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Visitors around the world enjoying close-up look at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel painting

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The famous Sistine Chapel ceiling has taken its show on the road. People from Australia to Mexico, Shanghai to New York, and more than 60 cities in between are enjoying a close-up ...

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The hidden spiritual advice on the Franklin Cent

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Perhaps the United States of America would not have become so politicized had we all followed a good piece of advice from Benjamin Franklin. In Benjamin Franklin’s 1737 book, Poor Richard’s Almanac, he ...

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Today in Christian history: Volunteers work to meet spiritual, physical needs of Civil War soldiers

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Wounded men lay in the blazing sun in an open field at Gettysburg, pleading for relief. It was 1861 and the American Civil War was raging inflicting enormous casualties on both sides. ...

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Statue of Missouri’s Harry Truman unveiled in U.S. Capitol rotunda

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A statue of the president from Missouri now graces the U.S. Capitol. Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of Harry Truman, unveiled the statue recently. “My grandfather was a modest man,” he said. “And ...

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Dallas Jenkins says Jesus would have used social media

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Jesus would have used social media to spread his message, the creator of “The Chosen” claims. “I do believe that Jesus would’ve used tools of the day to communicate,” Dallas Jenkins stated ...

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Why did early Christianity rise so rapidly?

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New religions appear all the time — nowhere more than in the United States — but very few ever achieve prominence and permanence. Christianity is a rare and dramatic case of a ...

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This week in history: Tyndale burned at stake for printing Bibles

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William Tyndale, “Father of the English Bible,” was burned at the state in October 1536. How many Bibles do you have in your house? For most of us, Bibles are easily accessible, ...

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Maya exhibit at Union Station transports visitors to different time

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Families looking for something both fun and educational to do this fall may want to check out the latest exhibit at Union Station in Kansas City. After an unexpected delay, Maya the ...

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Today In Christian history: Thomas Barnardo’s head grew heavy

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On this evening, September 19, 1905, sixty-year-old “Dr.” Thomas Barnardo complained that his head felt heavy. Asking his wife to allow him to rest it on her for a moment, he slipped ...

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Super rare looted Jewish coin returned to Israel

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JERUSALEM—American authorities have returned a rare, 2,000-year-old Jewish coin to Israel nearly two decades after it was looted, smuggled and put up for auction in the United States, Israel’s antiquities authority announced Tuesday. The quarter shekel ...

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Two sisters who survived the Holocaust die just days apart

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Two sisters who survived the Holocaust as girls and moved to the United States afterward died just days apart in their adopted home of Alabama. The Alabama Holocaust Education Center said Ruth Scheuer Siegler died ...

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Discovery of Ivory sheds light on Jerusalem during Solomon’s Temple

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An extraordinary discovery was recently unearthed in Jerusalem when Israeli archeologists uncovered an assemblage of ivory plaques dating to the First Temple period (Solomon’s Temple). They are among only a few found ...

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Museum of the Bible returns manuscript that was stolen from monastery during WWI

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The Museum of the Bible has returned a stolen manuscript to the Greek Orthodox Church. Bulgarian troops in 1917 looted the handwritten document, which is more than a thousand years old. Museum ...

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Poland may seek $1.3 trillion from Germany over WWII invasion

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Germany owes Poland $1.32 trillion for the Nazi invasion, subsequent Nazi occupation and destruction. The demand for reparations were made on Thursday by Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland’s governing Law and ...

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Holocaust photos – found in attics and archives – reveal tragedy on personal level

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Newly found photos of the Holocaust are helping researchers put stories to the victims. The summer of 2022 marked the 80th anniversary of the first Nazi deportation of Jewish families from Germany to Auschwitz. ...

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Christian History: Bible backing archaeologist Kenyon

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Seventy years ago this month, Frederick George Kenyon passed away. He was a trailblazer in biblical archaeology. “Both the authenticity and the general integrity of the books of the New Testament may ...

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Black Conservative Summit to address family breakdown

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Ben Carson, the famed neurosurgeon and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development, will headline the upcoming Black Conservative Summit. The summit’s theme, “How to Fix Black America,”  will serve as “a ...

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How Christianity modeled care for the sick in the Roman world

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Far from being an otherworldly religion, Christianity teaches both the importance and goodness of life in this world. In fact, from Jesus’ healing ministry to the work of modern missionary doctors, a ...

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Stalin and the “Night of the Murdered Poets”

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Power kills. Absolute power kills too many to count. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin spoke with personal authority on the subject when he famously said, “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is ...

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First known depiction of biblical heroines Jael and Deborah uncovered in Israel

The earliest known depiction of biblical heroines Jael and Deborah was discovered at an ancient synagogue in Israel, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced in July. A rendering of one ...

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Home of Temple priest from era of Jesus and disciples discovered

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A ritual bath (mikveh) most likely used by a temple priest during the time of Jesus has been discovered in Jerusalem. The bath, dating back to the late Second Temple period near ...

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War on science: Anthropologists pressured to stop labeling remains ‘male’ or ‘female’

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Anthropologists are being pressured to stop identifying human remains as “male” or “female.” LGBT activists say scientists can not know how ancient individuals “identified” themselves. Emma Palladino used her Twitter account earlier ...

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Revolutionary War Heroes of Missouri and Kansas

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On Independence Day, Americans celebrate the heroes who fought for freedom and independence from England. But there may be history you are not familiar with, and the Revolutionary War heroes who brought ...

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Hot dates: Israeli botanists grow trees using seeds from biblical times

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The desert is blooming as Israeli farmers are growing trees from seeds that date back to biblical times. “We’re talking about the resurrection of 2,000-year-old-plus ancient date seeds that come from the ...

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The collectivist horrors against Ukraine by Russia are unmatched in its history

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During Ukraine’s long history, there have been no shortages of geopolitical manipulations against the Ukrainian people. Long before the current conflict, they can be seen in the Russo-Turkish Wars and Catherine the Great’s settling ...

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