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Christian History Almanac

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The Christian History Almanac is a daily 5-minute podcast that highlights those stories- sometimes well known, other times less so- that have shaped the history of the church. Hosted by historian and author Dr. Daniel van Voorhis, each daily podcast concludes with a piece of prose or poetry and the… read more

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CHA Weekend Edition: Amy Grant’s Crossover Controversies

November 26th, 2022

44:32

Weekend Edition for November 26-27, 2022

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history @amygrant 

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Friday, November 25, 2022

November 25th, 2022

9:09

Today on the show, we remember Isaac Watts, the father of English Hymnody.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #poetry #poem #poet

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

November 24th, 2022

7:51

Today on the show, we tell the story of an Ethiopian Orthodox Saint: the nun Walatta Petros.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #livesofsaints #Sudan #African #ethiopia

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

November 23rd, 2022

9:16

Today on the show, we tell the story of Baptist minister and comedian Grady Nutt.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #HeeHaw
#Waco #Baylor

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

November 22nd, 2022

7:36

Today on the show, we to the mailbag for a special Tuesday edition with a question about the Apocrypha.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #Bible #Apocrypha #Tanakh

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Monday, November 21, 2022

November 21st, 2022

7:06

Today on the show, we head to the mailbag to fulfill the request for a story about a Hawaiian Chiefess.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history 

CHA Weekend Edition: Between Malachi and Matthew, the Story Behind the First Advent

November 19th, 2022

33:27

Weekend Edition for November 19-20, 2022

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #bible

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Friday, November 18, 2022

November 18th, 2022

6:30

Today on the show, we remember the dedication of both St. Peter’s Basilicas 1300 years apart.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history 

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

November 17th, 2022

6:17

Today on the show, we look at the life of a man synonymous with the Italian Renaissance: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola.

@1517 #christianhistory …

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

November 16th, 2022

6:53

Today on the show, we look at Jansenism and the life of Pierre Nicole.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history 

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

November 15th, 2022

7:38

Today on the show, we tell the story of the father of Transylvanian Unitarianism.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #Unitarian 

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Monday, November 14, 2022

November 14th, 2022

7:19

Today on the show, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about Christian pilgrimages.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history 

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CHA Weekend Edition Presents: The Tale of Tooth and Nail

November 12th, 2022

28:32

Weekend Edition for November 12-13, 2022

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history @toothandnail

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Friday, November 11, 2022

November 11th, 2022

6:37

Today on the show, we remember the ultimate in Reformation irenicism: Martin Bucer.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history 

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

November 10th, 2022

6:50

Today on the show, we remember Granville Sharp, a biblical scholar, abolitionist, and humanitarian.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history …

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

November 9th, 2022

6:44

Today on the show, we remember the “second Martin” of the Reformation on the 500th anniversary of his birth.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

November 8th, 2022

6:11

Today on the show, we remember a Christian “devoted to the least of these,” Dorothy Day.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history

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Monday, November 7, 2022

November 7th, 2022

6:51

Today on the show, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about American Christianity.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #greatawakening 

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CHA Weekend Edition: The Life and Death of Edward John Carnell

November 5th, 2022

32:40

Weekend Edition for November 5-6, 2022

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #philosopher #theology #faith @fullerlibrary 

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Friday, November 4, 2022

November 4th, 2022

6:05

Today on the show, we remember composer Felix Mendelssohn, the man behind Bach’s 19th-century resurgence.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #classicalmusic 

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

November 3rd, 2022

6:22

Today on the show, we tell the story of the Saxon Lutherans' emigration to America.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history @thelcms

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

November 2nd, 2022

5:58

Today on the show, we tell the story of a German immigrant, diplomat, one-time monk, and Lutheran lay minister in Pennsylvania: Conrad Weiser.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history @PaAmericana

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

November 1st, 2022

6:04

Today on the show, we talk about All Hallow’s Day, the day after Halloween.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #allsaints

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Monday, October 31, 2022

October 31st, 2022

6:47

Today on the show, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about Ethiopian Christians.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #Ethiopian #Ethiopia

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CHA Weekend Edition: Meet a Real Live Southern Baptist with Raleigh Sadler

October 29th, 2022

45:04

Weekend Edition for October 29-30, 2022

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history @RaleighSadler @LMPGnetwork

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Friday, October 28, 2022

October 28th, 2022

7:13

Today on the show, we remember a central figure in the British Enlightenment and the move towards toleration in the English church.

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

October 27th, 2022

6:42

Today on the show, we remember the debut of the best-selling English translation of the Bible.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history @NIVBible #niv #nivbible 

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

October 26th, 2022

6:46

Today on the show, we remember an Archbishop of Canterbury who served the church of England during WWII.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history @WTempleFdn

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

October 25th, 2022

6:42

Today on the Almanac, we remember the saint behind the title of a popular book and miniseries about World War 2.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian …

Monday, October 24, 2022

October 24th, 2022

6:53

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about Christianity and facial hair.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history 

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CHA Weekend Edition: Meet a Real Live Anglican with Joe Laughon

October 22nd, 2022

46:03

Weekend Edition for October 22-23, 2022

@1517 #churchhistory @The_ACNA #Anglican #BCP2019 #thebookofcommonprayer #commonprayer

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Friday, October 21, 2022

October 21st, 2022

6:25

Today on the show, we remember the religious aspects of the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian …

Thursday, October 20, 2022

October 20th, 2022

5:52

Today on the show, we remember the conversion of the first singing Country and Western Cowboy.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history @HamblenMusic #singer

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

October 19th, 2022

6:54

Today on the show, we remember the famous Quaker John Woolman.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history #Quaker 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

October 18th, 2022

6:31

Today on the show, we remember the man who wrote more of the New Testament than anyone else.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history

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Monday, October 17, 2022

October 17th, 2022

7:29

Today on the show, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the “unaltered” Augsburg Confession.

@1517 #christianhistory #christian #history

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CHA Weekend Edition: Meet a Real Live Methodist with Jason Micheli

October 15th, 2022

33:07

Weekend Edition for October 15-16, 2022

@1517 #churchhistory @JasonMicheli

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Friday, October 14, 2022

October 14th, 2022

7:51

Today on the Almanac, we remember William Penn Jr, a trailblazer for religious liberty.

@1517 #christianhistory @AP_USHistory #christian #history

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

October 13th, 2022

7:33

Today on the Almanac, we look at the Church of the Nazarene on its 114th birthday.

@1517 #christianhistory @Nazarene #history

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

October 12th, 2022

6:30

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Edith Cavell, a nurse and martyr.

@1517 #christianhistory #Edith_Cavell

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

October 11th, 2022

7:22

Today on the Almanac, we tell the curious story of Parson Weems and his popular myths.

@1517 #christianhistory #CherryTreeMyth #history #authors …

Monday, October 10, 2022

October 10th, 2022

8:40

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the roots of the Reformation.

@1517 #christianhistory #reformation

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The CHA Interview: Calvary Chapel with Dan McDonald

October 8th, 2022

39:23

Weekend Edition for October 8-9, 2022

@1517 #churchhistory @CalvaryChapel

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Friday, October 7, 2022

October 7th, 2022

7:12

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Patriarch of American Lutheranism, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg.

@1517 #christianhistory #muhlenbergfamily #henrymelchiormuhlenberg 

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

October 6th, 2022

7:04

Today on the Almanac, we remember Bruno the Carthusian, the Carthusian Order, and the color and drink named after them.

@1517 #christianhistory …

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

October 5th, 2022

6:39

Today on the Almanac, we remember Thomas Goodwin: Puritan, Pastor, and President of Magdalen College at Oxford.

@1517 #christianhistory …

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

October 4th, 2022

6:26

Today on the Almanac, we remember Miles Coverdale and the first complete Bible in the English language.

@1517 #christianhistory @nocontextpsalms #bible 

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Monday, October 3, 2022

October 3rd, 2022

6:04

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about historical parallels to the present.

@1517 #christianhistory

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CHA Weekend Edition: The End of the World as We Know It

October 1st, 2022

36:55

Weekend Edition for October 1-2, 2022

@1517 #churchhistory #eschatology #endoftheworld

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Friday, September 30, 2022

September 30th, 2022

7:27

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the publication and controversy behind the Revised Standard Version.

@1517 #christianhistory @ThomasNelson #bible #translation

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

September 29th, 2022

6:26

Today on the Almanac, we remember William of Tyre, the Medieval Chronicler in Jerusalem and beyond.

@1517 #christianhistory @BLMedieval #WilliamofTyre #medieval #OTD

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

September 28th, 2022

6:53

Today on the Almanac, we discuss the idea of a seminary and remember the first graduate Seminary in America.

@1517 #christianhistory @CTSFWedu #seminary

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

September 27th, 2022

6:18

Today on the Almanac, we talk about all things Jesuit - including when they were accused of sinking the Titanic.

@1517 #christianhistory @JesuitsGlobal #Jesuits 

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Monday, September 26, 2022

September 26th, 2022

5:55

Today on the Almanac, Dan tries to get to the bottom of the legend of Missionary and American Legend: Johnny Appleseed.

@1517 #christianhistory @TinCaps #Swedenborg

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CHA Weekend Edition: Mark Heard, Poet and Prophet

September 24th, 2022

52:54

Weekend Edition for September 24-25, 2022

@1517 #churchhistory #MarkHeard #Americana #folkmusic #singersongwriter #ccm #gospel

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Friday, September 23, 2022

September 23rd, 2022

6:51

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Dutch doctor that fused his Christian faith, the Enlightenment, and Medicine.

@1517 #christianhistory #medtwitter #histmed #medicine #science #history #historia

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

September 22nd, 2022

6:31

Today on the Almanac, we remember the author of perhaps the most often sung hymn in the English language.

#1517 #christianhistory #hymn #hymns

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

September 21st, 2022

6:53

Today on the Almanac, we remember Matthias Zell and the beginning of the Reformation Strasbourg.

#1517 #christianhistory #Reformation500 @strasbourg 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

September 20th, 2022

6:17

Today on the Almanac, we remember Charles Williams, the “oddest inkling.”

#1517 #christianhistory @Oddest_Inkling @LewisSymposium @OUPAcademic …

Monday, September 19, 2022

September 19th, 2022

6:45

Today on the Almanac, we remember Theodore of Tarsus and the creation of the English Church.

#1517 #christianhistory @DiscipulusU #Canterbury …

CHA Weekend Edition: September Mega Mailbag

September 17th, 2022

28:06

Weekend Edition for September 17-18, 2022

@1517 #churchhistory

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Friday, September 16, 2022

September 16th, 2022

6:31

Today on the Almanac, we remember the important 3rd Council at Constantinople in 638.

@1517 #christianhistory #byzantine

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

September 15th, 2022

6:02

Today on the Almanac, we look at the feast of “Our Lady of Sorrows.”

@1517 #christianhistory @ourladydolors

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

September 14th, 2022

6:57

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Puritan founder of America’s first college.

@1517 #christianhistory @Harvard

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

September 13th, 2022

6:28

Today on the Almanac, we talk about what is perhaps, the most famous statue of all time.

@1517 #christianhistory #Michelangelo #Sculptor #Art #History

Monday, September 12, 2022

September 12th, 2022

7:40

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about “Gospel Tracts.”

@1517 #churchhistory @gospeltract 

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CHA Weekend Edition: The Remarkable Ms. Mears

September 10th, 2022

28:04

Weekend Edition for September 10-11, 2022

@1517 #churchhistory @Henrietta_Mears @HenriettaMears 

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Friday, September 9, 2022

September 9th, 2022

6:38

Today on the Almanac, we head to the island of Mauritius and remember its famous evangelist.

@1517 #churchhistory @airmauritius @SeeMauritius #Mauritius 

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

September 8th, 2022

6:51

Today on the Almanac, we remember one of the more curious characters in American religious history.

@1517 #churchhistory #quakers #shakercabinet

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

September 7th, 2022

6:35

Today on the Almanac, we remember Margaret Landon, missionary and author.

@1517 #churchhistory #thailand #siam #mission #author

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

September 6th, 2022

7:06

Today on the Almanac, we remember the famous voyage of saints and strangers on the Mayflower.

@1517 #churchhistory @thanskgiving #thanksgiving 

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Monday, September 5, 2022

September 5th, 2022

6:57

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about Baptist history.

@1517 #churchhistory #baptist

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CHA Weekend Edition: Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown and Christianity

September 3rd, 2022

46:42

Weekend Edition for September 3-4, 2022

@1517 #churchhistory @SchulzMuseum @Snoopy #Snoopy #Peanuts

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Friday, September 2, 2022

September 2nd, 2022

7:48

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag again for a week of listeners' questions!

@1517 #churchhistory

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Thursday, September 1, 2022

September 1st, 2022

6:54

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag again for a week of listeners' questions!

@1517 #churchhistory

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

August 31st, 2022

8:51

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag again for a week of listeners' questions!

@1517 #churchhistory

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

August 30th, 2022

9:11

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag again for a week of listeners' questions!

@1517 #churchhistory

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Monday, August 29, 2022

August 29th, 2022

8:07

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the Patron saint of California.

@1517 #churchhistory #catholic

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CHA Weekend Edition: Making the Medici's

August 27th, 2022

39:34

Weekend Edition for August 27-28, 2022

@1517 #churchhistory @MediciSeries #Medici 

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Friday, August 26, 2022

August 26th, 2022

7:00

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Maud Ballington Booth - the “little mother” of prison reform and Christian ministry.

@Vol_of_America …

Thursday, August 25, 2022

August 25th, 2022

6:52

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the man and missionary behind a society named for him that has little to do with him.

@The_JBS @1517 #churchhistory

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

August 24th, 2022

7:35

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the first saint canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in the Western Hemisphere.

#1517 #churchhistory

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

August 23rd, 2022

7:05

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of a mysterious 14th-century Beguine with a silver chair.

#1517 #churchhistory

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Monday, August 22, 2022

August 22nd, 2022

8:30

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about Fundamentalism.

#1517 #churchhistory

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Friday, August 19, 2022

August 19th, 2022

7:28

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the study Bible that forever changed the English-speaking world.

#1517 #churchhistory

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

August 18th, 2022

6:39

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the Pendle Witch Trials in England.

#1517 #churchhistory

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

August 17th, 2022

7:14

Today on the Almanac, we remember William Carey and ask a question about his title as the “father of modern missions.”

#1517 #churchhistory

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

August 16th, 2022

7:42

Today on the Almanac, we look back to the founding of Hungary as a Christian nation on the feast of Hungary’s own St. Stephen.

#1517 #churchhistory

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Monday, August 15, 2022

August 15th, 2022

8:12

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the King James Bible.

#1517 #churchhistory

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CHA Weekend Edition: Bob Dylan, Born Again

August 13th, 2022

35:14

Weekend Edition for August 13-14, 2022

#OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Friday, August 12, 2022

August 12th, 2022

6:04

Today on the Almanac, we look at the history of the Reformation in Denmark.

#1517 #churchhistory

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

August 11th, 2022

6:10

Today on the Almanac, we reflect on the life of the controversial founder of Liberty University.

#OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

August 10th, 2022

6:03

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the peculiar Augustus Montague Summers.

#OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

August 9th, 2022

6:23

Today on the Almanac, we remember Edith Stein, martyr and patron saint of Europe.

#OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Monday, August 8, 2022

August 8th, 2022

6:13

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about Christianity in the Middle East.

#OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Friday, August 5, 2022

August 5th, 2022

6:42

Today on the Almanac, we remember Thomas McCrie Sr and the sometimes confusing labyrinthine Scottish church.

#OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

August 4th, 2022

5:32

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Chautauqua camps that blended sacred and secular mass culture in the 19th century.

#OTD #1517 #churchhistory

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

August 3rd, 2022

6:31

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the Renaissance Martyr: Etienne Dolet.

#OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

August 2nd, 2022

7:08

Today on the Almanac, Dan tells the story of the assassination of Henry III, the King of France, during the French Wars of Religion.

#OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Monday, August 1, 2022

August 1st, 2022

6:53

Today on the Almanac, Dan is back and heads to the mailbag.

#OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Friday, July 29, 2022

July 29th, 2022

4:10

Today on the Almanac: The legacy of Wilberforce.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

July 28th, 2022

5:19

Today on the Almanac: A Second Crusade.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

July 27th, 2022

6:21

Today on the Almanac: A Pope Deposed.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

July 26th, 2022

4:44

Today on the Almanac: The Rise of the Islamic Empire and Withering of Christendom.

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Monday, July 25, 2022

July 25th, 2022

4:54

Today on the Almanac: The Closing of the Council of Nicea.

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The CHA Interview: The Evangelical Church with Walt Harrah

July 23rd, 2022

37:57

Weekend Edition for July 23-24, 2022

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Friday, July 22, 2022

July 22nd, 2022

5:48

Today on the Almanac: A Catholic Rules Jerusalem.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

July 21st, 2022

5:44

Today on the Almanac: The Roman Inquisition.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

July 20th, 2022

4:25

Today on the Almanac: The Great Schism.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

July 19th, 2022

4:51

Today on the Almanac: Martin Luther and Scripture Alone.

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Monday, July 18, 2022

July 18th, 2022

6:26

Today on the Almanac: The Fire of Rome and the Beginning of Christian Persecution.

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Friday, July 15, 2022

July 15th, 2022

7:16

Today on the Almanac, we remember a now-defunct feast Day that celebrated all 12 Apostles together.

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

July 14th, 2022

6:54

Today on the Almanac, we remember Claude Fleury and his role in both educational reform and church history.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

July 13th, 2022

7:50

Today on the Almanac, we reflect on the life of Joy Davidman.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

July 12th, 2022

6:47

Today on the Almanac, we talk about Erasmus, the Reformation, and Textual Criticism.

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Monday, July 11, 2022

July 11th, 2022

6:59

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag.

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Friday, July 8, 2022

July 8th, 2022

6:23

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Bonhoeffer’s return from America to Hitler’s Germany.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

July 7th, 2022

6:33

Today on the Almanac, we head back to the 15th century to a French king who wanted his reformation of the church.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

July 6th, 2022

6:30

Today on the Almanac, we remember another American Utopian community and its eccentric founder.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

July 5th, 2022

7:05

Today on the Almanac, we remember A Christian minister, utopian, and founder of a diet fad.

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Monday, July 4, 2022

July 4th, 2022

6:00

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the historical legacy of the modern church.

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CHA Weekend Edition: The Man Who Wouldn’t Talk

July 2nd, 2022

23:11

Weekend Edition for July 2-3, 2022

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Friday, July 1, 2022

July 1st, 2022

6:08

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of a (disputed) terrorist’s (disputed) conversion?

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

June 30th, 2022

7:02

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Charles Guiteau, evangelist, and assassin.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

June 29th, 2022

6:29

Today on the Almanac, we remember the time the Pope took on Hollywood.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

June 28th, 2022

6:02

Today on the Almanac, we look at the celebration of Vidovdan and the Serbian church.

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Monday, June 27, 2022

June 27th, 2022

7:04

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the history of the doctrine of Hell.

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CHA Weekend Edition: The Salem Witch Trials

June 25th, 2022

37:53

Weekend Edition for June 25-26, 2022

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Friday, June 24, 2022

June 24th, 2022

5:49

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Boxer Rebellion and its effects on Christian Missionaries.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

June 23rd, 2022

6:10

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the first Protestant church service in America.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

June 22nd, 2022

5:33

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Yves Congar, 2 World Wars, and Vatican II.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

June 21st, 2022

6:49

Today on the Almanac, we talk about Bruno (Pope Leo IX, that is).

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Monday, June 20, 2022

June 20th, 2022

7:13

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag for the strangest story we’ve ever told.

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Friday, June 17, 2022

June 17th, 2022

6:02

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the remarkable and often overlooked Mark Hopkins.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

June 16th, 2022

6:06

Today on the Almanac, we remember a central figure in the history of Christian Apologetics.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

June 15th, 2022

6:14

Today on the Almanac, we remember a man famous for psychoanalyzing Martin Luther.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

June 14th, 2022

6:34

Today on the Almanac, we look at the man famous for his theory of Protestantism and Capitalism.

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Monday, June 13, 2022

June 13th, 2022

7:11

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the relationship between Martin Luther and John Calvin.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

June 10th, 2022

6:36

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of a church body reuniting 122 years later.

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

June 9th, 2022

5:38

Today on the Almanac, we remember Ephram of Syria and his place in Syriac Christianity.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

June 8th, 2022

6:11

Today on the Almanac, we wish Gustavo Gutierrez a happy 94th birthday and learn about his impact on the church.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

June 7th, 2022

6:03

Today on the Almanac, we look at the story behind one of America’s preeminent Baptist Churches.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

June 6th, 2022

6:09

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the history of receiving the Lord’s Supper.

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Weekend Edition: An Interview with Dr. Adam Francisco

June 4th, 2022

31:54

Weekend Edition for June 4-5, 2022

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Friday, June 3, 2022

June 3rd, 2022

7:29

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Ugandan Martyrs.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

June 2nd, 2022

7:18

Today on the Almanac, we take at a famous Victorian author and discuss his place in Christian History.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

June 1st, 2022

7:54

Today on the Almanac, we take a look at division in the early American church, with a twist.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

May 31st, 2022

7:00

Today on the Almanac, we take a look at Orange Scott and his role in creating a new American denomination.

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Monday, May 30, 2022

May 30th, 2022

7:10

Today on the Almanac, we look at a few historical figures to celebrate a big day in the life of someone close to the Almanac.

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Sarah Laughed: A Brief History of Faith and Humor

May 28th, 2022

29:28

Weekend Edition for May 28-29, 2022

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Friday, May 27, 2022

May 27th, 2022

7:36

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Sister Carole Anne O’Marie and her fictional sleuthing Sister Mary Helen.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

May 26th, 2022

7:28

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Ockham’s Flight.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

May 25th, 2022

7:38

Today on the Almanac, we look at a landmark case in American Constitutional Religious History.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

May 24th, 2022

6:44

Today on the Almanac, we remember “Aldersgate Day” and share a personal note.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

May 23rd, 2022

8:32

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the book of Revelation (no “s”).

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CHA Weekend Edition - History of Hymns

May 21st, 2022

48:48

Weekend Edition for May 21-22, 2022

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Friday, May 20, 2022

May 20th, 2022

7:14

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of St. Lucifer?

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

May 19th, 2022

6:47

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of a historic earthquake in the Middle East and its effect on rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

May 18th, 2022

7:34

Today on the Almanac, we remember Jacob Albright—founder of the Evangelical Association and actual “little drummer boy.”

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

May 17th, 2022

7:40

Today on the Almanac, we remember a man once described as the “P.T. Barnum of American Evangelicalism.”

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Monday, May 16, 2022

May 16th, 2022

8:02

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about praying to the saints in the history of the church, Christian theology, and …

Friday, May 13, 2022

May 13th, 2022

6:59

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul in 1981.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

May 12th, 2022

6:40

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the mathematical, magical Pope with a talking bronze head.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

May 11th, 2022

6:44

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the relationship that changed 20th c. Christian theology and English literature.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

May 10th, 2022

6:23

Today on the Almanac, we talk about St. Comgall, Ireland, Monks, and Missionaries.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

May 9th, 2022

7:58

Today on the Almanac, Dan is back and heads to the mailbag.

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CHA at the Movies with Dan Price

May 7th, 2022

38:09

Weekend Edition for May 7-8, 2022

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Friday, May 6, 2022

May 6th, 2022

6:50

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the 1527 sack of Rome.

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

May 5th, 2022

6:34

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Second Council of Constantinople.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May 4th, 2022

5:31

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

May 3rd, 2022

4:23

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Fiestas de las Cruces.

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Monday, May 2, 2022

May 2nd, 2022

5:34

Today on the Almanac, we remember the arrival of Portuguese missionary Afonso Mendes to the Horn of Africa and the end of Jesuit missions in Ethiopia.

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Christian History Almanac: The Lives of Others

April 30th, 2022

29:51

Weekend Edition for Easter, April 30-May 1, 2022

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Friday, April 29, 2022

April 29th, 2022

6:39

Today on the Almanac, we have a personal anniversary and announcement.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

April 28th, 2022

6:42

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the soldier, statesman, and Swiss artist Niklaus Manuel Deutsch.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

April 27th, 2022

6:29

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the saint to whom you might ask for help finding your missing keys.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

April 26th, 2022

7:29

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of a Russian Orthodox Easter in 1992.

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Monday, April 25, 2022

April 25th, 2022

8:15

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about Christianity and Environmentalism.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

April 22nd, 2022

8:05

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of one of Dan’s favorite church fathers.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

April 21st, 2022

6:23

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Joseph Vaz and Christianity in Sri Lanka.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

April 20th, 2022

6:59

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the pastor to the Wittenberg reformers: Johannes Bugenhagen.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

April 19th, 2022

7:13

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Luther’s (sometimes) right-hand man: Philipp Melanchthon.

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Monday, April 18, 2022

April 18th, 2022

6:51

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question from Arab, AL!

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Friday, April 15, 2022

April 15th, 2022

7:38

Today on the Almanac, look at various Good Friday traditions.

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

April 14th, 2022

6:16

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of a tragic crusade and the forgiveness it inspired.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

April 13th, 2022

5:40

Today on the Almanac, we suggest more music for Easter!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

April 12th, 2022

6:26

Today on the Almanac, we introduce you to the story of Joachim Camerarius.

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Monday, April 11, 2022

April 11th, 2022

8:15

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about Creeds.

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Worship in the Early Church

April 9th, 2022

38:08

In this weekend edition, Dan looks at the life of Christians in the first generations of the Church.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

April 8th, 2022

6:57

Today on the Almanac, we talk about church schisms and the birth of the CRC.

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

April 7th, 2022

7:46

Today on the Almanac, Dan suggests some music for Holy Week.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

April 6th, 2022

7:35

Today on the Almanac, we see where the Renaissance meets the Reformation with Albrecht Dürer.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

April 5th, 2022

7:20

Today on the Almanac, we consider the curious life of St Vincent of Ferrer.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

April 4th, 2022

7:08

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to finally answer that one question.

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The Martyrdom of Mother Maria: A Russian Saint in Paris

April 2nd, 2022

35:05

The Martyrdom of Mother Maria: A Russian Saint in Paris
Weekend Edition for April 2-3, 2022

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Friday, April 1, 2022

April 1st, 2022

7:40

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the missionary who invented the rickshaw.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

March 31st, 2022

7:12

Today on the Almanac, we tell how the Christian faith came to a group of Islands that were once an American protectorate.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

March 30th, 2022

8:03

Today on the Almanac, we remember the medieval apocalyptic thought of Joachim of Fiore.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

March 29th, 2022

7:33

Today on the Almanac, we remember Jozef Mindszenty- a priest and a political prisoner.

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Monday, March 28, 2022

March 28th, 2022

8:21

Today on the Almanac, we have a rapid-fire mailbag Monday.

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The Uncommon Common Man: the Life of William Jennings Bryan

March 26th, 2022

38:58

Weekend Edition for March 26-27, 2022

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Friday, March 25, 2022

March 25th, 2022

6:28

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Japanese missionary, author, and professor Kosuke Koyama.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

March 24th, 2022

6:50

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Ukrainian Christian existentialist Nikolai Berdyaev.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

March 23rd, 2022

6:32

Today on the Almanac, we remember when a Pope excommunicated an entire country.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

March 22nd, 2022

6:38

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the Welsh martyr and controversialist John Penry.

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Monday, March 21, 2022

March 21st, 2022

7:16

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the Evangelical Orthodox Church.

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Weekend Edition for March 19-20, 2022

March 19th, 2022

37:01

On this weekend's show, "An American Utopia."

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Friday, March 18, 2022

March 18th, 2022

6:17

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the Cambridge Seven.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

March 17th, 2022

5:39

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Alexander Alesius, a Scottish Lutheran always on the run.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

March 16th, 2022

7:16

Today on the Almanac, we remember Clemens August von Galen (with a shoutout to St. Urho).

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

March 15th, 2022

7:07

Today on the Almanac, we look at an important Reformation diet?

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Monday, March 14, 2022

March 14th, 2022

6:54
Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about Cults.

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Weekend Edition for March 12-13, 2022

March 12th, 2022

30:59

On this weekend's show, the Passion(s) of Lonnie Frisbee.

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Friday, March 11, 2022

March 11th, 2022

6:42

Today on the Almanac, we look at the Swedish Pentecostal movement and Lewi Pethrus.

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

March 10th, 2022

6:34

Today on the Almanac, we take a closer look at the faith of Harriet Tubman.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

March 9th, 2022

7:16

Today on the Almanac, we look at the third (and sometimes overlooked) Cappadocian Father, Gregory of Nyssa.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

March 8th, 2022

6:53

Today on the Almanac, we look at the origins of the mother of all (para-church) ministries.

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Monday, March 7, 2022

March 7th, 2022

9:37

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about sketchy televangelists.

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Weekend Edition for March 5-6, 2022 (Episode 6)

March 5th, 2022

41:21

On this weekend's show, Dan counts down and reflects on his list of the top 10 movies depicting crucial events in Christian history.

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Friday, March 4, 2022

March 4th, 2022

7:06

Today on the Almanac, we look at an early Reformation controversy surrounding a bigamous marriage.

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

March 3rd, 2022

6:28

Today on the Almanac, we look at the evangelistic para-church organization: the Navigators.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

March 2nd, 2022

6:40

Today on the Almanac, we look at the history of today’s Holy Day: Ash Wednesday.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

March 1st, 2022

7:17

Today on the Almanac, we head to South Africa to look at the missionary career of Johannes Van Der Kemp.

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Monday, February 28, 2022

February 28th, 2022

6:45

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about James Ussher and the age of the earth.

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Weekend Edition for February 26-27, 2022 (Episode 5)

February 26th, 2022

38:27

On this Weekend Edition, Dan takes a deeper look at the remarkable (and scandalous!) life and ministry of Sister Aimee Semple MacPherson.

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Friday, February 25, 2022

February 25th, 2022

6:16

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of an Anglican turned Episcopalian and bit part in the musical “Hamilton.”

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

February 24th, 2022

6:39
Today on the Almanac, we look at the origins and originator of “WWJD."

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

February 23rd, 2022

7:50

Today on the Almanac, we look at Polycarp, an important Apostolic Father.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

February 22nd, 2022

7:07

Today on the Almanac, we remember Eric Liddell, the inspiration for the Oscar-winning “Chariots of Fire.”

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Monday, February 21, 2022

February 21st, 2022

9:26

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about the roots of various Protestant churches.

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Weekend Edition Episode 4 (February 19-20, 2022)

February 19th, 2022

29:21

In this episode of the Christian History Almanac, "William Cowper: A Man Between Mercy and Judgement."

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Friday, February 18, 2022

February 18th, 2022

7:45

Today on the Almanac, we look at the curious case of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

February 17th, 2022

7:27

Today on the Almanac, we look at the complicated history of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

February 16th, 2022

7:39

Today on the Almanac, we remember Onesimus, the slave, and his possible post-Pauline life.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

February 15th, 2022

7:33

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Temple University and Russell Conwell.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

February 14th, 2022

8:29

Today on the Almanac, we remember how Christianity got to Korea.

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Weekend Edition Episode 3 (February 12-13, 2022)

February 12th, 2022

30:29

In this episode of the Christian History Almanac, Dan takes a Weekend Edition Deep Dive into one of America's Largest Churches.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

February 11th, 2022

6:40

Today on the Almanac, we remember Gikita Waewae and the remarkable story of his conversion.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

February 10th, 2022

6:11

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of St. Paul’s shipwreck on an island most have assumed to be Malta… but we have some questions.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

February 9th, 2022

8:47

Today on the Almanac, we recognize St Maron’s Day in honor of the hermit priest who established that ancient church.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

February 8th, 2022

6:37

Today on the Almanac, we head back to the 1600s to find a French Jesuit who wrote on everything from the history of the novel to apologetics to the …

Monday, February 7, 2022

February 7th, 2022

8:17

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about the history of worship in the church.

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Weekend Edition Episode 2 (February 5-6, 2022)

February 5th, 2022

26:19

In this episode of the Christian History Almanac, Dan digs into the relationship between the church and the Enlightenment and what it means to be happy, rational, and free.

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Friday, February 4, 2022

February 4th, 2022

7:36

Today on the Almanac, we remember Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

February 3rd, 2022

8:10

Today on the Almanac, we look at one of the most important inventions in history and the church’s history.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

February 2nd, 2022

7:33

Today on the Almanac, we look at Candlemas, one of the church’s “lost holidays.”

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

February 1st, 2022

7:48

Today on the Almanac, we reflect on Ernst Troeltsch and the place of criticism in history and the church.

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Monday, January 31, 2022

January 31st, 2022

7:30

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to talk about the differences between the various churches of the Reformation.

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Weekend Edition for January 29-30, 2022

January 29th, 2022

25:14

On the first episode of the new Christian History Alamanac: Weekend Edition, Dan breaks down the remarkable story of George Price.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

January 28th, 2022

8:57

Today on the Almanac, we reconsider a Renaissance and Christendom in honor of Charlemagne.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

January 27th, 2022

8:09

Today on the Almanac, we reflect on the sad ballad of the Irish monk Pelagius.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

January 26th, 2022

6:30

Today on the Almanac, we learn a bit about the feast of Timothy and Titus.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

January 25th, 2022

8:35

Today on the Almanac, we celebrate a CHA milestone!

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Monday, January 24, 2022

January 24th, 2022

6:31

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about the history of the Black Church in America.

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

January 23rd, 2022

6:48

Today on the Almanac, we get to look at the Book of Common Prayer and the Anglican Church.

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

January 22nd, 2022

7:58

Today on the Almanac, we tell the remarkable story of Abbe Pierre.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

January 21st, 2022

7:40

Today on the Almanac, we remember the origin story of the original Anabaptists.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

January 20th, 2022

6:56

Today on the Almanac, we try to straighten out the story of the First African Baptist Church in Savannah Georgia.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

January 19th, 2022

7:00

Today on the Almanac, we look at the history of the church in Finland.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

January 18th, 2022

7:19

Today on the Almanac, we look at the Feast of the Confession of St. Peter.

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Monday, January 17, 2022

January 17th, 2022

7:34

Today on the Almanac, listener Sandy asks, “Can you explain the different pictures that are on your cover photo for CHA?"

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

January 16th, 2022

7:53

Today on the Almanac, we look at the history of religious freedom in America.

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

January 15th, 2022

8:02

Today on the Almanac, we ask the question: what is the most significant church (building) of all time?

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Friday, January 14, 2022

January 14th, 2022

6:20

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of a feast associated with an unlikely animal.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

January 13th, 2022

7:02

Today on the Almanac, we remember Antoinette Bourignon: Flemish Fanatic and Religious Rebel.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

January 12th, 2022

7:34

Today on the Almanac, we have an announcement! And we talk about a founding member of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

January 11th, 2022

6:27

Today on the Almanac, we look at Theodosius the Great and his influence on the church and the Nicene Creed.

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Monday, January 10, 2022

January 10th, 2022

6:25

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about heresy.

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

January 9th, 2022

7:24

Today on the Almanac, we remember the curious life of a 16th-century female reformer.

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

January 8th, 2022

7:42

Today on the Almanac, we look at the legend of Galileo.

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Friday, January 7, 2022

January 7th, 2022

7:00

Today on the Almanac, we remember the author of the scandalous Telemaque: Francois Fenelon.

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

January 6th, 2022

6:24

Today on the Almanac, we talk about the Feast of Epiphany (or Theophany or 3 Kings).

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January 5th, 2022

8:08

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of a Queen blamed for the French Wars of Religion: Catherine de Medici.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

January 4th, 2022

6:58

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of a Danish pastor and playwright in 3 acts.

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Monday, January 3, 2022

January 3rd, 2022

6:32

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag.

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

January 2nd, 2022

7:14

Today on the Almanac, we reflect on the history of Christian broadcasting.

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Saturday, January 1, 2022

January 1st, 2022

7:15

Today on the Almanac, we remember an ancient saint and the end of the Gladiatorial games.

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Friday, December 31, 2021

December 31st, 2021

7:21

Today on the Almanac, we remember a giant in the medieval English church.

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

December 30th, 2021

7:28

Today on the Almanac, we look at a quintessential modern American denomination.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

December 29th, 2021

7:35

Today on the Almanac, we remember T.B. Welch and his Communion innovation.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

December 28th, 2021

6:27

Today on the Almanac, we look at the life and thought of Francis De Sales.

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Monday, December 27, 2021

December 27th, 2021

7:21

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about eating fish on Fridays.

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Sunday, December 26, 2021

December 26th, 2021

6:09

Today on the Almanac, we look at the feast of St. Stephen.

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Saturday, December 25, 2021

December 25th, 2021

8:20

Today on the Almanac, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.

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Friday, December 24, 2021

December 24th, 2021

6:03

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914.

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

December 23rd, 2021

6:36

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the French War on Christmas.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

December 22nd, 2021

6:19

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of a Christmas pardon from the Pope.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

December 21st, 2021

6:02

Today on the Almanac, we remember the radio debut of Dorothy Sayers’s “The Man Born to Be King.”

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Monday, December 20, 2021

December 20th, 2021

8:34

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about favorite Christmas songs.

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Sunday, December 19, 2021

December 19th, 2021

7:21

Today on the Almanac, we remember the publication of Dickens A Christmas Carol on this day in 1843.

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

December 18th, 2021

7:33

Today on the Almanac, we remember the author of several beloved Christmas Carols, Charles Wesley.

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Friday, December 17, 2021

December 17th, 2021

5:31

Today on the Almanac, we remember Pope John Paul II’s apology for the execution of Jan Hus, which was issued on this day in 1999.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

December 16th, 2021

5:30

Today on the Almanac, we remember novelist Jane Austen, born on this day in 1775.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

December 15th, 2021

5:46

Today on the Almanac, we remember historian Hannah Adams, who died on this day in 1831.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

December 14th, 2021

5:30

Today on the Almanac, we remember Thomas Tenison, who died on this day in 1715.

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Monday, December 13, 2021

December 13th, 2021

5:40

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Council of Trent, which opened on this day in 1545.

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

December 12th, 2021

7:30

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag and have an announcement!

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

December 11th, 2021

5:34

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the creation of the Feast of Christ the King.

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Friday, December 10, 2021

December 10th, 2021

7:12

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the scandalous Caspar Schwenkfeld.

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

December 9th, 2021

6:52

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Lilian B. Yeomans, Medical Doctor, and Pentecostal Evangelist.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

December 8th, 2021

7:36

Today on the Almanac, we remember the founding of St. Rose's Free Home for Incurable Cancer in 1900.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

December 7th, 2021

6:29

Today on the Almanac, we look at the Colombian Christmas tradition of “the Day of the Little Candles.”

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Monday, December 6, 2021

December 6th, 2021

6:53

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag for a question about Mary.

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

December 5th, 2021

7:24

Today on the Almanac, we remember a giant in the church's history: Clement of Alexandria.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

December 4th, 2021

6:51

Today on the Almanac, we remember a giant in the history of the church: John of Damascus.

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Friday, December 3, 2021

December 3rd, 2021

6:57

Today on the Almanac, we remember Francis Xavier—Missionary to the East.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

7:09

Today on the Almanac, we remember Baptist minister and a father of American Folk Art Howard Finster.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December 1st, 2021

7:04

Today on the Almanac, today we remember St. Eligius- patron Saint of Veterinarians for a very peculiar reason.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

November 30th, 2021

6:35

Today on the Almanac, we commemorate St. Andrew on his feast day.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

November 29th, 2021

6:21

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

November 28th, 2021

7:03

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag.

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

November 27th, 2021

6:16

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

November 26th, 2021

5:39

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag.

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

November 25th, 2021

6:24

Today on the Almanac, we pause to give thanks.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

November 24th, 2021

5:40

Today on the Almanac, we remember Jehu Jones Jr, the first African American Lutheran pastor in America.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

November 23rd, 2021

6:23

Today on the Almanac, we discuss Clement of Rome and the Early Church.

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Monday, November 22, 2021

November 22nd, 2021

7:38

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about a great “what if”? In Church History.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

November 21st, 2021

6:55

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the creation of the “Old Catholic Church.”

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

November 20th, 2021

6:48

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the artist, teacher, and rebel Nun Corita Kent.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

November 19th, 2021

7:16

Today on the Almanac, we remember a popular and curious national hymn.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

November 18th, 2021

6:29

Today on the Almanac, we look at the life of a Christian botanist working through the claims of Charles Darwin.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

November 17th, 2021

6:15

Today on the Almanac, we reflect on the tale of St. Elizabeth of Hungary—an upside-down Cinderella story.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

November 16th, 2021

7:13

Today on the Almanac, we look at the history of celibacy in the Catholic Church.

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Monday, November 15, 2021

November 15th, 2021

7:44

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about contemporary and ancient problems in the church.

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

November 14th, 2021

6:45

Today on the Almanac, we talk about Leibniz and Theodicy.

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

November 13th, 2021

5:57

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story behind the author of “The Hound of Heaven.”

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Friday, November 12, 2021

November 12th, 2021

7:16

Today on the Almanac, we look at Epperson v. Arkansas and controversies surrounding teaching evolution in public schools.

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

November 11th, 2021

8:13

Today on the Almanac, we remember Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

November 10th, 2021

7:27

Today on the Almanac, we take a fresh look at Martin Luther who was born on this day in 1483.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

November 9th, 2021

6:43

Today on the Almanac, we think a bit about Church Architecture and discuss the founding of the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

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Monday, November 8, 2021

November 8th, 2021

6:59

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about the growth of Christianity in the world.

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

November 7th, 2021

7:14

Today on the Almanac, we dig into the history of Christianity in Iceland.

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Saturday, November 6, 2021

November 6th, 2021

7:37

Today on the Almanac, we find the nexus between Baseball, Frank Sinatra, and a famous Christian Evangelist.

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Friday, November 5, 2021

November 5th, 2021

5:37

Today on the Almanac, it is Monarchomach Friday!

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Thursday, November 4, 2021

November 4th, 2021

7:01

Today on the Almanac, we consider the Russian Orthodox Church and People’s Unity Day.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

November 3rd, 2021

6:14

Today on the Almanac, we look at King Henry VIII and the birth of Anglicanism.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

November 2nd, 2021

7:01

Today on the Almanac, we tell the curious story of Lester Roloff.

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Monday, November 1, 2021

November 1st, 2021

7:11

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about the Reformation and Roman Catholics.

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Sunday, October 31, 2021

October 31st, 2021

7:17

Today on the Almanac, we talk 95 Theses on this Reformation Sunday.

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

October 30th, 2021

7:05

Today on the Almanac, we remember Christopher Wren: Anglican, astronomer, and architect.

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Friday, October 29, 2021

October 29th, 2021

6:56

Today on the Almanac, we consider the history of Christian worship and Luther’s Deutsche Messe.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

October 28th, 2021

7:40

Today on the Almanac, we consider the crucial Battle at Melvin Bridge.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

October 27th, 2021

6:52

Today on the Almanac, we consider the life and death of Michael Servetus.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

October 26th, 2021

7:09

Today on the Almanac, we remember Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel Music.

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Monday, October 25, 2021

October 25th, 2021

6:25

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag for a rapid-fire session.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

October 24th, 2021

7:30

Today on the Almanac, we look at the end of the Reformation with the Peace of Westphalia.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

October 23rd, 2021

5:53

Today on the Almanac, we try to untangle the identity of James the Just.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

October 22nd, 2021

5:55

Today on the Almanac, we remember Salome from the Gospels (but not the dancer).

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

October 21st, 2021

5:46

Today on the Almanac, we remember the complicated life and death of CCM star Rich Mullins.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

October 20th, 2021

5:11

Today on the Almanac, we remember Johann Gruber, the “saint of Gusen.”

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

October 19th, 2021

6:52

Today on the Almanac, we remember the death of Jonathan Swift in 1745.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

October 18th, 2021

6:12

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about Church History.

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

October 17th, 2021

6:23

Today on the Almanac, we look at a conspiracy surrounding the “September” Pope.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

October 16th, 2021

6:20

Today on the Almanac, we look at Pope John Paul II Day in Poland.

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Friday, October 15, 2021

October 15th, 2021

6:14

Today on the Almanac, ponder the use of Calendars for religious and secular purposes.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

October 14th, 2021

5:21

Today on the Almanac, we remember the events of 1066 and their effect on the English church.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

October 13th, 2021

6:17

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the founding of the Church of the Nazarene.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

October 12th, 2021

6:28

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Edith Cavell, Anglican nurse and martyr.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

October 11th, 2021

6:04

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag for a question about underrated figures in church history.

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

October 10th, 2021

6:02

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Jonathan Udo Ekong and Christianity in Nigeria.

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

October 9th, 2021

5:29

Today on the Almanac, we remember Colonial Missionary, David Brainerd.

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Friday, October 8, 2021

October 8th, 2021

5:49

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Council of Chalcedon and what it means for the church today.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

October 7th, 2021

6:43

Today on the Almanac, we remember John Dickinson and his role in the Moderate Great Awakening in America.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

October 6th, 2021

6:07

Today on the Almanac, we remember Martin Luther’s “On the Babylonian Captivity.”

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

October 5th, 2021

6:24

Today on the Almanac, we remember Jonathan Edwards on his 318th birthday.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

October 4th, 2021

6:26

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer another question about the doctrine of the End Times in the early church.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

October 3rd, 2021

7:00

Today on the Almanac, we remember the work of Missionary James Cameron in Madagascar.

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

October 2nd, 2021

7:44

Today on the Almanac, we look back at the founding of the controversial and secretive Opus Dei.

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Friday, October 1, 2021

October 1st, 2021

6:11

Today on the Almanac, we tell the remarkable story of Katharine Drexel.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

September 30th, 2021

6:15

Today on the Almanac, we remember St. Jerome and his epoch-making Vulgate.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

September 29th, 2021

6:37

Today on the Almanac, we explore the ancient celebrations of Michaelmas.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

September 28th, 2021

6:37

Today on the Almanac, we talk about Lemuel Haynes, the first ordained black minister in America.

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Monday, September 27, 2021

September 27th, 2021

6:37

Today on the Almanac, we discuss Christians and Conspiracy theories.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

September 26th, 2021

6:29

Today on the Almanac, we tell the tragic story of Leonor Cisneros.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

September 25th, 2021

7:05

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Doctor Eximius et Pius.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

September 24th, 2021

6:31

Today on the Almanac, we discuss the story of the Russian Orthodox in Alaska.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

September 23rd, 2021

7:05

Today on the Almanac, we discuss the fracturing of New England theology and Nathaniel Emmons.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

September 22nd, 2021

6:16

Today on the Almanac, we discuss the scandalous publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1991.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

September 21st, 2021

6:09

Today on the Almanac, we talk about the color, the fruit, and the house of Orange.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

September 20th, 2021

7:01

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about celebrities and the church.

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

September 19th, 2021

6:06

Today on the Almanac, we remember Elling Eielsen and the contribution of Norwegians to American Lutheranism.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

September 18th, 2021

7:24

Today on the Almanac, we examine the curious case of Therese Neumann and the Stigmata.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

September 17th, 2021

6:33

Today on the Almanac, we commemorate the feast of Hildegard von Bingen.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

September 16th, 2021

6:37

Today on the Almanac, we tell the curious story of Bob Schuller and his Crystal Cathedral.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

September 15th, 2021

6:28

Today on the Almanac, we consider the encyclical Spiritus Paraclitus (1920) and the Catholic doctrine of Scripture.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

September 14th, 2021

7:42

Today on the Almanac, we remember Holy Cross day and discuss the origins and development of the Cross/Crucifix.

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Monday, September 13, 2021

September 13th, 2021

7:35

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about a German Christian community persecuted by the Nazis.

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

September 12th, 2021

6:48

Today on the Almanac, we remember Barton Stone and the beginning of the Disciples of Christ/Christian Church “denomination.”

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

September 11th, 2021

6:10

Today on the Almanac, we remember the controversial first meeting of the World’s Parliament of Religions in 1893.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

September 10th, 2021

5:56

Today on the Almanac, we tell the tale of the legend that was Isaac K. Funk.

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

September 9th, 2021

5:06

Today on the Almanac, we remember the conversion of Victorian England’s most famous Christian.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

September 8th, 2021

6:18

Today on the Almanac, we look back at TIME Magazine’s Cover story on C.S. Lewis in 1948.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

September 7th, 2021

6:50

Today on the Almanac, we remember the unfortunate fate of a man whose name has come to mean things he didn’t believe.

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Monday, September 6, 2021

September 6th, 2021

6:24

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about saints in the history of the church.

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

September 5th, 2021

6:20

Today on the Almanac, we remember the story behind one of the church’s most beloved hymns.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

September 4th, 2021

5:49

Today on the Almanac, we remember the founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781.

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Friday, September 3, 2021

September 3rd, 2021

6:30

Today on the Almanac, we remember Richard Niebuhr and his schema for understanding Christianity and Culture.

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

September 2nd, 2021

5:54

Today on the Almanac, we learn about a monk who lived on a stone pillar for over 30 years… for Jesus?

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

September 1st, 2021

5:30

Today on the Almanac, we remember a pivotal figure in the history of Christianity and science.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

August 31st, 2021

7:05

Today on the Almanac, we remember two smaller characters in the Gospels and the development of their legends in church history.

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Monday, August 30, 2021

August 30th, 2021

6:38

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about famed missionary Adonirum Judson.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

August 29th, 2021

6:23

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about Scandinavian Pietism.

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

August 28th, 2021

6:07

Today on the Almanac, we talk a bit about the first of the “Big A’s”: St. Augustine.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

August 27th, 2021

6:48

Today on the Almanac, we remember another “father of modern church music,” Josquin Deprez.

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

August 26th, 2021

6:01

Today on the Almanac, we remember the founding of the Philadelphia Ministerium in 1748 and the founding of “American Lutheranism.”

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

August 25th, 2021

7:09

Today on the Almanac, we remember David Joris, and we take a look at the Radical Reformation.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

August 24th, 2021

6:39

Today on the Almanac, we remember St. Bartholomew and his legacy on the anniversary of his death.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

August 23rd, 2021

8:00

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about English translations of the Bible.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

August 22nd, 2021

7:19

Today on the Almanac, we connect the Loch Ness monster and the history of the Christian church.

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Saturday, August 21, 2021

August 21st, 2021

7:53

Today on the Almanac, we will address the topic of the most common question/comment, the benediction, at the end of this program.

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Friday, August 20, 2021

August 20th, 2021

6:52

Today on the Almanac, we remember the notorious J. Frank Norris, popular pastor, and not-very-nice guy.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

August 19th, 2021

6:45

Today on the Almanac, we remember the founding of the Evangelical Alliance on this day in 1846.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

August 18th, 2021

7:57

Today on the Almanac, we remember St. Helena and the story of the “true cross.”

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

August 17th, 2021

7:28

Today on the Almanac, we remember the man behind the mysterious “Order of the Rosy Cross” aka Rosicrucians.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

August 16th, 2021

7:15

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about another podcast pertaining to Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

August 15th, 2021

7:02

Today on the Almanac, we pause to consider the history of celebrating the Assumption or Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

August 14th, 2021

5:55

Today on the Almanac, we remember a modern martyr, Jonathan Daniels.

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Friday, August 13, 2021

August 13th, 2021

5:42

Today on the Almanac, we remember another giant in the history of American church music.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

August 12th, 2021

6:11

Today on the Almanac, we remember Ashbel Green Simonton and the arrival of the Presbyterians in Brazil.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

August 11th, 2021

5:50

Today on the Almanac, we remember the father of American church music.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

August 10th, 2021

6:04

Today on the Almanac, we remember the fantastical story of St. Lawrence on his feast day.

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Monday, August 9, 2021

August 9th, 2021

6:46

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about the most important event in church history.

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

August 8th, 2021

5:58

Today on the Almanac, we remember Thomas A Kempis the author of what might be the best-selling devotional book of all time.

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

August 7th, 2021

6:19

Today on the Almanac, we contemplate, among other things, really old banks in Italy and their important connection to the church in Renaissance Italy.

Friday, August 6, 2021

August 6th, 2021

6:56

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Dominican Order by counting down the best Dominicans of all time.

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

August 5th, 2021

6:46

Today on the Almanac, we remember when it snowed in Rome but didn’t actually snow in Rome, and the church built where it did/didn’t.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

August 4th, 2021

6:53

Today on the Almanac, we remember the patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

August 3rd, 2021

5:36

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Catholic Southern Gothic stylings of Flannery O’Connor on the anniversary of her death.

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Monday, August 2, 2021

August 2nd, 2021

6:08

Today on the Almanac, we go to the Mailbag to answer a question about Church History.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

August 1st, 2021

6:23

Today on the Almanac, we remember Friar John of Plano Carpini and his Medieval Mission to the Mongols.

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

July 31st, 2021

7:19

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Notorious DLC (De Las Casas).

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Friday, July 30, 2021

July 30th, 2021

6:17

Today on the Almanac, we talk about Pennsylvania, Quaker Oats, and Pennsylvania.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

July 29th, 2021

6:18

Today on the Almanac, we remember St. Olaf of Norway, Patron Saint, and Perpetual King of Norway.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

July 28th, 2021

6:28

Today on the Almanac, we remember J.S. Bach with stories about coffee, billy goats, and pigeons' blood.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

July 27th, 2021

6:51

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and the origin of the Finnish celebration of Sleepy Head Day.

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Monday, July 26, 2021

July 26th, 2021

6:04

Today on the Almanac, we remember the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland as well as a very specific disease caused by volcanoes.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

July 25th, 2021

9:12

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question from a listener about the best-selling books of all time.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

July 24th, 2021

6:01

Today on the Almanac, we remember George Hensley and consider the American Holiness tradition of snake handling.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

July 23rd, 2021

7:08

Today on the Almanac, we remember the particularly tragic event in the south of France known as the War of the Camisards.

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

July 22nd, 2021

6:51

Today on the Almanac, we examine the nexus between garden peas and Christianity.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

July 21st, 2021

6:17

Today on the Almanac, we remember a man who fought the Pope by posting his complaints on the door of a church (but not that one).

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

July 20th, 2021

5:43

Today on the Almanac, we look at the Reichskonkordat signed between the Catholic Church and the Nazis in 1933.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

July 19th, 2021

6:20

Today on the Almanac, we head back to 2001 to remember an important statement made by the Catholic Church regarding the Mormons.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

July 18th, 2021

5:47

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Italian painter Caravaggio, who died on this day in 1610.

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Saturday, July 17, 2021

July 17th, 2021

4:48

Today on the Almanac, we commemorate the conversion of Charles Edward Fuller, who came to saving faith on this day in 1917.

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Friday, July 16, 2021

July 16th, 2021

5:58

Today on the Almanac, we remember Ida B. Wells, who was born on this day in 1862.

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

July 15th, 2021

5:08

Today on the Almanac, we remember the capture of Jerusalem in the First Crusade, which happened on this day in 1099.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

July 14th, 2021

5:37

Today on the Almanac, we remember Samson Occom, who died on this day in 1792.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

July 13th, 2021

6:02

Today on the Almanac, we remember Henry Benedict Stuart, the Cardinal Duke of York, who died on this day in 1807.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

July 12th, 2021

5:39

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, passed in the French National Assembly on this day in 1790.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

July 11th, 2021

5:24

Today on the Almanac, we remember Annie Armstrong, who was born on this day in 1850.

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

July 10th, 2021

6:30

Today on the Almanac, we remember the trial of John Thomas Scopes.

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Friday, July 9, 2021

July 9th, 2021

7:11

Today on the Almanac, we remember William Jennings Bryan’s famous “Cross of Gold” speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

July 8th, 2021

6:56

Today on the Almanac, we return to colonial America and remember the religious freedom granted Rhode Island in 1663.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

July 7th, 2021

7:07

Today on the Almanac, we remember a preacher who was once called “the father of American Democracy” Thomas Hooker (spoiler: he wasn’t).

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

July 6th, 2021

7:09

Today on the Almanac, we remember one of the very important Thomas’ in the Early Modern world: Thomas More.

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Monday, July 5, 2021

July 5th, 2021

6:02

Today on the Almanac, we travel to Devil’s Island, part of the Salvation Islands, and remember the work of Charles Pean.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

July 4th, 2021

4:54

Today on the Almanac, we conclude our week of mailbag questions with a timely question related to the 4th of July.

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

July 3rd, 2021

6:19

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag again to answer a question about the Church Fathers.

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Friday, July 2, 2021

July 2nd, 2021

6:53

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about Dan’s favorite story in church history.

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

July 1st, 2021

6:11

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about the End Times.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June 30th, 2021

6:25

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Pope Marcellinus, the Pope that Apostatized! Maybe. Well, probably not.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

June 29th, 2021

6:24

Today on the Almanac, we remember Miguel De Molinos and his contribution to the development of “Quietism.”

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Monday, June 28, 2021

June 28th, 2021

7:15

Today on the Almanac, we go back to the mailbag to get a follow-up question about Polygamy in the church and Martin Luther.

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

June 27th, 2021

6:57

Today on the Almanac, we remember the daring escape of the “Siberian Seven,” a group of Soviet Pentecostals in 1983.

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

June 26th, 2021

6:07

Today on the Almanac, we add another member to the Dr. Gene Scott All-Stars: Founder of the Pillar of Fire Church, Alma B. White.

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Friday, June 25, 2021

June 25th, 2021

5:43

Today on the Almanac, we remember Ingwer Ludwig Nommensen, the German Dane in a Dutch Mission on the Island of Sumatra.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

June 24th, 2021

6:26

Today on the Almanac, we remember a man who in the late 19th century was both a pastor and “the most famous man in America.”

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

June 23rd, 2021

6:36

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the Vox Pisces, a theological work found in the belly of a fish?

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

June 22nd, 2021

5:33

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Dominican Yves Congar and his role in the reformed Catholic teachings of Vatican II.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

June 21st, 2021

6:12

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a spiky question about Polygamy.

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

June 20th, 2021

6:02

Today on the Almanac, we remember Belgian Priest and Scientist Georges Lemaître.

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

June 19th, 2021

5:55

Today on the Almanac is the anniversary of Edwards v. Aguillard the landmark SCOTUS decision regarding science in public schools.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

June 18th, 2021

6:58

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about heretics, blasphemers, and how to be a gracious historian.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

June 17th, 2021

5:39

Today on the Almanac, we remember Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon known as “Lady Bountiful” on account of her support of Evangelical revival.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

June 16th, 2021

5:22

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Russian Christian philosopher Sergei Bulgakov.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

June 15th, 2021

6:55

Today on the Almanac, we remember St. Vitus the patron saint of mimes, Prague, those who oversleep, and more.

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Monday, June 14, 2021

June 14th, 2021

6:07

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about musicians from various Christian denominations.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

June 13th, 2021

5:47

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag to answer a question about church demographics in North America and the world.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

June 12th, 2021

5:37

Today on the Almanac, we remember the complicated Archbishop of Munich Michael Von Faulhaber, and his relationship with the church and Hitler.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

June 11th, 2021

5:51

Today on the Almanac, we remember Ignatius Maloyan on the anniversary of his death on this day in 1915.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

June 10th, 2021

5:51

Today on the Almanac, we remember August Tholuck on the anniversary of his death and his work in Halle almost a century after A.H. Francke.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

June 9th, 2021

5:55

Today on the Almanac, we remember the life of a remarkable woman, Jeanne d’Albret.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

June 8th, 2021

6:43

Today on the Almanac, we remember August Hermann Francke and his remarkable work in Halle.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

June 7th, 2021

5:20

Today on the Almanac, we head to the mailbag for a few common questions.

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

June 6th, 2021

5:09

Today on the Almanac, we remember the founding of the YMCA in 1844 and its cultural impact.

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

June 5th, 2021

5:38

Today on the Almanac, we head back to 988 to remember the baptism of Vladimir the Great and the Christianization of the Rus.

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Friday, June 4, 2021

June 4th, 2021

7:08

Today on the Almanac, we look at the controversial supreme court decision in Wallace v. Jaffree concerning school prayer in 1985.

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

June 3rd, 2021

6:13

Today on the Almanac, we remember the enigmatic beat poet and Dominican brother William Everson/Brother Antoninus.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

June 2nd, 2021

7:18

Today on the Almanac, we remember the mysterious and popular St. Elmo.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 1st, 2021

5:39

Today on the Almanac, we remember a giant of 20th-century theology Reinhold Niebuhr on the 50th anniversary of his death.

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Monday, May 31, 2021

May 31st, 2021

6:03

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag and answer a question about “missionary Baptists” from Ben in Lino Lake, MN.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

May 30th, 2021

8:30

Today on the Almanac, we remember Joan of Arc on the anniversary of her being put to death as a “relapsed heretic.”

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

May 29th, 2021

7:52

Today on the Almanac, we examine the year 1453 and its significance for the modern age.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

May 28th, 2021

7:06

Today on the Almanac, we answer a mailbag question about the motto “In God We Trust.”

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

May 27th, 2021

7:53

Today on the Almanac, we talk a little about John Calvin on the anniversary of his death.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

May 26th, 2021

7:07

Today on the Almanac, we remember the “other” Augustine.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

May 25th, 2021

8:36

Today on the Almanac, we remember William Paley and his argument for God’s existence. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Monday, May 24, 2021

May 24th, 2021

8:12

Today on the Almanac, we remember Aldersgate Day and the Methodist church. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

May 23rd, 2021

7:49

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of Savonarola’s last bonfire. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

May 22nd, 2021

8:21

Today on the Almanac, we go to the mailbag with an audio question from Kevin in West Virginia. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Friday, May 21, 2021

May 21st, 2021

7:20

Today on the Almanac, we remember the day the world was supposed to end according to Harold Camping. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

May 20th, 2021

6:46

Today on the Almanac, we remember the saint after whom the largest county in the United States is named. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

May 19th, 2021

6:25

Today on the Almanac, we remember theologian and critic of the modern world, Jacques Ellul. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

May 18th, 2021

7:57

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Edict of Milan in 313 and its significance for the church today. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Monday, May 17, 2021

May 17th, 2021

6:01

Today on the Almanac, it’s Mail Time! Dan answers a question about the history of altar calls. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

May 16th, 2021

5:25

Today on the Almanac, we remember the curious story about the death of Dirk Willems in 1569. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

May 15th, 2021

6:13

Today on the Almanac, we remember Maximillian Hell priest, astronomer, and rebel. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14th, 2021

6:34

Today on the Almanac, we remember the first Protestant church service in North America on this day in 1608. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

May 13th, 2021

7:21

Today on the Almanac, we tell the story of the miraculous events in Fatima on this day in 1917. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May 12th, 2021

5:41

Today on the Almanac, we remember the events leading up to the 2nd Battle of Kappel and the death of Zwingli. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

May 11th, 2021

6:47

Today on the Almanac, we remember the consecration of Constantinople in 330 and consider its impact on the history of the church. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Monday, May 10, 2021

May 10th, 2021

5:47

Today on the Almanac, Dr van Voorhis answers a question about Church History for the first of a weekly series of listeners' questions. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

May 9th, 2021

5:55

Today on the Almanac, we remember Gregory of Nazianzus aka St. Gregory the Theologian. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

May 8th, 2021

7:43

Today on the Almanac, we ponder the significance of Julian of Norwich on her feast day. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Friday, May 7, 2021

May 7th, 2021

7:42

Today on the Almanac, we remember Franz von Sickingen, the "Last Knight" and 2001. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

May 6th, 2021

7:42

Today on the Almanac, we remember a groundbreaking visit by Pope John Paul in 2001. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

May 5th, 2021

7:11

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Melancholy Dane and Christian Irrationalist (!) Soren Kierkegaard. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May 4th, 2021

6:22

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Grand Union of the Augustinian Order in 1256. #OTD #1517 #churchhistory

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Monday, May 3, 2021

May 3rd, 2021

6:51

Today on the Almanac, we remember the Fifth Lateran Council in 1512, the last Pre-Reformation church council. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

May 2nd, 2021

7:20

Today on the Almanac, we remember St. Athanasius on his feast day. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

May 1st, 2021

7:22

Today, we begin a new season of the Almanac with a new format. We consider the history of May Day. The reading is from Martin Luther. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Friday, April 30, 2021

April 30th, 2021

8:08

The year was 1602. Today we remember William Lilly, Christian Astrologist? The last word for this second season is from the final stanza to Richard …

Thursday, April 29, 2021

April 29th, 2021

7:28

The year was 1968. Today we remember Lin Zhao, a Chinese Christian Martyr. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

April 28th, 2021

7:15

The year was 1789. Today we hear a story behind the story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

April 27th, 2021

7:30

The year was 160. Today we remember Tertullian, the renegade Church Father. The reading is from Tertullian. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Monday, April 26, 2021

April 26th, 2021

7:46

The year was 1396. Today we remember St. Stephan of Perm. The reading is from Dorothy Sayers. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Sunday, April 25 2021

April 25th, 2021

8:42

The year was 1502. Today we remember Georg Major, the man, and the controversies. The reading is from W.H. Auden. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

April 24th, 2021

7:51

The year was 1915. Today we remember aspects of the Armenian genocide. The reading is from Corrie Ten Boom. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Friday, April 23, 2021

April 23rd, 2021

8:14

The year was 1960. Today we remember Toyohiko Kagawa. The reading is Anya Krugovoy Silver's "No, It's Not." #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

April 22nd, 2021

8:08

The year was 1775. Today we remember Georg Hermes and the Catholic Enlightenment in Germany. The reading is “The Empty Tomb” by Tania Runyon. #OTD …

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

April 21st, 2021

8:35

The year was 1109. Today we remember one of the “Big A’s” Anselm of Canterbury. The reading is from T.S. Eliot. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

April 20th, 2021

7:41

The year was 1962. Today we remember Karl Barth and his featured cover story in the popular TIME Magazine. The reading is from Barth. #OTD #1517 …

Monday, April 19, 2021

April 19th, 2021

8:33

The year was 1529. Today we remember the birth of “Protestantism” and its development over the centuries. The reading is from the Protestant Richard Baxter. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

April 18th, 2021

7:12

The year was 1521. Today we remember the famous Reformation soliloquy of Martin Luther. The reading is from Luther’s most famous hymn. #OTD #1517 …

Saturday, April 17, 2021

April 17th, 2021

8:01

The year was 1843. Today we remember a Moravian Jamaican missionary in Ghana. The reading is from Alfred Lord Tennyson In Memoriam. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Friday, April 16, 2021

April 16th, 2021

7:06

The year was 1218. Today we remember the mysterious and enigmatic Peter Waldo. The reading is from Alexander Pope. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

April 15th, 2021

7:36

The year was 1749. Today we remember J.S. Bach's "Mass in B Minor." The reading is from Richard Crashaw's "Two Went Up to the Temple to Pray." #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 14th, 2021

7:17

The year was 1434. Today we consider the Nantes Cathedral. The reading is from R.S. Thomas's "In A Country Church." #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

April 13th, 2021

8:20

The year was 2014. Today we remember Mahay Choramo and the story of Christianity in Modern Ethiopia. The reading is from the book of Acts. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Monday, April 12, 2021

April 12th, 2021

7:55

The year was 1624. Today we hear about the curious history of Christianity in Tibet. The Reading is “Jesus Was a Healer” by Les Murray #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

April 11th, 2021

6:43

The year was 1816. Today we remember the ordination of the first Black Bishop in America, Richard Allen. The reading is from Phyllis Wheatley. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

April 10th, 2021

7:31

The year was 1997. Today we remember Betty Greene and the Mission Aviation Fellowship. The reading is from Malcolm Guite.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

April 9th, 2021

7:23

The year was 475. Today we remember the Eastern Emperor Basiliscus and the splintering of the church. The reading is from Siegfried Sassoon. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

April 8th, 2021

6:51

The year was 1725. Today we remember John Wise and his contributions to the church and state in colonial new England. The reading is from Edward …

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

April 7th, 2021

6:55

The year was 1942. Today we remember the founding of the National Association of Evangelicals. The reading is from Henry Vaughn. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

April 6th, 2021

7:49

The year was 1956. Today we remember Daniel Gee Ching Wu and his ministry to Chinese Americans in California. The reading is from C.S. Lewis. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Monday, April 5, 2021

April 5th, 2021

7:33

The year was 1811. Today we remember Robert Raikes and the birth of the Sunday school Movement. The reading is from Samuel Taylor Coleridge #OTD …

Sunday, April 4, 2021

April 4th, 2021

6:55

Today we celebrate Easter with John Updike’s “7 Stanzas At Easter,” and we conclude the show with a special announcement about the new season. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

April 3rd, 2021

8:28

The year was 1771. Today we remember Hans Nielsen Hauge. The reading is from a Norwegian Hymn. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

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Friday, April 2, 2021

April 2nd, 2021

7:42

The year was 1877. Today we remember the peculiar ministry of Mordecai Ham, Jr. The reading is from William Willimon. #OTD #1517 #christianhistory

Thursday, April 1, 2021

April 1st, 2021

6:51

The year was 1868. Today we remember the founding of Hampton College by the American Missionary Association. The reading is from Psalm 47 in the …

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

March 31st, 2021

6:43

The year was 1717. Today we remember the Bangorian Controversy and the questions it raised about church authority. The reading is from John Newton. #OTD #1517 #thechristianhistoryalmanac

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

March 30th, 2021

8:06

The year was 1735. Today we remember the Welsh Methodist Revival and the conversion of Howell Harris. The reading is from the Welsh poet William Williams. #OTD #1517 #thechristianhistoryalmanac

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Monday, March 29, 2021

March 29th, 2021

7:06

The year was 1638. Today we remember the establishment of the Lutheran colony of New Sweden on the Delaware. The reading is from Swedish theologian …

Sunday, March 28, 2021

March 28th, 2021

7:36

The year was 1987. Today we remember “the real” Maria von Trapp. The reading is a Palm Sunday poem from G.K. Chesterton. #OTD #1517 #thechristianhistoryalmanac

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

March 27th, 2021

7:58

The year was 1329. Today we remember “In Agro Dominico” and the “problem” of Mysticism in the church. The reading is from Martin Luther. #OTD #1517 #thechristianhistoryalmanac

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Friday, March 26, 2021

March 26th, 2021

7:32

The year was 1861. Today we remember Uchimura Kanzo, a member of Japan’s Non-Church movement. The reading is from N.T Wright. #OTD #1517 #thechristianhistoryalmanac

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

March 25th, 2021

8:10

The year was 1917. Today we remember the Georgian Orthodox Church and its call for independence. The reading is from Sergei Bulgakov.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

March 24th, 2021

7:57

The year was 1638 (and 1726). Today we remember the enigmatic latitudinarian Daniel Whitby. The reading is from a 4th-century hymn by Aurelius Prudentius.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

March 23rd, 2021

7:31

The year was 1198. Today we remember the mysterious Waldensians and their expulsion from Spain. The reading is John Milton's reflection on them in …

Monday, March 22, 2021

March 22nd, 2021

7:31

The year was 1621. Today we remember the 17th century’s “Most Interesting Man”. The reading is from John Calvin’s Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. #OTD #1517 #thechristianhistoryalmanac

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

March 21st, 2021

6:46

The year was 1557. Today we remember Anne Howard (nee Dacre) and the Elizabethan persecutions. The reading is from Robert Southwell’s “The Nativity of Christ”. #OTD #ChristianHistory @1517

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

March 20th, 2021

7:23

The year was 1477. Today we remember Jerome Emser, a Reformation-era controversialist. The reading is “The Loving Soul’s Jubilation” by Bernard of …

Friday, March 19, 2021

March 19th, 2021

7:04

The year was 1748. Today we remember the erstwhile Quaker, Elias Hicks. The reading is “Welcoming Angels” by Pat Schneider. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

March 18th, 2021

7:48

The year was 1314. Today we remember Jacques de Molar and the end of the Knights Templar. The reading is from Justin Martyr. #OTD #1517 …

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

March 17th, 2021

7:21

The year was 2012. Today we remember Pope Shenouda III from the Coptic Orthodox Church. The reading is from "The Prayer of St. Patrick." #OTD #1517 #thechristianhistoryalmanac

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

March 16th, 2021

7:40

The year was 1244. Today we remember the Cathar’s last stand at Montségur. The reading is from “Good is the Flesh” by Brian Wren. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Monday, March 15, 2021

March 15th, 2021

6:36

The year was 1711. Today we remember Eusebio Kino. The reading is "Communion in the Asylum" by Andrew Hudgens. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

March 14th, 2021

6:38

The year was 1565. Today we remember Vasco De Quiroga, the Spanish missionary in Michoacan. The reading is "Let Your God Love You" by Edwina Gateley. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

March 13th, 2021

8:07

The year was 1965. Today we remember Fan Noli and the Albanian Orthodox Church. The reading is "Those Who Carry" by Anna Kamienska. #OTD …

Friday, March 12, 2021

March 12th, 2021

7:44

The year was 2000. Today we remember the Archbishop Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei. The reading is "Imperatives" by Kathleen Norris. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

March 11th, 2021

7:26

The year was 843. Today we remember the original “Feast of Orthodoxy” in the Eastern churches. The reading is from John of Damascus. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

March 10th, 2021

6:42

The year was 1762. Today we remember the execution of Jean Calas and the birth of a movement for religious toleration. The reading is from the Book …

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

March 9th, 2021

7:35

The year was 1907. Today we remember the eccentric faith healer and utopian John Alexander Dowie. The reading is "Spring Song" from Lucille Clifton. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Monday, March 8, 2021

March 8th, 2021

6:47

The year was 1782. We remember the tragedy of the massacre at Gnadenhutten. The reading is from St. Paul's epistle to the Ephesians. #OTD …

Sunday, March 7, 2021

March 7th, 2021

7:40

The year was 1866. We remember African Anglican Martyr Bernard Mizeki. The reading is from Luci Shaw. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

March 6th, 2021

7:47

The year was 1866. We remember Renaissance Man and Anglican Priest William Whewell. The reading is from Ps. 19 in the Scottish Metrical Psalter. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Friday, March 5, 2021

March 5th, 2021

6:10

The year was 1797. We remember Henry Nott and his mission to Tahiti. The reading is from James K. Baxter. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

March 4th, 2021

6:29

The year was 1827. We remember Indian Christian Abdul Masih on the anniversary of his death. The reading is from Abdul Masih. #OTD #ChristianHistory …

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

March 3rd, 2021

6:15

The year was 1311. We remember Antony Bek, the Bishop of Durham. The reading for today comes from N.T. Wright on the centrality of Jesus.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

March 2nd, 2021

7:10

The year was 1861. We remember the birthday of Lucy Whitehead McGill Waterbury Peabody. The reading is from Isaac Watts.

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Monday, March 1, 2021

March 1st, 2021

6:03

We remember the calling of the Hussite Crusades in 1420. The reading is from St. Ephrem of Edessa.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

February 28th, 2021

6:45

The year was 1870. We remember the creation of the Bulgarian Exarchate and ecclesiastical independence. The reading is a poem from Reginald Heber. …

Saturday, February 27, 2021

February 27th, 2021

7:30

The year was 1773. We remember the completion of Christ Church Alexandria, Virginia, on this date. The reading is from "Christ is Made the Sure Foundation" by John Mason Neale. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Friday, February 26, 2021

February 26th, 2021

6:28

The year was 1891. We remember the baptism of Brahmabandhav Upadhyay. The reading is from Sadhu Sundar Singh. #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

February 25th, 2021

7:48

The year was 1591. We remember Friedrich Spee, a pastor, and hunter of witch hunters. The reading is a lenten prayer from Dietrich Bonhoeffer #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

February 24th, 2021

5:54

The year was 1915. We remember former slave and evangelist Amanda Berry Smith. The reading is “The Ballad of Mary’s Son” by Langston Hughes #OTD #ChristianHistory #1517

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

February 23rd, 2021

7:15

The year was 1925. We remember noted famed missions founder, Dr. Kate Waller Barrett. The reading is the Lenten hymn "Lord Who Through These 40 Days" by Claudia Frances Hernaman.

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Monday, February 22, 2021

February 22nd, 2021

6:54

The year was 1943. We remember Christoph Probst, Hans Scholl, and Sophie Scholl. The reading for today is a short inscription from Sophie Scholl's …

Sunday, February 21, 2021

February 21st, 2021

7:50

The year was 1869. We remember the baptism of Ranavalona II. The reading for today comes from Christopher Smart, a reflection on Abraham, "Faith."

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

February 20th, 2021

8:14

The year was 1977. We remember Ugandan martyr Archbishop Janani Luwum. The reading for today comes from Henry Vaughn, “The Revival.”

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Friday, February 19, 2021

February 19th, 2021

7:11

The year was 1401. We remember the Lollard uprising of the 15th century and the fracturing of the church in England. Today's reading comes from …

Thursday, February 18, 2021

February 18th, 2021

6:41

The year was 1516. We remember Queen Mary I, daughter of Henry and sister of Elizabeth. The reading for today comes from Christina Rossetti, "Lent."

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

February 17th, 2021

6:32

Today we celebrate a blessed, happy, and solemn Ash Wednesday. The reading for today comes from Malcolm Guite, “ Ash Wednesday.”

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

February 16th, 2021

6:13

The year was 600. We remember how Gregory the Great unified the western world by decreeing that "God Bless you" was the only form of post-sneeze benediction. The last word for today comes from Stanley Hauerwas, from his …

Monday, February 15, 2021

February 15th, 2021

6:43

The year was 1905. We remember Lewis Wallace. Today's reading comes from John Newton, "Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare."

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

February 14th, 2021

7:01

The year was 1628. We remember Valentine "The Stroker" Greatrakes. The reading for today comes from the English poet Joseph Addison, "Ode."

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

February 13th, 2021

6:36

The year was 1882. We remember Henry Highland Garnet. Today's reading comes from Charlotte Brontë, the last lines from her longer poem entitled "The Missionary."

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Friday, February 12, 2021

February 12th, 2021

6:15

The year was 1915. We remember a queen of Gospel hymnody, Fanny Crosby. The reading for today is from Crosby, “Cast Thy Care on Jesus.”

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

February 11th, 2021

6:30

The year was 1929. We remember when the Lateran Pact recognized the creation of Vatican City as an autonomous country. The reading is Thomas Campion’s “Lenten Hymn.”

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

February 10th, 2021

7:48

The year was 1543. We remember Johann Eck, the "dreck." The reading for today is "New Prince, New Pomp" by the Early modern poet Robert Southwell.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

February 9th, 2021

6:21

The year was 1849. We remember the creation of Vatican City as an independent city-state in 1929. The last word for today comes from the "Third inkling" Charles Williams.

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Monday, February 8, 2021

February 8th, 2021

7:04

The year was 1587. We remember Mary Stuart, Mary Queen of Scots. The reading for today comes from English poet Robert Herrick, "His Prayer for …

Sunday, February 7, 2021

February 7th, 2021

7:05

The year was 1878. Today, we rank the top four popes of all time. The reading is from Martin Luther, "On the Freedom of the Christian."

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

February 6th, 2021

6:22

The year was 679. We remember St. Amand, the Frankish Missionary bishop of Neustria. The reading for today comes from Angelico Chavez, "Jesus at the Well."

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Friday, February 5, 2021

February 5th, 2021

6:45

The year was 1851. We remember John Pye-Smith, the theologian, headmaster, and geologist. The last word for today comes from Sarah Maitland, from her …

Thursday, February 4, 2021

February 4th, 2021

6:48

The year was 856. We remember Rabanus Maurus, a Benedictine monk. Our reading is a hymn from Maurus, "Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire."

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

February 3rd, 2021

6:59

The year was 1788. The Reverend Richard Johnson preached the first Christian sermon in Australia, under a tree in the Sydney cove. The reading is from John Newton, "Father Forgive Them."

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

February 2nd, 2021

8:23

The year was 1864. Today, we will remember Adelaide Anne Procter, one of the most famous Victorian poets who was a devout Catholic and advocate for …

Monday, February 1, 2021

February 1st, 2021

6:04

The year was 1945. We remember the historian of the Middle Ages, Johann Huizinga. The last word for today comes from another Dutchman, Herman Bavinck.

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

January 31st, 2021

7:31

The year was 1561. We remember Menno Simons. The reading for today, recommended by a listener, a poem by E.H. Hamilton.

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

January 30th, 2021

7:26

The year was 1972. We remember Belfast’s Bloody Sunday. The last word for today comes from Henry Vaughn, his poem, “Peace.”

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Friday, January 29, 2021

January 29th, 2021

6:41

The year was 1882. We remember Endicott Peabody. The reading is from Dorothy Sayers from her "Creed or Chaos."

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

January 28th, 2021

6:42

The year was 814. Today we remember the death of Charlemagne. The reading comes from Bernard of Clairvaux, his "Jesus the Very Thought of Thee," translated by Edward Caswell.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

January 27th, 2021

6:52

The year was 1343. Pope Clement VI proclaimed a coming jubilee and laid out the practice of indulgences. The reading is from G.K. Chesterton, “O God …

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

January 26th, 2021

6:28

The year was 1681. We remember Isabel Alison and Marion Harvey, martyrs for the radical Covenanters. The last word for today comes from St. Jerome, a word on the church and martyrdom.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

January 25th, 2021

6:26

The year was 1863. We remember the Quaker, Rufus Matthew Jones. The last word for today, a word about peace, comes straight from the Prince of Peace's mouth in the Gospel of John.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

January 24th, 2021

6:20

The year was 1076. Emperor Henry IV convened a synod at Worms to deal with the power-hungry pope. The reading is from John Newton, his poem, "A Thought on the Seas-Shore."

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

January 23rd, 2021

7:40

The year was 1549. We remember Transylvanian Lutheran Johannes Honterus. The last word for today comes from a Hungarian poet, János Pilinsky, “On the Third Day.”

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Friday, January 22, 2021

January 22nd, 2021

6:54

The year was 1561. We remember Francis Bacon. The last word for the day comes from another Christian philosopher, Blaise Pascal.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

January 21st, 2021

6:32

The year was 1059. We remember Michael Kerullarios. The reading is a prayer by Søren Kierkegaard.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

January 20th, 2021

6:57

The year was 288. We remember St. Sebastian. The reading is from Gerhard Forde, “On Being a Theologian of the Cross.”

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

January 19th, 2021

7:17

The year was 399. We remember Pulcheria, the silent star of the 5th century. The reading is from George Herbert, “The Hold Fast.”

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Monday, January 18, 2021

January 18th, 2021

7:02

The year was 1951. We remember one of the most famous of all missionaries, Amy Carmichael. The reading is an octave from Ms. Carmichael.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

January 17th, 2021

7:30

The year was 1677. We remember Ludovick Muggleton. The reading is "If Birds that neither Sow nor reap" by Roger Williams.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

January 16th, 2021

7:53

The year was 1899. We remember Charles P. Chiniquy. The reading for today comes from the Almanac's favorite Brennan Manning, "Ragamuffin Gospel."

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Friday, January 15, 2021

January 15th, 2021

8:04

The year was 1998. We remember Harold Lindsell. The reading is from Anselm of Canterbury, a prayer from the 11th century.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

January 14th, 2021

7:25

The year was 1623. We remember Father Paolo Sarpi, a Servite and Venetian critic of Rome. The reading is from Juergen Moltmann and his "The Crucified …

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January 13th, 2021

6:53

The year was 614. We celebrate St. Mungo's Day. The reading for today comes from a Scottish Poet, George Mackay Brown, "A Poem for Shelter."

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

January 12th, 2021

7:38

The year was 1960. We remember Charles Emmanuel Grace. The reading is from Frederick Buechner's "Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale."

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Monday, January 11, 2021

January 11th, 2021

6:50

The year is 1759. We remember the Corporation for the Relief of Poor and Distressed Presbyterian Ministers and of the Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of Presbyterian Ministers. The reading is “Mercy” by John F. …

Sunday, January 10, 2021

January 10th, 2021

6:18

The year is 1514. We remember the Complutensian Polyglot Bible. The reading is from C.S. Lewis, "Prayer."

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

January 9th, 2021

6:31

The year is 1806. We remember the Baptist preacher Samuel Stillman. The reading is from William Arthur Dunkerley, "Wakening."

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Friday, January 8, 2021

January 8th, 2021

6:37

The year was 482. We remember Severinus of Noricum. The reading for today will be a poetic interpretation of Psalm 150 from Isaac Watts.

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

January 7th, 2021

6:01

The year was 367. Athanasius sent his festal letter, which confirmed the canon of Scripture. Our reading is from Malcolm Guite, "Epiphany."

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

January 6th, 2021

7:37

The year is 1973. We remember Theodore "Tommy" Hicks. The reading for today, the feast of Epiphany, comes from Peter Chrysologus.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

January 5th, 2021

6:41

The year is 567. We remember the Second Council of Tours and the 12th Night of Christmas. The reading is from William Butler Yeats, "The Magi."

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Monday, January 4, 2021

January 4th, 2021

7:23

The year is 1953. “The Catholic Hour” made its debut on NBC television. The reading is by Pauline Johnson, a 19th century Canadian Poet, …

Sunday, January 3, 2021

January 3rd, 2021

7:30

The year was 1785. We remember the founding of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The reading is from Charles Wesley, "What angel can the grace explain."

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

January 2nd, 2021

8:02

The year was 1940. We remember our latest Dr. Gene Scott All-Star, Jim Bakker. The reading is "Saving Jesus" by Paul Lake.

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Friday, January 1, 2021

January 1st, 2021

7:21

The year was 1655. We remember the Enlightenment philosopher, Christian Thomasius. The reading is "Another Year is Dawning" by Francis Ridley Havergal.

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

December 31st, 2020

7:50

It is the last day of the year. We consider various calendars and end-of-year practices. The reading is from Alfred Lord Tennyson, "Ring Out Wild Bells."

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

December 30th, 2020

8:03

The year was 1906. We remember Josephine Butler, an evangelical Anglican. The reading is "Carol of the Poor Children" by Richard Middleton.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

December 29th, 2020

7:41

The year was 1563. We remember Sebastian Castellio. The reading is "Christmas Carol" by Sara Teasdale.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

December 28th, 2020

7:40

The year was 1622. We remember St. Francis de Sales, a Catholic controversialist and popular writer for the laity. The reading is from Norman …

Sunday, December 27, 2020

December 27th, 2020

7:09

The year was 1657. We remember the Flushing Remonstrance. The reading is “Mary’s Song” by Charles Causley.

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

December 26th, 2020

6:35

The year was 1526. We remember protestant Rose Lok. The reading is from Christine Rosetti, "Christmas Hath Darkness."

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Friday, December 25, 2020

December 25th, 2020

6:25

The year was 1918. We remember the Spanish Influenza pandemic. The reading is from the second chapter of the Gospel According to St. Luke.

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Thursday, December 24, 2020

December 24th, 2020

6:21

The year was 1223. We remember the now-popular nativity character of the Caganer. The reading is the Christmas Eve Benediction from Astronaut Frank …

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

December 23rd, 2020

7:24

The year was 1648 when George Fox first founded his Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers. The reading is a 5th century Advent hymn, "Vox clara ecce intonat," translated by Edward Caswals as "Hark! A Thrilling …

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

December 22nd, 2020

7:04

The year was 1216. We remember the founding of the Dominican Order. The reading is from Charles Wesley, the last two stanzas to his "Hymn for Christmas Day."

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Monday, December 21, 2020

December 21st, 2020

7:07

The year was 1504. We remember Berthold von Henneberg. The reading is from 16th-century poet Robert Southwell, "A Christmas Poem."

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

December 20th, 2020

7:06

The year was 1849. We remember pre-Millenial William Miller. The reading is from David A. Redding, "Adult Advent Announcement."

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

December 19th, 2020

7:24

The year was 1961. We remember the "Virgin Mother of a Thousand Egyptians," Lillian Trasher. The reading is from Christopher Harvey, a 17th-century poet, his "Nativity."

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Friday, December 18, 2020

December 18th, 2020

6:33

The year was 1979. We remember the theologian Hans Küng. The reading is a word for Advent on the Incarnation from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

December 17th, 2020

6:33

The year was 1551. We remember Father György Martinuzzi. The reading is from Scott Cairns, "Christmas Green."

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

December 16th, 2020

6:17

The year was 1989. We remember Romanian pastor and dissident Laszlo Tokes. The reading is from Alan Jones, "May Christmas Come."

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

December 15th, 2020

7:15

The year was 1937. We remember Pavel Alexandrovich Florensky. The reading is from Jean-Paul Richter, "The Holiest Among the Mighty."

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Monday, December 14, 2020

December 14th, 2020

7:02

The year was 1363. We remember Jean Gerson. The reading for today is a poem entitled "Advent" by Sr. Christine Schenk.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

December 13th, 2020

7:14

The year was 1294. We remember Pietro Morrone, a.k.a. Pope Celestine V. The reading is an Advent reading from Benedict XVI.

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

December 12th, 2020

6:54

The year was 1666. We remember Nikon, the Patriarch of Moscow. The reading is from Frederick Buechner's "Whistling in the Dark."

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Friday, December 11, 2020

December 11th, 2020

7:19

The year was 1825. We remember Samuel Ajayi Crowther. The reading is "Wartime Christmas" by American poet Joyce Kilmer.

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

December 10th, 2020

6:31

The year was 1658. We remember Lancelot Blackburne, the pirate cleric and Archbishop of York. The reading is a quote from Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

December 9th, 2020

5:55

The year was 1621. We remember the first known sermon ever given on American soil by Robert Cushman. The reading is "A Christmas Carol Poem” by G.K. …

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

December 8th, 2020

5:31

The year was 1649. We remember the pastor and hymn writer Martin Rinkart. The reading is two stanzas of Rinkart's hymn, "Now Thank We All Our God."

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Monday, December 7, 2020

December 7th, 2020

6:11

The year was 1875. We remember the epic 35 stanza poem, "Wreck of the Deutschland." The reading is from Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Moonless darkness stands between."

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

December 6th, 2020

6:46

The year was 1925. We remember a Dr. Gene Scott All-Star, Russell Conwell. Our reading is an Advent prayer written by Walter Brueggeman.

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

December 5th, 2020

6:35

The year was 1484. We remember the Papal Bull "Summis Desiderantes Affectibus." The reading is from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a favorite quote from his …

Friday, December 4, 2020

December 4th, 2020

6:20

The year was 1964. We remember Dr. Paul Carlson, a medical missionary. The reading is from Madeleine L’Engle, “First Coming.”

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

December 3rd, 2020

6:38

The year was 1852. We remember Isabel “Belle” Harris Bennett. The reading is the final stanza of T.S. Eliot’s “The Cultivation of Christmas Trees.”

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

December 2nd, 2020

6:50

The year was 1980. We remember Sisters Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazel. The reading is "The House of Christmas" by G. K. Chesterton.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December 1st, 2020

7:34

The year was 1521. We remember Giovanni di Lorenzo de Medici, aka Pope Leo. The reading is "Advent Calendar" by Rowan Williams.

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Monday, November 30, 2020

November 30th, 2020

6:32

The year was 1892. We remember philologist and theologian Fenton John Anthony Hort. The reading is an excerpt from Psalm 119, verses 105-107, from …

Sunday, November 29, 2020

November 29th, 2020

6:08

The year was 1833. We remember the preacher Lemuel Haynes, with a reading recorded by a friend.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

November 28th, 2020

6:38

The year was 1902. We remember Joseph Parker. The reading is a one-sentence quote from Joseph Parker.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

November 27th, 2020

6:47

The year was 1095. We remember the First Crusade. Our reading is a selection from Isaiah, chapter 2.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

November 26th, 2020

6:09

The year was 1731. We remember hymn writer William Cowper and read his "Light Shining out of Darkness."

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

November 25th, 2020

6:39

The year was 1935. We remember Korean Christian Sun Chu Kil. The reading is a poem "This Year" by Ku Sang, translated by Brother Anthony of Taizé.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

November 24th, 2020

6:30

The year was 1703. We remember the first Lutheran pastor ordained in the New World, Justus Falckner. The reading is from Pamela Cranston, "Poem for Christ the King."

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Monday, November 23, 2020

November 23rd, 2020

6:09

The year was 1846. We remember the Missionary linguist James Evans. The reading is from E.H. Dewart and his "Out on Life's Dark Heaving Ocean."

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

November 22nd, 2020

6:23

The year was about 300. We remember St. George—the myth, national symbol, dragon-slayer, and picture of Christ. The reading is from C.S. Lewis from …

Saturday, November 21, 2020

November 21st, 2020

7:05

The year was 1526. We remember the French Reformer Louis De Berquin. The reading is an excerpt from a poem by Antoine de Chandieu.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

November 20th, 2020

7:36

The year was 1175. We remember St. Edmund of Abingdon. The reading is the epic and gorgeous “Dream of the Rood.”

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

November 19th, 2020

8:24

The year was 1921. We remember Peter Ruckman, the fundamentalist preacher. The reading is an excerpt from Robert Farrar Capon's "Kingdom, Grace, and Judgment."

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

November 18th, 2020

8:16

The year was 1838, and 181 Saxon Lutherans set sail from Bremerhaven on board the steamship Olbers. The reading for today comes from C.F. W Walther's …

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

November 17th, 2020

8:01

The year was 680. We remember St. Hilda of Whitby. The reading is an excerpt from Caedmon's Hymn, the oldest poem in English.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

November 16th, 2020

7:59

The year was 2002. President Lukashenko of Belarus enacted a new and sweeping law restricting religious freedom. The reading is an excerpt from Oscar …

Sunday, November 15, 2020

November 15th, 2020

7:07

The year was 1280. We remember the "Doctor Universalis" Albertus Magnus. The reading is a good word from Albertus, especially for those who study the natural world.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

November 14th, 2020

7:06

The year was 1940. We remember the destruction of the Cathedral at Coventry. The reading is "The Coventry Litany of Reconciliation," written by Canon …

Friday, November 13, 2020

November 13th, 2020

6:37

The year was 1884. We remember Prince Owusu-Ansa of Asante. The reading is from Thomas C. Oden's "How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind: Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity."

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

November 12th, 2020

7:19

The year is 1701. We remember the Vestry Act of 1701. The reading for today comes from an obscure Quaker named Henry White.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

November 11th, 2020

7:57

The year was 1821... and 1855. We remember Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Søren Kierkegaard. The reading is from Dostoyevsky on the topic of art and Christ.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

November 10th, 2020

7:29

The year was 1908. Archie Bailey placed the first Gideons Bible in a hotel in Superior, Montana. The reading is from St. Augustine, a famous quote on our Lord's Incarnation.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

November 9th, 2020

7:06

The year was 1844. We remember Reverend Barton Stone. The reading is an excerpt from Oswald Bayer's "Martin Luther's Theology: A Contemporary …

Sunday, November 8, 2020

November 8th, 2020

6:45

The year was 1308. We remember John Duns Scotus. The reading is "The foolishness of God" by Luci Shaw.

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

November 7th, 2020

6:49

The year was 739. We remember St. Wilibrord. The reading is from e.e. Cummings, "I am a little church."

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Friday, November 6, 2020

November 6th, 2020

8:28

The year was 1876. We remember the Vatican's secretary of State Giacomo Antonelli. The reading is from William Gadsby, "Approach, My Soul, the Mercy …

Thursday, November 5, 2020

November 5th, 2020

7:27

The year was 1592. We remember Reverend Charles Chauncy. The reading is from Dave Zahl on anxiety and our very dependable and predictable God.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

November 4th, 2020

6:43

The year was 1952. We remember Wagih Sobhi Baki Soliman. The reading is from Origen, from his commentary on the Epistle to the Romans.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

November 3rd, 2020

7:49

The year was 1819. We remember American Missionary Pliny Fisk. The reading is from Leslie Newbigin's “Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and …

Monday, November 2, 2020

November 2nd, 2020

7:20

The year was 1164. We remember Thomas Beckett. The reading is T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral."

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

November 1st, 2020

7:11

The year was 1517. We remember Michelangelo's magnum opus, the Sistine Chapel. The reading is from Richard Crashaw, "Christ's Victory."

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

October 31st, 2020

6:38

The year was 1916. We remember Charles Taze Russell. The reading is from Anna Kamienska, “Lack of Faith.”

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Friday, October 30, 2020

October 30th, 2020

6:25

The year was 1680. We remember the mystic, adventurer, and self-proclaimed prophet, Antoinette Bourignon. The reading is from Kate Bowler, "Everything Happens for A Reason, and Other Lies I've Loved."

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

October 29th, 2020

6:26

The year was 370. We remember the story of St. Regulus' fantastic escape with the relics of St. Andrew. The reading is from Anne Brontë, "The …

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

October 28th, 2020

7:41

The year was 1466. We remember Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. The reading is an excerpt from Psalm 60 in the Scottish Metrical Psalter of 1650.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

October 27th, 2020

7:50

The year was 1978. We remember the first printing of the New International Version of the Bible. The reading is from N.T. Wright, "Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense."

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Monday, October 26, 2020

October 26th, 2020

7:25

The year was 1966. We remember the World Congress on Evangelism. Today's reading is a good word on the church's future from the Apocalypse of St. John.

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

October 25th, 2020

7:25

The year was 1400. We remember the poet, servant, and pilgrim Geoffrey Chaucer. The reading comes from another English storyteller and Christian, …

Saturday, October 24, 2020

October 24th, 2020

7:42

The year was 1923. We remember the poet, agnostic, and Christian convert Denise Levertov. The reading is from Levertov, "a Cure of Souls."

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Friday, October 23, 2020

October 23rd, 2020

6:09

The year was 1456. We remember San Giovanni da Capistrano, the fiery Franciscan preacher, a heresy hunter, and septuagenarian soldier. The reading is …

Thursday, October 22, 2020

October 22nd, 2020

6:55

The year was 1870. We remember James William Charles Pennington. The reading is from George Mackay Brown, "A Poem for Shelter."

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

October 21st, 2020

7:27

The year was 1528. The reformer Brenz published his tract to stop the persecution of his rival Anabaptists. The reading is from Alice Meynell, "Easter Night."

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

October 20th, 2020

8:06

The year was 1634. We remember the Japanese martyr, Margaret of Nagasaki. The reading is from Brennan Manning, from his "The Furious Longing For God."

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Monday, October 19, 2020

October 19th, 2020

8:38

The year was 1984. We remember the polish priest and martyr Jerzy Popiełuszko. The reading is Les Murray's "Easter, 1984."

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

October 18th, 2020

7:15

The year was 1646. We remember Isaac Jogues, the first saint and French martyr in North America. The reading is from S. Trevor Francis, two stanzas of his famous hymn, "O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus."

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

October 17th, 2020

7:06

The year was 108. We remember Ignatius of Antioch, one of the earliest church fathers, was put to death. The reading is from St. Ignatius, a good word for 108 AD and 2020.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

October 16th, 2020

6:36

The year was 1950, and C.S. Lewis introduced the world to his classic “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” The reading is an exchange from the same between Lucy and Mr. Beaver.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

October 15th, 2020

8:13

The year was 1573. We remember the early Reformation dialogue with the Eastern church. The reading is Bill Stadick's …

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

October 14th, 2020

6:59

The year was 1703. We remember Danish poet and pastor Thomas Kingo. The reading is from Kingo, "Softly Now the Day is Ending."

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October 13th, 2020

7:08

The year was 1781. Joseph II introduced his "Patent of Toleration." The reading is from William Cowper, his "Sometimes a Light Surprises."

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Monday, October 12, 2020

October 12th, 2020

8:15

The year was 1600. We remember Luis De Molina. The reading is the conclusion of Walt Hearn's "The Scientist's Psalm."

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

October 11th, 2020

7:51

The year was 1962. The Second Vatican Council was convened. The reading is from Karl Barth, an excerpt from a sermon on Ephesians 2.

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

October 10th, 2020

7:54

The year was 1674. We remember the poet Reverend Thomas Traherne. The reading is the Anglican collect for Traherne.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

October 9th, 2020

6:53

The year was 1201. We remember Robert of Sorbonne. The reading is a paraphrase of Francis of Assisi from "All Creatures of Our God and King."

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

October 8th, 2020

6:55

The year was 1927. We remember missionary and martyr Phillip James, or “Jim” Elliot. The reading is an excerpt from chapter 11 of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

October 7th, 2020

7:31

The year was 1796. We remember the pastor and philosopher Thomas Reid. The reading is an excerpt from Eugene Peterson's "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction."

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

October 6th, 2020

7:55

The year was 1919. We remember Baron Paul Nicolay, the Lutheran evangelist in Russia. Our reading is from Russian dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, …

Monday, October 5, 2020

October 5th, 2020

6:28

The year was 1695. We remember the Reverend John Glas. The reading is "Sing Hosanna" by Glas.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

October 4th, 2020

7:04

The year was 1965, and Pope Paul VI became the first Pope to travel to the Western Hemisphere. The reading is from Karol Jozef Wojtyla, his …

Saturday, October 3, 2020

October 3rd, 2020

7:22

The year was 1943. We remember Danish Lutheran pastor Kjeldgaard Jensen. The reading is from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, his "Meditations on the Cross."

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Friday, October 2, 2020

October 2nd, 2020

7:06

The year was 1800. We remember Nat Turner. The reading is from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians chapter three, verse twenty-five.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

October 1st, 2020

6:49

The year was 1567. We remember a few stories filled with court intrigue, suspicion, and murder, as well as Pietro Carnesecchi, a humanist and …

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

September 30th, 2020

6:52

The year was 1958. We remember the author Elsie Singmaster. The reading is from Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, “That Blessed Hope.”

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

September 29th, 2020

7:01

The year was 1349. We remember the English hermit, mystic, and author Richard Rolle. The reading is from 19th-century poet James Montgomery, “Come To …

Monday, September 28, 2020

September 28th, 2020

7:48

The year was 1529. We remember the death of Adolf Clarenbach and Peter Fliesteden. The reading is from Martin Luther's Large Catechism in response to …

Sunday, September 27, 2020

September 27th, 2020

7:50

The year was 1805. We remember the English minister and advocate for orphans, George Müller. The reading is from D.S. Martin, “Sitting on A Stone."

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

September 26th, 2020

6:30

The year was 1897 and we remember the production of the Christian flag. The reading is a quote from the 2nd-century theologian, Origen.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

September 25th, 2020

6:39

The year was 2000. We remember Welsh priest and poet, R.S. Thomas. The reading is from Thomas, "The Coming."

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

September 24th, 2020

6:00

The year was 1734, and Pastor George Weiss led the first service of the Schwenkfelders in America. The reading is "The Magdalene's Mistake" by Angela Alaimo O'Donnell.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

September 23rd, 2020

5:47

The year was 1950. We remember the oldest and longest-running radio drama made its debut, "Unshackled!" The reading is from Ernesto Cardenal, "Behind …

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

September 22nd, 2020

6:47

The year was 1566. We remember a tempestuous theologian, Johann Agricola. The reading is a stanza from the hymn “Lord Hear the Voice of My Complaint” …

Monday, September 21, 2020

September 21st, 2020

6:21

The year was 1795. We remember the founding of the Order of the Orange. The reading is "Adveniat Regnum Tuum" by Katharine Tynan.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

September 20th, 2020

6:38

The year was 1982 when Lutheran pastor Christian Führer held the first of his “prayers for peace” meetings. The reading is a poem from A.K. Tolstoy, …

Saturday, September 19, 2020

September 19th, 2020

7:31

The year was 1692. We remember Giles Corey, the patron saint of those afflicted by church politics. The reading is an excerpt from Dr. Rod …

Friday, September 18, 2020

September 18th, 2020

6:31

The year was 1884. We remember Irish born American and convict turned missionary Jerry McCauley. The reading is an excerpt from “The Missionary” by …

Thursday, September 17, 2020

September 17th, 2020

6:53

The year was 1721, and we remember theologian Samuel Hopkins. The reading is the poem "Slavery" by Hannah More.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

September 16th, 2020

7:19

The year was 1882, and we remember E.B. Pusey. The reading is from Pusey, writing on Christian contentment.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September 15th, 2020

6:58

The year was 1824 and we remember apologist for the papacy and Ultramontanist Joseph Hergenröther. The reading is from Robert Farrar Capon, an …

Monday, September 14, 2020

September 14th, 2020

7:45

The year was 1927 and Bob Jones College, later Bob Jones University was founded. The reading is a poem by Afua Kuma, “Chief Who Listens to the Poor."

Sunday, September 13, 2020

September 13th, 2020

6:30

The year was 1557 and we remember Sir John Cheke—a teacher, scholar, statesman, and theologian. The reading is an excerpt from 1 Clement.

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

September 12th, 2020

6:38

The year was 1782 and Congress officially “recommended” the first whole Bible printed in English in America by Robert Aitken. The reading is a Poem …

Friday, September 11, 2020

September 11th, 2020

7:22

The year is 2020 and we celebrate the 500th episode of the Almanac. Dan answers five questions explaining how the show is made.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

September 10th, 2020

7:44

The year was 1067. We remember Lady Godiva. The reading is from the Epistle to the Philippians on the humiliation of Christ.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

September 9th, 2020

7:09

The year was 1952. We remember the television program “Life Is Worth Living." The reading is from St. Augustine, a reminder of the good news of the simplicity of the Christian life.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

September 8th, 2020

7:36

The year was 1783. We remember Nikolai Frederick Severin Grundtvig. The reading is from Grundtvig, “Holy Spirit, Still our Sorrow.”

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Monday, September 7, 2020

September 7th, 2020

6:43

The year was 1892. We remember Quaker, poet, abolitionist, and defender of the Christian faith, John Greenleaf Whittier. The reading is a poem from …

Sunday, September 6, 2020

September 6th, 2020

6:42

The year was 1797. We remember Saint Innocent—Metropolitan of Moscow, Enlightener of the Aleuts, and Apostle to the Americas. The reading is from …

Saturday, September 5, 2020

September 5th, 2020

6:44

The year was 1568, and we remember the curious utopian, Catholic, heretic, and freedom fighter against the Spanish, Tommasso Campanella. The reading …

Friday, September 4, 2020

September 4th, 2020

6:45

The year was 1646, and Johann Campanius Holm dedicated the first Lutheran church in the new world. The reading is "A Prayer" by Thomas Ken.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

September 3rd, 2020

7:19

The year was 301. We remember San Marino, the world’s oldest republic. The reading is a poem from Sarah Klassen, "Ephesus."

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

September 2nd, 2020

7:28

The year was 1973, and we remember John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. The reading is a bit of hope from a denizen of Middle Earth.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September 1st, 2020

6:21

The year was 1727, and we remember Jean Baptiste Joseph Gobel. The reading is from Robert Herrick, a 17th century English poet and divine, “Gods Keyes.”

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Monday, August 31, 2020

August 31st, 2020

6:26

The year was 1240, and we remember Raymond Nonnatus. The reading is from C.S. Lewis, his "Footnote to All Prayers."

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

August 30th, 2020

6:35

The year was 1938, and we remember Estefan Nehme. The reading is from St. Ephrem, an excerpt on Adam, Eve, and the cross.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

August 29th, 2020

7:01

The year was 1749, and we remember Matthias Bel. The reading is the first stanza of Jaroslav Vajda, “Go My Children, With My Blessing.”

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Friday, August 28, 2020

August 28th, 2020

7:23

The year was 1828, and we remember Leo Tolstoy. The reading is from the preface to Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Discipleship."

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

August 27th, 2020

6:54

The year was 1955, and we remember Joachim Wach. The reading is a prayer from Soren Kierkegaard.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

August 26th, 2020

6:58

The year was 1732, and we remember William Morgan. The reading is from Charles Wesley, from his “Prayers for Condemned Malefactors.”

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

August 25th, 2020

6:29

The year was 1270, and we remember King Louis IX. The reading is from 18th-century poet John Byrom, his “My Spirit Longs For Thee.”

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Monday, August 24, 2020

August 24th, 2020

5:59

The year was 1968. Pope Paul VI opened the Second Episcopal Conference of Latin America in Medellin, Columbia. The reading is from Martin Luther, an …

Sunday, August 23, 2020

August 23rd, 2020

6:53

The year was 1838, and we remember Gideon Blackburn. The reading is from Luci Shaw, “The Foolishness of God.”

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

August 22nd, 2020

6:35

The year was 1433, and we remember Pavel Cravar. The reading is from Rainer Maria Rilke, "Death."

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Friday, August 21, 2020

August 21st, 2020

7:24

The year was 1724, and we remember Alexander Natalis. The reading is an 18th-century Welsh hymn by William Williams.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

August 20th, 2020

6:52

The year was 1384, and we remember Geert Groote. The reading is from John Walton, "God, the Port of Peace."

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

August 19th, 2020

6:39

The year was 1886, and we remember the formation of the Church of God. The reading is a brief excerpt from C.S. Lewis' "The Dawn Treader."

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

August 18th, 2020

7:00

The year was 849, and we remember Walafrid Strabo. The reading is the 9th-century hymn, “Dawn Reddens with Light.”

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Monday, August 17, 2020

August 17th, 2020

6:36

The year was 1957, and we remember Alice Stebbins Wells. The reading is from Gregory Boyle’s “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.”

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

August 16th, 2020

6:54

The year was 1794, and we remember Jean-Henri Merle D'Augbine. The reading is a maxim from Swiss theologian, Karl Barth.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

August 15th, 2020

7:57

The year was 1195, and we remember Anthony of Padua. The reading is from Richard Trench, "God Our Refuge."

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Friday, August 14, 2020

August 14th, 2020

8:06

The year was 1941, and we remember Maximillian Kolbe. The reading is two stanzas from George Herbert's "The Sacrifice."

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

August 13th, 2020

7:52

The year was 1836, and we remember St. Nicholas of Japan. The reading is a selection from Kazoh Kitamori, "Theology of the Pain of God."

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 12th, 2020

6:57

The year was 1859, and we remember missionary Ashbel Green Simonton. The reading is a poem from Sir Walter Raleigh.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

August 11th, 2020

8:15

The year was 1519, and we remember Johann Tetzel. The reading is the first stanzas of Psalm 46 from the Metrical Psalter.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

August 10th, 2020

8:14

The year was 258, and we remember the martyrdom of St. Laurence. The reading for today comes from St. Cyprian, a word on the connection between martyrdom and the Lord's Supper.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

August 9th, 2020

7:17

The year was 1516, and we remember the dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. The reading is a stanza from “Christ is Risen” by Nicolas Martinez.

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

August 8th, 2020

7:21

The year was 1909, and we remember Mary MacKillop. The reading is from Les Murray's "Poetry and Religion."

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Friday, August 7, 2020

August 7th, 2020

7:21

The year was 1847, and we remember George Rapp. The reading is from Walter Brueggemann, “The Prophetic Imagination.”

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

August 6th, 2020

7:38

The year was 1221, and we remember St. Dominic. The reading is from Aquinas' famous hymn, "Pange Lingua."

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

August 5th, 2020

7:09

The year was 1912, and we remember Henri-Antoine Groues. The reading is “Dominus Illuminatio Mea” by Richard Doddridge Blackmore.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

August 4th, 2020

6:57

The year was 1708, and we remember Francis Makemie. The reading is an excerpt from "The Brothers Karamazov" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

August 3rd, 2020

7:42

The year was 2008, and we remember Alexander Solzhenitsyn. The reading is a poem from Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago."

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

August 2nd, 2020

7:31

The year was 640 and Pope Severinus died. The reading is from Cynewulf's “The Ascension."

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 1st, 2020

7:23

The year was 1897 and Pope Leo XIII published his encyclical "Militantis Ecclesiae." The reading is from Philip Yancey, "The Question That Never Goes Away."

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Friday, July 31, 2020

July 31st, 2020

6:47

The year was 1861, and we remember Helen Barrett Montgomery. The reading is a stanza from Henry Lyte's "Abide With Me."

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

July 30th, 2020

7:17

The year was 1419 and the First Defenestration at Prague. The reading is a poem from Czeslaw Milosz, “You Whose Name.”

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

July 29th, 2020

7:09

The year was 1030, and we remember St. Olaf Haraldsson. The reading is a poem, "Fierce was the Wild Billow," attributed to Anatolius.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

July 28th, 2020

7:48

The year was 1979, and we remember Gudina Tumsa. The reading is from Athanasius, "On the Incarnation."

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Monday, July 27, 2020

July 27th, 2020

7:36

The year was 1656, and we remember Salomon Glassius. The reading is from Chad Bird, "Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul."

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

July 26th, 2020

7:08

The year was 1890, and we remember Francisco Penzotti. The reading is from Angelico Chavez, "Jesus at the Well."

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

July 25th, 2020

7:38

The year was 1900. We remember the “dean” of the house church movement in China, Wang Ming Dao. The reading is from 17th century Emperor Kangxi, “Poem of the Cross.”

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Friday, July 24, 2020

July 24th, 2020

7:16

The year was 1224, and we remember Christina the Astonishing. The reading is from R.S. Thomas, "When We Are Weak."

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

July 23rd, 2020

6:30

The year was 1637, and Jenny Geddes thew the stool that transformed Scotland. The reading is from Phoebe Cary, "Hymn #3."

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

July 22nd, 2020

7:48

The year was 1926, and we remember J.I. Packer. The reading is a word about Christian hope from Packer himself.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

July 21st, 2020

6:40

The year was 1542 and Pope Paul III issued the Papal Bull, “Licet ab Initio.” The reading is an excerpt from Soren Kierkegaard's 1851 “Discourse on …

Monday, July 20, 2020

July 20th, 2020

5:58

The year was 1969, and Buzz Aldrin became the first man to take communion in space. The reading is from Robert Campbell's hymn, "At the Lambs High Feast We Sing."

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

July 19th, 2020

6:48

The year was 1688, and we remember Guisseppe Castiglione. The reading is the "Prayer of St Francis Xavier" by Alexander Pope.

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

July 18th, 2020

7:01

The year was 64, and we remember the great fire in Rome. The reading is from Justin Martyr, writing in 150 AD.

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Friday, July 17, 2020

July 17th, 2020

7:13

The year was 1887, and we remember Dorothea Dix. The reading is a stanza from John Donne's "Annunciation."

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

July 16th, 2020

7:28

The year is 1915, and we remember Ellen G. White. The reading is a quote from Luther’s Sermons on the Gospel of St. John.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

July 15th, 2020

6:32

We remember the year 1606 and Rembrandt von Rijn. The reading is a quote from Herman Bavinck's "The Philosophy of Revelation."

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

July 14th, 2020

7:22

The year was 1791, and we remember the Priestly Riots. The reading is from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "My Baptismal Birthday."

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Monday, July 13, 2020

July 13th, 2020

6:52

The year is 1230, and we remember Jacopo de Voragine. The reading is an excerpt from St. Augustine's, "Confessions."

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

July 12th, 2020

7:22

The year is 1477, and we remember humanist, scholar, and Catholic controversialist Jacopo Sadoleto. The reading is Gerard Manley Hopkin's "O Deo, Ego …

Saturday, July 11, 2020

July 11th, 2020

7:18

The year is 1926, and we consider theologian and author Frederick Buechner. The reading is from Buechner, "The Faces of Jesus.”

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Friday, July 10, 2020

July 10th, 2020

7:24

The year is 1875, and we remember Mary Mcleod Bethune. The reading is Isaac Watts, “Behold What Wondrous Grace.”

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

July 9th, 2020

7:17

We consider the year 1766, and preacher Jonathan Mayhew. The reading is from Thomas C. Oden's, "Classic Christianity."

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Wednesday, June 8, 2020

July 8th, 2020

7:51

We consider the year 1115 and Peter the Hermit. The reading is the last verse of the poem “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” by Bernard of Clairvaux.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

July 7th, 2020

7:26

We consider the year 1647 and the death of the “father of Connecticut,” Thomas Hooker. The reading is from "Tomb thou shalt not hold Him longer" by …

Monday, June 6, 2020

July 6th, 2020

8:12

The year was 1415. We remember the death of Jan Hus. The reading is from Hus’ “Exhortation to Peace."

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

July 5th, 2020

7:51

We remember the year 1962 and the death of Helmut Richard Niebuhr. The reading is an excerpt from Richard Niebuhr's sermon, “Man’s Work and God’s.”

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

July 4th, 2020

7:35

We consider the year 1848 and Francois-Rene Chateaubriand. The reading is a selection from Ronnie McBrayer, "The Jesus Tribe: Following Christ in the …

Friday, July 3, 2020

July 3rd, 2020

7:05

We remember the year 529 and the Second Council of Orange. The reading is from the 7th century, “Caedmon’s Hymn." 

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

July 2nd, 2020

6:23

We remember the year 1505 and Luther's famous moment, “Help me St. Anne, I shall become a monk.” The reading is a quote from Luther's, "On the Freedom of the Christian."

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 1st, 2020

7:36

The year was 1942, and we remember the godfather of modern Gospel music, Andrae Crouch. The reading is an excerpt from C.S. Lewis' "Screwtape Letters."

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

June 30th, 2020

7:47

We consider the year 1758, and we remember the birth of abolitionist James Stephen. The reading is from Jupiter Hammon, the first African slave to …

Monday, June 29, 2020

June 29th, 2020

7:25

We consider the year 1810 and the founding of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The reading is from Sir Aubrey De Vere, “Silence in the heavens."

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

June 28th, 2020

6:55

We remember the year 1491 and the birth of Henry VIII of England. The reading is a quote from Gerhard Forde's, "On Being A Theologian of the Cross."

Saturday, June 27, 2020

June 27th, 2020

8:01

We remember the year 1906 and the birth of Christian and poet Vernon Watkins. The reading from Vernon Watkins, his poem "Infant Noah."

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Friday, June 26, 2020

June 26th, 2020

7:18

We remember the year 1988 and the death of Hans Urs Von Balthasar. The reading is from Balthasar, “Love Alone Is Credible.”

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

June 25th, 2020

7:10

We remember the year 1530 and the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession. The reading is a quote from William Willimon.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

June 24th, 2020

7:43

We remember the year 1579 when the first Protestant church service in the New World. The reading is from Francis Drake, “Disturb Us O Lord.”

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

June 23rd, 2020

6:24

Today, we celebrate St. John's Eve. The reading is "Baptism" by George Herbert.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

June 22nd, 2020

7:30

The year was 431, and we remember St. Cyril and the Council at Ephesus. The reading is “Jehovah Jesus” by William Cowper.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

June 21st, 2020

7:43

The year was 1675, and we remember the rebuilding of St. Pauls' Cathedral in London. The reading is an excerpt from John Bunyan's "Pilgrims Progress."

Saturday, June 20, 2020

June 20th, 2020

7:26

We consider the year 1336 on which Benedict XII issued his Papal Bull, Summi Magistri. The reading is from Malcolm Guite, “The Miracle at Cana,” from …

Friday, June 19, 2020

June 19th, 2020

7:22

We remember the year 1834 and the birth of preacher Charles Spurgeon. The reading is a quote from the quotable Spurgeon himself.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

June 18th, 2020

6:41

We remember the year 1788 and the death of Reverend Adam Gib. The reading is from Thomas Erskine's, “The Believer’s Principles.”

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

June 17th, 2020

7:03

We consider the year 1999 and the death of Cardinal George Basil Hume. The reading is an excerpt from Robert F. Capon's "Between Noon and Three."

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

June 16th, 2020

7:06

We remember the 1548 and the beginning of the Adiaphoristic controversy. The reading is from English poet and priest John Marckant, “The Lamentation.”

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Monday, June 15, 2020

June 15th, 2020

6:54

We remember the year 1686 when King's Chapel was erected in Boston. The reading is from American Puritan Michael Wigglesworth, "To The Christian Reader."

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

June 14th, 2020

6:15

We consider the year 1966 and the “Notification regarding the abolition of the Index of books." The reading is an excerpt from “the Crucified God” by …

Saturday, June 13, 2020

June 13th, 2020

6:37

We consider the year 293 and the martyrdom of St. Aquilina. The reading is a quatrain from William Blake's, "The Grey Monk."

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Friday, June 12, 2020

June 12th, 2020

7:36

We remember the year 1819 and the birth of poet and priest Charles Kingsley Jr. The reading is "Easter Week" by Charles Kingsley.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

June 11th, 2020

7:11

We remember the year 1292 and the death of Roger Bacon. The reading is a stanza from “Thee we adore, O hidden Savior” by Thomas Aquinas.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

June 10th, 2020

7:50

We remember the year 1930 and the death of theologian Adolf Von Harnack. The reading is from Frederick Buechner's "The Clown in the Belfry: Writings …

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

June 9th, 2020

6:49

We remember the year 1732 and the charter of the colony of Georgia. The reading is "Hope" from the Kilmarnock Reader of 1820.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

June 8th, 2020

8:03

We remember the year 1896 and the death of Jacques Berthieu. The reading is a stanza from the hymn, "Rock of Ages."

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

June 7th, 2020

8:30

We remember the year 1529 and the birth of Etienne Pasquier. The reading is from Luther's Small Catechism, the explanation of the First Article of the Creed.

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

June 6th, 2020

7:21

We remember the year 1657 and the arrival of the first Lutheran pastor in Colonies. The reading is a sestet from Angelus Silesias.

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Friday, June 5, 2020

June 5th, 2020

7:15

We remember the year 754 and the death of St. Boniface of Mainz. The reading is a quote from St. Boniface.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

June 4th, 2020

7:46

We remember the year 1804 and the poet and pastor Eduard Mörike. The reading is "Wo find Ich Trost" by Mörike.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

June 3rd, 2020

6:58

We remember the year 1980 and the beginning of Catholic & Orthodox dialogue on Patmos. The reading is "In the Person of His Son" by Catesby Paget.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June 2nd, 2020

8:07

We remember the year 1780 and the Gordon Riots. The reading is "A Ballad of Trees and the Master" by Sidney Lanier.

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Monday, June 1, 2020

June 1st, 2020

7:41

We remember the year 1661 and the execution of James Guthrie. The reading is from the Scottish Martyrs Monument.

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

May 31st, 2020

7:28

We remember the year 1857 and the birth of Pope Pius XI. The reading is from "Heretics" by G.K. Chesterton.

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

May 30th, 2020

7:33

We remember the year 1934 and the publishing of the Barmen Declaration. The reading is from Rachel Held Evans, "Inspired."

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Friday, May 29, 2020

May 29th, 2020

8:05

We remember the year 1453 and the fall of Constantinople. The reading is "The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King" by Ambrose of Milan.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

May 28th, 2020

6:54

We remember the year 2007 and the death of theologian John Macquarrie. The reading is a quote from Macquarrie.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

May 27th, 2020

7:46

We remember the year 1576 and the birth of Caspar Schoppe. The reading is from Richard Crashaw, "A Song."

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

May 26th, 2020

6:32

We remember the year 1831 and the death of Georg Hermes. The reading is from the Pensees of Blaise Pascal.

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Monday, May 25, 2020

May 25th, 2020

6:51

We remember the year 1925 and the indictment of John Scopes. The reading is from "The Everlasting Man" by G.K. Chesterton.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

May 24th, 2020

8:06

We remember the year 1738 and Aldersgate Day. The reading is "Morning Hymn" by Charles Wesley.

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

May 23rd, 2020

7:43

We remember the year 1498 and the death of Girolamo Savonarola. The reading is from "Tattoos on the Heart" by Gregory Boyle.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

May 22nd, 2020

8:06

The year was 1541 and the ending of the Council of Regensburg. The reading is "A Christian To His Dying Soul" by Alexander Pope.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

May 21st, 2020

7:38

The year was 1690 and John Eliot, the apostle to the Indians, died. The reading is a quote from Karl Barth's "Church Dogmatics."

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

May 20th, 2020

7:24

The year was 1916 and Owen Chadwick was born. The reading is "Easter Week" by Charles Kingsley.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May 19th, 2020

6:50

The year was 1994 and we remember the death of Jacques Ellul. The reading is from Jacque Ellul's "The Subversion of Christianity."

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Monday, May 18, 2020

May 18th, 2020

8:13

The year is 1834 and we remember Rev. Sheldon Jackson. The reading is from "On the Incarnation" by Athanasius.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

May 17th, 2020

7:51

The year was 1636 and John Winthrop was elected Gov. of Mass. Bay Colony. The reading is from "The Inner Life" by Thomas A' Kempis.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

May 16th, 2020

7:44

We remember the year 1920 and "Baptists and Religious Liberty" by George W. Truett. The reading is a quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Discipleship."

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Friday, May 15, 2020

May 15th, 2020

8:36

We remember the year 1886 and Emily Dickinson. The reading is from Emily Dickinson, "This World Is Not Conclusion ."

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

May 14th, 2020

7:29

We remember the year 1890 and the birth of Rosa Young. The reading is from Countee Cullen, "Simon The Cyrenian Speaks."

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May 13th, 2020

7:13

We remember the year 2006 and the death of historian Jaroslav Pelikan. The reading is from Steve Brown "A Scandalous Freedom."

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

May 12th, 2020

6:27

We remember the year 1915 and Brother Roger of the Taizé Community. The reading is a quote from Brother Roger.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

May 11th, 2020

6:59

We remember the year 1825 and the founding of the American Tract Society. The reading is from Christina Rossetti, "Good Friday."

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

May 10th, 2020

6:09

We remember the year 1569 and the death of John of Avila. The reading is from Jürgen Moltmann's "The Passion of Christ and the Pain of God."

Saturday, May 9, 2020

May 9th, 2020

7:20

We remember the year 1907 and the birth of Kathryn Kuhlman. The reading is from Denise Levertov, "Taste and See."

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Friday, May 8, 2020

May 8th, 2020

6:31

We remember the year 1828 and the birth of Henri Dunant. The reading is from Robert Capon's "Between Noon and Three."

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

May 7th, 2020

6:50

We remember the year 1605 and the birth of Patriarch Nikon of Moscow. The reading is from Arthur Clough, "The Latest Decalogue."

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