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Greg Kendall-Ball ('06)

Greg Kendall-Ball (’06) to keynote Creative U on OCT. 3

Creative U is an annual celebration of creativity and the creative process. This year’s event will take place on Oct. 3, 2023, in the Brown Library – Packer Forum. Greg Kendall-Ball (’06), photo editor with The New York Times, will keynote this year’s event. In his first session, “As you set out for Ithaka…”, Greg will tell the story of his journey from theology student to photo editor while sharing a few lessons he learned along the way. In his second session, “The Daily Miracle”, he will share a day in the life of a photo editor during a recent news cycle that illustrates some of the possibilities of reporting the news in today’s digital environment.

FACUL names Landon Saunders 2023 Friend of the Year

Landon Saunders has been president of Heartbeat, Inc. since 1971. A native of West Virginia, Saunders served as a minister in Churches of Christ in Arkansas and Tennessee before moving to Abilene in 1971. For several years, he was the minister at the Minter Lane Church of Christ in Abilene. Today, he is a resident of Norwich, Vermont, and in addition to being a frequent lecturer at churches and universities, he also serves on the board of the Yale University Center for Faith and Culture and as a Fellow of Caris Life Sciences Foundation.


Thus Saith the Lord: Thomas Campbell’s Declaration and Address

Located in the main display area of Special Collections and Archives, Thomas Campbell’s Declaration and Address is one of the rarest literary productions in all of American Christianity. Exhibited here is an exceptionally scarce first printing from 1809 along with specimens from the literature of the Restoration Movement about this foundational document.

Max Lucado Collection: Tell Me the Easter Story

Located in the Learning Commons Max Lucado Collection case is a new library exhibit called “Tell Me the Easter Story” that invites meditation during the Easter season on the passion of Jesus Christ and features seventeen works about the death and resurrection of Jesus written by Max Lucado between 1986 and 2013.