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Bring your Bibles and duck calls: Robertsons to headline Lipscomb event

You can’t spell “Bisons” without “Si.”
The 2013 Don Meyer Evening of Excellence at Lipscomb University, named in honor of the longtime men’s basketball coach at the Nashville, Tenn., university, features guest speakers who represent a different sport entirely.
Duck hunting.

Lipscomb University mascot Big Dave and Si Robertson (Screenshot via lipscomb.edu)

Phil, Kay and Si Roberston, the stars of A&E Network’s “Duck Dynasty” and members of the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., will speak at the April 27, 2013 event. In a promotional video, Phil Robertson urges attendees to bring their duck calls “what you call ducks with,” and their Bibles, “the Gospel of Jesus, what you call men with.”
Brent High, Lipscomb’s associate athletic director for spiritual formation, made a marathon, 1,100-mile round trip from Nashville to West Monroe to shoot the video. Along for the ride were videographer Tom Zaleski and cross country runner (and confessed “Duck Dynasty” addict) Alexander McMeen, who played the role of Lipscomb’s mascot, Big Dave.
In a message to Lipscomb athletics boosters, High writes:

I visited with Phil in his duck blind as Tom was getting everything ready for the video shoot. Phil asked very simply, “Is there going to be anyone there who needs to hear about Jesus?”
I assured him the answer was yes. That’s quite honestly the main reason I’m writing tonight.
Who can you invite that needs to hear about Jesus?
I can tell you right now without a shadow of a doubt that Phil Robertson is going to present the good news of Jesus on April 27th in as direct and powerful a way as anyone you have ever heard in your life. It’ll be a powerful reminder and encouragement for those of us who have already accepted him as Savior and Lord.
We don’t need to miss this opportunity as Christians to let God increase His Kingdom.

Read our recent feature on Don Meyer and Lipscomb.

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    Can you give me info on when/where/cost, etc. about Si and Phil visiting Lipscomb University?
    December, 30 2012

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