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From Jay Moore: Snapshots of Abilene Universities

Jay Moore’s newest book, “Abilene Daily: Snapshots of Home,” can be purchased at Texas Star Trading Co., 174 Cypress St. http://www.texasstartrading.com or call 325-672-9696. Books are $27.50. The book contains one or more vignettes from Abilene’s history for each day of the year. Periodically, stories with some connection–however loose–to Abilene’s religious life will be featured on Spirit of Abilene. Following

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ACU Reschedules Summit for spring 2022

Abilene Christian University is postponing its annual Summit until spring 2022, due to concerns over the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. A revamped on-campus Summit is scheduled for March 31-April 1, 2022. Summit originally was scheduled to coincide with homecoming, which will proceed Oct. 14-17. The following news release was issued by Leah Andrews, Summit director. “We are sorry to announce that,

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Two Centuries Later, Restoration Document Still Relevant

On Sept. 7, ACU‘s Center for Restoration Studies will host a Restoration Day observance 6-8 p.m. in the Chapel on the Hill. Dr. Wes Crawford, assistant professor of church history at ACU and director of the center. explains why 212 years later, Thomas Campbell’s Declaration and Address is still relevant to the church. By WES CRAWFORD September 7 marks the

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Opening Chapel: Loud Music, Spiritual Messages, Even Comedy

By LORETTA FULTON Loud praise music, spiritual messages, even some comedy, highlighted opening chapel services at Abilene’s three universities as the fall semester officially kicked off. Abilene Christian, McMurry, and Hardin-Simmons universities started classes on Monday, Aug. 23. ACU’s opening chapel service was held that day and McMurry and Hardin-Simmons held theirs at their usual chapel times on Tuesday.  “Be

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Williams Named Diversity Officer at ACU

Contact: Wendy Kilmer, wendy.kilmer@acu.eduDirector of Communications and Media Relations Abilene mayor Anthony Williams will be the new chief diversity officer at Abilene Christian University. Williams has served at ACU for nearly 25 years, most recently as an advancement and executive community relations officer. He has been an elected official in Abilene for more than 20 years, including the last four

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‘Okey Doke’ Not OK with Younger Generations

By LORETTA FULTON The Barna organization was commissioned to “research how young Christians’ perspectives on missions are different from older believers.’” The Southern Baptist Convention, which commissioned the research project, could have saved some money by asking Travis Craver instead.  “This younger generation, they’re not OK with the ‘Okey Doke,’” said Craver, who is director of chapel and spiritual formation

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