Monthly Archives: February 2018

FAREWELL TO BILLY GRAHAM ‘HE HAD A VERY HUMBLE AND GENTLE SPIRIT’

  By LORETTA FULTON America’s pastor died Feb. 21, leaving behind millions of mourners nationwide, some of whom were introduced to Christianity and the Bible thanks to the late Rev. Billy Graham. According to Graham’s official obituary, he died Feb. 21 at his home in North Carolina at 7:46 a.m Eastern time. Graham preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to

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#SOCIAL MEDIA, #BLOG, #ME

By DANNY MINTON Our lives have never been more open than they are today due to the outbreak of “Social Media” and “Blogs.” Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat and the like are words that have become common everyday words, especially to the younger generation, but spanning all age groups. Add to the “Social Media” the vast number of blogs

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HOPE HAVEN ADOPTS A ‘WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?’ APPROACH TO HOUSING

By LORETTA FULTON A funny thing happened after Abilene Hope Haven lost 70 percent of its funding. The loss of $278,000 in Department of Housing and Urban Development funding didn’t force Abilene Hope Haven to close. Instead, it forced its leaders to take a fresh look. While Hope Haven was receiving HUD money, it operated under certain rules. Without that

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LIFE OF LEO SCOTT CELEBRATED

        By LORETTA FULTON The title of an exhibit that runs through May 19 at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature is “Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards.” But on the evening of Feb. 12, the NCCIL became “Our Voice: Celebrating the Life of the Rev. Dr. Leo Scott.” Choirs from local African-American congregations

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ECUMENISM, INTERFAITH SHARE GOALS

Ecumenism and interfaith share many of the same attributes and goals as guests at the February meeting of the Abilene Interfaith Council learned. Guest speaker was Douglas Foster, professor of church history in the Graduate School of Theology and director of the Center for Restoration Studies at Abilene Christian University. Foster, a popular speaker at various venues in Abilene, spoke

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