This week in Christian history: Blaise Pascal, Seventh-day Adventist founder and David Brainerd

David Brainerd
David Brainerd (1718-1747), a colonial American who served as a missionary to New England's indigenous population, preaching before a group of Native Americans. |

Christianity is a faith with a long and extensive history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.

Each week brings the anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, births, deaths, and everything in between.

Some of the events drawn from over 2 millennia of history might be familiar, while other happenings might be previously unknown.

Here are three things that happened this week, Nov. 22-28, in Church history. They include Blaise Pascal having a deep religious experience, the official approval for an 18th century missionary to evangelize Native Americans, and the birth of one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

In addition to being a reporter, Michael Gryboski has also had a novel released titled Memories of Lasting Shadows. For more information, click here.  

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