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Skin deep: Researchers solve mystery of parchment origins

“Parchment” – it sounds ancient and quaint. One variety of it – used in the first truly portable Bibles – has the disturbing name “uterine vellum,” prompting scholars over the centuries to surmise its origins.


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Rare Bible at Bridgewater College nominated for statewide preservation program

The Venice Bible—which was printed in Italy in 1482-83 and now reposes in the Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection at Bridgewater College— has been announced as a nominee in the Virginia Association of Museums’ Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program.


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UVA history professor explores origins of Nazi animus toward Jews

UVA professor Alon Confino is intrigued with the stories Nazis told themselves to justify mass extermination.


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Randy Forbes: My dad taught me these three valuable things

Sometimes the best advice doesn’t come from a book, from a microphone, from behind a desk in Washington, or even from people who are leaders in their field.


Downtown Staunton churches collaborate for Helping Hands Day Camp

From August 11-15, 2014, four Downtown Staunton churches are collaborating on the second annual Helping Hands Day Camp for 60 children from Staunton, Waynesboro, Richmond, and Augusta, Rockbridge and Rockingham counties.


How people of color can improve their end-of-life healthcare

I have learned that horrible situations with end-of-life healthcare are far too common in this country, especially in the African-American community.


Andy Schmookler: What kind of Christianity is this?

In the past several decades, a major force has entered the American political arena under an explicitly Christian banner. I’m talking about the Christian Right, which has aligned itself with the Republican Party. Has this alliance advanced the values that Jesus taught?


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Faber author exposes misleading practices of false prophets

Utilizing only the Scriptures as proof, author Jim Bushong’s “The End” reveals the hoax of a pre-tribulation rapture and prevents the acceptance of an antichrist of millions of Christians by prayer.


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ACLU applauds governor’s veto of school prayer bill

Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have compelled schools to sponsor student prayer at official school events where students (and other members of the school community) are a captive audience, such as graduations, assemblies, and sporting events.


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ACLU asks Gov. Terry McAuliffe to protect bills that might threaten religious freedom

The ACLU of Virginia has sent letters urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to veto Senate Bill 236, Senate Bill 330, and Senate Bill 555. Senate Bill 236 and Senate Bill 555 will allow the government to promote one religion over another, and Senate Bill 330 will license the use of religion to discriminate.


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E.W. Jackson: Mark Herring’s stance on marriage is anti-religious, racist

When liberals have an issue with, say, Phil Robertson speaking his mind on same sex marriage in an interview, conservatives get all up in a lather for attacks on “freedom of speech.”


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EMU women’s basketball loses at Johns Hopkins, 67-58

EMU’s post-Christmas schedule started on a down note, as the women shot 33% from the floor in a 67-58 loss at Johns Hopkins Thursday afternoon. The Royals shot a season-low 1-for-15 from three point range as they slipped to 8-3 overall, with all their losses coming on the road.


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Woodrow Wilson Birthday Celebration this weekend

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum will hold a birthday celebration Saturday, Dec. 28th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to honor our 28th president. Guests will be able to tour the Presbyterian Manse where Woodrow Wilson was born, discover the life and legacy of our 28th President at the adjacent Museum, and stroll through the lovely historic gardens.


Free Bible seminar offered in Fishersville

Seminar “Prophecies of Hope 2013.” Each night messages straight from the Bible will reveal the truth of life-saving Bible Prophecies of Hope.


Explore the Bible via sailing in the Mediterranean

Eastern Mennonite University professor of mission Linford Stutzman will lead a cross-cultural program via boat around the eastern Mediterranean in May 2012. The group will explore Athens, Ephesus, Corinth and many other sites of New Testament churches, usually traveling as the apostle Paul did in the Book of Acts. The trip, called Christian Movement in […]