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Month: February 2017

Humble Beginnings | 29 Students In 1952

Noteworthy items in this one include the doubling of enrollment (to 29), what happens when the cook is sick, and ways local churches have helped the college through the years. And while the library in 1952 was struggling to get to 2000 volumes, the current DCC Crawford Library contains 36,000 print books, 38,000 electronic books, 80 print journals, and 3100 full-text electronic journals. Stay tuned to find out whether that goal of 100 students was reached in...

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Annual Alumni Baseball Season Kick-Off

Crusader baseball season opened Saturday, January 28, with an exhibition game against an alumni team, an exciting game that demonstrated that alums don’t have to go to seed after college. Those watching were impressed by the playing on both sides. But what happens after DCC baseball?  Professional baseball?  Ministry?  “Get a job”? A visit to the dugout revealed that, if the alums who showed up for the game are any indication, Coach Denny Dixon’s folks are doing what they ought to be doing. Though this is a highly unscientific survey, everyone was happy to tell me what they are...

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This and That from Here and There from 1952

Another newsletter from DCC’s archives–September 1952. Noteworthy in this one are the many individuals and congregations who were helping DCC get moving, the enrollment figure of the nascent school, and the conference featuring a “thrilling” contest. Building use would probably raise some eyebrows these days, too–read closely to find that one. It is our hope that DCC’s students today–whether vocational ministers or educators or business people or psychologists or sports managers–recognize their role as members of the body of Christ and participate in the life of that body, not only in Texas but also throughout the world. May we...

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Graduation Felt Like a Reunion | Andrew Heisler ’14

Alums in the Field:  Andrew Heisler, Newberg, Oregon Andy Heisler made his first trip to Texas in May of 2014—for his DCC graduation.  It was his first trip because all his DCC work, basically the last half of his degree, had been done through DCC’s FLEXcampus®. “Graduation felt like a reunion,” he says, “because the sense of community that had been built in the online format was real. FLEX really is distinct.”   In town this week to attend a ministry workshop at Compass Christian Church in Colleyville, Andy, accompanied by nine-year-old daughter Sofie, came by campus to share...

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1952 Article From Vernon Newland

Another Newsletter from the Past—January 5, 1952 Newsletter demonstrates DCC’s commitment to assisting local congregations and the local congregations’ commitment to supporting DCC—a dollar-a-month. (A dollar went a lot further back then:  in 2016, that one dollar would be $9.06 (US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics). Has your congregation considered a monthly contribution lately? $10.00? $100.00? DCC needs your help just as much as ever. Consider a...

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Praise for 2016, Pray for 2017 | Luke & Lindsey Greer

Alums in the Field, the Harvest Field, That Is: Luke and Lindsay Greer Where to begin?  Is this an article about what alums are doing, or about what God is doing in the world?  Well, both.  It’s about the amazing work that alums Luke and Lindsay Greer (and their three kids) are getting to do with Orchard Group, the church-planting outfit with roots way back to 1948, when Elmer Kyle started Go-Ye Chapel as a small bus converted to a mobile chapel that served NYC’s boroughs. Charles Faust continued that “little” work, which today has morphed into one of...

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The Piedmont Lectures and Jazz

The Piedmont Lectures and jazz?  Now that’s a surprise!  But it’s true—this year’s Piedmont Lectures are taking a turn to the music, a turn that also fits well with Black History Month. Professor Dennis Reynolds of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music will speak under the banner of the Piedmont Lectures on Wednesday and Thursday, February 22-23, on the topic “The Impact of American Jazz on American Secular and Sacred Music and Culture.” On Wednesday, February 22,from 11-12:20 a.m., he will meet in class in the Banquet Hall with HIST 4300 American Civil Rights Movement.  All students and other visitors...

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