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FRIENDS, DRUNKS, AND CHRISTIANS

By LORETTA FULTON Jeff Childers got plenty of feedback from the Carmichael-Walling Lectures at Abilene Christian University–and that was before the lectures were even given. It’s no surprise, considering the title of the annual lecture series: “Friends and Drunks: Two Glimpses into the Social History of the Early Christians and Their World.” Childers joked that the feedback was in the form

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A NEW LOOK AT THE GOSPELS

By LORETTA FULTON What do “Little Red Riding Hood,” the story of George Washington and the cherry tree, and the four gospels all have in common? A lot more than is apparent. Dr. Christopher Hutson, associate dean of the College of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University, put all three–and more–together over two weekly presentations to prove a point. Various

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ACU’S CARMICHAEL-WALLING LECTURES

The annual Carmichael-Walling Lectures, presented by ACU’s Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts, will be held Thursday, Nov. 8. Dr. John Fitzgerald (’72 M.A.) of the University of Notre Dame will give two lectures on the theme: “Friends and Drunks: Two Glimpses into the Social History of the Early Christians and Their World.” An expert on early Christianity, Dr.

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THE GOSPELS AND A FAIRY TALE?

By LORETTA FULTON You just THINK you know the story of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Listening to Dr. Christopher Hutson, associate dean of the College of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University, will convince you that you don’t know as much as you think you do. Hutson started a two-part program Oct. 3 at First Central Presbyterian Church as part

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ACU SUMMIT FEATURES ‘MOUNTAINTOP’

Opening of the new Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, will highlight the annual Summit at Abilene Christian University, which will meet through noon Wednesday. The center, which will be headed by religion professor Jerry Taylor, will be located on the first floor of the Biblical Studies Building. Spain was an ACU

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GOD CALLS AND EQUIPS PREACHERS

By LORETTA FULTON In the second grade, Rick Atchley announced what he was going to be when he grew up. And, no, it wasn’t a fireman, policeman, or cowboy. “I’m going to be a preacher,” he proclaimed. For the past 40 years, Atchley, senior teaching minister at The Hills Church in North Richland Hills, has been making more proclamations. And

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