Category Archives: Faith-Based Education

BIBLE SPEAKS CLEARLY ON MIGRANTS

By LORETTA FULTON If you find yourself confused about how Christians should respond to migrants and refugees, it’s pretty simple. Just pick up a Bible and read passages from either the Old Testament or the New Testament. That was the crux of the message delivered March 21 by Mark Hamilton, a professor of Old Testament in Abilene Christian University’s College

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THE BIBLE AND IMMIGRATION

By LORETTA FULTON Tired of the political rhetoric on immigration? How about a new take, actually a very old one? “Jesus, King of Strangers: What the Bible Really Says About Immigration” is the title of a new book by Mark Hamilton, professor at Abilene Christian University’s Graduate School of Theology. In the book, Hamilton argues that, “Reclaiming the biblical language

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WE ARE ALL ‘CREATED TO BE CALLED’

By LORETTA FULTON “Don’t believe the lies,” Hardin-Simmons University President Eric Bruntmyer said during the Texas Baptist Women in Ministry Conference held Feb. 22 at HSU’s Logsdon Seminary. The lies he referred to are about the role of women in society and in ministry, specifically in Baptist ministry. If Ellen Di Giosia had listened to the lies, she wouldn’t be

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FRIENDS, DRUNKS, AND CHRISTIANS

By LORETTA FULTON Jeff Childers got plenty of feedback from the Carmichael-Walling Lectures at Abilene Christian University–and that was before the lectures were even given. It’s no surprise, considering the title of the annual lecture series: “Friends and Drunks: Two Glimpses into the Social History of the Early Christians and Their World.” Childers joked that the feedback was in the form

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JEWISH HISTORY, BEAUTY CELEBRATED

  By LORETTA FULTON Saturday, Oct. 27, was an ugly day. Eleven people who were worshipping at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue were murdered by a gunman whose hatred of Jews suddenly turned deadly. In Abilene, far from Pittsburgh, there were reminders that total strangers mourned alongside the loved ones of the victims and other Jews in Pittsburgh. Paul Cornelius,

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ACU’S CARMICHAEL-WALLING LECTURES

The annual Carmichael-Walling Lectures, presented by ACU’s Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts, will be held Thursday, Nov. 8. Dr. John Fitzgerald (’72 M.A.) of the University of Notre Dame will give two lectures on the theme: “Friends and Drunks: Two Glimpses into the Social History of the Early Christians and Their World.” An expert on early Christianity, Dr.

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