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HSU HOSTING LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

      Online registration is available now for the annual Global Leadership Summit, which will be held Aug. 9-10 at Hardin-Simmons University. The conference will be streamed live from Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. The conference is led by Bill Hybels, founder of the summit and senior pastor at Willow Creek. This will be the eighth

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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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CALLED TO BE STEWARDS OF CREATION

  (Editor’s Note: Rick Hammer is a professor of biology at Hardin-Simmons University and an environmental action coordinator for the Abilene area of the Texas Interfaith Power & Light organization. He believes that we are called to be stewards of creation. April marked the 400th consecutive month with above average temperatures on Earth–not a cause for celebration.) By RICK HAMMER Earth

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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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“AS KINGFISHERS CATCH FIRE”

By LARRY FINK (Editor’s Note: Larry Fink is a professor of English at Hardin-Simmons University. He brings insight into the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins in this explication of “As Kingfishers Catch Fire.”) As Kingfishers Catch Fire Gerard Manley Hopkins As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string

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A PUBLIC CONFESSION

(Editor’s Note: Meredith Stone, director of ministry guidance and instructor of Christian ministry and scripture at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon School of Theology, was guest speaker for an April 4 presentation at First Central Presbyterian Church. She was introduced by Jacob Snowden, the church’s director of Christian education. Following is his “confession,” which served as an introduction.) By JACOB SNOWDEN I

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JESS TURNS UGLY HISTORY INTO POETRY

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess was guest speaker for the Lawrence Clayton Poets and Writers Speaker Series April 6 at Hardin-Simmons University. Photos courtesy of Larry Fink By LORETTA FULTON A Pulitzer Prize winning poet didn’t experience the discrimination against African-Americans that his parents did and can only imagine what freed slaves experienced at the end of the Civil War.

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