Category Archives: Abilene Christian University

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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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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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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GOD CALLS AND EQUIPS PREACHERS

By LORETTA FULTON In the second grade, Rick Atchley announced what he was going to be when he grew up. And, no, it wasn’t a fireman, policeman, or cowboy. “I’m going to be a preacher,” he proclaimed. For the past 40 years, Atchley, senior teaching minister at The Hills Church in North Richland Hills, has been making more proclamations. And

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STUDENTS GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY

    McMurry University students stain a picnic table, left, and work in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church garden as part of a day of community service prior to school starting. Classes started Aug. 27 at all three of Abilene’s church-affiliated universities. As part of orientation week at each school, new students took part in community projects. Photos by Loretta

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HARD CONVERSATIONS AND GRACE

By LORETTA FULTON “My name is Houston Heflin, and I don’t like hard conversation.” That opening remark was made by one of the speakers for the fourth annual Summer Seminar hosted by Abilene Christian University, but most likely anyone in the audience could have said the same thing. “The Gospel and Culture: What’s a Christian to Do?” was the theme

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FROM ACU PRESS: ‘A CALLING TO CARE’

A Calling to Care Nurturing College Students toward Wholeness Editors: Timothy W. Herrmann and Kirsten D. Riedel Coeditors: Emilie K. Hoffman, Jessica L. Martin, Kelly A. Yordy, and Hannah M. Pick FROM ACU PRESS Despite the widely differing perspectives held by those who work in higher education, there is one goal upon which all educators and educational leaders agree: students

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