Monthly Archives: September 2017

‘FARMINARY’ CULTIVATES MINISTERS

  By Jacob Snowden Director of Christian Education First Central Presbyterian Church The seeds of something new in religious education are beginning to take root in the Garden State. The “Farminary” is a budding 21-acre farm connected with Princeton Theological Seminary. Why might a seminary venture out to buy a farm? One person is uniquely and eloquently prepared to answer

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PRESBYTERIANS WERE ABILENIANS BEFORE THERE WAS AN ABILENE

By Jay Moore When Abilene was born on March 15, 1881, there was already a church established. And by the time the town was 25 years old in 1906, there were 16. That number had increased to 26 by 1921. And 25 years after that — just after World War II –there were more than twice that many, with 20

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DOGS RECEIVE BLESSING FROM PRIEST IN HONOR OF SAINT FRANCIS DAY

    By Loretta Fulton Remy, a precocious shih tzu, playfully walked toward a smiling Father Adam Droll and promptly relieved himself on the priest’s black cassock. “Are you telling me I need to do the dry cleaning?” Droll, parochial vicar at Holy Family Catholic Church gently asked, still smiling. Remy quickly got a blessing from Droll, who repeated the blessing

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‘YOU ARE GOD’S SIGNED ORIGINAL,’ LOGSDON SPEAKER ASSURES STUDENTS

By Loretta Fulton In the beginning, God was already God. And in all of creation, God has made only one version of each person, the speaker for this year’s Cornerstone Lecture Series at Hardin-Simmons University reminded students at a luncheon Sept. 20. “You are God’s signed original,” said Delvin Atchison, director of the Great Commission Team for the Baptist General Convention

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CHRISTIANS CAN ENGAGE IN CIVIL POLITICAL TALK, EVEN WITH OPPOSING VIEWS, SUMMIT TEACHERS ASSERT

By Loretta Fulton Scott Self and Cole Bennett are about as different politically as can be. This is by their own admission. But, they are best friends, they are united in Christ, and they talk. “How did this happen?” Self asked. It happened–and happens–because both men are willing to try to understand where the other is coming from. Bennett knows

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