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How much do you know about Memorial Day?

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How much do you know about Memorial Day? As we ponder the selfless sacrifice of the men and women of our armed forces, we hope that you will join us in reflecting ...

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Israel is actually waging a just and humane war: Here’s why

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Some people are saying that Israel’s war against Hamas is not a “just war” as they would describe World War II. I believe Israel is in a “just war” and I’ll explain ...

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“The President and the Freedom Fighter” explores friendship between Lincoln, Douglass

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A new book looks at the friendship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass as they sought to end slavery. Brian Kilmeade, cohost of “Fox and Friends,” is the author of “The President ...

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Hatred, racism didn’t deter George Washington Carver

Few know George Washington Carver, the humble pioneering researcher and Christian, grew up in Missouri and Kansas. We celebrate him during Black History Month. Human need is really a great spiritual vacuum ...

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Netflix tackles the Second Coming in “The Chosen One”

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Netflix wastes its brilliant premise and ending twist in “The Chosen One” on a shallow treatment of religion that actually makes one grateful that the faith-based film industry alternative exists. “The Chosen ...

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Jackson County voters again to decide whether to remove Andrew Jackson statues from courthouses

Although Jackson County voters in 2020 defeated a proposal to remove two statues of Andrew Jackson from in front of the Kansas City and Independence courthouses, county legislators refuse to take no ...

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Local cemeteries and history that cannot be forgotten

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General Order Number 11, the attempt to destroy the history and peoples of Cass, Bates, Vernon, and parts of Jackson County, Missouri cannot be forgotten. While the action of the Union may ...

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Mother’s Day: The interesting history of our most celebrated holiday

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Mother’s Day is the one day a year when children make a point to visit their moms. Hanging baskets, cards, flowers, candy, a picnic, or some other special meal commemoration ensues. But ...

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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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What are natural burials? A Christian scholar explains

Death is not a subject people typically have an easy time discussing. But for Christian scholar Beth Hoeltke, it’s one she’s devoted much time to, focusing particularly on the growing interest in natural or ...

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The pandemic changed death rituals and left grieving families without a sense of closure

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The unexpected death of a friend and colleague to COVID-19 in January 2021 led me to start researching how American death rituals were transforming during the pandemic. My friend was Hindu, and ...

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Descendants work to preserve historic Black church in Pennytown, Missouri

“When I come to this church, I walk in, and I see and feel and hear my ancestors,” says Clarence Lawrence, one of the few remaining descendants of a town founded by ...

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In Christian South Sudan, attacks rise as churches lose influence

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In July, South Sudan celebrated its 10th anniversary of independence – but it did so amid concern over violence in the young nation. Recent attacks on two Catholic priests and other Christian leaders have ...

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Census shakes up Missouri town population rankings

The 2020 Census has big winners and losers in Missouri’s municipal population rankings. St. Louis is again the biggest loser, dropping below the population it counted just after the Civil War in ...

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Watch and Pray: South Sudan

In this installment of “Watch and Pray” we look at South Sudan. column. No one can know for sure the total number of letters written by the Apostle Paul, likely in the ...

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Ethiopia comes apart as ethnic Tigray Christians battle the government and each other

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Christians in the Tigray region of Ethiopia are reporting a campaign rape and torture at the hands of government forces with tens of thousands of civilians dead. The region is involved in ...

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Ely Parker: An American Indian’s lesson of unity in a divided country

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Ely Parker (born Hasanoanda, later known as Donehogawa) was born in 1828 to Elizabeth and William Parker of the Tonawanda Seneca tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy in western New York. Parker became ...

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46 villagers killed by Islamists in Congo

Attacks on Christian have increased in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the new year begins. A senior provincial official stated on Thursday that forty-six civilians were murdered in an attack by ...

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California would pay reparations under new plan

California will pay reparations to descendants of slaves under a new plan supported by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom has thrown his support behind a bill sponsored by the Democrat-controlled California legislature.  Bill ...

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Samaritan’s Purse airlifts supplies and staff to Beirut

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Samaritan’s Purse is the latest disaster relief organization to send help to Beirut, Lebanon after half the city was damaged by an explosion. A DC-8 aircraft owned and operated by Samaritan has ...

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As Confederate monuments come down across U.S., Wichita memorial comes into question

In 2016, a monument honoring both Union and Confederate Civil War veterans was erected in Wichita’s Veterans Memorial Park. The Reconciliation Memorial replaced a Confederate flag that was taken down the year before following ...

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Columbus, Churchill being destroyed along with Confederate statues

Statues to Confederate officers across the nation are being vandalized, destroyed or removed. TheHill.com reports protesters have expanded their destruction to include other notable figures like Columbus and Winston Churchill. London’s iconic ...

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HBO Max announces classic film is gone with the wind for now

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The cancel culture has claimed another victim, this time the Oscar-winning film “Gone With the Wind.” HBO Max announced the move this week. “‘Gone With the Wind’ is a product of its ...

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Trump sanctions and Israeli pressure causing Iran to leave Syria?

A combination of President Donald Trump’s sanctions on Iran, coupled with targeted strikes by Israel is apparently causing the Islamic regime to begin withdrawing from Syria. America’s and Israel’s arch-enemy in the ...

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Coronavirus cabin fever? Learn some history from your car

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With the continuing coronavirus pandemic, students may not return to finish the current school year. Can it possibly be an ideal time to learn history? It can! But wait. The museums are ...

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