Liberty University’s Falkirk Center is promoting an embarrassingly bad Eric Metaxas speech on the American Revolution

I was going to include this in my MAGA evangelicals post this morning, but I decided to save it for a separate post. The Falkirk Center at Liberty University just tweeted a video of an Eric Metaxas speech: Almost everything Metaxas says in this clip is wrong. The defenders of Metaxas might say I am … Continue reading Liberty University’s Falkirk Center is promoting an embarrassingly bad Eric Metaxas speech on the American Revolution

The Liberty University Falkirk Center continues to promote evangelical Trumpism:

Yesterday I noted that Calvary Chapel-Chino Hills has emerged as a prominent site for Trump’s evangelical lost cause movement. Today I highlight (once again) the “think tank” associated with this movement: Liberty University’s Falkirk Center. It continues to baffle me that the Falkirk Center keeps championing “truth” while at the same time giving oxygen to … Continue reading The Liberty University Falkirk Center continues to promote evangelical Trumpism:

Has the Liberty University Falkirk Center removed Charlie Kirk and Sebastian Gorka as “fellows?”

It looks as if both founders of the Falkirk Center at Liberty University are no longer associated with the culture-war “think tank” they created. The University got rid of president Jerry Falwell Jr. last year. Now Charlie Kirk has gone missing from the Falkirk Center website. (Maybe insulting Lecrae was the last straw! ;-)) Salem … Continue reading Has the Liberty University Falkirk Center removed Charlie Kirk and Sebastian Gorka as “fellows?”

Liberty University’s Falkirk Center has “pumped millions” of dollars into the promotion of Donald Trump

In September 2020, I wrote a piece at Religion News Service titled, “Reforming Liberty University in the post-Falwell era should begin with the Falkirk Center.” Earlier today, I pointed out that the Falkirk Center is now leading efforts to change the results of the 2020 presidential election. Most institutions of higher learning would be embarrassed … Continue reading Liberty University’s Falkirk Center has “pumped millions” of dollars into the promotion of Donald Trump

Liberty University’s Falkirk Center celebrates one year of divisive, culture war politics

After Jerry Falwell Jr. resigned in disgrace as president of Liberty University, I wrote a piece at Religion News Service titled “Reforming Liberty University in the post-Falwell era should begin with the Falkirk Center.” Here is a taste of that piece: But for many onlookers, the problems at Liberty run much deeper than a sex … Continue reading Liberty University’s Falkirk Center celebrates one year of divisive, culture war politics

The Falkirk Center crowd breaks it all down for us.

The spokespersons for Liberty University’s Falkirk Center joined forces today on the Eric Metaxas Radio Show: In this video, Metaxas interviews a Michigan poll watcher who claims he saw corruption. He talks about Jim Garlow’s prayer meeting for election fraud. Metaxas says, “I have no doubt that Trump will be the next president and voter … Continue reading The Falkirk Center crowd breaks it all down for us.

*Inside Higher Education* investigates Liberty University’s Falkirk Center

Click here for previous posts on the Falkirk Center, the culture war-wing of Liberty University. Rick Seltzer’s recent piece at Inside Higher Education argues that the center’s political advocacy is pushing the boundaries of what is legally acceptable for a private, non-profit, university. This part of Seltzer’s article is particularly revealing: Falkirk has run about … Continue reading *Inside Higher Education* investigates Liberty University’s Falkirk Center

Liberty University’s Falkirk Center meets all expectations at its “Get Louder” event

Yesterday, Liberty University’s Falkirk Center, the culture war wing of the largest Christian university in the world, held a 1-day conference titled “Get Louder: Faith Summit 2020.” Evangelical Trump supporters were encouraged to yell and scream more, fight more, and make sure that they were active on every social media platform. This is how the … Continue reading Liberty University’s Falkirk Center meets all expectations at its “Get Louder” event

Reforming Liberty University in the post-Falwell era should begin with the Falkirk Center

Here is a taste of my piece today at Religion News Service: On Aug. 26, hundreds of students, wearing masks and properly distanced, gathered in Liberty University’s Williams Stadium for Campus Community, a weekly event that campus pastor David Nasser calls “one of the largest Bible studies in the world.” It was the first Campus … Continue reading Reforming Liberty University in the post-Falwell era should begin with the Falkirk Center

Charlie Kirk of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center has a Twitter meltdown while watching the DNC convention

It got pretty ugly. Liberty University’s Falkirk Center is partially named after Trump wonder-boy Charlie Kirk: Michelle Obama and her husband hate America. — Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 18, 2020 Michelle Obama and her husband hate America. — Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 18, 2020 Bernie Sanders is a Communist. He was given a primetime spot … Continue reading Charlie Kirk of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center has a Twitter meltdown while watching the DNC convention

Why Liberty University should close the Falkirk Center, and why it probably won’t happen

If you want to understand what a university values, consider the kinds of centers and institutes they have on campus. Most centers and institutes are extra-curricular in nature and are designed to bolster the ideas and values that define the mission of the school that sponsors them. I wrote a bit about this in an … Continue reading Why Liberty University should close the Falkirk Center, and why it probably won’t happen

What has Liberty University’s Falkirk Center said about Jerry Falwell’s “indefinite leave of absence”?

Nothing. The co-creator of the Christian Right, pro-Trump, attack-dog “center” which has become the public voice of Liberty University’s culture war agenda has just lost its leader. And here is what the Falkirk Center is tweeting about: Checkmate, tyrants😂 #ChurchIsEssential pic.twitter.com/G3GZRBHiXs — Falkirk Center (@falkirk_center) August 11, 2020 When the left desecrates the American flag, … Continue reading What has Liberty University’s Falkirk Center said about Jerry Falwell’s “indefinite leave of absence”?

The Falkirk Center on the John MacArthur controversy. Or how culture warriors write.

  Some of you have been following the situation at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California. For the past two Sundays, pastor John MacArthur has held religious services in defiance of California’s COVID-19 regulations. MacArthur said:  “We will obey God rather than men. We’re going to be faithful to our Lord.” Pictures of last … Continue reading The Falkirk Center on the John MacArthur controversy. Or how culture warriors write.

Engaging with the latest stuff on race and the founders coming from Liberty University’s Falkirk Center

Not all Christian colleges are the same. Some of you may recall a post in which I compared Messiah University to Liberty University. If you have a child considering a faith-based college I encourage you to read that post. Liberty University recently established something called the Falkirk Center. In previous posts I called it a … Continue reading Engaging with the latest stuff on race and the founders coming from Liberty University’s Falkirk Center

Liberty University’s Falkirk Center Says “Turning the Other Cheek” is No Longer Sufficient

We have blogged about Liberty University’s Falkirk Center before.  The more I learn about this center the more I am convinced that it does not represent the teachings of Christianity.   Recently someone on Twitter pointed out this paragraph in the Falkirk Center mission statement: Bemoaning the rise of leftism is no longer enough, and turning … Continue reading Liberty University’s Falkirk Center Says “Turning the Other Cheek” is No Longer Sufficient

Rudy Giuliani’s Spokesperson is a 20-Year-Old Ambassador for Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Falkirk Center

The Falkirk Center is Liberty University’s new “think tank.”  Read more about it in these posts. One of the Falkirk Center’s “ambassadors” is a 20-year old Liberty online student named Christianne Allen. She is also the spokesperson for Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.  I am assuming that Falwell Jr. chose Allen as an ambassador of the … Continue reading Rudy Giuliani’s Spokesperson is a 20-Year-Old Ambassador for Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Falkirk Center

How Have Things Been Going at Liberty University’s Falkirk Center?

In case you missed it, Liberty University recently opened a “think tank” to stop the media from converting Americans to socialism.  It is called the “Falkirk Center.”  Here is what we know so far: Like any good think tank, the Falkirk Center has fellows.  But these are not scholars or public intellectuals, they are “influencers.”  … Continue reading How Have Things Been Going at Liberty University’s Falkirk Center?

Liberty University Falkirk Center Announces “Falkirk Fellows”

What is the Falkirk Center?  Get up to speed with these posts. This new center at Liberty University, which is designed to promote a Christian nationalist view of the United States, has now chosen its first group of “Falkirk Fellows.”  They are: Erika Lane Frantzve: She was Miss Arizona USA.  I am not sure what … Continue reading Liberty University Falkirk Center Announces “Falkirk Fellows”

More on the Liberty University’s Falkirk Center and How It Will Approach American History

Here is Charlie Kirk and Jerry Falwell Jr. on One News: So it looks like the Falkirk Center: Will attack the work of outstanding public school history teachers, the kinds of teachers I have worked with over the years through my relationship with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute and elsewhere. Will attack teachers unions. Will oppose an … Continue reading More on the Liberty University’s Falkirk Center and How It Will Approach American History