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The Little War exhibit at National War I Museum shows Great War from children’s perspective

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World War I took a heavy toll, not only on the soldiers who fought but also on the families who waited for them at home. The Little War, a new exhibit that ...

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Prolife activist Randall Terry announces presidential candidacy

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Political firebrand Randall Terry has announced that he is running for president as an independent. Terry, 65, announced his candidacy on Thursday at events in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. He cited two ...

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George Wahington preferred lowkey birthdays

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While the nation just celebrated President’s Day, George Washington‘s birthday is really Feb. 22, and he would have had it low-key. Washington was born in 1732 on Popes Creek Plantation near the ...

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Valentine’s Day: from Christian martyrs to chocolate

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Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated, yet least understood holidays in the Western World. It’s also quite popular in countries like India and Iran, where its celebration could still land ...

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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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Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

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After a bone-chilling cold spell, an early spring is on the way if Punxsutawney Phil is correct. The famous groundhog did not see his shadow on Friday morning, making a rare prediction ...

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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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KC Royals sponsoring free admission to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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Families looking for something fun and educational to do can visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City for free in February. The Kansas City Royals Foundation and the team announced ...

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Middle East war won’t stop the gospel says John Piper

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Despite the turmoil in the Middle East, God is still in control, pastor and author John Piper said in response to a question on a recent podcast. He referenced Matthew 24:5-14, in which ...

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Heartland to Holyland Tours

You’ve reached the info page of Heartland to Holyland Tours. We have two tours planned in 2024. Both depart as groups from Kansas City but we welcome guests from anywhere and can ...

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Iconic New Jersey diner finds new life in rural Missouri

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A beloved roadside diner is coming to central Missouri. Rosie’s Diner, which gained national fame as the setting for a series of paper towel commercials in the 1970s and later was moved ...

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MLK went by ‘Mike’ until he was 22 and other factoids

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday the nation celebrates, remains a fascinating and complex figure. Here are six factoids about the civil rights leader you may not know. King opposed the ...

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Movies will tell story of Winans family

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The name “Winans” has long been synonymous with gospel music. “Thankful,” a seven-part series about the family, is in development. The series opens in North Carolina in 1805, moving through Mississippi and ...

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Israeli Researchers confirm Goliath’s hometown recorded in II Kings

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Researchers from four universities in Israel said they have validated a disputed event cited in II Kings 2:17 involving a battle in Gath: “About this time, Hazael king of Aram went up ...

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National Park Service will not remove Penn statue after outcry

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A famous statue of William Penn, for whom Pennsylvania is named, will not be removed by the National Park Service after bi-partisan opposition. Penn is known for establishing religious freedom in the ...

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Exciting archaeological discoveries in 2023

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Archaeological finds in the Holy Land continue to attest to the historical accuracy of scripture. When our organization leads tours of Christians to Israel, they return home feeling they have journeyed through ...

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Jesus was not Palestinian or Asian say scholars

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The effort to erase the Jewishness of Jesus is making headlines in Israel and around the world. It follows efforts around Christmas of Palestinian groups and even some Christians to wrongly claim ...

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23 Christmas memories and today’s realities to remember in 2023.

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Here are 23 memories of Christmas and their modern-day realities. By:  Anne Foley Rauth Santa in 1973: Looking for your letter to Santa in the hometown newspaper and knowing that Santa would ...

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Founding Fathers: Jewish people key to American success

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Respecting Jewish people and standing against antisemitism has a long history in the United States. “The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation,” John Adams said. “If I ...

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Doug Emhoff, husband to the Vice President, gets Chanukah story wrong

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Douglas Emhoff, the Jewish husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris whom the Biden administration often tasks with representing it at Jewish events, is being mocked on social media for a post ...

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Episcopal Diocese of Missouri proactively inspects all 41 churches in state

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Missouri is home to several historic Episcopal churches, and some of them are starting to show their age. “The biggest challenge facing most of our congregations, both now and in the future, ...

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New film brings to life stories behind Casting Crowns songs

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Millions of Christians enjoy the music of Casting Crowns. Now they can learn the stories behind the words in the new documentary film “Casting Crowns: Home by Sunday.” The group’s Mark Hall ...

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Sculpture depicts the suffering of Apostle Bartholomew

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This is one of the most haunting sculptures ever produced. It depicts Saint Bartholomew, one of Christ’s twelve apostles, who brought Christianity to India and Armenia in the 1st century. Like many ...

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The miraculous connection of Hanukkah to Christmas

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I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, but ...

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Disney100: The Exhibition coming to Union Station next spring

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Walt Disney grew up in Marceline, Mo., and honed his animation skills in Kansas City. Next spring, Disney 100: The Exhibition at Union Station will celebrate his life and work. “Our leadership ...

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