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The Bookcase: The God Who Saves

The Bookcase: The God Who Saves

By on September 24, 2015 in Academic News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

The God Who Saves presents the powerful story, woven throughout the diverse texts of the Old Testament, of a God who is urgently and passionately in love, not just with Israel, but with all of God’s creatures, especially the poor and powerless. For the beginning university student, this textbook is an engaging and accessible encounter with […]

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Abilene worshippers pray for Ebola patients

Abilene worshippers pray for Ebola patients

More than 250 people gathered at Abilene’s Southern Hills Church of Christ last night for a prayer service on behalf of Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), Nancy Writebol and others suffering with the Ebola virus. Both work for Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia; Brantly is a physician serving a two-year fellowship and Writebol is a nursing coordinator. “Over the […]

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Marrs named Pepperdine’s next provost

Marrs named Pepperdine’s next provost

For the third time in its history, Pepperdine University today named a scholar with an Abilene Christian University background to be its chief academic officer. Dr. Rick Marrs (’73), dean of Pepperdine’s Seaver College since 2008, was named to succeed former ACU faculty member Dr. Daryl Tippens as provost, effective Aug. 1. Veteran administrator Dr. William Adrian […]

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Hamilton reminds grads: You are not alone

Hamilton reminds grads: You are not alone

By on August 12, 2013 in Academic News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Dr. Mark W. Hamilton, professor of Old Testament, was the featured speaker at Abilene Christian University’s August Commencement, held Aug. 9 in Moody Coliseum. He served as editor-in-chief in 2009 of The Transforming Word: a one-volume Bible commentary, and is now working on a textbook introducing the theological and literary dimensions of the Old Testament for […]

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10 Questions with researcher Dr. Curt Niccum

10 Questions with researcher Dr. Curt Niccum

Just 150 miles east of Abilene, one of the largest exhibits of Dead Sea Scroll fragments ever assembled is available for viewing through Jan. 13 at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. The exhibit, Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible, includes original scrolls with texts from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, the Psalms, Isaiah and […]

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Students tab Harris as ACU’s top teacher

Students tab Harris as ACU’s top teacher

By on May 18, 2011 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

It was no coincidence that one of Abilene Christian University’s most beloved professors missed hearing the announcement of his selection as 2010-11 Teacher of the Year. Randy Harris spends many weekends on the road, traveling to speaking/preaching engagements, including one May 14 at a church in Muskogee, Okla., when he would have otherwise attended ACU’s […]

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