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Editor’s Note: Kelly Pigott is professor of church history at Hardin-Simmons University. He also is an author and creator of the blog, Spilled Coffee on Ancient Scrolls. His lastest book is “From Eden to Heaven,” The following post originally was posted on his blog and is reprinted here by permission. BY KELLY PIGOTT Is it just me, or does it

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By DANNY MINTON Remember this commercial? “What’s this stuff?” “Some cereal. It’s supposed to be good for you.” “Did you try it?” “I’m not going to try it; you try it!” “I’m not going to try it.” “Let’s get Mikey!” “Yeah!” “He won’t eat it. He hates everything!” “He likes it! Hey Mikey!” We live in a world riddled with

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The Aldersgate United Methodist Church Open Door Community Garden was the scene of a neighborhood party Sunday evening. Food and dessert trucks were provided free of charge to neighbors who came to enjoy the meal, live music, and fellowship. And, some picked ripe vegetables from the garden to take home. The church offers monthly outings in the garden during the

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By LORETTA FULTON “No kids in cages!” one sign screamed. Another quoted a Bible scripture. Another Dietrich Bonhoeffer. An atheist got in his remarks too, with a sign urging action, not prayer. No matter the religious, non-religious, or polical beliefs, the approximately 100 people gathered Friday evening, July 12, for a Lights for Liberty rally in front of City Hall

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By DANNY MINTON Life was simple while I was growing up in small-town Plano, Texas. At the turn of the 1950s, Plano had reached a population of 3,695. It was small-town America and a wonderful place to grow up. Summers were lazy and easy going. As a kid, the guys had Little League baseball as the only organized activity. Otherwise,

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