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The ‘First-Century Mark’ Saga from Inside the Room

When one of the world’s top Greek scholars at a top university spread “first and second century” New Testament manuscripts on top of his office pool table, my colleague and I about fainted. Surrounded by classical busts, Egyptian funerary masks, and a pile of medieval binder fragments, we stood mesmerized …

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Real Raisings from the Dead or Fake News?

Around 1960, in the Republic of Congo, a two-year-old girl named Thérèse was bitten by a snake. She cried out for help, but by the time her mother, Antoinette, reached her, Thérèse was unresponsive and seemed to have stopped breathing. No medical help was available to them in their village, …

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Historic mission bell removed from California college

Santa Cruz, California, Jun 25, 2019 / 06:49 pm (CNA).- A university in California removed a bell last week after a Native American group claimed the historic piece was disrespectful to their heritage. The El Camino Real Bell, named for the California route connecting the 21 Franciscan missions, was removed …

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An Apology to the Christian 99%, from the 1%

Leer en español | Ler em português But will they listen?” I sat across the table from a friend, Bill Pollard, who had a hopeful but slightly doubtful look on his face. I had just shared with him the Lausanne Movement’s vision to convene more than 700 Christian workplace leaders …

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