• BIBLE DEMANDS ENVIRONMENTAL CARE

    Editor’s Note: The following statement was made 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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WHY ARE WE SO ANGRY?

Editor’s Note: Kelly Pigott is professor of church history at Hardin-Simmons University. He also is an author and creator of the blog, Spilled Coffee on Ancient Scrolls. His lastest book is “From Eden to Heaven,” The following post originally was posted on his blog and is reprinted here by permission. BY KELLY PIGOTT Is it just me, or does it

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ARE WE AFRAID?

By DANNY MINTON Remember this commercial? “What’s this stuff?” “Some cereal. It’s supposed to be good for you.” “Did you try it?” “I’m not going to try it; you try it!” “I’m not going to try it.” “Let’s get Mikey!” “Yeah!” “He won’t eat it. He hates everything!” “He likes it! Hey Mikey!” We live in a world riddled with

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GARDEN PARTY!

The Aldersgate United Methodist Church Open Door Community Garden was the scene of a neighborhood party Sunday evening. Food and dessert trucks were provided free of charge to neighbors who came to enjoy the meal, live music, and fellowship. And, some picked ripe vegetables from the garden to take home. The church offers monthly outings in the garden during the

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SHINING LIGHT IN DARKNESS

By LORETTA FULTON “No kids in cages!” one sign screamed. Another quoted a Bible scripture. Another Dietrich Bonhoeffer. An atheist got in his remarks too, with a sign urging action, not prayer. No matter the religious, non-religious, or polical beliefs, the approximately 100 people gathered Friday evening, July 12, for a Lights for Liberty rally in front of City Hall

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