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Easter and World History’s Two Greatest Events

The Gutenberg Printing Press was invented around 1440, having a huge impact on learning, communications and much more worldwide. The United States Constitution was adopted September 17, 1787, establishing a new form ...

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The Chosen Season Two starts Easter Sunday

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The highly-anticipated second season of The Chosen returns on Easter Sunday. Dallas Jenkins, creator and director of the series, revealed the news in a livestream event. The first episode of the nine-episode ...

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Biblical Israel: Garden of Gethsemane

Mark and Matthew identify Gethsemane as the place Jesus went with his disciples after eating the Passover meal within the city of Jerusalem. This was just prior to his arrest (Matthew 26:36; ...

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Shannon Bream and her book on incredible Women of the Bible

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Popular Fox News host Shannon Bream has published a new book focusing on the incredible stories of women in the Bible. “Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and ...

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Missouri Explorers program encourages families to travel state during bicentennial year

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A new Missouri bicentennial program is underway to encourage individuals, families and groups to travel the state and participate in fun challenges and learn more. Participants in the Missouri Explorers Program will ...

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Today in Christian history: John Lightfoot was born

Imagine becoming the best Hebrew scholar in your nation without once speaking to a Jewish person. That is what John Lightfoot did. He may never even have seen a Jew, for all ...

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Evangel University becomes latest school to drop Crusader mascot

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Evangel University is retiring the use of its Crusader mascot after a lengthy review process. The Crusader has been the official mascot since the school’s creation in 1955. According to a press ...

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Why Christianity put away its dancing shoes – only to discover them centuries later

In the PBS documentary series “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows how African Americans introduced new rhythms, music and dancing to ...

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Community pulls together to relocate and renovate historic black church

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A historic black church is being saved from demolition as a community pulls together in the effort. In September 2014, the planned demolition of Timmons Temple in Springfield, Mo. was brought to ...

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Palestinian Authority caught destroying remains of Joshua’s Altar

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The Palestinian Authority is under fire after it purposely began destroying the remains of Joshua’s Altar on Mount Ebal. Archaeologists discovered the destruction of the compound when visiting the site late this ...

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MU will keep Thomas Jefferson statue after calls to remove it

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A statue of Thomas Jefferson will remain on the Campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia. That’s the recommendation of a task force in response to cancel culture calls to have ...

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Statewide ice cream social planned for 200th anniversary

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Missourians are encouraged to participate in a statewide ice cream social to celebrate the 200th birthday of the state. Although the event will be held Aug. 10, 2021, Missouri’s statehood day, the planning ...

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Royal purple fabric could be from household of King David

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Have Israeli archaeologists discovered fabric from the household of King David? That’s the amazing assessment coming from Israeli. Israeli media is reporting that archaeologists have recovered scraps of fabric dyed in royal ...

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Helen Keller and her remarkable friendship with Mark Twain

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Helen Keller was 14 years old when she first met the world-famous Mark Twain in 1894. They became fast friends. He helped arrange for her to go to college at Radcliffe where ...

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Museum of the Bible works to return artifacts to rightful owners

Over 11,500 artifacts the Museum of the Bible had purchased are being returned to Iraq and Egypt. Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby and chairman of the board for the Museum said ...

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PBS’s ‘The Black Church’ celebrates stories of worship & struggle

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Just in time for Black History month PBS is airing a two-part series about the rich 400-year history of the black church in America. “The Black Church: This is our Story, This ...

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Fore-edge paintings reveal hidden world on books

A “fore-edge painting” is a design or painting that seems to magically appear on the “fore-edge” of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen ...

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Historic meeting of Arab leaders commemorate Holocaust

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In the wake of the Abraham Accords and in honor of International Holocaust Memorial Day on Jan. 27, individuals from the group Sharaka held an event to memorialize victims of the Holocaust. ...

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750 Christians killed at Ethiopian church that is said to house Ark of the Covenant

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One of the largest mass killings of Christians in Africa is being reported. The massacre of 750 people occurred at the Ethiopian Maryam Tsiyon Church in Aksum. The church, which for 100 ...

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In last days, Trump administration honored City of David in Israel

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The Trump Administration paid tribute to the relationship between the United States and Israel during its final days in power. Last week, the United State officially recognized the ancient City of David ...

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In letter to public, Sen. Josh Hawley explains why he objected to electoral votes

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Last week, I objected during the Joint Session count of electoral votes in order to have a debate on the issue of election integrity. My objection proceeded according to the letter of ...

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Missouri House censures member for first time in its history

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The Missouri House on Wednesday censured a member for the first time in state history. Representatives voted 140-3 to take action against Rep. Wiley Price, a St. Louis Democrat who allegedly had ...

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Agnes Keleti: Oldest living Olympic champion beat the Nazis, turns 100

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For Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, the fondest memory of her remarkable 100 years is simply that she has lived through it all. The Holocaust survivor and winner of 10 ...

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Discovery of oil lamp factory sheds ‘light’ on ancient Israel

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Another major archaeological discovery has been announced in Israel. This week, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced one of the largest ancient ceramic oil-lamp workshops in Israel has been discovered in excavations before ...

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Gov. Parson inauguration will tie into Missouri bicentennial

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Gov. Mike Parson intends to commemorate the beginning of Missouri’s bicentennial year when he takes the oath of office in January. “There’s a lot of focus around celebrating the state’s rich heritage ...

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