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A city where angels and demons wrestle

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | As we roll into Memphis and make a stop at Graceland, I reflect that memories are often opportunities for growth and grace

‘Cold Harbor. I was killed’

By Marvin Olasky
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History | This evening, 150 years ago, Union soldiers serving under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant scrawled their names and home addresses on slips of paper and pinned them to…

The perfect road trip song

The perfect road trip song

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | During a stop in ‘Nash-Vegas,’ I had coffee with singer/songwriter and novelist Andrew Peterson

The Overmountain Men—and me

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | I’m following in their footsteps, but my journey is much less perilous

Into the mountains

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | ASHEVILLE, N.C.—Saying that America is a large country is commonplace, a cliché, but it is such a defining quality that it is worth noting. And, of course,

Happy Birthday to the best author the culture ever forgot

By Joseph Slife
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Books | On May 29, 1874—140 years ago today—Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London. He wrote on just about every topic imaginable and in all kinds of genres,

Web Reads: Become a Middle East expert

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | History in maps. Online now is a fantastic series of maps showing the history of the Middle East, the spread of various civilizations, and the borders…

Globe Trot: Nigerian villagers strike back against Boko Haram

By Mindy Belz
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International | NIGERIA: The United States is flying manned surveillance missions over northern Nigeria to try to locate more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by…

Midday Roundup: Could the long-lost Santa Maria finally be found?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ship ahoy. An ocean explorer claims to have found what might be the remains of Christopher Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria , off the coast of northern Haiti.

A museum for all women, or just a select, politically correct few?

By Courtney Crandell
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History | As Congress looks to build a museum celebrating influential women in America’s history, conservative women’s groups worry about who will be included in…

Catastrophic contributions to modernity

Catastrophic contributions to modernity

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

Are Jerusalem ruins King David’s ancient citadel?

By Julie Borg
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History | Archeologist Eli Shukron claims to have found the ancient citadel of King David in the eastern section of Jerusalem. But skeptics are not convinced,

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