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.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Aug 20 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows…
Monday, August 19, 2019
Aug 19 • 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 1517 Podcasts,…
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Aug 18 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Aug 14 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows…
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Aug 13 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Monday, August 12, 2019
Aug 12 • 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 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows…
Friday, August 9, 2019
Aug 9 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Aug 8 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows…
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Aug 7 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows…
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Aug 6 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts,…
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Aug 4 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of…
Friday, August 2, 2019
Aug 2 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Aug 1 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of…
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Jul 31 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Jul 27 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a…
Friday, July 26, 2019
Jul 26 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Jul 25 • 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 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of…
Monday, July 22, 2019
Jul 22 • 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 • 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 • 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 1517…
Friday, July 19, 2019
Jul 19 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Jul 18 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 1517…
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Jul 13 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated…
Friday, July 12, 2019
Jul 12 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of…
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Jul 11 • 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 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows…
Monday, July 8, 2019
Jul 8 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of…
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Jul 6 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a…
Friday, July 5, 2019
Jul 5 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Jul 4 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Jul 3 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Jul 2 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated…
Monday, July 1, 2019
Jul 1 • 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 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of…
Friday, June 28, 2019
Jun 28 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Jun 27 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a…
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Jun 26 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Jun 25 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Jun 23 • 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 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Jun 20 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Jun 19 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Jun 18 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows…
Monday, June 17th, 2019
Jun 17 • 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 1517 Podcasts,…
Sunday, June 16th, 2019
Jun 16 • 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 1517…
Saturday, June 15th, 2019
Jun 15 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a…
Friday, June 14th, 2019
Jun 14 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a…
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Jun 12 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Monday, June 10th, 2019
Jun 10 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Jun 8 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Thursday, June 7th, 2019
Jun 7 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, June 6th, 2019
Jun 6 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Jun 5 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of…
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
Jun 4 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
Jun 2 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Friday, May 31st, 2019
May 31 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover…
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
May 30 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
May 29 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows…
Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
May 28 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Monday, May 27th, 2019
May 27 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude…
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
May 26 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Saturday, May 25th, 2019
May 25 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Friday, May 24th, 2019
May 24 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
May 23 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
May 22 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows…
Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
May 21 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Monday, May 20th, 2019
May 20 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts…
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
May 19 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude of content, from…
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
May 18 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our podcasts cover a multitude…
Friday, May 17th, 2019
May 17 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of…
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
May 16 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
May 15 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
May 14 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Monday, May 13th, 2019
May 13 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Sunday, May 12th, 2019
May 12 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
May 11 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Friday, May 10th, 2019
May 10 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content….
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
May 9 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering…
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
May 8 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
May 7 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows…
Monday, May 6th, 2019
May 6 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to…
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
May 5 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered content. Our…
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
May 4 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a network of shows dedicated to delivering Christ-centered…
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
May 3 • 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 • 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 1517 Podcasts, a…
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
May 1 • 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 • 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…