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All articles by Leslie Porter

Historical

June 2000
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The Priest of Baldu

One would have thought that a man commended by Spurgeon (Sermons 1,538) would be better known among us than he is. Certainly his preaching sometimes produced extraordinary scenes, but he did not encourage excitement any more than Whitefield or Wesley. His own words are revealing: 'We rejoice and work, not [only] as persons who…

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Historical

November 1998
Articles > Historical

The Big Bang

A generation that does not know the Lord The 5 November celebration in Lewes, East Sussex, has been a Big Bang for generations. Evidence points to it having begun shortly after the Gunpowder Plot in 1605. Over the years it grew into the biggest 5 November celebration on earth. This is not surprising for…

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Historical

September 1998
Articles > Historical

Don Jorge

Who was George Borrow? You would not have asked that question a hundred and fifty years ago, for then the author of The Bible in Spain, Lavengro (Word-Master), The Romany Rye (Gipsy Gentleman), not to mention Romano Lavo-Lil (Gipsy Dictionary), was as famous as Charles Dickens. For generations George Borrow, also known as ‘Don…

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