Religion and diplomacy do mix, Casey explains

It’s not often a career theologian finds work in the U.S. State Department, much less credits former Abilene Christian University professors for inspiration, but Dr. Shaun Casey (’79) is not the typical government employee. On leave from his academic post at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., the former Optimist sportswriter works for John Kerry in the State Department’s […]

Browning twins reined supreme for 47 years

When freelance photographer Jeremy Enlow arrived in Lamesa, Texas, to shoot images of two famous girls’ volleyball coaches for ACU Today magazine last fall, fans in Follis Gymnasium treated him like royalty. The word on the streets of the West Texas town was not that Patty (’67) and Tippy (’67) Browning were coaching their final home match but that a […]

Doctor’s healing, help known around the world

The new issue of ACU Today magazine includes a profile of perhaps Abilene Christian University’s most accomplished professional from the field of medicine: retired Dallas gastroenterologist B. David Vanderpool Jr. (’52). Vanderpool – whose career includes work on groundbreaking medical procedures and presidencies of the Texas Medical Association, Texas Surgical Society and the American Board of […]

Share your medical missions photos, stories

It wasn’t by design that Kent (’03) and Amber (Carroll ’06) Brantly became Abilene Christian University’s best-known alumni couple. In fact, they will be the first to tell you “we are just regular folks seeking the Lord’s will for our lives,” as Amber said in an interview for the new Spring-Summer 2015 issue of ACU […]

Stanley Shipp’s influence spanned generations

It was an easy decision to seek an author from the Lucado household for a Second Glance essay about the late Stanley Shipp (’46) in ACU Today’s Spring-Summer 2015 issue. But the call went to Andrea (’08), middle daughter of Max (’77), the San Antonio minister and best-selling author who is her dad. She quickly said “yes.” Max has […]

Cover story tells the Brantlys’ amazing journey

Life has been a whirlwind for Kent Brantly, M.D. (’03), since his surreal summer of 2014, when the ACU graduate was living quietly with his family as a physician and medical missionary in West Africa, only to become gravely ill and make headlines on every major news network. One of the few people to have contracted and survived the Ebola virus, he is […]

Spring-Summer 2015 issue on the way

Although it’s in the mail, you don’t have to wait for the Spring-Summer 2015 issue of ACU Today magazine to arrive. You can sneak a peak now at its 134 pages (84 from the printed edition and another 50 pages of Bonus Coverage in the online-only edition). “The Education of a Medical Missionary” is our look behind the life and career […]

For the Least of These: The Roses

Trevor Rose (’04) has experienced both sides of the adoption process as an adopted child and now an adoptive parent. “Looking back on the process from start to finish, we see God’s hand sculpting this work. The timing was too perfect to be anything other than God’s timing,” he says. Enjoy his story as we […]

For the Least of These: The Johnsons

Teresa (Johnson ’78) Terry’s parents were nearly 60 years old when they adopted her youngest brother, Mike. Read her story as we continue our series about Abilene Christian University alumni who have followed their hearts to adopt. Never Too Old My parents both attended ACU as did my siblings and I. My dad, Roland Johnson (’40), liked to work out […]

For the Least of These: The Winklers

As a crisis mental health therapist, Angie Winkler (B.S. ’01) has worked with numerous children who were in foster care. The need she saw inspired her to become a foster parent herself, and then an adoptive mother, even though she had many reasons not to. Angie adopted her son, Nathan, at age 4. He had been living […]

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