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‘Un-hip’ column was impressive


I have just read with tremendous appreciation the column by Mark Wylie in December’s Chronicle.
One cannot but be impressed with Mark’s description of his “un-hip” approach to ministry.
His story is a valuable reminder that it is not the building, it is not the location, it is not the artificial hype, it is not slick marketing techniques, it is not the preacher that are the keys to winning and holding people to Christ and the church. It is an atmosphere of love and acceptance and a truthful telling of the Gospel.
Thanks, Mark, for this excellent summary of your approach to ministry. May it be an inspiration to all.
Hugh Fulford | Gallatin, Tenn.
New Englanders ‘loving, caring’
Great article about the current status of the church in New England in December.
After preaching there for five years and attending the Gander Brook men’s retreat for the past decade, the only thing I could question is portrayal of the nature of the people. I found a very loving and caring people all over New England. I also found the churches to be sound and built on solid Bible principles.
I do believe your article will help open some doors and pocketbooks.
Gene Britton | Sarasota, Fla.

Praise for column on Harrell, McCoy

I truly enjoyed reading your story about Colt McCoy and Graham Harrell in December. I am a former football player at Abilene Christian and present season ticket holder at Texas. We stay over and go to church at Westover Hills on Sunday.
My grandsons stare at Colt and fellow Longhorn Jordan Shipley throughout the sermon. As your article noted, they are fine young men with a great opportunity to influence young people. Thanks for such a great story.
Kenneth Greene | Arlington, Texas
I enjoyed reading your article on Graham and Colt (Page 3, December). I was so excited to hear they are great Christian young men. Thanks for revealing the good in two great people!
John S. Verble | Knoxville, Tenn.

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