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religious freedom | Protestant Reformation | Christianity

The Affair of the Sausages and Religious Freedom

Five hundred years ago today, some Swiss people ate sausages. This was a major event in the history of Christianity....

March 8, 2022

global Christianity | global South | Lutherans | Martin Luther | Protestant Reformation | Protestants | Reformation

Luther Goes Global

This week most Lutherans, many Protestants, and not a few “general public” participants will turn the page from observances of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Some church figures—pastors, choir directors, tour leaders, etc.—confess...

November 6, 2017

ISIS | Middle East | Palmyra | Nimrod | Mosul | King Sargon | Jonah | Syria | King Josiah | Protestant Reformation | Muhammad | Ka'aba | Mecca | Saddam Hussein | Pergamon Museum | Ishtar gate | Iraq

ISIS' War Against the Past

The unrelenting, brutal war that ISIS is conducting in the Middle East confronts us daily with new modes of inhuman behavior. We have been horrified by videos of tortures and beheadings of captured Westerners and locals alike. And not long ago ISI...

September 17, 2015