• CALLED TO BE STEWARDS OF CREATION

    By LORETTA FULTON Do Christians have a responsibility to be caretakers of creation? Absolutely, a unversity professor said at a recent Wednesday night program at the Episcopal Church of the

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  • CEDAR: TOUGH BUT REWARDING

    By LORETTA FULTON A two-week gathering of people from all over the world in Abilene last summer carried the cumberson title, Communities Engaging with Difference And Religion. Thankfully, it was

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  • MORE THAN A METAPHOR: REFLECTIONS FROM WADI RUM

    By LESLIE STRADER Sand and stars. Those are the two images – or metaphors – the Lord gave to Abraham when He plucked him out of obscurity and made a

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  • LOVE ALL NEIGHBORS AS YOURSELF

    By LORETTA FULTON Some Christians believe that the best way to love people who aren’t Christians is to lead them to Jesus, but a speaker at Monday’s ACU Summit sees

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  • ‘CEDAR PANELING’ KICKS OFF AIC YEAR

    The Abilene Interfaith Council will kick off the 2018-2019 year with an evening session called CEDAR Paneling. It isn’t exactly what it sounds like. CEDAR refers to Communities Engaging with

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  • LAST WORDS SHOULD CONVEY LOVE

    By DANNY MINTON Browse the internet and you will discover several websites that list the last words of famous people of the past. Most are probably not the actual final

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  • HSU HONORS ITS BARRIER BREAKERS

    By LORETTA FULTON At 105, Virginia Connally’s still got it–wit, intellect, grace, elegance. Connally, Abilene’s first female physician, added another first to her lengthy list of firsts Sept. 6. when

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  • STRIVING FOR BALANCE

      By NANCY PATRICK Abilene, Texas, a relatively quiet, safe place to live, has had a recent increase in violence. This has prompted me to ponder the causes of such

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  • PREDICTING COURT WITH KAVANAUGH

    By PAUL FABRIZIO As the U.S. Senate examines and then debates the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, there is much discussion of how he may

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  • ABILENIANS AT THE PARLIAMENT

    Abilene will be well represented when the Parliament of the World’s Religions meets Nov. 1-7 in Toronto. Retired Hardin-Simmons University religion professor Rob Sellers is chairman of the board of trustees of

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