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Dec. 30 in Christian History

Dec 30, 2009 04:50 AM EST

1741 - English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: 'O how little do I for Jesus, who has done so much for me!'


1838 - Hanover College was chartered by the Presbyterian General Assembly of Indiana. The school had been founded as a seminary "in the wilderness" for training ministers.


1927 - The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel was incorporated in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 1923 by evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, the denomination recognizes the significant role that women in ministry. Today, over 40% of its ministers are women.


1937 - Birth of No l Paul Stookey, American folk singer. Stookey was "Paul" of the 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Converted in the late 1960s, Stookey is now a Christian recording artist, and prefers using his "born-again" name, No l.


1971 - The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission announced that an agreement had been made between the two Christian traditions on the essential teachings about the Eucharist.

© 1987-2009, William D. Blake. Used by permission of the author, from

Almanac of the Christian Church