April 5, 2011
This week I returned to Lynchburg, Virginia, where I once worked for Jerry Falwell. I received a tour of the Liberty University campus, along with Bob Beckel. We spoke at convocation Monday morning.
I was astounded at what I saw. The campus has grown to a modern university with so many bells and whistles it takes your breath away. This is what a great Christian university should look like: first-class academics, first-class sports facilities, a gorgeous theatre where “Phantom of the Opera” will open soon. It is the first university in the country to be granted the rights.
The football stadium is first rate. It looks like a professional stadium. Thomas Road Baptist Church seats 6,000 and they tell me it is nearly full every week.
I don’t impress easily. Liberty impresses me. If you have, or will soon have, college-age kids, you could do a lot worse than liberty, but not much better.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.