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Web Reads: Watch the Hindenberg disaster and the world’s heaviest 3-year-old

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Historic newsreel. British Pathé has uploaded 85,000 historic newsreels to its YouTube channel. The archive is searchable and contains many films documenting…

A battle that changed the world

By Marvin Olasky
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History | Today is the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, fought in 1836 near what is now the city named after Sam Houston, who led the Texan army that day in a…

Slaughtering conventional history’s sacred cows

Slaughtering conventional history’s sacred cows

By Rodney Stark
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Books | An excerpt from Rodney Stark’s How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity

Stolen burial boxes hold clues about life around Jesus’ time on Earth

By Julie Borg
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History | A midnight raid by Israeli police recently uncovered 11 ancient burial boxes stolen from a cave near Jerusalem. The boxes are believed to be from the Second…

Web Reads: Will liberals be merciful?

Web Reads: Will liberals be merciful?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Liberal victory? One liberal declares the culture wars over, pronounces liberals the winners, and advises them to be gentle on the losers: “So I’d like to…

Scholar discovers travel-sized Dead Sea Scrolls

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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History | A scholar in Israel has found nine tiny, unopened scrolls among the Dead Sea Scrolls, according to Fox News. It’s not hard to understand why these scrolls…

Staving off extinction in Russia

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Russia | Russia’s salivating for the savory morsel of southeastern Ukraine known as the Crimea has been likened to Hitler’s annexing of the so-called Sudetenland…

A scarab in Israel proves Old Testament history

By Julie Borg
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History | The archeological discovery of an ancient Egyptian scarab upholds the accuracy of the biblical book of Joshua. Chapters 7 and 8 of Joshua tell the story of…

Signs and Wonders: Noah needs ‘based on a true story’ disclaimer

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Noah disclaimer. At a presentation in Nashville at the annual convention of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the organization’s president, Jerry…

Camel deniers ignore reams of secular research for Bible smear campaign

By Julie Borg
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History | Secular scholars pounced on an archeological study released last week on the age of domestic camels that they claim proves the Bible is not historically…

Groupon’s flub or brilliance?

By Marvin Olasky
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History | Is Groupon historically illiterate or exceptionally clever? On Friday it issued a press release announcing a Presidents Day offer: customers would get $10 off…

The penman who would not sign

By Marvin Olasky
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Q&A | What a revolutionary leader can teach us about our contemporary policy debates

 
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