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Black History: 1963 Birmingham to Present – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: The problem is, historically in America, and especially the South, preaching the gospel has coexisted perfectly fine alongside segregation and racism and White supremacy. I mean that descriptively, I don’t mean... Read more

Black History: Reconstruction to Early Civil Rights – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Ligon Duncan: It’s not about we’re good and everybody else in the past is bad or we’re trying to make bad guys of all the heroes. It’s just owning up to the realities... Read more

IMM reminds us Church history offers both lessons and encouragement – Mission Network News

International (MNN) —International Media Ministries projects remind us history isnt simply the sum of events that transpired in the past. Instead, it stands as a way for people to learn and be inspired by errors and triumphs of the generations that came before them. The Power of Remembering Sadly, many young people today are only... Read more

Black History: 1619 to Civil War – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Ligon Duncan: But that’s what really starts it, is friendships with Godly Christians with whom I share a complete commitment to the gospel and to the Bible and even to reform theology, but... Read more

The One Book on Racial History You Should Read (Ideally with Others)

We all know a good story reaches deeper than a pile of statistics. Sermons and TED Talks and books change lives because they tell poignant stories. Even Jesus displays storytelling power through his parables. And yet, we know we need statistics too. Compiling meaningful data is crucial for governments forming policy, as well as individuals... Read more

VeggieTales Creator Breaks Down the History of Why White Christians Vote Republican, Black Christians Vote Democrat

VeggieTales Creator Breaks Down the History of Why White Christians Vote Republican, Black Christians Vote Democrat Phil Vischer, the creator of VeggieTales, says history is a major reason why Black Christians vote Democrat and White Christians vote Republican.What do we see when we look in the rearview mirror? Vischer says in a 15-minute video posted... Read more

Jim Caviezel Says The Passion of the Christ Sequel Might Be the Biggest Film in World History

Jim Caviezel Says The Passion of the Christ Sequel Might Be the Biggest Film in World History Actor Jim Caviezel says he just received the third draft of The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection and told Breitbart News "it's going to be the biggest film in world history."In an exclusive interview on Breitbart News Daily with... Read more

‘Passion of the Christ’ sequel will be ‘the biggest film in world history’ – Jim Caviezel

Jim Caviezel as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ(Photo: Icon)Actor Jim Caviezel is promising big things with the next installment of The Passion of the Christ. The star of the original 2004 movie, in which he played Jesus, told Breitbart News he's received the third draft for the sequel from director Mel Gibson.  The sequel,... Read more

The American Political Parties: History, Problems, and Prospects

In an election year, Christian citizens are confronted with choosing between candidates the two major political parties put before them. While some voters have enduring loyalties to one party or the other, voting consistently along partisan lines from one election to the next, it seems increasing numbers are dissatisfied with the options, wishing they could... Read more

What the U.S. civil rights fight and Deaf history have in common – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — Police brutality and civil rights issues sparked mass protests in June following George Floyds death. Demonstrations quickly spread nationwide throughout the summer, and they continue in cities like Portland to this day. The current unrest springs from Black communities anger, sorrow, and frustration. According to a Gallup poll released yesterday, more than... Read more

Left is waging ‘war’ on police, faith, history, and American values, says Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the final event of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 27, 2020ReutersThe Left is waging a "war" on the police, faith, history, and American values and it's "tearing our country... Read more

NBA Playoff Boycott Makes History (and Echoes a 2,000-Year Call to Self-Sacrifice) – Christ and Pop Culture

Earlier this week, three NBA playoff games were scheduled for Wednesday night. None of them were played. Following the horrific shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, all six teams chose to boycott in protest. First the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic boycotted, and the other four teams followed. This has... Read more

Ministering in an Age of Doubt: Why We Need to Study Both History and Apologetics

After growing up in a Christian home, I began to experience doubts about Christianity in college. Struggling through some nagging questions, one thing that brought relief was realizing I wasn’t alone. The church had raised, reflected on, and responded to similar questions for 2,000 years. Christians hadn’t been sticking their head in the sand, trying... Read more

President Trump Says the 2020 DNC Was the ‘Darkest and Angriest’ Convention in U.S. History

President Trump Says the 2020 DNC Was the 'Darkest and Angriest' Convention in U.S. History President Donald Trump called the 2020 Democratic National Convention the darkest and angriest and gloomiest convention in U.S. history.They spent four straight days attacking America as racist and a horrible country that must be redeemed, Trump said, according to The... Read more

Biden and Harris are the ‘most pro-abortion presidential ticket in American history’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris(Photo: Reuters)Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' abortion agenda "far exceeds" the "radicalism" of the Obama Administration, the Family Research Council (FRC) has warned.  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee announced Harris as his running mate on Tuesday.  Biden, a Catholic, has previously endorsed taxpayer-funded abortions... Read more

Justice or trouble? How rewriting history can reshape truth – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Theres a strange trend emerging as the world wrestles with pandemic uncertainty. In the US, Russia, and portions of the Middle East, people are trying to rewrite history by tearing down or changing monuments. While some call it justice, others voice concern. Its a real danger, not just in ancient history, but... Read more

Trump Is ‘the Most Pro-Life President in American History,’ Pence Says

Trump Is 'the Most Pro-Life President in American History,' Pence Says Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday touted President Trump as the most pro-life president in American history and warned supporters that Joe Biden would undo all the progress that weve made in the cause of life if elected.Speaking to pro-life supporters at... Read more

History Is Written by the Losers – Christ and Pop Culture

I was recently reading up on the 1926 Civil War film The General, starring the great silent film comedian Buster Keaton. Turner Classic Movies was about to air it, and I wanted to decide whether to add it to my already bursting DVR. Maybe I should have guessed what was coming. Nonetheless, I felt jolted... Read more

The long history of how Jesus came to resemble a white European

As protesters called for the removal of Confederate statues in the U.S., activist Shaun King went further, suggesting that murals and artwork depicting "white Jesus" should "come down." His concerns about the depiction of Christ and how it is used to uphold notions of white supremacy are not isolated. Prominent scholars and the Archbishop of Canterbury have called to reconsider Jesus'... Read more

Vatican-Owned Hospital Makes History by Separating Conjoined Twins from Africa

Vatican-Owned Hospital Makes History by Separating Conjoined Twins from Africa VATICAN CITY (RNS) Vatican-owned hospital Bambino Ges made history on Tuesday (July 7) when it announced it had successfully separated conjoined twins brought to Rome from the Central African Republic.Ervina and Prefina have been born twice, said the teary-eyed mother, Ermine, during the... Read more

‘We Only Kneel to Almighty God’: Trump Pledges to Defend America’s History and Ideals

'We Only Kneel to Almighty God': Trump Pledges to Defend America's History and Ideals President Trump pledged in a pair of speeches over Independence Day weekend to defend Americas history and ideals and warned against a left-wing campaign that seeks to wipe out the very blessing our ancestors fought so hard for.Our nation... Read more

‘Jesus Christ Is the Most Famous Black Radical Revolutionary In History,’ Black Lives Matter Leader Says

'Jesus Christ Is the Most Famous Black Radical Revolutionary In History,' Black Lives Matter Leader Says In an interview with Fox News, Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, claimed Jesus was the most famous black radical revolutionary in history.On Wednesday evening, Fox News Host Martha MacCallum had... Read more

Lessons on racism must be learnt from history, says bishop on Windrush Day

The Empire Windrush carried hundreds of immigrants from the Caribbean to Britain.WikipediaA senior Catholic leader has called for prayer and reflection over Britain's treatment of migrant and ethnic minority communities.Bishop Paul McAleenan, the Catholic Church in England and Wales' Lead Bishop for Migrants and Refugees, said it was important that BAME communities are valued. The call... Read more

SBC’s Ronnie Floyd: ‘The Church of Jesus Christ Must Answer This Moment in American History’

SBC's Ronnie Floyd: 'The Church of Jesus Christ Must Answer This Moment in American History' The Southern Baptist Conventions Executive Committee joined an online video conference with five Black Southern Baptist Convention pastors to talk about race in America.According to the Christian Post, Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd said the meeting was so... Read more

Editing our history won’t benefit anyone

Robert Milligan's statue was removed from outside the Museum of London after anti-racism protests. Milligan owned two plantations and 526 slaves in Jamaica.(Photo: BBC News)I am no fan of Alistair Campbell but like him there are times when I feel just a little ashamed to be British. I used to be proud of the way we... Read more

We Get to Decide What the History Books Say About 2020 | RELEVANT Magazine

The crises we are currently facing were not only predictable but predicted. Americans of color have been crying out for centuries about systemic injustices in the economy and criminal justice, yet each week brings another challenging story to work through (this weekend, the killing of Rayshard Brooks). Healthcare experts have been sounding the alarm... Read more

Anthony Mackie Got Pretty Emotional While Talking to Jimmy Fallon About the History of Civil Rights | RELEVANT Magazine

On Thursday, Anthony Mackie joinedThe Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallonto talk about his new initiative I Am a Man, which encourages Americans to get out there and vote. In doing so, he talked about the difficulties of being a black dad raising two sons in the current social unrest and got choked up discussing... Read more

An Emotional History of Doubt – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: Everyone agrees that we’re drowning under a rising tide of atheism, right? Actually that’s how author Alec Ryrie describes early 17th-century Europe. We’re talking about the century following the Protestant Reformation... Read more

How Church History Can Help You Defend the Faith

Islams Attack on the Trinity The early centuries of the church saw Christianity threatened by a number of theological heresies: Gnosticism, Arianism, and Pelagianism, to name but three. While history never repeats itself exactly, the essence of many of these heresies has reappeared from time to time in the long history of Christianity. For instance,... Read more