Category Archives: McMurry University

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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McMURRY ADDS INTERFAITH MINOR

By MARK WATERS “Shaped by Christian principles, McMurry University challenges students to examine our complex world from multiple perspectives in preparation for lives of leadership, service, and professional success.” This recently revised mission statement is the cornerstone of McMurry’s decision to develop a minor in interfaith studies. I will unpack the intent of the mission statement below to show the

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THE KENNEDY RETIREMENT EFFECT

By Dr. PAUL FABRIZIO The retirement of Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy and the appointment of his replacement by President Donald Trump will be the biggest battle for a Supreme Court nominee since Clarence Thomas’ nomination in 1991. The stakes are the highest they can be with the balance of power on the Court potentially shifting to a solid

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McMURRY CELEBRATES INTERFAITH

  By LORETTA FULTON Four McMurry University students wrapped up Better Together Week Friday, April 13, by sharing their beliefs through a program called Interfaith Story Telling. Events during the week included an international game night, diaper drive to benefit refugees resettled in Abilene through the International Rescue Committee, and an interfaith prayer and meditation session. Sharing their beliefs were

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MY NEIGHBOR’S FATIH

  IF YOU GO What: “My Neighbor’s Faith,” a study of world’s religions When: 7 p.m. most Mondays, Jan. 22-April 30 Where: The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest Gerhart Hall, 602 Meander St. Teacher: Mark Waters, McMurry University religion professor Cost: Free; book, “My Neighbor’s Faith,” may be purchased SCHEDULE Jan. 22: Introduction to the course and introduction to

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‘LET’S SHARE HIM,’ YWAM MISSIONARY URGES AT McMURRY CHAPEL SERVICE

      By Loretta Fulton Irena Bytyqi didn’t believe in the resurrection until she experienced it. Her husband, Burim Bytyqi, found it hard to deny God, although he said he was an atheist. They took different paths, but both ended up in the same place, as Christian missionaries, thanks to meeting during a training session for Youth With a

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‘GOD IS NOT FEAR, GOD IS LOVE’ INTERFAITH SPEAKER SAYS

By Loretta Fulton “Let me tell you a story.” It’s the way Eboo Patel beings a speech. And, it’s the perfect beginning for a talk by Patel, a gifted storyteller. He proved that the evening of Oct. 11 when he presented a talk at McMurry University that was attended by members of the Abilene Interfaith Council and other Abilene residents.

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