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From Jay Moore: Snapshots of Abilene Universities

Jay Moore’s newest book, “Abilene Daily: Snapshots of Home,” can be purchased at Texas Star Trading Co., 174 Cypress St. http://www.texasstartrading.com or call 325-672-9696. Books are $27.50. The book contains one or more vignettes from Abilene’s history for each day of the year. Periodically, stories with some connection–however loose–to Abilene’s religious life will be featured on Spirit of Abilene. Following

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Opening Chapel: Loud Music, Spiritual Messages, Even Comedy

By LORETTA FULTON Loud praise music, spiritual messages, even some comedy, highlighted opening chapel services at Abilene’s three universities as the fall semester officially kicked off. Abilene Christian, McMurry, and Hardin-Simmons universities started classes on Monday, Aug. 23. ACU’s opening chapel service was held that day and McMurry and Hardin-Simmons held theirs at their usual chapel times on Tuesday.  “Be

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‘Okey Doke’ Not OK with Younger Generations

By LORETTA FULTON The Barna organization was commissioned to “research how young Christians’ perspectives on missions are different from older believers.’” The Southern Baptist Convention, which commissioned the research project, could have saved some money by asking Travis Craver instead.  “This younger generation, they’re not OK with the ‘Okey Doke,’” said Craver, who is director of chapel and spiritual formation

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Words Fitly Spoken

Editor’s Note: The following column was written by Dr. Lanny Hall when he was president of Howard Payne University. It was published in “College Faith,” a publication of Andrews Press in 2004. Its message is relevant today. Hall also is past president of Hardin-Simmons and Wayland Baptist universities. By DR. LANNY HALL My university years represented a time of searching

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Whistling A Happy Tune

IDLE AMERICANCommentary by Dr. Don Newbury Many lessons awaited a baby born in 1935 on a dry land farm in West Texas’ Tom Green County. Jimmie Royce Keeling calls all of them “blessings.” That’s how he has sized up life so far, and it’s hard to dispute him. He’s shown dogged determination to give a heap more back than he’s taken

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