Wildcats open season tonight on national TV

It would be an understatement to refer to Abilene Christian University’s game tonight in Atlanta with Georgia State University as the only game in town. In fact, it’s the only college football contest being played in America and ESPNU will broadcast it nationally beginning at 6 p.m. CST. ACU’s Alumni Association is hosting a pregame […]


Brantly grateful to be released from hospital

“Today is a miraculous day. I‘m thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be reunited with my family.” Those words – the first Abilene Christian University graduate Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), has said publicly since he contracted the Ebola virus two months ago – came during a Thursday morning news conference at Atlanta’s Emory […]


Wildcat mom reviews inaugural football camp

We asked Amber (Gilbert ’99) Bunton, ACU manager of creative services, to describe her experience in the July 31 Football 101 Camp for Moms, an inaugural event on campus sponsored by the Wildcat football coaching staff. She is married to former ACU football letterman John Bunton (’94). I am the daughter of Baby Boomers who […]


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 […]


Brantlys follow heart, faith in missions field

ACU missions faculty describe Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03) as a compassionate physician whose work early in his medical career shows the natural outflow of his desire to follow God’s lead even into potentially dangerous territory. Brantly was serving a two-year fellowship with the relief organization Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia when the Ebola virus broke out. […]

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Alvarez, GSR helping refugees in McAllen

The U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas, is on the front line of a humanitarian crisis that continues to drag on while legislators in Washington, D.C., figure out how to address it. Abilene Christian University trustee Abel Alvarez (’82) and others from his 100-member local congregation – Harvey Drive Church of Christ – are assisting by helping up to […]

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Wildcat Caravan rolled through Texas last week

Pound for pound, it may be the biggest road trip of the season. ACU coaches and administrators fanned out across Texas last week for the fourth annual Wildcat Caravan, a series of high-energy, if not high-calorie, get-togethers at some of the state’s best eateries with Wildcat alumni, fans, families and friends to collectively cheer on […]


9th of July: A city celebrates, a nation mourns

When my broadcast career took an unexpected detour in 2003, I was fortunate to catch on for a time with Great Cities Missions (formerly Continent of Great Cities), a non-profit organization dedicated to planting churches throughout the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world. GCM was inspired and founded by a team of Abilene Christian University graduates who […]


Oglesby named ACU’s top teacher for 2014

Abilene Christian University’s top teacher for 2014 is Robert Oglesby Jr. (’81), instructor of Bible, missions and ministry, and director of ACU’s Center for Youth and Family Ministry. He was presented the Teacher of the Year award at May Commencement in Moody Coliseum. The annual honor is based on nominations from graduating seniors. Oglesby also […]


Summit program booklet now online

You can make plans now to attend Abilene Christian University’s 108th annual Summit by exploring the program booklet now online. More than 130 top preachers and teachers are scheduled to present Sept. 21-24 on the theme “Earthed: Discovering Our Origin in God.” Theme Speakers are Don McLaughlin, pulpit minister at North Atlanta (Ga.) Church of Christ; Dr. Barbara […]

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