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This is the grave of Reinhold Niebuhr. Born in 1892 in Wright City, Iowa to a German immigrant family, Niebuhr grew up in a religious world. His father was a minister and he himself would become one of the most important religious thinkers in American history. He graduated from Elmhurst College in Illinois in 1910, […]
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This is the grave of Jonathan Edwards. Born in 1703 in East Windsor, Connecticut to a minister and the daughter of another minister, Edwards grew up in a family deeply committed to education to all their children, including the girls. He entered Yale in 1716. He was 12 years old. This came a year after […]
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This is the grave of Harry Emerson Fosdick. Born in Buffalo in 1878, Fosdick graduated from Colgate in 1900 and then from Union Theological Seminary in 1904. He was a Baptist and got his first parish in Manhattan in 1903. He only stayed there a year before leaving for a church in Montclair, New Jersey, […]

Billy Graham

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On February 21, 2018

Billy Graham is dead. Born in 1918 near Charlotte, North Carolina, just a small town at that time, Graham entered into an evangelical conversion experience in 1934 at a revival meeting. He attended Bo

The Last Shakers

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On January 17, 2017

Did you know there were still Shakers? There were 3. Now there are 2. Sister Frances was a member of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine who spent her life teaching and writing

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