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Friedrich E.D. Schleiermacher, was born 242 years ago today. He was one of many liberal theologians whose teaching swayed theology off balance toward an overly "immanent" course - reducing recognition of the "Wholly, Holy Otherness" of God, in exchange for a human-centered, diluted form of expression of the Christian faith.
Such elements have had a huge and direct impact on how the Christian faith has been steered to where it is today.
Another excerpt - November 22, 1873: The French ship Ville du Havre sinks in the north Atlantic, killing all four daughters of Chicago lawyer Horatio G. Spafford. His wife survived, and Spafford immediately booked passage to join her in England. While passing over the spot where his daughters died, he began writing what would become the famous hymn "It Is Well with My Soul."
What is less known about the writer of this stirring hymn is that he died in a very poorly mental state suffering from serious delusions. We are reminded by this that "we have this treasure in earthen vessels".
So much to learn and reflect upon by looking at our Christian history.
And did you know that author C.S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley and John F. Kennedy all died the same day, November 22, 1963?
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root". Henry D. Thoreau.