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Now Baylor University’s regents have wounded a second president (Aug. 4 )!

The editorial, “Baylor future rests in regents’ hands,” covers so well what has been hurting inside this Baylor grad for several years. It is “must reading” for regents, faculty and alums.

Regents: The buck not only stops with you, but positive leadership begins with you. Get with it!

Faculty: Some dissidents in your ranks need to concentrate on teaching and research and do something to update those yellowed teaching notes. Be another A.J. Armstrong!

Alumni leadership: Quit worrying about transparency for the administration! Support our students with your kind words, openness, cooperation and prayers.

Students: As soon as all the prima donnas have their egos assuaged, Baylor will continue with its growth as an outstanding major Christian research university. Just hang in there!

Joe Novak

Rynell S. Novak


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Good Thursday?

In a recent Bible study, I read a prophecy Jesus made to Pharisees who asked for a sign of his deity. Jesus replied, “No sign will be given but the sign of ‘Jonah the Prophet.’  For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:38-40).

We know Jesus was resurrected on a Sunday morning after spending three nights in the tomb; that was his prophecy. Those nights had to be Saturday, Friday and Thursday nights. Thus, Jesus could not have been crucified and buried on a Friday, because he was already in the tomb on a Thursday night.

I am not proposing we change our Good Friday services to Thursday. However, it is important to know that Jesus’ prophecy of his time in the grave was precisely what he said it to be.

Dan Keeney

San Angelo


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