Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1922-1923 Page: 30
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
at the same time are the easiest to master. In other words, we
cannot do the work for the students. We have the reputation,
among those who come here for the first time and stay for a
passing acquaintance at least, of being "the workingest bunch of
folks" one almost ever saw. If students are looking for an easy
thing, they should go somewhere else. To finish with us one
must work hard. We make our courses count for as much as we
can, not making them difficult just because we can do so. We
arrange our lessons in the most logical and scientific manner we
know, and still our standards are such that there is left a great
deal of really hard work for the students. Of course, people informed
today know that education must be defined in terms of
experience and not as property to be donated or sold for money.
We cannot keep students from spending too much money when
their parents permit the opening of accounts or allow students
to check at liberty on a bank account. We exercise our strongest
energies to persuade students to have enough respect for others
less fortunate financially to be temperate in their expeditures
and other things. The school does not profit from such extravagances,
though it does have to bear much of the blame. We try
to show that the Christian spirit is far from extravagance in any
form, and that there is a great need for all any one can afford
to give with a willing heart.
Almost every year we get letters asking us to "keep my son or
my daughter from spending so much money." We take this
opportunity to tell you that we cannot be custodians of the spending
money of our students. If you cannot keep the money away
from them, please do not expect us to keep them from spending
it. You can readily see that all we can do is to discourage them
in the careless and sometimes reckless manner of money-spending.
Abilene Christian College exists for one purpose-to teach
Christianity. The school is, therefore, pre-eminently an institution
for Christian education.
Bible in the Curriculum.-Every student is required to study
the Bible. This does not mean for one year or two years, but it
means every year that the student remains here. With the addition
of the practice school your boy or girl may have the privilege
and opportunity of studying the Bible for fifteen years under
consecrated men and women.
Chapel Exercises.-Once each day the students are assembled
in the auditorium for chapel services. The program consists of
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