Kirk Cameron, Liberty University
A partnership between actor/producer Kirk Cameron and Liberty University was announced Monday night during "Praise the Lord" on TBN, hosted by Cameron and featuring Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. as a special guest.
The university will partner with Cameron in his new film releasing later this year. The film will answer life's toughest questions about human suffering.
Cameron, who first visited Liberty as a Convocation speaker last fall and returned last month to meet with film school students, said his goals match up with Liberty's.
"You're making some big kingdom moves to produce Champions for Christ and send them into the culture," he told Falwell. "That's what I want to do, and so we're likeminded in that way. I want to make films that represent Gospel values, I want to impact families, I want to impact culture."
Falwell commended Cameron for his work on the film.
"You're using your platform as an actor to answer those questions, because I think there are so many young people who will listen to you, who will watch the new movie you're making that wouldn't go to church, that wouldn't sit in a Christian school classroom," Falwell said. "I think you're touching people who can't be reached any other way ... that's why we decided to help you with it. We're just so impressed and proud of what you're doing that we want to help."
Cameron said the film will answer "the kind of questions that can wreck people's faith," and Liberty is the perfect partner in the endeavor.
"You have such a strong philosophy department, religion department, seminary, so I know that by partnering with Liberty, you can back up a 90-minute film with classes, and worldview teaching that will send people out in the world who can answer these questions. The truth is nobody else can answer that but the church."