• BIBLE DEMANDS ENVIRONMENTAL CARE

    Editor’s Note: The following statement was mde Aug. 12 by the Rev. Mitch Hescox President/CEO of the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) Today, President Trump and Secretary Bernhardt finalized their immoral revisions to

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  • KEEP ON KEEPING ON

    By DANNY MINTON Some of you may remember a comedian named Joe E. Brown. Known for his big mouth and great character, he was one of the more popular comedians

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  • SHOWING HUMILITY IN TWO WORDS

    By GRACE SOSA This summer, I had the privilege of taking my first class at Logsdon Seminary. Our Preaching from the Old Testament course was full of students from Kenya,

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  • CHURCH HOLDING MOVING SALE

    Judy Chaney pointed to gently used sofas and chairs sitting in the middle of a large building filled with things you would expect to see at a garage sale. The

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  • FACING FEAR WITH COURAGE

    “Why Courage Matters” will be the topic for a Lunch & Learn Aug. 29 at Abilene Christian University. The public is invited to hear Jerry Taylor, associate professor of Bible,

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  • ‘COMMUNITY’ AN ESSENTIAL GOING FORWARD

    By LORETTA FULTON The decline in church attendance is so dramatic it feels like an emergency that needs immediate attention. “I felt like we were coming to a first-responders’ convention,”

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  • LEADING BY SERVING

    By LORETTA FULTON The Young Leaders of Abilene looked at the piles and piles of boxes that needed to be flattened for recycling, understanding that was their job for the

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  • IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE

    By DANNY MINTON All of us at one time or another make plans for life. It may be plans we have for a vacation or possibly a mission trip. We

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  • FEAR, ANGER, HATRED, VIOLENCE

    By NANCY PATRICK We often find ourselves in situations that irk us in various ways. Most of us want our own way and do not appreciate interference from others. Human

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  • ‘THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE’

    By AMY WILSON FELTZ My family and I moved to El Paso six weeks ago to serve at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. St. Paul’s — and my house —

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THE TASTE OF SUCCESS

By LORETTA FULTON They say the proof is in the pudding, but is it also in the creme brulee with fresh berries and whipped cream or herbed spaghetti squash? Or baked macaroni and cheese with shrimp or chicken? If so, students in the first session of the new Culinary Academy sponsored by First Baptist Church’s City Light Community Ministries already are

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DO PEOPLE DISAPPEAR?

By NANCY PATRICK I recently watched a 3-part movie entitled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (Him/Her/Them). Each segment focuses on one point of view to tell the same story of a young couple’s love and marriage. The main character, Eleanor Rigby, disappears both literally and figuratively after the unexplained death of her infant son. She believed the baby’s death had

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COLLISION COURSE

By DANNY MINTON I believe it was Marshall Keeble who used to tell the story about a Southern air traffic controller. It went something like this: Atlanta Pilot: Houston, this is flight 115 coming in from Atlanta, requesting permission to land. Houston: Yes, Sir. Flight 115, you’re clear to land going west there on runway 29. Atlanta Pilot: Roger that. L.A. Pilot: Houston, this

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LIFE WAS GOOD THEN, AND NOW

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury When the Great Depression had a strangle hold on the nation in 1930, the “haves” were outnumbered by the “have-nots” greatly. It wasn’t even close. Most scenes seemed rural, and many young men joked that they didn’t know their first names weren’t “Gitwood” until age 14 or so. Thing was, nearly everyone was “pore.”

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HSU EXPAND GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

FROM HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY What started as a meeting in the HSU cafeteria has grown to an international partnership with multiple departments of the university. When Grey Hoff, associate vice president for marketing and global engagement, met Kisemei Kupe three years ago, he quickly found out that Kupe had a heart for the Lord and a calling to minister to his

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