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Influencers

By DANNY MINTON January 30, 1933, is a date very few of us have in our list of dates to remember. However, of all the dates in the 20th century, that day would stand out as a day that changed the world. On that day, an unlikely candidate became chosen as chancellor of Germany. Even though the date may not

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ACU Hosting Spring Summit

After postponing Summit last fall, Abilene Christian University is hosting a spring version March 31-April 1. Registration opens at the end of January.  ACU also will introduce a new Summit director, Jennifer Schroeder, who has served in congregational ministry the past two decades. She also is an accomplished musician, teacher, and scholar. Click here to read more about Schroeder. ACU

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New Director Leads First Summit

Dr. Jennifer Schroeder is the new director of Summit at Abilene Christian University. Her first Summit will be held on campus March 31-April 1 after being postponed from last fall. Karissa Herchenroeder, assistant director of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry, recently posted a Q&A with Schroeder. Click here to read the Q&A that was included in Mosaic, a blog

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Are We Writing Our Own ‘2084’?

By NANCY PATRICK Do you remember reading George Orwell’s novel 1984 or Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World?  When I first read them in 1968, the predictions of future society seemed farfetched; however, much later as I taught literature students through three and a half decades, I realized that many of the predictions had actually happened or would soon manifest themselves.

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Old-Time Radio ‘Goofs’

THE IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury Time delay-–a feature that allows deletion of serious blunders–has not always been a “backstop” when there’s tongue entanglement on radio broadcasts. A classic, of course, was the announcer who said he “got his tang toungled up.” Perhaps the first nationally recognized blunder occurred in June 1921, when Harry Von Zell needed to make

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MLK Jr. Day ‘All About the Legacy of Unity’

By LORETTA FULTON Unity–a major tenet of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message and legacy–was evident Monday  as Abilenians gathered to honor the slain Civil Rights leader and pastor. Monday, Jan. 17, was the official holiday honoring King, who was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.  In the afternoon, people

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ACU Students Serve Others on MLK Jr. National Day of Service

By LORETTA FULTON About 80 Abilene Christian University students honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday in a way that he certainly would have approved of. Instead of taking a day off on the holiday set aside to honor King, the students spread out over Abilene Monday morning to do community service work for three agencies–Christian Service

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