Tag Archives: Abilene Christian University

Thinking Out Loud About Elder Training

[I’m sticking this post to the top of the stack for a few days to encourage further comment — pro and con.] (1 Cor 9:25) Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get … Continue reading

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ACU Church Relations Services

Abilene Christian has expanded its online church relations services. Click on the link for their invaluable minister/missionary salary survey, ministers support network, health insurance program for churches, among many other services provided to the Churches. So far as I can … Continue reading

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The Future of the Progressive Churches of Christ: Shrinking Congregations, Part 2 (Boundaries)

My Tuesday conversation with Greg Tidwell and Phil Sanders was illuminating in lots of ways. It certainly confirmed the rightness of the decision to meet. I had asked that we find a time to meet face to face before beginning … Continue reading

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Fixing Our Universities: The Birmingham-Southern Experience

One of the nation’s foremost liberal arts colleges is Birmingham-Southern College, affiliated with the Methodist Church. It’s a small school located in west Birmingham, with very high academic standards. A few years ago, it decided to give up NCAA Division … Continue reading

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Fixing Our Universities: The Story of Smurf

I guess I need to explain myself. Here I am railing against our universities’ peculiar priorities, and I’ve not yet told you the story of Smurf. You see, a young man who grew up in my home (a friend of … Continue reading

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Fixing Our Universities: Harding and Abilene Offer Free Ministry Training

For a while now, I’ve been complaining that our Christian universities burden our future ministers and missionaries with heavy tuition, while giving away free educations to athletes, who sometimes have no interest in the things of Jesus. It’s a strange … Continue reading

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