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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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Summit Christian Academy history teacher honored by national organization

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A local Christian school teacher is being honored for making history come alive for his students. Greg Finch has been named the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding ...

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Christian conservative and Mexican-born Mayra Flores flips Democrat seat Republican

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Hispanic Christian conservative Mayra Flores won the special election to fill the vacant Texas Congressional District 34 seat on June 14. Her win flips the seat from Democrat to Republican further reducing ...

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Flag Day continues proud tradition dating back to June 14, 1777

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Flag Day can be easy to overlook because it falls between Memorial Day and Independence Day on June 14. The non-profit group American Journey Experience shared how the holiday began and why ...

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“When the coals start to dance.” Matthew Burnett teaches blacksmithing to a new generation

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Matthew Burnett is on a mission to keep the skills of blacksmithing alive and share them with a new generation. He founded the Missouri Schools of Blacksmithing and Missouri School of Plain ...

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Yes, young adult, you can fly the American flag and be proud

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Many young people say they are not patriotic. It’s an important issue as we celebrate Flag Day on June 14. I want to say to these young adults: patriotism does not mean you condone ...

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How the role of chaplains is changing

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The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new attention to the work of chaplains and changing the way they minister. Before the pandemic, as an article in The New York Times put it, the place ...

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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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