Duke University Campus – Sciences. Durham, N.C. April 18, 2012



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Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James B. Duke established The Duke Endowment, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.
The university has “historical, formal, on-going, and symbolic ties” with the United Methodist Church, but is a nonsectarian and independent institution. Duke’s research expenditures in the 2010 fiscal year topped $983 million, the fifth largest figure in the nation. Competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke’s athletic teams—known as the Blue Devils—have captured twelve national championships, including four by its high profile men’s basketball team.
The university’s campus spans over 8,600 acres (35 km2) on three contiguous campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort. Duke’s main campus—designed largely by the prominent African American architect Julian Abele—incorporates Gothic architecture with the 210-foot (64 m) Duke Chapel at the campus’ epicenter and highest point of elevation. The forest environs surrounding parts of the campus belie the University’s proximity to downtown Durham. Construction projects have updated both the freshmen-populated Georgian-style East Campus and the main Gothic-style West Campus, as well as the adjacent Medical Center over the past five years.

Faulkner University | Television Commercial | 1991 | Huntsville Alabama



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Faulkner University | Television Commercial | 1991 | Huntsville Alabama

Faulkner University is a private Christian university in Montgomery, Alabama. It is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university was founded in 1942 as Montgomery Bible School. In 1953 the school’s name was changed to Alabama Christian College (ACC). In 1965, the college was moved to its present location on Atlanta Highway. The year 1975 marked the beginning of the school’s satellite campuses in Mobile, Huntsville and Birmingham. In 1985, the school was renamed Faulkner University in honor of Dr. James H. Faulkner, Sr., a longtime supporter and chairman of the board.

Katrina Palmer-White at University Memorial Baptist Church – Charlotte, NC



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Women’s Day at University Memorial Baptist Church
Katrina shares from God’s Word about learning from and staying in God’s Word and highlights the personal tragedy of losing her only daughter in a car accident.

Kevin Ezell – Liberty University Convocation



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On February 27, 2015, at Convocation, North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian students, Kevin Ezell addressed the student body at Liberty University. He talks to the students about being plugged in with missions and church plants. Kevin shares about his experiences and life with church planting and missions.
Kevin is the president of the North American Mission Board. He has a wife and six children and recently served as senior pastor of Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Spirituality and Community: William F. Buckley, Bill Moyers – University (1999)



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Buckley was raised a Catholic, and was a member of the Knights of Malta.[27] He described his faith by saying, “I grew up, as reported, in a large family of Catholics without even a decent ration of tentativeness among the lot of us about our religious faith.”[28] As a child, he attended St. John’s, Beaumont, a prestigious Catholic boarding school in England, for a time before the outbreak of World War II. Later, he attended Millbrook, a Protestant school, but was permitted to attend Catholic Mass at a nearby church. As a youth, he became aware of anti-Catholic bias in the United States, particularly American Freedom and Catholic Power, a Paul Blanshard book that accused American Catholics of having ‘divided loyalties.’

The release of his first book, God and Man at Yale, in 1951 was met with some specific criticism pertaining to his Catholicism. McGeorge Bundy, dean of Harvard at the time, wrote in The Atlantic that “it seems strange for any Roman Catholic to undertake to speak for the Yale religious tradition.” Henry Sloan Coffin, a Yale trustee, accused Buckley’s book of “being distorted by his Roman Catholic point of view” and stated that Buckley “should have attended Fordham or some similar institution.”[29]

In his 1997 book Nearer, My God, he condemned what he viewed as “the Supreme Court’s war against religion in the public school,” and argued that Christian faith was being replaced by “another God … multiculturalism.”[30] As an adult, Buckley regularly attended the traditional Latin Mass in Connecticut.[9] He disapproved of the liturgical reforms following the Second Vatican Council.[31] Buckley also revealed an interest in the writings and revelations of the 20th Century Italian writer Maria Valtorta.[32] In his spiritual memoir Buckley reproduced Valtorta’s detailed accounts of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, which were based on Valtorta’s visionary experiences of Christ and the mystical revelations she reported experiencing between the years 1943–47, being shown Jesus’ life in 1st-century Palestine and recording the visions in her book The Poem of the Man-God.

Born Billy Don Moyers[1] in Hugo in Choctaw County in southeastern Oklahoma, he was the son of John Henry Moyers, a laborer, and Ruby Johnson Moyers. Moyers was reared in Marshall, Texas.[2]

He began his journalism career at 16 as a cub reporter at the Marshall News Messenger in Marshall in East Texas. In college, he studied journalism at the North Texas State College in Denton, Texas. In 1954, then-US Senator Lyndon B. Johnson employed him as a summer intern and eventually promoted him to manage Johnson’s personal mail. Soon after, Moyers transferred to the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, where he wrote for The Daily Texan newspaper. In 1956, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. While in Austin, Moyers served as assistant news editor for KTBC radio and television stations, owned by Lady Bird Johnson, wife of then-Senator Johnson. During the academic year 1956–1957, he studied issues of church and state at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland as a Rotary International Fellow. In 1959, he completed a Master of Divinity degree at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.[2] Moyers served as Director of Information while attending SWBTS. He was also a Baptist pastor in Weir in Williamson County, near Austin.

Moyers was ordained in 1954. Moyers planned to enter a Doctor of Philosophy program in American Studies at the University of Texas. During Senator Johnson’s unsuccessful bid for the 1960 Democratic U.S. presidential nomination, Moyers served as a top aide, and in the general campaign he acted as liaison between Democratic vice-presidential candidate Johnson and the Democratic presidential nominee, U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy.[3]

Dave Stone – Liberty University Convocation



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On April 8th, 2016, at Convocation, North America’s largest weekly gathering of Christian students, pastor and author Dave Stone spoke to students about understanding their calling. He explained to students that God shaped them and made them for the purpose of doing God’s work.

Dave Stone is Senior Pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of the “Faithful Family” series, including Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord.