Do the Word: NSA Commencement Address 2017
This is a transcript of Joe Rigney's graduation address delivered at NSA's 2017 commencement ceremony on May 11. You can listen to the full address at the bottom or by visiting NSA's podcast on iTunes or Google Play
Graduates, family and friends, as an alumni and friend of this institution, I want to offer my deepest congratulations on finishing this portion of the course of life. Making it this far is no small feat, and your presence here is a testament both to the grace of God and your hard work, and, for some of you, to the kindness and generosity of your professors.
As I understand it, it is customary at such events for the speaker to offer an exhortation. A natural choice this evening would be to extol the value of a liberal arts education for life. But you’ve been studying here, in the Mecca of Christian Liberal Arts. I know your professors. I count many of them as my friends (I’ll let you guess which ones I’m excluding). You’ve read Shakespeare with Grieser, studied …
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