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Shanah tovah, or happy New Year! The importance of the lunar calendar

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L’shanah Tovah to all! That’s Happy New Year! This week is Rosh Hashanah, or New Year, for the Jewish community. Marking the passage of a time and a new year is important. ...

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Gospel message at Queen’s funeral most heard and seen in history

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Billions of people around the world heard about the faith of the late Queen Elizabeth during her funeral on Monday. That means that more people heard the Gospel Monday than at any ...

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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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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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How Star Wars’ Jedi were inspired by the Knights Templar and the church

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Star Wars is once again in the spotlight and pulling on nostalgic heartstrings in the new Disney+ limited series Obi-Wan Kenobi, starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen. The series follows members of ...

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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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Judge rules against Ben & Jerry’s in lawsuit over sales in Israel

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Residents of Israel’s Judea and Samaria regions will be able to continue buying Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. A federal judge rejected the company’s bid to block its parent company, Unilever, from ...

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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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University of Kansas offering course in “Angry White Male Studies”

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Families planning to send their kids to the University of Kansas this fall may want to take a close look at the course offerings. “Angry White Male Studies” will examine the rise ...

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Why handwritten diaries are still relevant

The first time I taught a college course called “The London Diary” for young Americans studying abroad back in 2002, each student ended up with a tangible book of memories, a handwritten ...

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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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Real-life Top Gun school founder says God-given discernment made it possible

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The movie “Top Gun: Maverick” is shattering box-office records this summer. The man who founded the real-life Top Gun school gives credit to God for his success. “When I look back at ...

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The real climate crisis: A look at Kansas City in 1936

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Daniel Fahrenheit invented the thermometer in 1709. So, before that the nature of temperature was a hot or cold day. It is said that on the hottest day in Germany, the temperature ...

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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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Missouri Historical Society offers free video series about genealogical research

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One of the hardest parts of tracing family history is determining where to start. The State Historical Society of Missouri can help. The organization has released a series of 12 workshop videos ...

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U.S.-Mexico border now ‘deadliest’ in the world according to UN

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The U.S.-Mexico border under the Biden administration has become the world’s “deadliest” land crossing according to a United Nations study. The shocking report says 728 recorded immigrant deaths and disappearances along the ...

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Why should we all truly love America?

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America, I love you! Economically resilient, stubbornly optimistic, miraculously birthed, divinely blessed, statistically exceptional America. Historically flawed?  Sure.  What country isn’t?  But I love America! And so should you. Merta (not her ...

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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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“The Da Vinci Code” star Tom Hanks says it was “hooey”

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Christian scholars criticized Dan Brown’s book “The Da Vinci Code” and the ones that followed as historically inaccurate. It turns out that Tom Hanks, who starred in the movies based on the ...

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Japan upholds ban on same-sex marriage

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A Japanese court has upheld a ban on same-sex marriage by dismissing a lawsuit that argued it was unconstitutional. Three same-sex couples in their 30s and 50s sued in the Osaka District ...

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Original Juneteenth was a spiritual event and the church can still play a role today

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Understanding the significance of the Juneteenth holiday paints a fuller picture of civil rights in the United States, author Jemar Tisby said. “It represents June 19, 865, when enslaved people in Texas ...

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Heartland to Holy Land tour of Israel April 29 – May 10, 2023

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The next Metro Voice tour of the Biblical heartland of Israel will be April 29 through May 10, 2023. Join Metro Voice publishers Dwight and Anita Widaman on this Heartland to Holy ...

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