WRAL News anchor David Crabtree opened the Easter semester at Sewanee: The University of the South on Friday, January 19, 2018, urging students to listen to their hearts and follow their callings in order to find success and happiness.
Crabtree’s address during the university’s Convocation marked the ceremonial start to a new semester at the university for students, faculty and staff. He urged students to follow the example set by God and his command to Abram, who was told to set out for a new home in a new land provided by the Creator.
“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. …’ So Abram went, as the Lord had told him,” Crabtree recounted for his audience about the tale as chronicled in the Book of Genesis.