Jump directly to the content

Liberty University Wants To Create 'Tens of Thousands' of Kirk Cameron

Largest evangelical university announces film partnership to answer 'faith-wrecking' questions.

Liberty University is on the rise–and actor Kirk Cameron isn't getting left behind.

During an interview on TBN, Cameron and Liberty chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., announced a partnership between the school and Cameron's new film, which "will answer life's toughest questions about human suffering." The film is scheduled to be released later this year.

Liberty is the world's largest Christian school and recently was profiled in the Washington Post as an "evangelical mega-university." It has access to state-of-the-art film equipment, as well as strong religion and philosophy departments, which make Liberty a "perfect partner" in this endeavor, Cameron said.

But Falwell already has caught flak for his comment about creating "tens of thousands of Kirk Camerons." Huffington Post speculates that "the thought ... might strike particular fear into the hearts of LGBT advocates" who know of Cameron's conservative track record on moral issues.

CT previously has reported on Liberty University, looking at the school's attempt to develop a Division I football team and its use of massive open-online courses. CT also examined how Liberty students' preference for "soft activism" could signal a larger shift among evangelicals.

Related Topics:Higher Education
Posted:March 26, 2013 at 1:09PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Prominent Advocate for Persecuted Christians Resigns After Sex Assault Conviction
Barnabas Aid defends its work as 'much bigger than one man' after jury rules Patrick Sookhdeo groped employee and intimidated witnesses.
One-Third of Audience for Christian Books, Radio, TV, and Movies Is Unchurched
LifeWay/NRB study examines whether Christian media is used for discipleship or evangelism.
ISIS Kidnaps 100 Christians in Syria: Prisoner Swap, or Libya-Style Propaganda?
(UPDATED) Christian leader: In light of 'barbaric record with the captured, the destiny of these families is a major concern to us.'
Died: Leanne Payne, 82, Prominent Leader in Pastoral Care, Healing Movement
Author of seven books, she supported orientation change for gays and lesbians.
Christianity Today
Liberty University Wants To Create 'Tens of Thousands' of Kirk ...