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Church and State

Baptist pastor James Manning of Providence, Rhode Island, wrote to English Baptist leader John Ryland in November 1776, apprising him of trouble in the American colonies. Two winters before, Providence’s Baptists had seen a prodigious revival, with perhaps 200 people experiencing conversion within just a few months. But Manning thought the outbreak of war in […] Read More

In early December, the streets of Capitol Hill are briefly transformed into a first century Middle Eastern scene as robed people march through the streets with sheep, donkeys and camels. A “live nativity,” this annual event started in 2010 to enact the original Christmas message in the heart of the nation’s power structures. Christian churches […] Read More