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CONCERT BENEFITS ABILENE HOPE HAVEN

    DAVID PHELPS BENEFIT CONCERT WHAT: David Phelps, an award-winning singer, will present a benefit concert for Abilene Hope Haven WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 18 WHERE: Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. TICKETS: $25, $35, and $75 (VIP, includes hors d’oeuvres  and an opportunity to meet Phelps; http://www.abilenehopehaven.org/ By Loretta Fulton Three months into his new job as

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DOGS RECEIVE BLESSING FROM PRIEST IN HONOR OF SAINT FRANCIS DAY

    By Loretta Fulton Remy, a precocious shih tzu, playfully walked toward a smiling Father Adam Droll and promptly relieved himself on the priest’s black cassock. “Are you telling me I need to do the dry cleaning?” Droll, parochial vicar at Holy Family Catholic Church gently asked, still smiling. Remy quickly got a blessing from Droll, who repeated the blessing

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‘YOU ARE GOD’S SIGNED ORIGINAL,’ LOGSDON SPEAKER ASSURES STUDENTS

By Loretta Fulton In the beginning, God was already God. And in all of creation, God has made only one version of each person, the speaker for this year’s Cornerstone Lecture Series at Hardin-Simmons University reminded students at a luncheon Sept. 20. “You are God’s signed original,” said Delvin Atchison, director of the Great Commission Team for the Baptist General Convention

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CHRISTIANS CAN ENGAGE IN CIVIL POLITICAL TALK, EVEN WITH OPPOSING VIEWS, SUMMIT TEACHERS ASSERT

By Loretta Fulton Scott Self and Cole Bennett are about as different politically as can be. This is by their own admission. But, they are best friends, they are united in Christ, and they talk. “How did this happen?” Self asked. It happened–and happens–because both men are willing to try to understand where the other is coming from. Bennett knows

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‘ENCOUNTERING SCRIPTURE WITH THE CHURCH FATHERS’ ADDS DEPTH OF UNDERSTANDING TO READING THE BIBLE

  SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN READING SCRIPTURE, COURTESY OF: ORIGEN OF ALEXANDRIA What’s the obvious meaning? How does this impact how I live my life? How does this connect with or shape what I believe as a Christian? JOHN CHRYSOSTOM When I imagine myself in this situation or scenario, what do I notice? What does the text say that

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‘You can’t think your way into holiness,’ Summit speaker advises

  By Loretta Fulton The Russian movie “The Stalker” isn’t nearly as creepy as it sounds, a speaker at Summit 2017 ensured, but its premise is pretty scary. The movie isn’t about the kind of stalker we normally think of, James K.A. Smith, an author, speaker, and philosophy professor at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, said. Instead, “the stalker”

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