By Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message staff writer
PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – Louisiana Christian University is going on the “Total Truth Tour” this spring offering information and resources to fortify a biblical worldview with student groups.
Scheduled at four churches, the tour will feature guest speaker J.D. Hankins, student minister at First Baptist Church, Rayville, and music led by the LCU’s Elevate band:
— Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville, Jan. 25, 6:15 p.m.
— First Baptist Church, Lafayette, Feb. 15, 6 p.m.
— First Baptist Church, West Monroe, March 22, 6 p.m.
— Summer Grove Baptist Church, Shreveport, April 19, 6 p.m.
Citing a 2021 Barna study that found just 6 percent of evangelicals adhere to a biblical worldview, LCU President Rick Brewer said events like the Total Truth Tour are needed to help buck that trend.
“Unfortunately, even among evangelicals in our churches, only a small percentage of youth subscribe to a biblical worldview,” Brewer told the Baptist Message. “We are finding more and more high school students who simply don’t believe in moral absolute truth. The tour will help make students not just aware of LCU but equip students to grow in a deeper understanding of biblical truth.”
Hankins said he is excited to share more with students about how to defend their faith.
“We will have a good time,” Hankins said. “Come and be ready to have fun and talk about Jesus.”
The Total Truth Tour, which also is scheduled for August to November, is the latest effort by LCU to provide students with the tools to make a difference for Christ in the culture.
For the last six years, LCU has offered several lecture series and conferences to address current spiritual and political issues facing Christ followers. Additionally, messages during the 2022-2023 chapel services are based off the book of Revelation.
Incoming students can apply for the Francis Schaeffer Scholarship Program, renewable annually for four years. To be eligible, students must complete the book “A Student’s Guide to Culture” that centers on how Christians can understand and influence the culture. Applicants then view video lessons taught by LCU professors, complete quizzes and write a final essay about the material.
Once on campus, students are required to attend Baptist Collegiate Ministry services and other cultural events each semester.