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The Death of Justin Martyr, 166 AD

Week of May 31
There is not an abundance of reliable sources concerning individual Christians in the immediate post-apostolic era (i.e. second century), but there are some. One of the best known stories, told...

The Death of William Tennent, 1746

Week of May 3
Someone taught Augustine of Hippo, someone taught John Calvin, someone taught Jonathan Edwards. Sure, they were gifted men, called by God to minister to people and gain a standing in...

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Begins, 1943

Week of April 19
Not all battles of the Second World War (1939-1945) were fought by regular armies in the major theatres of the war. Not all the Jews and other hated minorities went quietly to their deaths...

Christmas Evans Wrestles with God, 1802

Week of April 5
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, along with England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Some Welshmen still speak a form of “Britonic” Gaelic, which is especially...

William H. Seward Purchases Alaska, 1868

Week of March 29
Providence surely is mysterious. But in looking back, we see the remarkable ways and means ordained of God to bring about the historical consequences. On the afternoon of April 5, 1865...

Arthur St. Clair Born, 1737

Week of March 22
There are ten towns, three counties, three streets, and a hospital in the United States, and a three-star hotel in Caithness, Scotland named after Arthur St. Clair, but if you list American generals of the War...

The Ulster Revival, 1859

Week of March 8
The North of Ireland, known collectively as Ulster, had been settled in previous centuries primarily by Scottish immigrants. Some had been brought there by the English landlords to work the land, others...

James Guthrie Arrested for Treason, 1661

Week of February 16
By the 17th century, every country in Europe possessed a state church to which everyone in their respective jurisdictions, theoretically, belonged. France, half the Germanic states, Austria, Spain...

Lott Carey Sails for Africa, 1821

Week of January 19
Lott Carey was born into a Christian family on the plantation of John Bowry, around 1780, five years into the War for American Independence. His grandmother helped raise Lott, and she was a...

The Death of Timothy Dwight, 1817

Week of January 5
Timothy Dwight IV was the oldest of thirteen children whose maternal grandfather, Jonathan Edwards, was destined to be regarded as one of the most brilliant men produced in American...