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Michael Chandler came to Kirtland, Ohio bearing treasures of ancient Egypt. It was the 1800’s and the world had gone crazy for artifacts. The problem was that nobody could read Egyptian. So Chandler sought out a brilliant young man he’d heard had a special connection with God Himself.
This week we examine the strange historic connection between Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church, and the Rosetta Stone.read more
In the last episode of the Truce podcast, we explored the history of Hanukkah. That Christians can choose to celebrate it or ignore it. Either way. Because Hanukkah is both a story of standing firm in the faith (which most of us can agree on) and standing against early leaders (which is risky business).
On this podcast extra we hear the rest of the story. What happened after the Maccabean Revolt? Was there really a happy ending or… is there more?read more
Can Christians celebrate Hanukkah? This week we answer the question: what is Hanukkah? In our last episode, we explored Daniel 11 and how it predicts the events leading up to Hanukkah. In this episode, we take a look at the roots of the holiday and whether or not Christians can celebrate the Festival of Lights.read more
Can Christians celebrate Hanukkah? Before we can answer that question, we need to get some background. What is Hanukkah? Well, it turns out that a bunch of the events leading up the Festival of Lights are predicted in the Old Testament book of Daniel. With the help of...read more
Living And Effective is the newest podcast from Christianity Today and the Christian Standard Bible. Chris sat down with Richard Clark (@TheRichardClark) to discuss media ethics and the nature of Christian broadcasting. Is it okay to talk about infidelity when discussing Dr. Martin Luther King? Is a discussion of Christianity in the 1970’s complete without a conversation about where the Jesus People are today? Is Christian media required to stay positive?read more
We’re still here, despite the fact that dozens of predictions have told us that the world would have ended by now. John Hagee, Jack Van Impe, Joseph Smith, Jehovah’s Witnesses, John Wesley, Harold Camping and so many others have made bogus predictions. What should we think about this? How do people of faith look when we are clearly wrong in such public ways? In this episode of the Truce podcast, we examine some of the reasons behind these predictions and discuss a better way forward.
Truce is the Christian podcast that uses journalistic tools to look inside the Christian church. We press pause on the culture wars to explore how we got here and how we can do better.
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https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/16063847/download.mp3 It took a long time for women to get the right to vote. And it took a lot of different opinions about how to go about fighting for that right. Frances Willard, the second president of the Woman's Christian...read more
The 1800’s were a drunken mess. The median adult in the US drank 1.7 bottles of 80 proof alcohol each week. Each week! The 1800’s were also a time when women didn’t have many rights: they couldn’t vote, were expected to stay home, and were somewhat invisible in the public sphere. Until they’d had enough.
Thanks to the efforts of organizations like the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, women fought for their rights. On this episode of the Truce Podcast, we begin our series on this historic battle.read more
The Ten Commandments. Can you name all of them? They may be the most famous Old Testament scriptures in the Bible. But what do we know about them? Do they still apply today? Our host, Chris Staron, talks about the biblical concept of covenants and why these commandments, though great, may not apply today.
Here’s the thing, we put up a big stink about monuments to the ten commandments. Roy Moore and Scott Pruitt are both prominent advocates for them being displayed in courtrooms, schools, and parks. But we, as Christians, are no longer under these laws. Why do we keep coming back to them? When will we start building monuments to “turn the other cheek” or “love your neighbor as yourself”?
Tell us what you think by leaving a comment or emailing us a voice memo from your phone!read more