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Birthdays on September 16

William Augustus Muhlenberg (1796 to 1877)
Episcopal Church
Philadelphia hymn writer.

William Augustus Muhlenberg was born in Philadelphia. He became an Episcopal clergyman and hymn writer.

James Cash Penney (1875 to 1971)
Running his business for Lord.

James C. Penney was born near Hamilton, Missouri. His father was a Baptist minister who supported his family by farming, taking no salary from his church. An astute businessman, Penny moved steadily up in the business world, opening his first store on April 14, 1902. He sought to run his business on Biblical principles, giving each customer only quality merchandise at a fair price, operating only on what he felt would be a fair profit. Penny loved the Lord and faithfully used the tithe as the minimum for his giving.

J. B. Phillips (1906 to 1982)
Church of England
The Bible retold in vivid language.

Birth of J. B. Phillips who became an Anglican clergyman. He made a fresh and vivid paraphrase of the New Testament (and Isaiah) into English, beginning with his Letters to Young Churches. C. S. Lewis encouraged him in this effort.


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