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Alumni Spotlight: Chris Smith

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Smith (D.Min., ’08) Chris Smith grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and since then has been active in ministry in Tennessee as well as Kentucky and Texas. He received his BA from Lipscomb University, a M.Div from Harding School of Theology and...
The Grace of God

The Grace of God

The Grace of God Every year on Ash Wednesday, those of us in the Christian tradition who follow the Revised Common Lectionary get the same set of passages read to our congregations as we, in our liturgies, remind people that they are dust and to dust they shall return...
Food & the Kingdom of God

Food & the Kingdom of God

Food & the Kingdom of God Part 3 of 3 Read Part 1 and Part 2 here! Spend a short time reading Scripture and quickly we discover food becomes a place where people encounter God. To name a few: Abraham welcoming three strangers, Moses and the elders eating with God...

Reading Scripture in the Context of a Neighborhood

Reading Scripture in the Context of a Neighborhood Part 2 of 3 A few years ago, I was sitting with Anna Carter Florence when the question was posed concerning how we read Scripture. I do not remember fully what Florence said, except that she was wondering if the...
Knowing Your Neighborhood

Knowing Your Neighborhood

Knowing Your Neighborhood Part 1 of 3 One Sunday morning, years ago, a refugee family showed up at church and they kept coming back. I walked out of the office one afternoon, made my way up the street, and knocked on the front door of where the refugees were living....

CEO of Village of Hope & GST Alum Visits Abilene

Fred Asare: Chief Executive Officer of Village of Hope, GST Alum, and Friend of Many Fred Asare completed a MA in Christian Ministry here at the Graduate School of Theology a few years back and during a short trip to Texas, he stopped by ACU’s campus. As Fred...