Christian History Almanac

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 reminder that because of the Good News, everything is going to be ok.


Monday, March 30, 2020
Mar 30 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Roland Bainton, b. 1894, and Karl Rahner, d. 1984. The reading is “Sabbath II, 1985” by Wendell Berry. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two! Please subscribe,…
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Mar 29 • 8 min
On this day, we remember Jiri Tranovsky, d. 1637, and Hans Nielson Hauge, d. 1824. The reading is “Let Our Gladness Banish Sadness” by Jiri Tranovsky. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or…
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Mar 28 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Theresa of Avila, b.1515, and Donald Barnhouse, b. 1895. The reading is a quote from “The Crucified God” by Jurgen Moltmann. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or…
Friday, March 27, 2020
Mar 27 • 7 min
On this day, we remember the publishing of “Paradise Lost” in 1667 and Shusaku Endo, born in 1923. The reading is “On Time” by John Milton. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two! Please…
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Mar 26 • 6 min
On this day, we remember St. Ludger, who died in 809, and Prokop Divis, who was born in 1698. The reading is from Alfred Tennyson, “Faith In Honest Doubt.” — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a…
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Mar 25 • 6 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of the Annunciation and remember Catherine of Siena, b. 1347. The reading is “Annunciation” by John Donne. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two!…
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Mar 24 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Florentius Radewijns, d. 1400, and Oscar Romero, d. 1980. The reading is “A Future Not Our Own” by Ken Untener. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two! Please…
Monday, March 23, 2020
Mar 23 • 7 min
On this day, we remember the dissolution of Waltham Abbey in 1540 and Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo, who died in 1606. The reading is “For Lent, 1966” by Madeline L’Engle. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share…
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Mar 22 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Nicholas Owen, b. 1562, and Marion “Pat” Robertson, b. 1930. The reading is “The Absence” by R.S. Thomas. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two! Please…
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Mar 21 • 6 min
On this day, we remember St. Benedict, who died in 550, and Brother Klaus, who died in 1787. The reading is “Thee, God, I come from, to thee go” by Gerard Manley Hopkins. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share…
Friday, March 20, 2020
Mar 20 • 6 min
On this day, we remember St. Cuthbert and Fred Rogers. The reading is a poem, “Lent” by Christina Rossetti. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two! Please subscribe, rate, and review us…
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Mar 19 • 8 min
On this day, we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph and remember Jean Astruc, born in 1684. The reading is from Thomas Nash, “A Litany in Time of Plague.” — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend…
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Mar 18 • 7 min
On this day, we remember the First Lateran Council in 1123, and Wilfrid Owen, born 1893. The reading is from Wilfrid Owen, “Maundy Thursday. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two!…
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Mar 17 • 7 min
On this day, we celebrate the feasts of St. Patrick and Joseph of Arimathea. The reading is from “St. Patrick’s Breastplate.” — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two! Please subscribe,…
Monday, March 16, 2020
Mar 16 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Johann Geiler von Keysersburg, b. 1455, and Book Smugglers Day in Lithuania. Our reading is from Luther on the Plague. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two!…
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Mar 15 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Billy Graham’s 1st integrated Rally in 1953, and John Davenport, d. 1670. The reading is a quote from “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a…
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Mar 14 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Eysteinn Asgrimsson, d. 1361, and the New English Bible NT publishing in 1961. The reading is “Neither Shadow of Turning” by Jack Clemo. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a…
Friday, March 13, 2020
Mar 13 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Lazarus Spengler, b. 1479, and Nicephorus, d. 829. The reading is “Love is And Was My Lord and King” by A.F. Tennyson. — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two!…
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Mar 12 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Gregory the Great, d. 604, and Paul Gerhardt, b. 1607. The reading is Gerhardt’s “O Sacred Head Now Wounded.” — Questions? Comments? Show Ideas? Send them to us at . And, of course, share us with a friend or two! Please…
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Mar 11 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Ralph Abernathy, b. 1926, and James Reeb, d. 1965. The reading is “Prayer” by Christian Wiman. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of…
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Mar 10 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Dante’s exile in 1302 and John Ogilvie, who died in 1615. The reading is an excerpt from Tim Keller’s “The Reason for God.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Monday, March 9, 2020
Mar 9 • 8 min
On this day, we remember the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste and Catherine of Bologna. The reading is “By the Cross of Jesus Standing” by Horatius Bonar. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Mar 8 • 6 min
On this day, we remember John Of God, b. 1495, and McCollum v. Board of Ed (1948). The reading is a poem from George MacDonald, “Forgiveness.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Mar 7 • 7 min
On this day, we remember St. Perpetua & Felicity who died in 203, and Alfred Edersheim, born 1825. The reading is “Remember Me, Implored the Thief” by Emily Dickinson. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Friday, March 6, 2020
Mar 6 • 8 min
On this day, we remember Michelangelo, born 1475, and Juan Luis Vives, born 1492. The reading is “On The Brink Of Death” by Michelangelo. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Mar 5 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Third Lateran Council, convened in 1179, and Christian History, published in 1743. The reading is “I love My Enemies” by Leonid Zavalniuk. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Mar 4 • 7 min
On this day, we remember pope Pelagius I, d. 561, and St. Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia. The reading is from Roy Campbell, “To The Sun.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover…
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Mar 3 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Reginald Pole, b. 1500, and Damaskinos of Athens, b. 1891. The reading is from Stanley Hauerwas, an excerpt from his “Resident Aliens.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Monday, March 2, 2020
Mar 2 • 5 min
On this day, we recognize St. Chad’s Day and the forming of Howard University for training black preachers. The reading is from Phyllis Wheatley, “On Being Brought From Africa to America.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Mar 1 • 6 min
On this day, we recognize St. David’s Day and the founding of Unitas Fratrum in 1457. The reading is from Richard Wilbur, “Matthew VIII, 28ff.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Feb 29 • 7 min
On this day, we recognize the legend of St. Bridget proposing to St. Patrick. We also remember the Shaker, Mother Ann Lee, b. 1736. The reading is from Fleming Rutledge, “And God Spoke to Abraham.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated…
Friday, February 28, 2020
Feb 28 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Michel de Montaigne, b. 1533, and Samuel Simon Schmucker, b. 1799. The reading is from T.S. Eliot, “Ash Wednesday.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Feb 27 • 7 min
On this day, we remember William Alabaster, b. 1567, and Lewis Sperry Chafer, b. 1871. The reading is from William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Wednesday, Febuary 26, 2020
Feb 26 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Antoine Augustin Calmet, b. 1672, and Johnny Cash, b. 1932. The reading is a poem from Richard Crashaw, “Two Went Up To the Temple to Pray.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Feb 25 • 6 min
On this day, we recognize the feast of St. Matthias and remember Oscar Cullman, born in 1902. The reading is from Francis Thompson, “Love and the Child.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Monday, February 24, 2020
Feb 24 • 8 min
On this day, we remember two Holy Roman Emperors: Charles V, born in 1500, and Matthias, born in 1612. The reading is by Samuel Wesley, “The Sun of Righteousness Appears.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Feb 23 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Polycarp, who died around 155 AD, and Gutenberg’s Bible, printed in 1455. The reading is from Augustine, “Late Have I loved You.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Feb 22 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Johannes Reuchlin, b. 1455, and Nicholas Ferrar, b. 1592. The reading is from George Herbert, “The Holdfast.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Friday, February 21, 2020
Feb 21 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Peter Damian, b. 1007, and Robert Southwell, d. 1595. The reading is “Christ’s Childhood” by Robert Southwell. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Feb 20 • 8 min
On this day, we remember John Williamson Nevin, b. 1803, and St. Leo of Catania, d. 789. The reading is from Malcolm Guite, “Our Burning World.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Feb 19 • 6 min
On this day, we remember how Empress Theodora restored the icons of Hagia Sophia in 842. We remember Melchior Klesl, b. 1552. The reading is a quote Jacques Ellul, “Holy Troublemakers.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Feb 18 • 6 min
On this day Germantown Quaker petition against slavery was published in 1688. And it is the birthday of Nikos Kazantzakis, b. 1883. The reading is from Francis Daniel Pastorius, his “Epitaph.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Monday, February 17, 2020
Feb 17 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Mesrop Mashtots, d. 440, and Giordano Bruno, d. 1600. The reading is “Atonement” by Sofia M. Starnes. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude…
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Feb 16 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Philip Melanchthon, b. 1497, and Gaspard de Coligny, b. 1519. The reading is “The Spirit searches everything” by Tania Runyon. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Feb 15 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Lutheran musician Michael Praetorius and American Baptist preacher William Miller. The reading is a quote from “Surprised by Hope” by NT Wright. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Friday, February 14, 2020
Feb 14 • 6 min
On this day, we remember St. Valentine and Frederick Douglass. The reading is “Jesus Praying” by Hartley Coleridge. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content,…
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Feb 13 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Sister Julia McGroarty and Bruce Metzger. The reading is “Arbor Vitae” by Siegfried Sassoon. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of…
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Feb 12 • 7 min
On this day, we remember St. Julian the Hospitaller and Cotton Mather, b. 1663. The reading is “Eternal God, How They’ve Increased” by Mather. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Feb 11 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Hugh of St. Victor and William Carstares. The reading is “Christians, come, in sweetest measures” by Adam of St. Victor. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Monday, February 10, 2020
Feb 10 • 8 min
On this day, we remember St. Scholastica, d. 543, and Dominique Pire, b. 1910. The reading is a quote from “The Foolishness of Preaching” by Robert Farrar Capon. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Feb 9 • 8 min
On this day, we remember John Hooper (b. 1555) and Garner Ted Armstrong (b. 1930). Our reading is a hymn version of Psalm 23 by Henry Baker, “The King of Love My Shepherd Is.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Feb 8 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the founding of the College of William and Mary in 1693 and also Josephine Bakhita, who died in 1947. The reading is “Come, Holy Spirit, God and Lord” by Martin Luther. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Friday, February 7, 2020
Feb 7 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Toader Arăpașu and Helder Camara. Our reading is an anonymous poem, “The Steadfast Cross.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of…
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Feb 6 • 7 min
On this we remember, Antonie Arnauld, born in 1612, and George Tyrell, born in 1841. The reading is from A.J.M. Smith, “Beside One Dead.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Wednesday, January 5, 2020
Feb 5 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan, and theologian Martin Marty, born in 1928. The reading is from Edith Södergran, “Christian Confession.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Feb 4 • 7 min
On this day in 1859, the Codex Sinaiticus was discovered. And a few years later in 1906, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born. The reading is from Bonhoeffer’s “Meditations on the Cross.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Monday, February 3, 2020
Feb 3 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Richard Rawlinson, born 1690, and Four Chaplains Day. The reading is an excerpt from N.B. Weber’s “Accidental Saints.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Feb 2 • 7 min
On this day, we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord and the feast Cornelius the Centurion. The reading is “A Song For Simeon” by T.S. Eliot. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Feb 1 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Henry McNeal Turner, born in 1834, and the publishing of the Battle Hymn of the Republic in 1862. The reading is “There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood” by William Cowper. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated…
Friday, January 31, 2020
Jan 31 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Thomas Merton, b. 1915, and John R Mott, d. 1955. The reading is “The Flight Into Egypt” by Thomas Merton. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Jan 30 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Charles I, who died on this day 1649, and Francis Schaeffer, born in 1912. The reading is “Prayer” by George Herbert. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Jan 29 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Swedenborg, b. 1688, and Sergius III was elected Pope. The reading is “I Have Called You Friends” by Narayan Vaman Tilak. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Jan 28 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Thomas Aquinas, b. 1225, and Reuben Torrey, b.1856. The reading is “O Food Of Men Wayfaring” by Aquinas. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Monday, January 27, 2020
Jan 27 • 6 min
On this day, we remember St. Sava and Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim. The reading is “Infant Noah” by Vernon Watkins. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content,…
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Jan 26 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the feast of St. Titus and from a few centuries later, St. Paula. The reading is “On a Roccoco Crucifix” by John Wheelright. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Jan 25 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate the Conversion of St. Paul and the founding of Sao Paulo as a Jesuit Mission. The reading is “The Harvest is the End of the World and the Reapers are Angels” by Robert Wagner. We’re a part of , a network of shows…
Friday, January 24, 2020
Jan 24 • 6 min
On this day, we celebrate the Feast of St. Timothy and remember John Donne. The reading is “Death Be Not Proud” by Donne. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of…
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Jan 23 • 6 min
On this day, we remember St. Marianne of Molokai and also the establishment of Georgetown in 1789. The reading is “A Prayer (For Those Who Shall Return)” by Katharine Tynan. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Jan 22 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Father Gapon & Bloody Sunday of Russia in 1905 and the Testem Benevolentiae was published in 1899. The reading is a poem from M. Luther, translator unknown. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Jan 21 • 5 min
Today, we celebrate St. Agnes Day. And the Book of Common Prayer was mandated in England on this day. The reading is “Hymn of the Magdalene” by Marbod of Rennes, trans. Hellen Waddell. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Monday, January 20, 2020
Jan 20 • 5 min
On this day, the Decian persecution began in 250 AD. And in 1518, Tetzel published his Counter-Theses to Luther. The reading is “Resurrection” by Charles G.D. Roberts. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Jan 19 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Hans Sachs and Wulfstan, bishop of Worcester. The reading is “Invocation” by Juan Ruiz. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content,…
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Jan 18 • 5 min
On this day, we recognize the Feast of the Confession of St. Peter and the remember the baptism of Taufa’ahau Tupou. The reading is “Poem with a Phrase by George Herbert” by Brett Foster. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Friday, January 17, 2020
Jan 17 • 5 min
On this day, we remember St. Antony of Egypt, who died in 356. We also remember the Zwingli v. Grebel colloquy on Baptism. The reading is “The Cross” by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Jan 16 • 6 min
On this day, we remember George Spalatin and the signing of the Virginia Act of Religious Freedom. The reading is an excerpt from Eugene Peterson’s “Tell It Slant.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Jan 15 • 5 min
On this day in 1842, Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana was chartered. Also on this day in 1983, Lech Walesa met with Pope John Paul II. The reading is by Barbara Cranston, “A Poem for Christ the King.” We’re a part of , a network of shows…
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Jan 14 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the Order of the Knights Templar and Niemoller, born in 1892. The reading is from Horatius Bonar, “How Long?” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Monday, January 13, 2020
Jan 13 • 4 min
On this day, we remember the birth of P.J. Spener in 1635. And it is the feast day of Hilary of Poitiers. The reading is from a Pentecost hymn from Hilary, “Rejoice, the Year Upon Its Way.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Jan 12 • 7 min
On this day, we remember the Hampton Court Conference and John Winthrop. The reading is from Anne Bradstreet, “As weary pilgrim, now at rest.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Jan 11 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the Altona Confession of the Confessing Church. And it is the feast day for Theodosius the Cenobiarch. The reading is a quote from Karl Barth. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Friday, January 10, 2020
Jan 10 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Berenger of Tours and Lazzaro Spallanzani. The reading is “Deathbed” by Evangeline Paterson. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of…
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Jan 9 • 5 min
On this day, we remember one of the fathers of the American Baptist church, Isaac Backus. We also recognize the peculiar Translation of the Black Nazarene. The reading is an excerpt from “Kingdom, Grace, Judgment” by Robert Capon. We’re a part…
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Jan 8 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the Council of Florence and the hymn composer Lowell Mason. The reading is from the “Dream of Gerontius” by J.H. Newman. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Jan 7 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Lucian of Antioch and Canute Lavard. The reading is “Discipline” by George Herbert. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content, from…
Monday, January 6, 2020
Jan 6 • 6 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of Epiphany. We also remember Reformation era composer Martin Agricola. The reading is “We Three Kings” by John Hopkins. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Jan 5 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Edward the Confessor and Felix Manz. The reading is from Anne Locke, “Sonnet on the 51st Psalm.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of…
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Jan 4 • 6 min
On this day, we remember J.J. Griesbach, born in 1745, and the founding of the New Apostolic Church in 1863. The reading is by Charles Kingsey, “the Dead Church.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Friday, January 3, 2020
Jan 3 • 7 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. Genevieve of Paris, and we remember J.R.R. Tolkien, born on this day in 1892. The reading is “Nöel” by Tolkien. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Jan 2 • 6 min
On this day, we remember St. Basil, one of the Cappadocian Fathers, and Charles Porterfield Krauth, American Lutheran. The reading is “Come Ye Sinners” by Joseph Hart. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Jan 1 • 5 min
On this day, we observe the Feast of the Holy Name. We remember Jefferson’s Letter to the Danbury Baptist Church. The reading is “Ring Out Wild Bells” by Tennyson. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Dec 31, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember John Wycliffe and Marshal McLuhan. The reading is selected stanzas from “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude…
Monday, December 30, 2019
Dec 30, 2019 • 8 min
On this day, we remember pope-but-not-martyr St. Felix and New York governor and Democratic candidate for President Al Smith. The reading is “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Thomas Lynch. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Dec 29, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember two English contemporaries: Christina Rossetti and William Gladstone. The reading is “Love Came Down at Christmas” by Rossetti. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Dec 28, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we observe the Feast of the Innocents. We remember Pierre Bayle, who died on this day in 1706. The reading is “That Rage Whereof the Psalm Doth Say” by George Wither. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Friday, December 27, 2019
Dec 27, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember the feast day for St. John the Evangelist. Today, in 537 AD, the construction of Haga Sophia was completed. The reading is “Earth cannot bar flame from ascending” by Rossetti. We’re a part of , a network of shows…
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Dec 26, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate the second day of Christmas, known as St. Stephen’s Day, and learn of traditions attached to this day. The reading is “St. Stephen” by Malcolm Guite. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of Christmas. Dan gives us a survey of Christmas events throughout time. The reading is “At the Manger Mary Sings” by WH Auden. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Dec 24, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, Dan gives a summary of Christmas Eve traditions around the world. The reading is “Chanticleer” by William Austin. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude…
Monday, December 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of Thorlac Thorhallson, patron saint of Iceland. We remember Emil Brunner, born on this day in 1889. The reading is “Joy to The World” by Isaac Watts. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Dec 22, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Dwight Moody, b. 1837, and the first religious broadcasting license in the US in 1921. The reading is “Salus Mundi” by Mary Coleridge. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Dec 21, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember Jack Russell, the namesake of the Terrier breed. And today, some celebrate Blue Christmas, also known as the Longest sleep. The reading is another poem set to music, “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus,” by Charles Wesley. We’re…
Friday, December 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Luther’s beloved Katarina von Bora and Luther’s nemesis Thomas Muntzer. The reading is taken from the carol “O Holy Night.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Pope Anastasius I (d. 401) and Horatius Bonar (b. 1808). The reading is “The House of Christmas” by G.K. Chesterton. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019 • 8 min
On this day, we remember Lyman Abbot and Charles Wesley. The reading is “Light of Those Whose Dreary Dwelling” by Charles Wesley. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember John Greenleaf Whittier and Pope Francis. The reading is “It is As If Infancy were the Whole of Incarnation” by Lucy Shaw. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Monday, December 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we recognize the feast of the prophet Haggai. We remember missionary to India, Amy Carmichael. The reading is “Christ’s Nativity” by Henry Vaughn. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Oral Roberts and John Oldcastle. The reading is “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Charles Wesley. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of…
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019 • 8 min
On this day, we remember St. John of the Cross and the opening of Illinois Institute/Wheaton. The reading is “At Bethlehem” by Richard Crashaw. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Friday, December 13, 2019
Dec 13, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Phillip Brooks and celebrate St. Lucy’s Day. The reading is the carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Brooks. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Dec 12, 2019 • 9 min
On this day, we remember both the enactment of the Virginia Sabbath Laws in 1712 and the establishment of the American Sabbath Union in 1888. The reading is from “Messiah” by Alexander Pope. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember St. Damasus and Greg Bahnsen. The reading is “The Stable” by Sister M. Chrysostom. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content, from…
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember St. Eulalia of Merida and the publishing of “The Bible in Spain” by George Burrows. The reading is an excerpt from “the Gift of the Magi” by T.S. Eliot. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Monday, December 9, 2019
Dec 9, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember 1905 French Law on the Separation of Church and State and the feast of Juan Diego. The reading is “Christmas” by John Betjeman. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Dec 8, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the feast of Immaculate Conception and Thomas Oden. The reading is “BC:AD” by U.A. Fanthorpe. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of…
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Dec 7, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Gabriel Biel and Carl F.H. Henry. The reading is “The God We Hardly Knew” by Oscar Romero. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content,…
Friday, December 6, 2019
Dec 6, 2019 • 8 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas of Myra. We also remember Phillip Berrigan, who died on this day in 2002. The reading is “The Truce of Christmas” by G.K. Chesterton. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Dec 5, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Pope Julius II and Faustus Socinus. The reading is “Joseph’s Lullaby” by Ron Klug. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content, from…
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Dec 4, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember John of Damascus and John Cotton. The reading is “The Greatest Wonder” by William Drummond. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of…
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Dec 3, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the reformer, Nicholas von Amsdorf. Today is also the feast day for the prophet Zephaniah. The reading is “A Hymn on the Nativity of My Savior” by Ben Johnson. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Monday, December 2, 2019
Dec 2, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Jan Van Rusybroeck, who died in 1381, and the consecration of St. Paul’s London in 1697. The reading is from “On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity” by Donne. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Dec 1, 2019 • 7 min
On this day in 1989, Gorbachev and Pope John Paul II meet. Today is also the feast day of St. Eligius. The reading is “The Bells” by Longfellow. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Nov 30, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember the baptism of St. Ambrose in AD 374. We also remember preacher Martin Boehm, born in 1725. The reading is “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Rossetti. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Friday, November 29, 2019
Nov 29, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember two authors that happened to be Christians: C.S. Lewis and Madeline L’Engle. The reading is “The Risk of Birth At Christmas, 1973” by L’Engle. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Nov 28, 2019 • 7 min
A special Thanksgiving episode! We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content, from Christian doctrine, apologetics, cultural engagement, and powerful preaching.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Hans Denck and Gregory of Sinai. The reading is “Name and Nature” by John F. Deane. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content, from…
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Nov 26, 2019 • 8 min
On this day, we remember Alypius the Stylite and Catharine Drexel. The reading is by Sandra Duguid, “Road to Emmaus.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of…
Monday, November 25, 2019
Nov 25, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember hymn-writer Isaac Watts, who died in 1748. Today is the feast of St. Catherine. The reading is from Isaac Watts, “A Prospect of Heaven Makes Death Easy.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Nov 24, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember the Swiss reformer Oecalampadius and the Scottish reformer John Knox. The reading is “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” by William Whitting. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Nov 23, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we observe the feast of Clement of Rome, who died on around this day in 99 AD. We remember the Mexican Jesuit Catholic priest Miguel Pro, executed on this day in 1927. The reading is “Fair Shepherd” by Dorothy Sayers. We’re a part…
Friday, November 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember a trio who all died in 1963, John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley. And in 498, two popes famously dueled. The reading is “Lead, Kindly Night” by John Henry Newman. We’re a part of , a network of shows…
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the father of liberal theology, Friederich Schleiermacher, and French priest Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire. The reading is a quote from Brennan Manning. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember English church musician Thomas Tallis and notable American Baptist preacher Isaac Backus. The reading is “The Sacrifice of Isaac” by D. S. Martin. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Nov 19, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember Elizabeth of Hungary and Billy Sunday. The reading is “It Is Well With My Soul” by Horatio Spafford. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude…
Monday, November 18, 2019
Nov 18, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the consecration of the old and new St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the papal bull “Unam Sanctum” of 1302. The reading is “Christians and Others” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated…
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Nov 17, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember two influential, esoteric, and controversial figures: Jakob Boehme (d. 1624) and Charles H. Mason (d. 1961). The reading is “Jesus was A Healer” by Les Murray. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Nov 16, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Margaret of Scotland and Pierre Charron. the reading is “A Midrash on the Kingdom Prayer” by Susan McCaslin. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Friday, November 15, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember hymn-writer William Cowper, born in 1731, and Anders Nygren, Lundensian theologian. The reading is “They Could Not Tell Me Who Should Be My Lord” by Edwin Muir. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Nov 14, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember emperor Justinian, who died in 565, and English Puritan William Ames, who died in 1633. The reading is “Credo” by James Macauley. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Nov 13, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the publishing of Luther’s “Formula Missae,” a reform of worship. We also remember the Hundred Thousand Martyrs of Georgia. The reading is from George Moses Horton, “On the Conversion of a Sister.” We’re a part of , a…
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Nov 12, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the poet, nun, and theologian Juana Inez De La Cruz. Also on this day in 1869, Presbyterian Church reunified. The reading is from Kierkegaard, “Calm My Soul.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Monday, November 11, 2019
Nov 11, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of Martin of Tours and the birthday of Fyodor Dostoevsky in 1821. The reading is from “The Brothers Karamazov” by Dostoevsky. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Nov 10, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the birth of Martin Luther in 1483 and the placing of the first Gideons Bible in 1908. The reading is “Indifference” by G. A. Studdert-Kennedy. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Nov 9, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember librarian and confessor Martin Chemnitz, born 1522. Today is the feast day for the author and mystic Margery Kempe. The reading is “Put on the new self” by Tania Runyan. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Friday, November 8, 2019
Nov 8, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we commemorate Luther’s mentor and confessor, Johann von Staupitz, and we also remember the Gospel Riots of 1905. The reading is by Richard Baxter, “With Christ.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Nov 7, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Billy Graham, noted preacher and evangelist. We also remember Elijah Lovejoy, Presbyterian minister and abolitionist. The reading is “Before the Beginning” by Christina Rossetti. We’re a part of , a…
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Nov 6, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate Augustus Adolphus Day, king of Sweden. It is also one of the feast days for St. Winnoc. The reading is “God’s Hands” by D.H. Lawrence. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Nov 5, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the Gunpowder plot of 1605 and theologian B. B. Warfield, born in 1851. The reading is “Quiet Peace” by Amy Carmichael. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Monday, November 4, 2019
Nov 4, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Chinese evangelist and church founder Watchman Nee, and Augustus Toplady, born in 1740, and author of the famous hymn and our reading, “Rock of Ages.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Nov 3, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we recognize Calvin Fairbanks, abolitionist minister, and D. James Kennedy, early Presbyterian televangelist. The reading is an excerpt from a sermon by John Chrysostom. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Nov 2, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Conrad Weiser, a Pennsylvania Dutch pioneer, and Johann Albrecht Bengel, Biblical Greek language scholar. The reading is “In the Eastering Cosmos” by Bonnie Thurston. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Friday, November 1, 2019
Nov 1, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of All Saints’, part of a three-day observance. On All Saints’ Day In 1755 in Lisbon was an earthquake, with a fire that not even the resultant tsunami could extinguish. The reading is “The Last Beatitude” by…
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Oct 31, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember St. John of Kronshtadt, born in 1829. And today is Reformation Day, particularly remembering Luther’s 95 Theses. The reading is “Thunderstorm. Martin Luther, July 1505” by Marjorie Maddox. We’re a part of , a network of…
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Oct 30, 2019 • 7 min
We remember college founder and broadcaster Bob Jones Sr., born on this day in 1883. We also remember Christopher Wordsworth, historian, and bishop, born in 1807. The reading is “O Day of Rest and Gladness” by Christopher Wordsworth. We’re…
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Oct 29, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember archbishop and translator George Abbot, born in 1562, and Abraham Kuyper, the Calvinist theologian who also served as Dutch Prime Minister. The reading is from Cliff Ashby, “Latter Day Psalm #1.” We’re a part of , a…
Monday, October 28, 2019
Oct 28, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast day for St. Simon and St. Jude, and in 321 Constantine wins at Milvian. The reading is “How Sweet the Name of Jesus” by John Newton. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Sunday, October 27th, 2019
Oct 27, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 1978, the New International Version of the Bible was published. Also on this day in 1746, Princeton College of New Jersey was chartered. The reading is “Contentment” by William Cowper. We’re a part of , a network of shows…
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Oct 26, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Laurentius Petri, whose translation of the Bible into Swedish helped bring the Reformation to Sweden. We also remember Mahalia Jackson, born in 1911, known as “The Queen of Gospel.” The reading is “Prayer” by John Leax….
Friday, October 25, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember the oft-forgotten John of Salisbury, who died on this day in 1180. Today is also the feast day for Tabitha, or Dorcas as she was known in Aramaic. The reading is “Dorcas” by George MacDonald. We’re a part of , a network…
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Oct 24, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, the iconic cathedral at Chartres was dedicated in 1260. Also, on this day in 1648, the final treaties of the Peace of Westphalia were signed, ending the Thirty Years War. The reading is “The Agonie” by George Herbert. We’re a part…
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Oct 23, 2019 • 7 min
Today we celebrate two feasts: the first of St. James, the brother of Jesus on the Lutheran calendar, and the second St. John of Capistrano, the soldier saint. The reading is from G.K. Chesterton, “A Hymn.” We’re a part of , a network of shows…
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Oct 22, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 4004 BC was the beginning of Creation, at least according Ussher. And a hopeful Miller calculates Jesus’ return to be on this day in 1844. The reading is “The Apologist’s Prayer” by C.S. Lewis. We’re a part of , a network of…
Monday, October 21, 2019
Oct 21, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember English poet and literary critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge, born 1772. And today is the feast day for St. John of Bridlington, the last saint canonized before the English Reformation. The reading is “Epitaph” by Coleridge….
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 • 5 min
On this day we remember a defender of the Christian faith, Ernst Hengstenberg, born 1802, and a definer of the faith, P. Schaff, who died on this day in 1893. The reading is “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild” by Anne Bradstreet. We’re a part of…
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Oct 19, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, the famous Olney Hymns were first published in 1779. And Charles Spurgeon preaches and tragedy strikes the Surrey Gardens Music Hall in 1856. The reading is “Praise for Faith” by William Cowper. We’re a part of , a network of shows…
Friday, October 18, 2019
Oct 18, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. Luke, author of one-quarter of the New Testament. We also remember Christian August Crusius, a counterpart to Kant, who died on this day in 1775. The reading is “Miserere, my Maker,” anonymous. We’re…
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Oct 17, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the controversial Reformation figure Andreas Osiander and the prolific Lutheran theologian Johann Gerhard. The reading is from Gerhard’s “Sacred Meditations.” We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Oct 16, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember two of the Oxford martyrs, the Reformation-minded Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley. The reading is from “the Dream of Gerontius” by John Henry Newman. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Oct 15, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1582, replacing the Julian calendar. On this day in 1932, Gladys Aylward left for China and founded The Inn of the Eight Happinesses. The reading is “The Parable of the Sower” by…
Monday, October 14, 2019
Oct 14, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember two poets along with a reading from each: e.e. Cummings, born in 1894, and his poem, “I Thank You, God,” and Richard Wilbur, who died in 2017, and his poem, “A Lamp is Lighted.” We’re a part of , a network of shows…
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Oct 13, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Theodore Beza, reformer Calvin’s right-hand man, and Louis Berkhof, Dutch-American systematic theologian. The reading is an excerpt from Robert Farrar Capon’s “Between Noon and Three.” We’re a part of , a network of…
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Oct 12, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember English theologian William Chillingworth, who was born in 1602, and the angel of prisons, Betsy Fry, who died on this day in 1845. The reading is “Jehovah Our Righteousness” by William Cowper. We’re a part of , a…
Friday, October 11, 2019
Oct 11, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we recognize the opening of Vatican II in 1962, the most significant event in the Roman Catholic church since the Reformation. We also remember Swiss reformer Zwingli, who died on this day in 1531. The reading is Zwingli’s Black Plague…
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember two less-than-orthodox theologians: Arminius, born in 1560, and Charles Hartshorne, died in 2000. The reading is from Martin Luther on the doctrine of God. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Oct 9, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the Pentecostal evangelist and media pioneer with many names, Aimee Semple MacPherson. We also remember French theologian and chaplain to Louis IX, Robert de Sorbonne. The reading is “There Was No” by Stewart Henderson….
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Oct 8, 2019 • 6 min
On this day in 451, the 4th ecumenical council convened at Chalcedon. And we remember Richard Whately, defender of the historicity of the Bible, who died on this day in 1863. The reading is by Thomas Washbourne, “Casting All Your Care Upon God,…
Monday, Octover 7, 2019
Oct 7, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the birthday of William Laud, born 1573, a religious man-in-the-black-hat. We also remember Quaker, preacher, and abolitionist John Woolman. The reading is from Charles Wesley, “He Shook Off the Beast.” We’re a part of…
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Oct 6, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Pope Formosus and the Cadaver Synod. We also remember Bruno of Cologne, who died on this day in 1101. The reading is from “That All Shall Be Saved” by David Bentley Hart. We’re a part of , a network of shows dedicated…
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Oct 5, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember famous preacher Jonathan Edwards, born in 1703. We also remember Baptist-then-Presbyterian-the-Baptist Harry Emerson Fosdick, who died on this day in 1969. The reading is “God of Grace and God of Glory” by Fosdick. We’re…
Friday, October 4, 2019
Oct 4, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Cranach the Younger, artist, and neighbor of Martin Luther. We also recognize the publishing of the Coverdale Bible in 1535. The reading is “Jesus Praying” by Hartley Coleridge. We’re a part of , a network of shows…
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Oct 3, 2019 • 5 min
We remember on this day Francis of Assisi, who venerated poverty and loved nature. We also remember Dionysius the Areopagite, whom we meet in Acts 17. The reading is “Remember Me, Implored the Thief” by Emily Dickinson. We’re a part of , a…
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Oct 2, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the founding of Opus Dei in 1928, a unique Roman Catholic organization. Today is the birthday of Wolfhart Pannenberg, also born in 1928. The reading is “Thy Kingdom Come” by Elmer Suderman. We’re proud to be part of , a…
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Oct 1, 2019 • 6 min
Today, we remember both the birth and death days of John Peter Muhlenberg. We also recognize the Marburg Colloquy of 1529, a meeting between the German and Swiss reformers. The reading is “A Psalm of Life” by H.W. Longfellow. We’re proud to be part…
Monday, September 30, 2019
Sep 30, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of Bible translator St. Jerome. We also recognize Gregory the Illuminator, credited with converting Armenia from paganism to Christianity. The reading is from “Mighty to Save” by Charitie Bancroft. We’re proud to…
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Sep 29, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. St. Michael and All Angels. We also remember the author, W.H. Auden. The reading is an excerpt from “For the Time Being” by Auden. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we remember two relatively obscure Christian figures, St. Wenceslas and St. Eustochium. The reading is “The Finding” by Henry Suso. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Friday, September 27, 2019
Sep 27, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember two prominent Roman Catholic figures who were known for their charity, Pope Urban VII and St. Vincent de Paul. The reading is from 17th century English poet Thomas Traherne: “The Bells.” We’re proud to be part of , a network…
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Sep 26, 2019 • 4 min
We remember on this day Lancelot Andrewes, born 1555 and contributor to the King James Bible. We also remember anglophile poet T.S. Eliot, born 1888. The reading is an excerpt from “The Rock” by T.S. Eliot. We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Sep 25, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember arguably the worst pope of the Reformation era, Pope Clement VII. And we remember the Peace of Augsburg which was made law in 1555. The reading is “To Church” by R.S. Thomas. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows…
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Sep 24, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember two rascals of the Reformation era, Albert of Brandenburg and Paracelsus. The reading is “Lord I’m Afraid” by Paul Verlaine. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Monday, September 23, 2019
Sep 23, 2019 • 6 min
Today, we remember Padre Pio, who died on this day in 1968. We also remember American theologian William McGuffey and compiler of the McGuffey reader, born on this day in 1800. The reading is “Christ” by Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca. We’re proud to be…
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Sep 22, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Otto of Freising, German churchman and chronicler, and Johann Agricola, a controversial student of Luther. The reading is “To Thee Oh Lord I Send my Cries” by Agricola. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows…
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Sep 21, 2019 • 7 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. Matthew the Evangelist and the birthday of Girolamo Savonarola, Renaissance friar, and preacher, who declared Florence “the New Jerusalem.” The reading is “The Carpenter’s Son” by A.E. Housman. We’re proud…
Friday, September 20, 2019
Sep 20, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember two 19th century bishops: Philander Chase, founder of Kenyon College in Ohio, and John Coleridge Patteson, missionary to Melanesia. The reading is “The Carillon” by Ida Gerhardt. We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Sep 19, 2019 • 5 min
We remember the birthday of Scottsman William Robertson, born 1721. Today is the feast day of Januarius, also known as San Gennaro. The reading is an excerpt from “The Everlasting Gospel” by Horatius Bonar. We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Sep 18, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the 310th birthday of Samuel Johnson, known by his friends as Dr. Johnson. We also remember poet and preacher, George MacDonald, who died on this day in 1905. The reading is from George Macdonald, “The Holy Thing.” We’re…
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Sep 17, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the Benedictine abbess and mystic Hildegard von Bingen, and congregationalist Samuel Hopkins, born in 1721. The reading is from Hildegard von Bingen, “O spectabiles viri.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows…
Monday, September 16, 2019
Sep 16, 2019 • 6 min
We remember the third council of Constantinople which ended on this day in 681. We also remember the birthday of J.B. Phillips—Bible translator and author. The reading is “The Gift” by William Carlos Williams. We’re proud to be part of , a network…
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Sep 15, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the 16th St. Baptist Church Bombings in 1963 and the birthday of notorious Anglican turned Baptist, Titus Oates, in 1649. The reading is “Be Still My Soul” by Kathrina von Schlegel. We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Sep 14, 2019 • 6 min
We remember theologian, bishop, and martyr, Cyprian of Carthage, who died on this day in 258. It is also the feast of Holy Cross Day. The reading is from “the Stations of the Cross” by Malcolm Guite, sonnet 12. We’re proud to be part of , a network…
Friday, September 13, 2019
Sep 13, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. John Chrysostom, notable Christian preacher. And we recognize the birthday of English translator of German hymnody, Catherine Winkworth. The reading is an excerpt from Chrysostom’s Easter Sermon. We’re…
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Sep 12, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember early Reformation figure, Clement Marot, died 1544, and also the extraordinary Methodist figure, Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, born 1739. The reading is “Colossians 3:3” by George Herbert. We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Sep 11, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember Scottish poet Joanna Baillie, born 1762, and author William X. Kienzle, born 1928. The reading is “Death Shall Have No Dominion” by Dylan Thomas. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Sep 10, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Wolfgang Musculus, born 1497, and Jean Vanier, born 1928. The reading is from Wilfred Owen, “At A calvary Near the Ancre.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Monday, September 9, 2019
Sep 9, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember two Russians, Saint Joseph of Volokolamsk, d. 1515, and Alexander Men, d. 1990. The reading is from “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sep 8, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the founding of Harvard in 1636, and the birthday of Peter Martyr Vermigli, who began teaching in Strassbourg and ended in Zurich. The reading is from “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” by Oscar Wilde. We’re proud to be part of ,…
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 • 6 min
Today we celebrate the birthday of Jacobus Acontius, author of Satanae Stratagemata, and Thomas Erastus, author of Explicatio gravissimae quaestionis. The reading is a bit better known, a poem from Chad Bird, “Were You There?” We’re proud to be part…
Friday, September 6, 2019
Sep 6, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, the “Pilgrims” set sail on Mayflower in 1620. The notable patriarch of American Lutheranism, Henry Melchior Muehlenberg, was born on this day in 1711. The reading is from “The Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning. We’re proud to be…
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Sep 5, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the birthday of Tommasso Campanella, utopian and astrologer, and Gottfried Arnold, theologian and historian. The reading is the hymn, “Thou Who Breakest Every Chain,” by Gottfried Arnold. We’re proud to be part of , a…
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Sep 4, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Roman Catholic cardinal and archbishop František Tomášek, who helped the demise of the Czechoslovak communist regime. We also the radical Calvinist Jan van Hembyze, whose betrayal resulted in his beheading in 1584. The…
Sunday, September 3, 2019
Sep 3, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember two ecclesiastical figures, Pope Gregory, who was born in 540, and Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Oliver Cromwell, who died in 1658. The reading is from C.S. Lewis, “As the Ruin Falls.” We’re proud to be part…
Monday, September 2, 2019
Sep 2, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the most impressive Symeon the Stylite, who died in 459 on his pedestal. We also remember Danish pastor N.F.S. Grundtvig, d. 1872. The reading is “Abide Among Us, We Implore Thee” from Grundtvig. We’re proud to be part of ,…
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 • 6 min
We remember French polymath Marin Mersenne, who died on this day in 1648. We also commemorate the founding of the Order of St. Gregory the Great in 1831. The reading is from H.W. Longfellow, “Blind Bartimaeus.” We’re proud to be part of , a network…
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember two Biblical figures, Nicodemus & Joseph of Arimethea. On this day in 1688 John Bunyan died, the Puritan author of “Pilgrim’s Progress.” The reading is from William Blake, “And Did Those Feet.” We’re proud to be part of…
Friday, August 30, 2019
Aug 30, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember the siege and sack of Jerusalem in AD 70. Also on this day in 1637, Anne Hutchinson was banished from the Massachusetts Bay colony. The reading is “My Body Is a Broken Toy” by Maurice Baring. We’re proud to be part of , a…
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Aug 29, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the beheading of St. John the Baptist, one of the oldest feast days in the church. We also remember German humanist Ulrich von Hutten, who later joined the Reformation. The reading is an excerpt from “The Meaning of the City”…
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Aug 28, 2019 • 7 min
It is the feast day of St. Augustine, who died on this day 430. And we remember Hugo Grotius, Dutch theologian, who also died on this day in 1645. The reading is an excerpt from “The conversion of Saint Augustine” by Eleanor Donnelly. We’re proud to…
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Aug 27, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine, and the order to burn Puritan John Milton’s works in 1660. The reading is from John Milton, “On Blindness.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Monday, August 26, 2019
Aug 26, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Petrus Ramus, a French reformer who died in the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. We also remember the American Standard Version translation of the Bible from 1901, the predecessor to the Revised and New Revised Standard…
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember a few different men named Genesius and 18th-century German theologian Karl Barhdt. The reading is from Madame Guyon, “I Love My God.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Aug 24, 2019 • 5 min
Today is St. Bartholomew’s day, not a feast for the squeamish. We remember the birthday in 1759 of William Wilberforce. The reading is “Agony” by George Herbert. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Friday, August 23, 2019
Aug 23, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember Francois Hotman, born 1524, and the St. Bartholomew’s Eve Massacre of 1572. The reading is from Sir Phillip Sydney, “Leave me, O Love.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Aug 22, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, the Alcasian contemporary of the first Reformers, Beatus Rhenanus, was born in 1485. We also remember one of the most unlikely to beatified, St. Guinefort. The reading is from George MacDonald, “Obedience.” We’re proud to be part of , a…
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Aug 21, 2019 • 4 min
On this day in 1741, Handel began composing his most famous work, the oratorio “Messiah.” Today, we also remember Alexander Konstantin von Oettingen, Lutheran pastor and statistician, who died in 1905. The reading is from Dietrich Bonhoeffer on…
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Aug 20, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember two European-born theologians who changed the face of the church in America: Francis Asbury and Paul Tillich. The reading is “The Good Shepherd” by Richard Baxter. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Monday, August 19, 2019
Aug 19, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate the Feast of Apples, also known as the Transfiguration. It is also the birthday of C.I. Scofield, born on this day in 1843. The reading is from St. Augustine on the Transfiguration. We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Aug 18, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the patron saints of masons and horse, Florus and Laurus, and we remember the work of Jean Bolland, whose work collected and preserved the stories of the saints. The reading is “For All the Saints” by William How. We’re…
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Aug 17, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember J.V. Andreae, born in 1586, mystic and alchemist. Today is also the commemoration of Johann Gerhard, scholastic and pietist Lutheran. The reading is From “A Handbook of Consolations” by Johann Gerhard. We’re proud to be part…
Friday, August 16, 2019
Aug 16, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Wyatt Tee Walker, African American pastor during the Civil Rights Movement, and Anne Bradsteet, a poet and theologian in the Colonial era. The reading is “Deliverance from a fit of fainting” from Anne Bradstreet. We’re proud…
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Aug 15, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the first Christians in Japan and the Assumption/Feast of St. Mary. The reading is by William Butler Yeats, “The Mother of God.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Aug 14, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the cable access preacher Gene Scott and founder of the Knights of Columbus, Michael J. McGivney. The reading is from “The Power and the Glory” by Graham Greene. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Aug 13, 2019 • 5 min
Servetus arrested in Geneva on this day in 1553 and we commemorate two women: Florence Nightingale and Clara Maass. The reading is by R.S. Thomas, “Praise.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Monday, August 12, 2019
Aug 12, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the incorporation of the Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1942. Also, William Blake, a critic of the Church of England, died on this day in 1872. The reading is William Blake’s, “The Divine Image” from 1789. We’re proud to be…
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Aug 11, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember two medieval figures whose respective movements out-sized their own lives: Clare of Assisi d. 1253 and Nicholas of Cusa d. 1564. The reading is the St. Francis Prayer, of unknown authorship but attributed to St. Francis….
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Aug 10, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember two Reformation figures, Kaspar Olevianus b. 1536 and Phillip Nicolai b. 1556. The reading is a poem turned hymn by Nicolai, “How Bright the Morning Star.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Friday, August 9, 2019
Aug 9, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember two martyrs under Nazi Germany, Edith Stein and Franz Jagerstetter. Our reading is about another martyr, “St. Stephen” by Malcolm Guite. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Aug 8, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the “Robber” Ecumenical council at Ephesus in 449 and the banishment of Roger Williams in 1635. Our reading is a poem by Mary Bowley Peters, “All Must Be Well.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Aug 7, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, Pope John XXII of Avignon was elected in 1366, and Frank Buchman, a founder of the Oxford Group, died in 1961. Our reading is by Cliff Ashby, “A Stranger in this Land.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Aug 6, 2019 • 6 min
In 1801, on this day, was arguably the most significant Christian event in US history, the Cane Ridge Revival. But also on this day, five years later, the Holy Roman Empire was disbanded. Our reading is “The Contrite Heart” by William Cowper. We’re…
Monday, August 5, 2019
Aug 5, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the northern renaissance 16th-century artists Dürer, Cranach, and Grunewald. Today is also the 85th birthday of poet Wendell Berry, born in 1934. Our reading is his poem, “Enemies.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Aug 4, 2019 • 5 min
In just over five minutes, we learn of the Papal encyclical Aeterni Patris from 1879, we remember missionary James Chalmers, born on this day in 1841, and we hear our reading “A Word Made Flesh is Seldom” by Emily Dickinson. We’re proud to be part…
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Aug 3, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember Rochester native Augustus Strong, born 1836, and we remember the death of Alexander Solzhenitsyn in 2008. Our reading is from James Macualey, “In the Twentieth Century.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows…
Friday, August 2, 2019
Aug 2, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the treaty at Nuremberg of 1532 and also the 16th century St. Basil, fool for Christ. Our reading is from Mustapha by Fulke Grenville. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Aug 1, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the death of Queen Anne in 1714, known as the Protestant Passover. We also remember Andrew Melville, born in 1545. Our reading is “His Metrical Prayer” by James Graham. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows…
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Jul 31, 2019 • 4 min
On this day in 1541, the failed conference in Regensburg seeking reconciliation between Rome and the Lutherans ended. And on this day 1970, the New American Standard Bible translation was released. Our reading is from Martin Luther from his “Sermons…
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Jul 30, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Robert Barnes, the English reformer who also studied in Wittenberg. We also remember the endorsement of “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the US in 1956. Our reading is by AE Housman, “Easter Hymn.” We’re proud to…
Monday, July 29, 2019
Jul 29, 2019 • 6 min
On this day, we remember the feast of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha of Bethany. On this day in 1793, the Bethel American Methodist Episcopal church was dedicated. Our reading is “Blind Bartimaeus” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. We’re proud to be part of…
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Jul 28, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember J.S. Bach, who died in 1750. We also remember Jesuit priest and preeminent posthumous poet G.M. Hopkins. Our reading is “Pied Beauty” by G.M. Hopkins. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Jul 27, 2019 • 4 min
We remember The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, whose rarely recognized feast is today. On this day, notable Anglican and evangelical John Stott died in 2011. Our reading is from Stott, “the Cross of Christ.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Friday, July 26, 2019
Jul 26, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the death of William Jennings Bryan. It is also the feast of Jesus’ grandparents, Anne and Joachim. Our reading is from Steve Brown, “Radical Grace.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Jul 25, 2019 • 5 min
Today is the feast of St. James the Greater, son of Zebedee and brother to John. Today is also the day that Thomas A Kempis died in 1471. Our reading is “The Kingdom of Heaven Compared to a Mustard Seed” by Christopher Smart. We’re proud to be part…
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Jul 24, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the birthday of once slaveowner and later abolitionist John Newton, and also the death of C.I. Scofield, famous for his reference Bible. Our reading is “The Old Testament Gospel” by William Cowper. We’re proud to be part of…
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Jul 23, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we recognize the feast of St. Bridget of Sweden. We also remember John Day, 16th century English printer, who died in 1583. Our reading is by George MacDonald, “The Holy Thing.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated…
Monday, July 22, 2019
Jul 22, 2019 • 5 min
Today is the feast day for St. Mary Magdalene, the apostle to the Apostles. We also remember the death of Richard Cameron, leader of the Covenanters. Our reading is an excerpt from Robert Farrar Capon’s “Between Noon and Three.” We’re proud to be…
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Jul 21, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember Kazimierz Swiatek, the cardinal who defied Stalin and who died in 2011. We also recognize the Roman Catholic encyclical of 1773, “Dominus Ac Redemptor,” which banned the Jesuits. Our reading is “Christ’s Childhood” by a…
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Jul 20, 2019 • 5 min
We remember on this day the death in 1566 of De las Casas, the original Renaissance man, and the birth in 1304 of Petrarch, the apostle to the Indies. Our reading is “Holy Sonnets: Death, be not proud” by John Donne. We’re proud to be part of , a…
Friday, July 19, 2019
Jul 19, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends, and Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade. Our reading is “Hope” by Ann Brönte. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Jul 18, 2019 • 5 min
Today is the birthday of Heinrich Bullinger, b. 1504 and author of the Second Helvetic Confession. It is also the birthday of Renaissance painter Carravagio, b.1571. Our reading is “Before the Beginning” by Christina Rossetti. We’re proud to be part…
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Jul 17, 2019 • 5 min
Today we remember the death in 180AD of the earliest recorded African Christians, the Scillitan Martyrs. Today is also the birthday of J. Vernon McGee, host of “Through the Bible.” Our reading is “A Prayer in Old Age” by Siegfried Sassoon. We’re…
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Jul 16, 2019 • 5 min
On this day in 1054, the churches of East and West experience the Great Schism. Luther and Karlstadt attempted to breach the schism between Rome and Wittenberg with the Leipzig Disputation in 1519. Our reading is from Alfred Lord Tennyson, “In…
Monday, July 15, 2019
Jul 15, 2019 • 4 min
We remember St. Bonaventure, contemporary of Thomas Aquinas, who died on this day in 1274. We also remember the Arabic translator of the Bible, Abraham Ecchelensis, who died in 1664. Our reading “My Baptismal Birthday” by Samuel Tayler Coleridge….
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Jul 14, 2019 • 3 min
On this day in 1833, John Keble busted onto the preaching scene for the first time. And we remember Lily of the Mohawks who was canonized by the Roman Catholic church. Our reading is from John Keble, “Morning Hymn.” We’re proud to be part of , a…
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Jul 13, 2019 • 5 min
We remember John Dee, an aspiring magician born on this day in 1527. We also remember the vision of Fatima purportedly on this day in 1917. Our reading is “Anthem” by W.H. Auden. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Friday, July 12, 2019
Jul 12, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember The Golden Bull of 1356, which is a lot cooler than it sounds, and Thomas Kelly, born on this day in 1769. Our reading is Kelly’s “We SIng the Praise of He Who Died.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated…
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Jul 11, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember the Wittenberg Articles of 1536, a failed attempt at a common confession for the churches of the Reformation. Today is also the feast day for St. Gangolf, who died on this day in 760. Our reading is from Charitee Lees Smith,…
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Jul 10, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember the birthday of Sampson Sievers, an icon of 20th century Russian Orthodoxy, and the death of Hebrew scholar Clement Clarke Moore in 1863. Our reading is an excerpt from Gerhard Forde’s article “Radical Lutheranism.” We’re…
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Jul 9, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember the birthday of arch-heretic Nestorius in 386 and the death day of Stephen Langton in 1228. Our reading is “I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art” by John Calvin. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Monday, July 8, 2019
Jul 8, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was first preached by Jonathan Edwards. Today is also the feast of St. Killian, celebrated by Irish and German alike. Our reading is a selection from “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. We’re proud…
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Jul 7, 2019 • 3 min
We remember the ecumenical efforts of Athenagoras I, who died on this day in 1972, and the Treaty of Nemours in 1585, which had a less ecumenical result. Our reading is “Recitation” by Cairns. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated…
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Jul 6, 2019 • 5 min
On this day we remember the feast day of Sir Thomas More. We also remember co-founder of Fuller Seminary, Harold Ockenga, born on this day in 1905. Our reading is “A Better Resurrection” by Rossetti. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows…
Friday, July 5, 2019
Jul 5, 2019 • 5 min
On this day we remember saints Cyril and Methodius and the Decree of Union in 1439. Our reading is “Jesus of the Scars” by Shillito. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Jul 4, 2019 • 4 min
Today is the day for the first saint, Ulrich, d. 993. We also remember church musician, William Byrd, d. 1623. Our reading is by Bonnie Thurston titled “Peniel.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Jul 3, 2019 • 4 min
Today is the feast day for the apostle Thomas, also known as Didymus. We remember the Council of Orange in 529. Our reading is “O Gracious Shepherd” by Henry Constable. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Jul 2, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of the Visitation and the birthday in 1489 of Thomas Cranmer, English reformer. Our reading is from Brennan Manning’s “The Ragamuffin Gospel.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Monday, July 1, 2019
Jul 1, 2019 • 7 min
On this day we remember the death of the first Protestant martyrs, Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes, in 1523. Today is also the feast of Junipero Serra, the apostle to California. Our reading is “The Balled of the God Makers” by Chesterton. We’re proud…
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Jun 30, 2019 • 6 min
On this day we remember the debate over the theory of evolution, held in Oxford in 1860. Also, on this day in 1712, William Penn of Penn’s Sylvania died. Our reading is “That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and the Hope of the Resurrection” by Hopkins….
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Jun 29, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. We remember the arrival in the colonies their first two pastors, Skelton and Higginson. Our reading is “St. Peter” by Malcolm Guite. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows…
Friday, June 28, 2019
Jun 28, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we celebrate the feast day of Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons. We remember the death of Primoz Trubar, reformer, in 1586. Ou reading is from Augustine’s “Confessions.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Jun 27, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we celebrate the feast day of Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, and remember the death of James Moffatt, translator of the Bible. Our reading is “He Dies, The Friend of Sinners Dies” by Isaac Watts. We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Jun 26, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember Pearl S. Buck, missionary to China, and Philip Doddridge, English theologian. Our reading is “And will the Judge Descend” by Doddridge. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Jun 25, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we commemorate the presentation of the Augsburg Confession, drafted by Philip Melanchthon. We remember on this day the opening of the monastery in Clairvaux by Bernard. Our reading is the poem “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” by Bernard,…
Monday, June 24, 2019
Jun 24, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist and the birthday of Henry Ward Beecher in 1813. Our reading is “Psalm 23” by Fr. John-Julian. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Jun 23, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember the fabled treaty between the Quakers led by William Penn and the Delaware tribe. We also recognize another treaty in Vienna in 1606 between the various Reformation churches and Rome. Our reading is “Through The Body” by…
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Jun 22, 2019 • 6 min
On this day we remember the commemoration of John Fisher, bishop of Rochester and chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and the birthday of Ebenezer Erskine, member of the order of Free Gardeners. Our reading is from Ralph Erskine, brother of…
Friday, June 21st, 2019
Jun 21, 2019 • 5 min
On this day we remember the birthdays of Increase Mather in 1639 and Reinhold Niebuhr in 1892. Our reading is from Milton, “On Time.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover…
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Jun 20, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember the Synod of Diamper in 1599 and the first mission to Alaska by the Moravians in 1885. Our reading is by Anne Porter entitled “After Psalm 137.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Jun 19, 2019 • 6 min
On this day we remember the birth of Blaise Pascal and the imprisonment of Josef Beran. Our reading is “Gloria in Profundis” by G.K. Chesterton. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Jun 18, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember Englishwoman Anne Askew, martyred in 1546, and Peter Parker (b 1804), medical missionary to China. Our reading is the conclusion of “The Last Battle” by C.S. Lewis. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Monday, June 17th, 2019
Jun 17, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the School Edict from Julian the Apostate in 362, and the landmark ruling Abington School District v. Schempp in 1963. Our reading is the poem “Leading Questions” by Margaret Avison. We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Sunday, June 16th, 2019
Jun 16, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember the marriage anniversary of William and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army, and the Universities Tests Act of 1871. Our reading is “A Hymn to God the Father” by John Donne. We’re proud to be part of , a network…
Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Jun 15, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember author Evelyn Underhill, a scholar of medieval mystics, and Johannes Tauler, a medieval German mystic from the 14th century. Our reading is “There Comes a Galley Laden” by Tauler. We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Friday, June 14th, 2019
Jun 14, 2019 • 5 min
On this day we remember English Puritan Richard Baxter and the removal in 1966 of the penalty of death attached to the list of banned books by the Roman Catholic church. Our reading is “Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care” by Baxter. We’re proud to be…
Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Jun 13, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we celebrate the anniversary of marriage to Martin and Katie Luther in 1525. We remember the birthday of Dorothy Sayers, born on this day in 1893. Our reading is Sayers’ poem “Fair Shepherd.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Jun 12, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember the first Ecumenical council held at Nicea in 325, as well as Mother Bernadina Matthews, founder of the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa. Our reading is the poem “Do not live for death” by Wendell Berry. We’re proud to be part…
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Jun 11, 2019 • 5 min
On this day, we remember the feast of St. Barnabas, missionary. And on this day we remember the death of Roger Bacon, scholar. Our reading is “On Prayer #1,” by Dave Harrity. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Monday, June 10th, 2019
Jun 10, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember Eugenius Bulgaris, who coined the term “euthanasia,” and the reunification of the southern and northern Presbyterian churches in 1983. Our reading is a selection from “Between Noon and Three” by Robert Farrar Capon. We’re…
Sunday, June 9th, 2019
Jun 9, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, we remember St. Columba, missionary to Scotland, and St. Ephrem of Syria, Doctor of the Church. Our reading is the hymn “Abide with Me” by Henry Francis Lyte. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Jun 8, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember the feasts of St. Thomas Ken and St. Melania the Elder. Our reading is from Thomas Ken’s hymn, “Awake My Soul, and with the Sun.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Thursday, June 7th, 2019
Jun 7, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, New Amsterdam was given freedom of worship in 1644. And Franz Gruber, composer, died in 1863. Our reading is “The Resignation” by Chatterton. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Wednesday, June 6th, 2019
Jun 6, 2019 • 4 min
On this day, Christina of Sweden abdicated the throne in 1654 and the YMCA was founded in 1844. Our reading is from Isaac of Ninevah. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover…
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Jun 5, 2019 • 4 min
Today we remember the festival of St. Boniface who died in 754 and the birthday of Justus Jonas, Lutheran reformer, born on this day in 1493. Our reading is “The Crucifixion” by Malcolm Guite. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated…
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
Jun 4, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember Sigmind Mowinckel and his scholarship on the Psalms. We also remember Davenport’s Fundamental Articles which sought to create a Christian utopia. Our reading is “No It’s Not” by Anna Krugovoy Silver. We’re proud to be part of…
Monday, June 3rd, 2019
Jun 3, 2019 • 4 min
On this day Abelard was pronounced guilty of heresy in 1140 and Francke’s orphanage opened in 1694. Our reading is “Oh What Their Joy” by Abelard. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
Jun 2, 2019 • 5 min
Today we remember the birthday of Henry VIII, born 1491 AD, and we recognize the Martyrs of Lyon who died in 175 AD. Our reading is from Chapter V of the Epistle to Diognetus, a second century AD description of Christians. We’re proud to be part of…
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Jun 1, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember the feast of Justin Martyr and Mary Dyer who died on this date in 1660. Our reading is “When in mid-air, the golden trump shall sound” by John Dryden. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Friday, May 31st, 2019
May 31, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember St. Petronilla, Alexander Cruden, and Joachim Neander. Our reading is “Ascension” by John Donne. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude…
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
May 30, 2019 • 4 min
On this day the church father Eusebius died in 336 and Joan of Arc was burned in 1431. Our reading is “Late Results” by Scott Cairns. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover…
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
May 29, 2019 • 6 min
Today we remember the murder of Cardinal Beaton of Scotland in 1546 and the birth of G.K. Chesterton in 1874. Our reading is the first six stanzas from “The Nativity” by Chesterton. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
May 28, 2019 • 5 min
On this day we remember Margaret Pole and the addition of “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. Our reading is “Disgraceland” by Mary Karr. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Monday, May 27th, 2019
May 27, 2019 • 5 min
We remember on this day John Calvin and Peter Marshall. Our reading is “Early One Easter Morn” by Chad Bird. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content,…
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
May 26, 2019 • 3 min
On this day we remember Nicholas Von Zinzendorf and Augustine of Canterbury. Our reading is “His Saviors Words, Going to the Cross” - Robert Herrick. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Saturday, May 25th, 2019
May 25, 2019 • 3 min
We remember on this day Bede the Venerable and the dedication of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. Our reading is “Thomas” by Robert Siegel. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Friday, May 24th, 2019
May 24, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember Aldersgate Day in 1738, the Wesley Brothers, and St. Joanna the Myrrhbearer. Our reading is From Luther’s Preface to the Epistle to the Romans. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
May 23, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember Copernicus, Kepler, and the Defenestration of Prague in 1618. Our reading is “Light Shining out of Darkness” by Cowper. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
May 22, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember the calling of the Council of Trent by Pope Paul III, the sending of John Fecenham to the Tower, and St. Rita. Our reading is “The Empty Tomb” by Tania Runyan. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
May 21, 2019 • 3 min
Today we remember Albrecht Durer and the feast day of Constantine and Helena. The reading is Psalm 23, translated by George Herbert. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Monday, May 20th, 2019
May 20, 2019 • 3 min
Today we remember the Council of Nicea in 325, Ignatius of Loyla, and St. Alcuin. Our reading is “God’s Grandeur” by Hopkins. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
May 19, 2019 • 3 min
We remember on this day St. Dunstan and Jacques Ellul. Our reading is “Poem to St. Dunstan.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content, from Christian…
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
May 18, 2019 • 2 min
Today we remember the “Edict” of Milan and Karol Wojlyla b. 1920. Our reading is “The Cross” by John Newton. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content,…
Friday, May 17th, 2019
May 17, 2019 • 4 min
Today we remember the formation of the Methodist Episcopal South Church, the Conservative Baptist Association, and the birthday of Baptist Carl McIntire. Our reading is “Aaron” by George Herbert. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows…
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
May 16, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember Brendan the Navigator, the resignation of Thomas More, and the martyr Dirk Willems. Our reading is “Our God, Our Help” by Isaac Watts. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
May 15, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember the Papal Bull “Ad Extrripanda,” Robert Ratcliffe, and Gustav Aulen. Our reading is “Strong Son of God, Immortal Love” by Tennyson. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
May 14, 2019 • 4 min
We remember on this day St. Matthias, Timothy Dwight, and Pius XI’s condemnation of the Nazis in 1937. Our reading is “Easter 1984” by Les Murray. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Monday, May 13th, 2019
May 13, 2019 • 4 min
Today we remember Hugh of Cluny (b. 1024) and Henry Augustus Muhlenberg. Our reading is “The Advantages of Inaction” by Phyllis McGinley. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Sunday, May 12th, 2019
May 12, 2019 • 6 min
On this day we remember Pope Sylvester II, the ordination of the “anti-Pope” in 1328, and the death of poet John Dryden. Our reading is “Veni Creator Spiritus” by Dryden. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
May 11, 2019 • 4 min
On this day Constantine inaugurated Constantinople and we remember Lutheran theologian Johann Arndt. Our reading is “The Song of Simeon” by T.S. Eliot. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Friday, May 10th, 2019
May 10, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember theologian Karl Barth and the uprising in Scotland under John Knox. Our reading is “The Humiliation” by D.S. Martin. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
May 9, 2019 • 3 min
On this day we remember the anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials and the apology of the Pope to Copernicus. Our reading is from Gregory of Nanzianus. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
May 8, 2019 • 3 min
On this day we remember Julian of Norwich, Fulton Sheen, and his show “Life is Worth Living.” Our reading is from Julian of Norwich. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
May 7, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember the Second Council of Lyon and the filioque controversy, the Scottish philosophers Reid and Hume, and St. Acacius. Our reading is “Death Be Not Proud” by John Donne. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to…
Monday, May 6th, 2019
May 6, 2019 • 5 min
On this day we remember Cornelius Jansen, Dominic Savio, and Henrey VIII’s command that every congregation receive a Bible. Our reading is “Descent” by Malcolm Guite. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
May 5, 2019 • 6 min
Today we remember Søren Kierkegaard and the Scopes trial, with a reading from Kierkegaard, “Two Discourses at Friday Communion.” We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a…
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
May 4, 2019 • 4 min
Today we remember the English Reformation martyrs, St. Florian, and conclude with a poem “The Dying Christian to His Soul” by Alexander Pope. We’re proud to be part of , a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
May 3, 2019 • 4 min
Today we remember Pope Gelasius claiming the Universal See c.495, the legend of Alexandria and Antonina, the Florida Holy Wars, George Whitefield’s first visit to America, and conclude with the poem “Peace” by Henry Vaughn. We’re proud to be part of…
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
May 2, 2019 • 5 min
On this day we remember Athanasius (d. 373), Athanasius Kircher, Elias Boudinot, and the anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. Our poem is “Hymn to God, My God In My Sickness” by Donne. We’re proud to be part of , a network of…
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
May 1, 2019 • 4 min
On this day we remember St. Philip, the first broadcast of “Back to the Bible” in 1939, Frederick the Wise, and conclude with a poem by G.K. Chesterton, “The Convert.” We’re proud to be part of 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Trailer for the Christian History Almanac
Apr 2, 2019 • 4 min
1517 is proud to announce its newest podcast, the Christian History Almanac with Dr. Dan van Voorhis. This 5-minute podcast will consist of stories from the past about the saints and sinners who have shaped the history of the church and will conclude with…