John Murray birthday!

Thanks to colleague Y.N.E. for reminding me that today is John Murray‘s birthday (b. 1741).

It is also my mother’s birthday, which is perhaps why I forget. Happy birthday, Mom! Happy birthday, John!

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. I’ve sometimes wondered if some of these days should be treated like Saint Days in the Episcopal and Catholic churches. I have seen a few Universalist churches that do something special around Clara Barton’s birthday (often a recognition of nurses, and nursing as ministry).


  2. While we’re being geeky Universalist historians, I’m sure I read somewhere that John Murray was born in Alton. My question is, is this Alton in Staffordshire, near Stoke-on-Trent, now the home of Alton Towers theme park?

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.