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Op-ed: Jerry Falwell Jr.: Failed Institutionalist

(Kyle Griesinger)

Jerry Falwell Jr.: Failed Institutionalist was first published at National Review.

In December 2015, I sat with about 10,000 other students in Liberty University’s Vines Center for one of the thrice weekly Convocations, this one featuring remarks by Jerry Falwell Jr., the school’s president, chancellor, and son of its famous founder. It was already well-known by the student body that for Jerry, as we half-affectionately called him, off script was a dangerous place to be. Mostly that danger took the form of bad jokes and awkward malapropisms. But on that particular day, it was worse…

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Appearance: Matt Lewis and the News

I had the privilege of joining Daily Beast Senior Columnist, Matt Lewis on his eponymous (and excellent) podcast, Matt Lewis and the News. We discussed Jerry Falwell Jr. in light of his recently announced leave of absence from Liberty University. We also talked about the culture of Liberty and what Jerry’s fall says about the broader culture.

I hope you’ll give it a listen! And subscribe to Matt’s podcast if you like smart, long-form conversation.

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Good News for Liberty Flames Fans

Glad to see Coach Freeze isn’t looking jet out of Lynchburg after getting that first bowl win. Per Jon Manson writing for

“I’ve had several reach out to me or to Jimmy (Sexton), who kinda handles that,” Freeze said on the radio interview. “Flattered, but man Liberty has done so much for me and for my family and all my family is together there. I have a daughter who is a senior. It would be very, very difficult for me to consider that at this time, with where my family is and with the goodness that Liberty has been to me.”