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MAYA: The Great Jaguar Rises to open at Union Station

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The record-breaking Auschwitz exhibition at Kansas City’s Union Station closed in March  to record crowds. Now, the next major exhibition, MAYA: The Great Jaguar Rises, will open July 13. (Editor’s note: this article ...

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Mothers and Mother’s Day: the real story

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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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Hot dates: Israeli botanists grow trees using seeds from biblical times

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The desert is blooming as Israeli farmers are growing trees from seeds that date back to biblical times. “We’re talking about the resurrection of 2,000-year-old-plus ancient date seeds that come from the ...

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The collectivist horrors against Ukraine by Russia are unmatched in its history

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During Ukraine’s long history, there have been no shortages of geopolitical manipulations against the Ukrainian people. Long before the current conflict, they can be seen in the Russo-Turkish Wars and Catherine the Great’s settling ...

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The story of Pesakh (Passover) and why it matters

Pesakh (Passover) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. This year, that is April 15. The name “Pesakh” (PAY-sahkh, with a “kh” as in the Scottish “lokh”) comes ...

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Debunking centuries-old myths about Mary Magdalene

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One of the most misunderstood biblical figures has to be Mary Magdalene. Let’s start with what we do know about her. Sometimes referred to as Mary of Magdala or simply the Madeleine, ...

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What are natural burials? A Christian scholar explains

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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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“Cheers” star Kelsey Grammer joins cast of upcoming “Jesus Revolution” movie

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Kelsey Grammer, best known for his roles in “Frasier” and “Cheers,” has been cast as Pastor Chuck Smith in the upcoming film “Jesus Revolution.” “Jesus has been a profound influence in my ...

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Israel concerned about Ukrainian Jews as Russian invasion threat mounts

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Israel is concerned about the fate of 70,000 Jews living in Ukraine as the threat of a Russian invasion increases. Feeling caught between two powers, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett offered to ...

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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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Union Station Auschwitz exhibition ticket sales top 300,000

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Time is running out to visit the Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition at Kansas City’s Union Station. There will not be another extension according to Union Station officials, because the tour ...

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How Cup Noodles became one of the biggest success stories of all time

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See a container of Cup Noodles at a convenience store and you might think of dorm rooms and cheap calories. But there was a time when eating from the product’s iconic packaging ...

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On this day in history: Athanasius – Defender of Orthodoxy

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Much of what we believe today about Christ today, being God in human flesh and the Trinity was articulated by Athanasius (295-373). He was from Alexandria, Egypt, and was raised in a ...

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Dozens of education bills await Missouri legislators as new session begins

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Education is a hot topic in Missouri as the 101st General Assembly’s Second Session begins this week. More than 100 bills concerning education awaited lawmakers as they returned to Jefferson City on ...

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The Renewal event will call America back to its covenant with God

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Global Strategic Alliance will start the new year with a major intercessory prayer event in Florida. The Renewal will be a continuation of a 2020 event called The Return, according to Kevin ...

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How Bibles came to be in hotel rooms and why they’re disappearing

Bibles are an iconic part of America’s hotel rooms but with growing secularization, you may not find one. The busy holiday travel season that extends through New Year’s is almost over. As ...

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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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What ‘The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire’ got wrong about Christians

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For two centuries those who defended the Roman empire blamed its destruction on Christianity but the facts reveal a much different story. In The Devil’s Dictionary, the writer Ambrose Bierce offered this ...

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British archaeologists discover rare skeleton of man crucified by Romans

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Archaeologists have found the skeleton of a man that appears to have been crucified by the Romans in the United Kingdom. Corinne Duhig, a human bone specialist at Cambridge University’s Wolfson College, ...

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Memories of Pearl Harbor attack fading as ‘what-if’ questions remain

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Yesterday, on the anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor, we learned that memories of that event are fading fast. Interviews on the streets with young people found little understanding of ...

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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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How Communism (yes, Communism) almost ruined the first Thanksgiving

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The little-known story of how the Plymouth Pilgrims progressed from the false dream of communism to the sound realism of capitalism and created the first Thanksgiving. This time of the year, whether ...

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The history of Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations in Kansas City

Thanksgiving and Christmas around the area are celebrated in a uniqueness that can only be Kansas City. New York has the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Parade is in ...

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Condoleezza Rice on CRT: “We don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white”

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Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state for President George W. Bush, said making “white kids feel bad for being white” is not the way to empower black children. Her comments came during ...

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Archaeologists uncover massive ancient wine making complex in Israel

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Jesus turned water into wine and just a few centuries later, the early church in Israel was producing the drink on a massive industrial scale. Israel archaeologists have uncovered a gargantuan winemaking ...

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