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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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STUDENTS GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY

    McMurry University students stain a picnic table, left, and work in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church garden as part of a day of community service prior to school starting. Classes started Aug. 27 at all three of Abilene’s church-affiliated universities. As part of orientation week at each school, new students took part in community projects. Photos by Loretta

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SINGING SCHOOL RETURNS TO ACU

TEXAS NORMAL SINGING SCHOOL Dates: July 22-27, Abilene Christian University Early Bird Promotion: Register before June 11 and get a $25 discount on the standard tuition/room/board rates. Scholarship Assistance: Contact Levi Sisemore, treasurer/registrar) at 806-777-8417 for scholarship availability More Information: http://www.singingschool.org WORSHIP LEADERS CONFERENCE Dates: July 20-21, Abilene Christian University Special Guest: Dr. Darryl Tippens, recently retired ACU University Distinguished

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RELIGION AND AMERICAN DIPLOMACY

By LORETTA FULTON Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, lamented that if she needed assistance with a military or economic issue, she had hordes of people at her fingertips, but not so with matters of religion. Albright discussed that problem in her book, “The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs,”  published in

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HOPE HAVEN ADOPTS A ‘WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?’ APPROACH TO HOUSING

By LORETTA FULTON A funny thing happened after Abilene Hope Haven lost 70 percent of its funding. The loss of $278,000 in Department of Housing and Urban Development funding didn’t force Abilene Hope Haven to close. Instead, it forced its leaders to take a fresh look. While Hope Haven was receiving HUD money, it operated under certain rules. Without that

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