Author Archives: John Weaver

Dr. John B. Weaver is the Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology at the Brown Library of Abilene Christian University. He teaches in the College of Biblical Studies at ACU, and preaches at the Oak Street Church of Christ in Abilene, TX.

Knowing God through Experience: The role of personal testimony in baptismal services among Baptists

Knowing God Through Experience: The role of personal testimony in baptismal services among Baptists. A CHARIS lecture by Dr. Anthony R. Cross, Oxford University. Response from Dr. Everett Ferguson, Abilene Christian University. Originally presented October 12, 2015, Chapel on the Hill, Abilene Christian University. “The personal testimonies of baptismal candidates occupy a key place within the…

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The Sacrament of Baptism among the First Baptists

The Sacrament of Baptism among the First Baptists.  Dr. Anthony R. Cross (Oxford University). With a response by Dr. Doug Foster (Abilene Christian University).  Presented as a CHARIS lecture on October 13, 2015. Abilene Christian University. “Baptismal sacramentalism continues to generate considerable interest, and often polarized views, among Baptists. With reference to the…

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Reflections on the Heritage of a Christian University

Dr. Royce Money, Chancellor of Abilene Christian University, shares insights regarding the importance of the historical nature of a Christian University. John WeaverDr. John B. Weaver is the Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology at the Brown Library of Abilene Christian University. He teaches in the College of Biblical Studies at ACU,…

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It Doesn’t Look Like Church to Me

Kent Smith, ACU Missions Coordinator for North America, led a session on the future of “new churches” at the 2014 Stone-Campbell Dialogue. The conference was held at Abilene Christian University in October 2014.   John WeaverDr. John B. Weaver is the Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology at the Brown Library of…

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Students Encounter the Restoration Movement

After participating in a series of 2014 chapel forums focused on the religious heritage of Abilene Christian University, students at ACU share their reflections on their study of, and background in, the Churches of Christ. John WeaverDr. John B. Weaver is the Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology at the Brown Library…

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Texas or Bust

Every family has a story. These stories are usually exchanged upon the knee of a beloved grandparent or told around the dinner table during the holidays. During the past month a patron has been kind enough to invite Special Collections into her own family’s story. We are proud to announce the acquisition of…

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W. Carl Ketcherside Letters

Few individuals among Churches of Christ in the 20th century were as well-known as Carl Ketcherside (1908-1989). He described his journey as that of a piece-maker who became a peacemaker. He was for many a champion for the recovery of a lost unity amid a divided fellowship; for others, his voice represented a…

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