5 Minutes in Church History: The $14 Million Book

A $14 million book? On today's episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols tells the story of Europe’s oldest intact book.St. Cuthbert Gospel - a $14 Million Book A $14 million book sounds expensive, right? Believe it or not, that’s not the most expensive book of all time. That honor goes to Leonardo Da Vinci’s codex, a seventy-two-page notebook that sold for $30.8 million at auction; it was purchased by Bill Gates. There are other books that are pretty expensive too. In 19 … [Read more...]

Meeting People Head On with Ray Schmautz 1: A Game of Inches

When I was a boy, my super-athletic brother was my hero.  As a grade-schooler, I would bring in news clippings of him and share them during show and tell, bragging, “This is my big brother!”  So, it was only natural that I set out to be as good of an athlete as he was.By the time that I got into high school, I walked onto the school campus for the first time and one of the football coaches approached me and asked, “Ray, do you think that you’ll ever be as good as your brother was?”  Up til th … [Read more...]