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PRESBYTERIANS WERE ABILENIANS BEFORE THERE WAS AN ABILENE

By Jay Moore When Abilene was born on March 15, 1881, there was already a church established. And by the time the town was 25 years old in 1906, there were 16. That number had increased to 26 by 1921. And 25 years after that — just after World War II –there were more than twice that many, with 20

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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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Abilene Called to Church

By Jay Moore It was a series of C-sharps which first called Abilene to worship in 1883. The tone rang forth from the belfry atop the small Methodist church located at South Second and Butternut. That same note, from that same bell, continues to sound each Sunday as one of Abilene’s oldest congregations gathers for worship. Just weeks after the

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