Thinking Out Loud

December 9, 2012

Finding Buried Treasure Online: Speaker Videos

Actually, this treasure is not exactly buried, but the number of views indicates that not many are aware of it.

Naomi Zacharias Liberty ConvocationThe YouTube videos in question are posted by Liberty University and are best accessed by typing “Liberty Convocation.” Apparently they use the word convocation differently than I do. In my part of the world, a convocation is an annual event that usually involves a graduation of students. For Liberty it is a weekly assembly, a definition backed up by dictionary.com

The other item here worth mentioning is that I tend to think of Liberty University as a somewhat conservative institution. But their list of speakers includes some popular favorites, including Kyle Idleman, Francis Chan, Pete Wilson, Ken Davis, Jon Acuff, Andy Andrews, David Platt, Steven Furtick, Jim Cymbala, Eric Metaxas, Wess Stafford, and a powerful message by Phil Vischer.  Last night we listened to Naomi Zacharias McNeil*, director of Wellspring and daughter of Ravi Z. 

I am determined to listen to all of these eventually. Tune in to hear what today’s emerging next-generation authors and pastors and Christian leaders have to say to the authors and pastors and Christian leaders of tomorrow.

*use this link as a starting point if you’re not finding the channel. The channel includes a number of music-related things; typing “Liberty convocation” is your better search bet.

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4 Comments »

  1. Was fairly dissappointed as an alumni that they had Mitt Romney there. Not politically so neccesarily, but religiously. But as you say, a goldmine of thoughts.

    Comment by Harvey Earls — December 10, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

    • Visitors to the videos should pick and choose. I didn’t get why Donald Trump was there, but I didn’t click on that one.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — December 10, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

  2. [...] — their voice; their mannerisms — they will want to read their books. To that end, I cannot recommend this idea enough; it’s a great place to [...]

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  3. [...] few weeks ago here I commented on how the Liberty Convocation series on YouTube is a treasure trove of great Christian speakers, and sure enough they had one for Louis. I know some people who read here regularly can’t [...]

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