains. It's pretty much gorgeous. 


Everything on campus was stamped with the LU logo - the lawn chairs, the trash cans...


We've heard mixed things about LU. Jonny and I have both read The Unlikely Disciple, set at LU. We enjoyed a non-believer's take on "Christian college-isms." But we've held some general, what we would call "healthy skepticism" about Liberty. Overall, I think we walked away feeling like we would probably let our children go to school there. While we may not hold to every single ultra-conservative idea taught there, those are few and far between and we appreciate that there are people out there who believe in quality higher education with a Biblical worldview. 

Thanks, Danielle, for hanging out with us. We love you and we're so glad you're enjoying your new environment. 

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