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Union Institute on this date, 11/21/1852 was chartered as a Christian training school by Methodist Church in Randolph County, North Carolina.   The school was renamed Trinity College in 1859.  It was not doubt a good move to drop “union” in light of the pending strife closely related to that word.  It was a wonderful move to honor the wonderful Trinity with this new name.  In 1892 the college campus was moved to Durham, North Carolina.  

But listen to this.  A tobacco magnate named James B. Duke decided to give Trinity College a gift in 1924.  It was a huge gift, reported to be a $40 million endowment.  For money (it seems – God knows the hearts of the men) the great name Trinity was dropped.  Want to know what took its place?  Try Duke.  Oh, the power of money – even on a Christian college.  Trinity College became Duke University.

 

Info Source - William D Blake. Almanac of the Christian Church. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.  
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“Onward, Christian Soldiers”   (stanza 2,5)

At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
Brothers lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.

Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
But the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail.

Baring-Gould died this date 1/2/1924.  He is said to have written 30 novels and a 16 vol. Lives of the Saints.  He was born 1/28/1834.

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