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Month: October 2016

DCC Service Day…The Service Continues Long After the Day

Each semester Dallas Christian College engages all students (and faculty and staff) in a day of service to the community.  On October 13, 150 students, 19 staff, and one alum worked at 13 sites in Carrollton and Farmers Branch.  Our teams repaired homes for 8 senior citizens, sang and shared joy at three nursing or special-care facilities, and served the City of Farmers Branch in the historical park and the John Burke Nature Preserve. Kent Arrington and Gary Adams had made all the arrangements.  But one location had to be cancelled at the last minute.  Perhaps God wanted to add...

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Homecoming: Through the Decades Dinner Event Recap

Homecoming has come and gone on another beautiful October weekend. Because last year’s was such a big event at the Wyndham Garden hotel across the street, it’s no surprise that this year’s event was pretty small in attendance, with maybe 45-50 (counting men, women, and children) at the Friday night dinner in the Banquet Hall. But it was an excellent occasion. Those of us who’ve been here for years and those of us who are new were inspired and blessed by the stories from seven alumni representing our six and half decades. And the food was great, too (pasta Alfredo, among...

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A Talk With a Buddhist Part 1 of 4

Recently, I was tasked with an assignment at seminary that called for me to interview someone with a different religious belief from mine. The purpose was to get to know someone and engage in a conversation that revealed what beliefs they had specifically. What follows is Part 1 of a series of posts that will describe my interaction with a self-proclaimed Buddhist. Part 1 I arrived on a Dallas Buddhist temple ground to interview a local Buddhist about their beliefs. Oddly enough, the first person I encountered was a Thai monk wearing an orange robe. The problem was he only spoke Thai.  I knew I...

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Hannah Haskell as Student Government Vice President

Hannah is also a junior this year, majoring in education.  Her goals include teaching first in a school serving a low-income neighborhood and then pursuing a master’s in educational leadership in order to move into public-school administration. As she has progressed in her major at DCC, she has discovered how valuable DCC’s mentoring program is. As she puts it, the program “equips each student who utilizes it with valuable resources for their future.  DCC connects us with mentors who are doing what we hope to do some day.”  Thus the students are not only being equipped with the knowledge...

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