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Faith Stories
Lifelong United Methodist and Vietnam veteran Tom Lough (pictured above left in Vietnam and above right in 2021) has composed a song as a tribute to Army veterans. Photos courtesy of Tom Lough.

'Ever Faithful' United Methodist pens Army hymn

A new hymn written for Army veterans, “Ever Faithful to the Call," exists because its author survived a close call during the Vietnam War.
Faith Stories
Jo Ann McClain scatters the ashes of her husband, the Rev. William Bobby McClain, at the base of a newly planted dogwood tree at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington. Bobby McClain, a noted civil rights leader and longtime professor at Wesley, died in 2020 at age 82. She is joined by the Revs. Chip Aldridge and Cathy Abbott of Wesley. Photo by Lisa Helfert, courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

McClain’s ashes nourish tree at Wesley Theological Seminary

Wesley Theological Seminary is the final resting place for longtime professor and “Songs of Zion” champion the Rev. William Bobby McClain, following a service of the interment of his ashes.
Theology and Education
The Rev. William J. “Billy” Abraham, a longtime professor at Perkins School of Theology, is shown here at Perkins Chapel in Dallas in 2014. Abraham died Oct. 7 at 73. File photo by Hillsman Stuart Jackson, © Southern Methodist University.

Billy Abraham, traditionalist scholar, dies

Longtime Perkins School of Theology professor never shied from a debate but maintained friendships across the theological divide.