• Holy Family Gets First New Priest in 25 Years

    By LORETTA FULTON Following in the footsteps of a man who served in one place “since the days of Noah’s Ark” won’t be easy. Bishop Michael Sis of the Catholic

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  • Packs vs Herds

    By DANNY MINTON My son Scottie and I watched the Ice Age movie one evening when one scene stuck out to me. The three main characters of the film are

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  • Talking Carefully About Family

    By JIM NICHOLS Down the hall from my office right now is a colleague and young mother who, along with her husband, just completed the adoption of their third pre-school

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  • Survey: Highly Religious Americans More Skeptical About Extraterrestrial Life

    Pew Research Center Religious and secular thinkers alike have long discussed what the implications for religion would be if humans discovered intelligent life on other planets. In the United States, highly religious

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  • One More Day

    By DANNY MINTON I was born on a Sunday approximately 645,792 hours ago as I write this article. That amounts to 26,908 days, or 3,844 weeks, or 884 months. If

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  • Body Parts in the Bible

    By JIM NICHOLS For a biologist, one of the most rewarding aspects of the Bible is to find an illustration that fits our discipline of science. Clearly, the Bible is

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  • Do You Really Know Me?

    By NANCY PATRICK During the last several decades of my life, I have come to question just how well I really know the people in my life. When you consider

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  • Courage to Stand Up

    By DANNY MINTON Frank “Foo” Fujita graduated from Abilene High School in the late 1930s. He planned to be a cartoonist when World War II broke out, sending his life

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  • Global Samaritan Celebrates 22 Years Being Good Samaritans

    Global Samaritan Resources is in need of volunteers. If you can help out, here’s the contact information you need: Global Samaritan Resources2074 North 1st StAbilene, Texas325.676.9991www.globalsamaritan.org Global Samaritan began in

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  • Spilled Blood

    By JIM NICHOLS The local church I attend shares weekly Eucharist. The pattern, as in many churches, is to pass a communion plate containing bread and another container with individual

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Slowest of News Days?

 IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury Historians who tired of seeking origins that mattered much probably risked losing their licenses oh, 1.4 centuries ago. That’s when they scattered like quail in a hailstorm trying to identify the “inventor” of the hamburger. One of the few points of agreement is that they were introduced during the 1880s, depending on how deeply one

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Body Parts in the Bible

By JIM NICHOLS For a biologist, one of the most rewarding aspects of the Bible is to find an illustration that fits our discipline of science. Clearly, the Bible is not a science book, but many of the images used have an obvious parallel. Written centuries ago, they are not sophisticated science, but are common language metaphors that make perfect

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Do You Really Know Me?

By NANCY PATRICK During the last several decades of my life, I have come to question just how well I really know the people in my life. When you consider your relationships with others, you must recognize that each relationship between you and someone else remains unique. For example, I knew my parents only in their parental roles in my

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Morris Heads ACU’s Center for Building Community

Wendy Kilmer, wendy.kilmer@acu.eduDirector of Communications and Media Relations Dr. Jason Morris has been named executive director of Abilene Christian University’s Center for Building Community and director of the Lynay program. Morris is dean of the Honors College and director of the Office of Major Scholarships at ACU and will continue to serve in those roles. The Center for Building Community

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Courage to Stand Up

By DANNY MINTON Frank “Foo” Fujita graduated from Abilene High School in the late 1930s. He planned to be a cartoonist when World War II broke out, sending his life in a different direction. At seventeen years old, weighing 105 pounds, Frank “Foo” Fujita decided to join the service. He walked into the recruitment office underage and underweight. To enter,

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Global Samaritan Celebrates 22 Years Being Good Samaritans

Global Samaritan Resources is in need of volunteers. If you can help out, here’s the contact information you need: Global Samaritan Resources2074 North 1st StAbilene, Texas325.676.9991www.globalsamaritan.org Global Samaritan began in 1999 with a very simple mission: Collect surplus goods and share them with people in need. We started in the back of a truck. Today we have shipped goods to

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Spilled Blood

By JIM NICHOLS The local church I attend shares weekly Eucharist. The pattern, as in many churches, is to pass a communion plate containing bread and another container with individual plastic cups of wine/juice. With the onset of COVID, that pattern changed. Now, upon entering, each individual picks up a two-in-one item consisting of a small disposable cup of juice with

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