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A WORD TO A WEARY WORLD

(Editor’s Note: “A Word to a Weary World” was published on the first day of Advent by Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. John Whitten is lead pastor of The Gathering at the church) By JOHN WHITTEN Our world is weary. We tire of the depressive headlines, divisive tactics, and depleting challenges. Our world is weary. In the thirty-third chapter of the

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JOY TO THE WORLD (AND MORE)

By LORETTA FULTON What could be more Christmasy than an outdoor sing-a-long ending with merry carolers belting out “Joy to the World” or an operatic rendition of Handel’s “Messiah”? How about voices from seven church choirs joining the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra for two presentations  Dec. 7? And if that’s not enough, toss in a performance by the Abilene Christian School

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A WELCOMED PAUSE

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury It is a simple request, embodied in a one-syllable, five-letter word. Yet, it is potentially sobering, whether perused by an individual, or considered by an entire nation, or even the world. Whoever penned it likely had no clue that its message should be implemented beyond the walls of Chick-fil-A to a world spinning

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