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“Why Courage Matters” will be the topic for a Lunch & Learn Aug. 29 at Abilene Christian University. The public is invited to hear Jerry Taylor, associate professor of Bible, missions and ministry and executive director of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action at ACU. Cost is $15. Registration will remain open through Aug. 25 at

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By LORETTA FULTON The decline in church attendance is so dramatic it feels like an emergency that needs immediate attention. “I felt like we were coming to a first-responders’ convention,” a participant in Abilene Christian University’s Summer Seminar said after a presentation Friday afternoon, Aug. 9, the first day of the two-day seminar. Royce Money, chancellor of ACU and founding

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By LORETTA FULTON In the second grade, Rick Atchley announced what he was going to be when he grew up. And, no, it wasn’t a fireman, policeman, or cowboy. “I’m going to be a preacher,” he proclaimed. For the past 40 years, Atchley, senior teaching minister at The Hills Church in North Richland Hills, has been making more proclamations. And

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