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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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Despite the left’s attempts, you can’t rewrite the words of Columbus

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Despite the best efforts of history revisionists, almost everyone still agrees that Christopher Columbus arrived in the “New World” in 1492, a fact that is difficult to rewrite. That he was a ...

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Online church likely is here to stay, researchers find

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Because of COVID-19, more than three in four evangelical Protestants in the United States have experienced watching church online instead of in person. More important is that going forward, the majority who ...

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U.S. Christians play vital role in restoring Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

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Christians in the United States have pitched in to help restore the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, which is thought to be the birthplace of Jesus. The United Nations had considered ...

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Remembering Paul Harvey: An icon of optimism and common sense

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When Paul Harvey Aurandt entered the world on September 4 in 1918, America was on top of it. We were about to emerge from World War I as a global power, surpassing ...

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Biola conference will explore Jesus Movement revival of 1970s

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Fifty years ago, Christian revival sparked during the Jesus People Movement. Aiming to fuel the flame of the same type of revival, Biola University will host a new annual Bible conference — ...

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Evangel University changes name of mascot from Crusader to Valor

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The Evangel University Crusaders are no more. The evangelical school in Springfield, Missouri changed the name of its mascot to Valor. “The process of selecting a new mascot that best represented our ...

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Jews around the world pause to celebrate Yom Kippur

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Jews around the world today are celebrating Yom Kippur, which is the celebration of the “Ten Days of Awe.” “These are heavy, heavy days of repentance and reflection and seeking God’s face ...

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SpaceX will launch first all civilian crew into space

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A SpaceX rocketship is set Wednesday to fly another billionaire and his close friends into space. It will be the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit. Jared Isaacman, the American founder ...

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Democrats spar with Missouri Governor over removal of homosexual history exhibit

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The war of words over a homosexual exhibit at the Missouri Capitol is heating up. Gov. Mike Parson said it was taken down after he received complaints and because it wasn’t approved ...

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Are sex and gender the same thing?

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It has become a common assumption today that sex and gender are two different things. The new gender orthodoxy simplistically asserts, “Sex is what’s between your legs. Gender is what’s between your ...

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Local college expansion threatens destruction of historic church

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The abandoned but historic Seventh Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Kan., stands in the way of a new educational center being built by KCK Community College. “This is probably the ...

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Interstate highway system began in Missouri 65 years ago this month

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As Missouri celebrates its bicentennial this year, another milestone also is taking place. Lebanon, Mo., is considered the birthplace of the interstate highway system, which began 65 years ago this month. In ...

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