September 15: Today in Christian History

September 15: Today in Christian History

September 15, 1648

The British Parliament approved the Larger and the Shorter Catechisms, now used by Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Baptist congregations.

September 15, 1853

Antoinette Brown became the first female minister ordained in America. This was when the South Butler Congregational Church recognized Antoinette Brown as its minister. She later became the first ordained woman minister in the United States.

September 15, 1963

In a racially motivated attack, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was bombed, killing four girls. The sermon that day was "The Love That Forgives," based on Matthew 5:43-44.

September 15, 1921

Raymond R. Brewer sailed for Shanghai, China, where he became Dickinson College's representative at West China Union University. He started the Dickinson-in-China program.


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