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Christianity brought the world justice and freedom

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Many today would argue that Christianity has changed the world for the worse. In reality it introduced true justice and freedom. The “new atheists” don’t just see Christianity as wrong but evil. ...

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Early American History you should know…but probably don’t: ‘In God We Trust’

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Since the concept of God’s superintending care in the founding of America is so often mentioned in the writings of the Founding Fathers and the Pilgrims and Puritans who preceded them, it ...

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500 years after Spanish Inquisition, Jews return to Spain

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CASTELO DE VIDE, Portugal – The Spanish Inquisition is an ugly chapter in the history of the church.  It lasted more than three hundred years, spanned continents and became one of the ...

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Presidential limo ‘The Beast’, serves as Daytona lap car

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Over 100,000 people in attendance at the  Daytona 500 on Sunday were witness to history as President Donald and Melania Trump kicked off the event. Trump is the first president to be ...

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Oliver North draws parallels to 1775 in new book

They say history repeats itself. That’s never seemed to be more true, according to a new book by Col. Oliver North who says it puts things in perspective. “Our nation’s capital is ...

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Trump makes history by speaking at March for Life

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President Reagan? No. How about President Bush? Father or son? No. President Obama? Well, no. It was President Donald Trump who made history by becoming the first president to ever appear at ...

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After record drought, Sea of Galilee sees miracle of record rain

This week, as I was reading Israeli news headlines, an article grabbed my attention: “Galilee just six feet away from maximum capacity!” I was ecstatic. For many in Israel, the Galilee level ...

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Former Iranian hostages pen letter of thanks to President Trump

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[Editor’s note: In 1979 Kevin Hermening, Michael H. Howland, David M. Roeder and Rodney “Rocky” Sickmann were among the 52 Americans hostages held by the Revolutionary Guard after the U.S. Embassy was ...

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‘Bleeding Kansas’ Series returns to Constitution Hall

Dramatic interpretations and talks about the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas, 1854-1865, will highlight the 2020 annual Bleeding Kansas series, which begins January 26. The programs are held at ...

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People triggered by Bethlehem response on ‘Jeopardy!’

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Although most children in Sunday school know that Bethlehem is in Israel, the location stirred up some controversy on a recent episode of “Jeopardy!” Bethlehem is roughly six miles south of Jerusalem ...

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Archaeologists discover ancient Jerusalem market on the path to the Temple

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The Israel Antiquities Authority believes it has found a 2,000-year-old market next to the recently discovered Pilgrimage Road in Jerusalem that Jesus and other Jews once walked on to get to the ...

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Top 10 Bible archaeological discoveries of 2019

It was a big year in Israel both for the record number of tourists visiting the Holy Land but also for archaeological and biblical discoveries. One reason Bible discoveries are being made ...

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What Is Conservative American Nationalism?

Circumstances change; core principles do not. The country’s oldest foreign-policy tradition still finds its home on the right. What Is Conservative American Nationalism? Underneath all of the day-to-day tumult, for both critics ...

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Missouri lawmaker criticizes Roman god on top of capitol dome

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A Missouri lawmaker is not happy that a statue of Ceres, the Roman god of agriculture, is being returned to the dome of the capitol in Jefferson City after restoration. Rep. Mike ...

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Jewish group meets with German Passion Play over stereotypes

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Once a decade, thousands of Christians make the pilgrimage to Germany for the Oberammergau Passion Play, which first was performed in 1634. As the May 2020 production approaches, a Jewish organization met ...

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Ghost towns of Kansas City

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The Kansas City area is dotted with old towns and ghost towns, some with distinct evidence of their existence, while others have faded away completely. Their histories, however, remain. Because of the ...

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What’s the truth about the first Thanksgiving?

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There’s a lot of pressure to do away with Thanksgiving. Is it a day of gratitude or a day of guilt? Like Columbus Day, Thanksgiving is being attacked. Many stories surrounding the ...

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Trump becomes first president to attend Veterans Day Parade

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You probably missed any mention of it in the news media this week. History was made during Veterans Day celebrations the nation’s largest city. Donald Trump became the first president to ever ...

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‘Garden of Eden’ just north of Kansas City, according to Mormon tradition

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Different religions have their own sacred  spaces. Though most Mormons may not even know it, one of theirs is just a short drive north of Kansas City. It’s the “Garden of Eden.” ...

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The believer behind the charm of Brookside and Kansas City’s largest Bible study

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Did you know Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood is Christian? At least, its houses are. Baptist, to be precise. Behind the magical peaked roofs and Tudor-style European designs, their architect was a strong ...

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As the British attack, Francis Scott Key writes Star Spangled Banner

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September 14, 1814 started out as a bad day for the United States of America. That’s the day British soldiers burned the White House and the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., one ...

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Early American History You Should Know…But Probably Don’t: Samuel Adams

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Samuel Adams, Father of the American Revolution Samuel Adams was one of the earliest and most effective of the Founding Fathers in building support for independence and in generating opposition to every ...

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Cambridge professor defends Gospels, challenges British public to rethink Jesus

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A leading theologian has claimed there is compelling evidence for the reliability of the Gospels, and spoken directly to the growing public perception of those who doubt Jesus’ existence. Peter Williams, Principal ...

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Jerusalem street on which Jesus walked, and built by Pontius Pilate, now open to public

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Pontius Pilate has gone down in history for his role in the crucifixion of Jesus. However, archaeologists recently found that he also invested time and money in building the infrastructure of Jerusalem ...

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Gal ‘Wonder Woman’ Gadot will star in movie about Christian Holocaust heroine

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The movie Schindler’s List won critical acclaim for telling the story of Oscar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Now, Israeli Gal Gadot, who rose ...

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