Mary Anning – Princess of Paleontology – Extra History

‘She sells sea shells by the sea shore.’ Many have heard this Old English rhyme, but few know the true story of the woman who inspired it Her name was Mary Anning. And she did much more than sell sea shells She discovered some of the very first dinosaur fossils and though she never received…

Jesus: The Divine Word (John 1:1-5)

We begin today a study of the gospel of John, and I’m so delighted to do this. This was really the first book that I taught. I did some series when I first came in 1969, preliminary to this, and we did a few book studies which were redone as the years went by. But…

Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History. And apparently it’s Revolutions Month here at Crash Course, because today we are going to discuss the often-neglected Haitian Revolutions. The Haitian Revolutions are totally fascinating and they involve two of my very favorite things: 1. Ending slavery, and 2. Napoleon getting his feelings hurt….

What Does The Future Of Religion Look Like?

A study by the Pew Research Center says that by the year 2050, the rapidly growing Muslim population will catch up to Christianity, which is currently practiced by more than a third of the world. At the same time, the number of religiously unaffiliated, which includes atheists, agnostics, and people with nonspecific religious leanings, is…

Brain Reacts To Religion Just Like Drugs

IS THERE AN IMPACT, DO CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BRAIN LIGHT UP, IS THERE MORE ELECTORAL ACTIVITY IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE BRAIN? I LOVE STUDIES LIKE THIS BECAUSE IT IS NOT RELIANT ON SELF REPORTING, IT IS RELIABLE ON MRI SCANS AND FROM THESE SCANS, RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND THAT A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE CAN BE…

The Pathology of a Religious Hypocrite (Mark 12:13-17)

Well, let’s open our Bibles to Mark chapter 12…Mark chapter 12. We’re going to begin today what is going to be the fast track through the rest of the gospel of Mark. Over the next couple of months it’s going to be a wonderful experience for us. Tonight we’re going to take the next section…

False Assurance of the Religious (John 8:37-47)

People asked me whenever I get around military locations if I’m related to General Douglas MacArthur, and I am. It’s a distant relationship, but yes, the answer is yes. One very kind young man there thought that I would be interested to know that there was a midshipman back in the ’20s who was a…