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REST IN PEACE JESSE C. FLETCHER

  By DR. KRISTINA CAMPOS DAVIS Director of Communications, Hardin-Simmons University On June 14, the Hardin-Simmons University family lost one of its most distinguished and well-loved members, former President Dr. Jesse C. Fletcher, who died at age 87. A memorial service celebrating Dr. Fletcher’s life will be held in the main sanctuary at First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Monday,

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HSU HONORS PHIL CHRISTOPHER

(Article courtesy of Dr. Kristina Campos Davis, Director of Communications, Hardin-Simmons University.) Dr. Phil Christopher, pastor of Abilene’s First Baptist Church, was honored with an honorary doctorate degree May 12 during graduation ceremonies at Hardin-Simmons University. Christopher was cited for his influence in the lives of thousands of people during his 40 years of ministry. Christopher has been senior pastor

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THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT

    (Editor’s Note: Matthew Broyles is Pastor to Emerging Adults at First Baptist Church  and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Congregational Ethics, started by former Logsdon School of Theology professor Bill Tillman. Broyles shared this reflection, which originally was written for the Center for Congregational Ethics) By MATTHEW BROYLES (The following reflection is drawn from Galatians 5:16-25

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RELEASING THE KIDS

By NANCY PATRICK I recently noticed, sitting on the church pew behind me, a young man I had known since his childhood. His mother introduced the beautiful young woman with him as his fiancée. My husband whispered in my ear, “Should we ask John Michael if he’s spray-painted any mailboxes lately?” He was referring to an incident when John Michael,

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