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History of Christianity: Part 1

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As part of our history series, Metro Voice is publishing concise, easy-to-read articles on church history. Here’s our first installment on the history of Christianity. THE APOSTOLIC AGE 30-100AD The Strength of ...

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Dallas Jenkins says Jesus would have used social media

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Jesus would have used social media to spread his message, the creator of “The Chosen” claims. “I do believe that Jesus would’ve used tools of the day to communicate,” Dallas Jenkins stated ...

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Why did early Christianity rise so rapidly?

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New religions appear all the time — nowhere more than in the United States — but very few ever achieve prominence and permanence. Christianity is a rare and dramatic case of a ...

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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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How rethinking church properties could help save dying congregations

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Rome, Georgia, features steeple after steeple defining its skyline. Its tourist map for Rome depicts 15 churches in its six-block long, four-block-wide downtown area alone. The church properties take up a substantial ...

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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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‘The Devil is Afraid of Me’: Exorcist describes his battle against demons and the occult

In 2020, the book The Devil is Afraid of Me: The Life and Works of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist (See below) hit our virtual bookshelves. While most people think of the ...

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Lessons from Roman historian Livy on the rise and fall of nations

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Two thousand years ago, an eminent Roman historian coined the popular aphorism, “Better late than never.” His name was Titus Livius, anglicized as simply Livy. True to the aphorism, he wrote much ...

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Christianity brought the world justice and freedom

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Many today would argue that Christianity has changed the world for the worse. In reality it introduced true justice and freedom. The “new atheists” don’t just see Christianity as wrong but evil. ...

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What does this ancient papyrus reveal about early Christians?

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An Egyptian papyrus in the University of Basel’s collection in Basel, Switzerland, is very unique from all the other ancient papers in the collection.  The papyrus contains a letter providing valuable insights ...

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DNA shows Philistines, and modern-day Palestinians, were really European

A dramatic and explosive DNA discovery in Israel has implications for the political struggle between Israelis and Palestinians. Three years ago, archaeologists digging in Israel revealed they had excavated a Philistine cemetery ...

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Stairs that Jesus climbed in Potius Pilate’s palace visible in Rome

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The bare, white marble of Rome’s ‘Scala Sancta,’ which are believed to be the stairs trod by Christ on the day of his trial and death, are exposed and visible to pilgrims ...

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Italian Festival Returns to Topeka

Christ the King Catholic Church, 5973 SW 25th St., will host its fourth annual family-friendly Italian festival, “Rome Sweet Home,” on Saturday, October 13, from 3:00 -7:30 p.m. on the parish grounds ...

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Real or fake? Kickstarter campaign tackles Shroud

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The Shroud of Turin, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus discovered after his resurrection, is attracting new attention in Southern California from experts across the scientific, medical, and ...

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