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UNIVERSITIES EXTEND SPRING BREAK DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Hardin-Simmons and Abilene Christian universities announded March 12 that spring break has been extended due to the threat of the coronavirus. Both universities were set to resume classes on Monday, March 16, but have extended the days off. Following are announcements from both universities: HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY A plan has been formulated for Hardin-Simmons University that would allow us to protect

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CHURCHES CAN REVERSE ‘GRAYER AND SMALLER’ TREND WITH NEW FOCUS

By LORETTA FULTON In the last six months, Dr. Carson Reed has visited ten different churches, not looking for a church home but looking to help leaders of the churches that others call home. Reed is vice president for church relations at Abilene Christian University and executive director of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry housed at ACU. Through the

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AAC MEETS JANUARY 22

The Abilene Association of Congregations has an excellent speaker lined up for its Jan. 22 meeting. Bob Delony, a former homicide detective for the Houston Police Deparment, teaches criminal justices courses at Abilene Christian University and works part-time for the ACU Police Department. Bob’s wife of 48 years, Dr. Mikee Delony, is chair of the Department of Language and Literature

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LIVES STARTING OUT AND FINISHING UP

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury At neither occasion is humor expected, but when it’s an added bonus, the comments eliciting laughter are the ones most remembered. Current examples were separated by some 50 miles and 74 years. Both were in churches–at a memorial service in Farmers Branch and at a parent-child dedication in Burleson. There were many smiles–and some

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BROWN HITS HOME WITH WITH ‘BLACK DIGNITY’ PRESENTATION

By LORETTA FULTON Growing up, Austin Channing Brown was curious about her first name. Her mother told her that “Austin” was her grandmother’s maiden name. Not satisfied, Brown pushed her mom, wanting to know why her mother chose the name, not just family history. Her mother’s answer hit with the force of a sledgehammer. The name  was selected from a

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