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Alexander Campbell's Bible pt. 2

Alexander Campbell, like all Protestants, believed the Bible was the only authority for Christian teaching and practice. Yet he also believed that the King James Version universally accepted among English speakers had lots of problems—problems that were potential obstacles to his reform. In two Charis lectures Douglas Foster, author of a forthcoming (Eerdmans… Read More

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Alexander Campbell’s Version of the New Testament and Acts

Alexander Campbell, like all Protestants, believed the Bible was the only authority for Christian teaching and practice. Yet he also believed that the King James Version universally accepted among English speakers had lots of problems—problems that were potential obstacles to his reform. In two Charis lectures Douglas Foster, author of a forthcoming (Eerdmans… Read More

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Faith and Learning

The faculty mission of ACU articulates our desire to equip students to live “integrated, Christ-centered lives of service and leadership.” The mission outlines goals of seeing that students combine Christian faith, professional commitment, and knowledge into a worldview recognizing the connection of God’s universe. The goals are based on Christian values including God,… Read More

Posted by Amy Boone

The Knu Black

I’m in foreign territory today, but so proud of the work a former student is doing to spread positive Christian messages to younger generations through the medium of rap. Just recently, the album “Ohana” by Knu Origen (Darren Hagood, ACU 2014) with his musical partner Kay Sade received serious recognition through major blogs… Read More

Posted by Glenn Pemberton

CHARIS: "Shape Notes and Widescreens" by DJ Bulls

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CHARIS: "MLK 50 Years" by Dr. Jerry Taylor and Dr. Doug Foster

This talk was originally given on September 28th, 2017. Related Posts CHARIS: Christian Faith and the Politics of Nation States: 3 Views by Vic McCracken CHARIS: “Where do our churches go from here?” by Bernard Gatson, Eric Gentry, and Doug Foster CHARIS: “Growing up in a Greek Orthodox Family: Then and Now,” by Rev.… Read More

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CHARIS: “Growing up in a Greek Orthodox Family: Then and Now,” by Rev. Dr. Anton Vrame

Related Posts CHARIS: Christian Faith and the Politics of Nation States: 3 Views by Vic McCracken CHARIS: “Where do our churches go from here?” by Bernard Gatson, Eric Gentry, and Doug Foster CHARIS: “MLK 50 Years” by Dr. Jerry Taylor and Dr. Doug Foster Alexander Campbell’s Version of the New Testament and Acts Read More

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Joseph Smith and Alexander Campbell - How Alike Were They? by Doug Foster

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CHARIS: “Where do our churches go from here?” by Bernard Gatson, Eric Gentry, and Doug Foster

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CHARIS: “The Story of a Critical Biography of Alexander Campbell”by Doug Foster

Related Posts Instrumental Music in ACU Chapel: Evolution of a Policy (9/26/16) CHARIS: “Where do our churches go from here?” by Bernard Gatson, Eric Gentry, and Doug Foster The Idea of the University with Fred Aquino CHARIS: “MLK 50 Years” by Dr. Jerry Taylor and Dr. Doug Foster Read More

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CHARIS: "The Latest News on World Christianity" by Doug Foster

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CHARIS: “What Relevance Does the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement Have for a ‘Post-Christian’ World?” by Doug Foster

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CHARIS: Christian Faith and the Politics of Nation States: 3 Views by Vic McCracken

Related Posts CHARIS: An Election That Will Not Be Great by Neal Coates CHARIS: “Where do our churches go from here?” by Bernard Gatson, Eric Gentry, and Doug Foster Black Rage: A Contemporary Christian Conversation Electing to Follow Jesus: How to Be a Loser Read More

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CHARIS: An Election That Will Not Be Great by Neal Coates

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There’s No Such Thing as Spiritual Formation Without the Church: A Review of Richard Valantasis’ Dazzling Bodies

When I tell my kids to do something and they ask me “why?” my response is so often: “Because I said so!” I know intuitively that what I’m asking my kids to do is good for them, even if I don’t have a systematic explanation ready to give. The same is true of… Read More

Posted by Brandon Pierce

Instrumental Music in ACU Chapel: Evolution of a Policy (9/26/16)

Related Posts CHARIS: “The Story of a Critical Biography of Alexander Campbell”by Doug Foster CHARIS: “Where do our churches go from here?” by Bernard Gatson, Eric Gentry, and Doug Foster The Confusion between Winning and Success (by Joe L. Cope) The Idea of the University with Fred Aquino Read More

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The Integration of Faith and Learning in a Professional Program by Rachel Slaymaker

When reflecting on the integration of faith and learning, it is important to recognize that an institution’s mandate to integrate faith and learning into the classroom can become more complex for professional programs, including social work. This has required me, as a social work faculty member, to reflect on how a professor’s mission… Read More

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Six Reasons Good Teaching Matters by Houston Heflin

I recently met with a fabulous group of adult volunteer Bible class teachers who were thinking about their roles on Sunday mornings. Our conversation focused on one important question: What benefit do learners receive from having a Christian teacher? This question emerged from the realization that most students can access the same information… Read More

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About CHARIS

The CHARIS website hosts conversations of and about Churches of Christ. In partnership with the ACU Library and the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry at Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX), the website is supported and led by the Center for Heritage and Renewal in Spirituality (CHARIS) at ACU. The Center’s mission is to renew Christian spirituality through engagement of Christian heritage, at Abilene Christian University and beyond. The views expressed on the CHARIS website are those of the various authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of Abilene Christian University or CHARIS at ACU. Questions or comments about the CHARIS website can be directed to charis @ acu.edu.

2017-18 CHARIS Editorial Board:
Dr. Carisse Berryhill
Dr. Jason Fikes
Karissa Herchenroeder
Mac Ice
Chai Green
Tammy Marcelain
Molly Scherer
Dr. John Weaver

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