Today in Christian History
German Reformer Martin Luther wrote in a letter: 'Love cares for the problems of others as if they were one's own.'
Birth of Friedrich Wilhelm Blass, German biblical philologist. His 1896 "Grammar of New Testament Greek" became a foundational work in New Testament studies, and is still in print.
Birth of Carrie Ellis Breck, American Presbyterian poet. Several of her verses later became hymns, including "Help Somebody Today" and "Face to Face with Christ My Savior."
The Fifth Street Presbyterian Church of Troy, New York, became the first church in America to be illuminated by electric lighting.
Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: 'In Jesus Christ, God and man...are already at peace - not as enemies but as true companions. In Him salvation is already present and at work.'
© 1987-2010, William D. Blake. Used by permission of the author, from Almanac of the Christian Church
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
the Third Sunday after Epiphany