RELIGION BULLETIN BOARD

Spirit of Abilene wants to share what’s happening at your place of worship with other Abilenians. Please send notice of events and ideas for human interest stories to: editor@spiritofabilene.com or call Loretta Fulton, editor, at 325-669-9006 Photo credit: MyTudut on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-SA   BIG DADDY WEAVE BRINGS TOUR TO ABILENE The “When the Light Comes Tour” is coming to the Paramount Theater

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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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REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury Locals already were “big-eyed” by massive oil discoveries in the Wichita Falls area about a century ago. Money flowed, and for many folks, life was good, might near the land-of-milk-and-honey status. For the oil people, it was even better. If they wanted milk and honey, they could yawn while signing checks to buy

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ONE-ROOM SCHOOL

By LARRY BRADSHAW Growing up in Kansas in the ’40s and ’50s, I attended a one-room country school for eight years.  Pleasant Valley School, near the small-town of Harper, Kansas, had around 20 students, all eight grades in one room. The school was a beautiful little red-brick building built by the Mennonites before the war. It featured a steeple with

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AIC FEATURES DOUG MENDENHALL

Abilene Adventures in Faith, Journalism and Political Activism Doug Mendenhall, professor of journalism at Abilene Christian University and columnist of note, will be guest speaker Tuesday, Feb. 18, for the monthly meeting of the Abilene Interfaith Council. The meeting will being at noon at the Abilene Public Library’s South Branch, next to Penney’s in the Mall of Abilene. The program,

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A SCRIPTURE MOST TIMELY

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury The tale unleashed in this space this day is difficult to categorize. Some will say it is typical of “fake news”; others will insist that it best “fits” somewhere in the dizzy, digital world of social media. This column reminds me of the line TV’s long-running series, Hee Haw, tossed at viewers regularly:

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SNACK FOOD

By JIM  NICHOLS It was meant as a joke, but it causes grimaces when read. It said something like, “Before the internet, we thought the cause of stupidity was the lack of information. It wasn’t that.” Some of the major information technology companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google are engaged in difficult decisions regarding the veracity of information

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HSU REPORT ON TRUSTEES ACTIONS

HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY February 14, 2020 Jacob Brandt At its February 2020 meeting, Hardin-Simmons University’s Board of Trustees took a number of significant steps to better position the institution financially to continue its mission to provide excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values. At the meeting, Board members challenged each other to support Hardin-Simmons University financially as well as

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