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Three Bells by C. S. Bell Still Ring at Freed-Hardeman University

By Tom L. Childers, Henderson, Tennessee There is something very magical and memorable about a school bell. Freed-Hardeman University has three of them, all manufactured by the same foundry. Charles Singleton Bell (1829-1905) apprenticed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to learn the foundry business from his uncle. In 1858, he began his own company called…

“Our Tradition, Our Identity as Churches of Christ,” by David Worley

David Worley, Chancellor at Austin Graduate School of Theology and an elder at the Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ in Austin, Texas, delivered this seminar at the 2012 Sermon Seminar at Austin Graduate School of Theology. He explores  “Characteristics of Churches of Christ: Teaching (Our Youth) to Treasure and Appreciate Our Family Portrait…

From Oklahoma Christian Special Collections: A Special Place for Cordell Memories by J J Compton

  JJ Compton, OC Archivist: When you think of Christian higher education connected to the Stone-Campbell tradition in the state of Oklahoma, my guess is that most people automatically think of Oklahoma Christian University which is located in Oklahoma City, or perhaps OC’s previous name and location, Central Christian College, located in Bartlesville.…

Here is Water: Mud and Murals

If you grow up in a family of preachers, you hear lots of preacher stories, and the funniest ones are about baptisms gone bad, when the ridiculous collides with the sublime. My dad once had to be pulled out of a pond at night by the Iowa farm wife he had just baptized…

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