• BIBLE DEMANDS ENVIRONMENTAL CARE

    Editor’s Note: The following statement was mde Aug. 12 by the Rev. Mitch Hescox President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) Today, President Trump and Secretary Bernhardt finalized their immoral revisions to

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  • KEEP ON KEEPING ON

    By DANNY MINTON Some of you may remember a comedian named Joe E. Brown. Known for his big mouth and great character, he was one of the more popular comedians

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  • SHOWING HUMILITY IN TWO WORDS

    By GRACE SOSA This summer, I had the privilege of taking my first class at Logsdon Seminary. Our Preaching from the Old Testament course was full of students from Kenya,

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  • CHURCH HOLDING MOVING SALE

    Judy Chaney pointed to gently used sofas and chairs sitting in the middle of a large building filled with things you would expect to see at a garage sale. The

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  • FACING FEAR WITH COURAGE

    “Why Courage Matters” will be the topic for a Lunch & Learn Aug. 29 at Abilene Christian University. The public is invited to hear Jerry Taylor, associate professor of Bible,

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  • ‘COMMUNITY’ AN ESSENTIAL GOING FORWARD

    By LORETTA FULTON The decline in church attendance is so dramatic it feels like an emergency that needs immediate attention. “I felt like we were coming to a first-responders’ convention,”

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  • LEADING BY SERVING

    By LORETTA FULTON The Young Leaders of Abilene looked at the piles and piles of boxes that needed to be flattened for recycling, understanding that was their job for the

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  • IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE

    By DANNY MINTON All of us at one time or another make plans for life. It may be plans we have for a vacation or possibly a mission trip. We

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  • FEAR, ANGER, HATRED, VIOLENCE

    By NANCY PATRICK We often find ourselves in situations that irk us in various ways. Most of us want our own way and do not appreciate interference from others. Human

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  • ‘THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE’

    By AMY WILSON FELTZ My family and I moved to El Paso six weeks ago to serve at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. St. Paul’s — and my house —

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SPIRITUAL HONESTY IN THE BIBLE BELT

By NANCY PATRICK Living in the Bible Belt of America has many advantages. Christian people who live morally upright lives, support their families, participate in their communities, donate to charities, and exemplify integrity and honor comprise the majority of the community. In spite of the positive aspects of living in a Christian community, some people feel alone and alienated when

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SWEET CHARIOT STOCKS?

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury A casual statement made by my Uncle Mort at his 107th birthday party recently may go a long way in explaining why he continues his relentless pursuit of get-rich-quick inventions. He said he suffered a monumental financial blow–a borderline “gut punch”–from Wall Street. Mort rues the long-ago day he put all of his available

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LOW MAN ON THE TOTEM POLE

By DANNY MINTON Totem poles have been around for hundreds of years. You won’t see too many around Abilene since mesquite tree trunks aren’t the ideal trunks for a 30-foot tall sculpture. Totem poles were not worshipped but designed mostly to depict tribal history or folklore. Many times native Indians would feel a connection to one of the animal symbols

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HELP END HOMELESSNESS

  Volunteers are needed to assist with the 2019 Summer Point in Time Count, aimed at getting an exact count of the homeless in Abilene.  The count will take place Thursday, Aug. 29. Volunteers must take part in one of two trainings, either 12:30 p.m. Aug. 20 or 12:30 p.m. Aug. 27.  Also, donations of $10 gift cards are requested.

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MORE THAN ‘JUST A GUY’

Hardin-Simmons University News Release Joseph Eunice was busy enough working and earning his doctorate of physical therapy from Hardin-Simmons University, but when he saw a need in Mityana, Uganda, he knew he had the time to help children in need. Eunice, who graduate in 2019, is the director of operations at Just A Guy Ministries (JAG), where he fundraises to

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ACU HOSTING SUMMER SEMINAR

  The Siburt Institute for Church Ministry will have its annual summer seminar Friday and Saturday at the Hunter Welcome Center on the Abilene Christian University campus. Theme is “Rich Heritage, Unfolding Future: Renewing Churches for God’s Mission.” The public is invited to all sessions. Session I begins at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and classes run through 8:30 p.m. On Saturday,

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SIGNS UNTO US

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury The prophet Isaiah really started something when he foretold of signs to indicate the coming of the Christ child. I know. This is a scriptural reference heard mostly at Christmastime. It is noted, though, that signs were big in biblical times, and remain big now. Today, some signs with their modern-day digital technology,

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