2017 The year in quotes
"When I compare it to eternity, it's really not that…
Allison Jean, mother of Botham Jean, after the Harding University graduate and Dallas West Church of Christ member was killed in his own apartment by a police officer. (October, Page 1)
Paula Harrington, member of the Lone Oak Church of Christ in Paducah, Ky., after a gunman opened fire at her daughter’s Kentucky school. (March, Page 3)
Dan Winkler, preaching at the annual Polishing the Pulpit conference in Sevierville, Tenn. (October, Page 3)
Daniel Harrison, one of the late Marshall Keeble’s “boy preachers” and longtime minister for the Chatham-Avalon Church of Christ in Chicago. (April, Page 1)
Tom Leibrand, deacon of the University Park Church of Christ in Hyattsville, Md., on hosting Friday night cookouts for a high school football team. (November, Page 34)
Sean Judge, director of Walk4Water, fundraisers by Healing Hands International, which drilled its 1,000th well — this one in Haiti — this past spring. (June, Page 1)
Gene McKown, member of the Alameda Church of Christ in Norman, Okla., on deciding to build 32 transitional houses for the homeless in his community. (May, Page 7)
Eleni Melirrytos, member of the Omonia Church of Christ in Athens, Greece, on the church’s ongoing service to refugees from the Middle East. (Decemeber, Page 17)
Joni Goodman, member of the Reidland Church of Christ in Paducah, Ky., on worshiping with Puerto Rican brothers and sisters on a trip to help after Hurricane Maria. (August, Page 1)
Jerry Taylor, at the opening of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action at Abilene Christian University in Texas. (November, Page 1)
John Kincaid, volunteer driver for Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, on his cross-country menu. (December, Page 3)
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