CHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – Fredrick Douglass is one of the most-recognized ex-slaves in American history and at one time he made some remarks about religion. Believe it or not – he was misquoted. Before his death on February 20, 1895, he set the record straight: “What I have said respecting and against religion, I mean […]
CHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – What do you have to do to make the list of the 10 Worst Brits in the last 1,000 years? The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) History Magazine compiled a list and Thomas Arundel, the former Archbishop of Canterbury who died on February 19, 1414, joined the ranks of Jack the Ripper […]
CHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – People who like American history consider it quite ironic that two of the Founding Fathers (John Adams and Thomas Jefferson) both died on July 4th. But even more of a coincidence is they died on the same day in 1826 and they had this odd “love/hate” relationship (not really hate). Martin […]
CHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – Way before anyone was worried about the internet, “mass communication” was best done via the radio airwaves. Voice of the Martyrs reached millions for decades behind the Iron Curtain of the message of Christ because of the efforts of it’s founder Richard Wurmbrandt who died on February 17, 2001.
CHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – If there was a Reformed Theology Hall of Fame my guess is Benjamin Breckinridge (B.B.) Warfield would be an immediate unanimous inductee. One of the last theology professors at Princeton who believed in the authority of the Bible, he wrote extensively and one of his stand-out works was on the canon […]
CHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – How would you like these titles: New Mexico territorial governor. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. Union Army General. Author of “the most influential Christian book of the 19th century”? Lew Wallace gets all of these and more. You probably guessed by the picture which influential book he wrote but did you […]
CHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – Much discussion has been given to William Carey’s mission work in India, and rightly so, but another missionary also did amazing work. Christian Schwartz was a Lutheran missionary from Prussia who immersed himself in the Indian culture by learning several languages including Urdu so he could talk with Muslims. He died […]
CHRISTIAN HISTORY TODAY – The story of St. Valentine is so hard to correctly nail down that the Catholic Church removed it from the list of feasts to be celebrated and took St. Valentine’s Day off the calendar in 1969. The best story seems to be that during Roman Emperor Claudius the Cruel’s reign around […]