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Historical

November 2016
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‘Though he died, he still speaks’

He had a burning desire to take the gospel to Korea. A gifted linguist, he had already mastered the rudiments of the Korean tongue. Having secured passage as an interpreter on an American armed trading ship, the General Sherman, he set out for Pyongyang, the capital. As the ship sailed along the Taedong River,…

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Historical

November 2016
Articles > Historical

Gideon Ouseley (2)

Continued from Gideon Ouseley (1) 1798 was the year of the Irish rebellion against English rule, with Ireland in the grip of violence. When Gideon was away on his gospel travels, Harriet was left at home; and it may have been the thought of danger to her that caused them to move to Sligo,…

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Historical

October 2016
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Julius Köbner (1)

Julius Köbner, Johann Gerhardt Oncken and Gottfrid Wilhelm Lehmann were three great German Baptist pioneers in the European continent. They became known as the Baptist cloverleaf. Köbner became Oncken’s right-hand man and his closest friend in the Baptist church in Hamburg. The story begins in Odense, Denmark. Köbner’s parents were immigrants from Poland and…

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Historical

October 2016
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Gideon Ouseley (1)

Who was Gideon Ouseley? He was an early nineteenth century evangelist in Ireland, given a roving commission by the Irish Methodist conference. He had a particular calling to preach the gospel in the Irish Gaelic language, to a predominantly Roman Catholic peasant population. As a Methodist, he was of course Arminian — sometimes belligerently…

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Historical

October 2016
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Whatever happened at Salters’ Hall? (3)

The ‘subscribers’ — those Nonconformist ministers who had voted in favour of a declaration of faith concerning the Trinity — did not take their defeat (57-53 votes) lying down. They returned to Salters’ Hall on 3 March 1719 and unanimously resolved to adopt the words of the 1st article of the 39 Articles and…

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Historical

September 2016
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Whatever happened at Salters’ Hall (2)

In Evangelical Times, August 2016, we looked at the historical and theological ethos of the nation after the restoration of Charles II to the throne in 1660. Our story proper begins in Exeter, Devon, in 1717. It involves two Presbyterian ministers, Joseph Hallett and James Peirce. Joseph Hallett was principal of a dissenting academy…

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Review

September 2016
Reviews > Book > Historical

Theodore Beza – The Man and the Myth

This title opens with, ‘Theodore Beza? Who’s he? Why should I care about him?’ The author (associate professor of church history at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) answers these questions with warmth and clarity. Three reasons are given for writing. The first is that Theodore Beza (1519-1605) is a great example of what it…

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Event

September 2016
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Richard Cory

Richard Cory was brother to John Cory and partner and co director in the family business. Richard Cory was a Baptist and founder of Tredegarville Baptist Church. He cared very much for the needy of Cardiff helping them both spiritually and financially. Main articles about Richard Cory are: The grace of giving – John…

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Event

September 2016
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William Mackay

William Mackay was a doctor but he gave up his medical career and entered the Christian ministry, accepting a pastorate in Hull. An account of Dr Mackay and the bible that was used in his conversion is here.

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Event

September 2016
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John Foxe

John Foxe sought to document the story of the church from a Protestant and biblical perspective with solid scholarship. If that book could provide the justification for a Protestant England and help inspire gospel Christians in England, and if it could expose the tyranny of Romanism and show the people the path to spiritual…

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Event

September 2016
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John Sutcliff

John Sutcliff, the pastor of the Baptist church in Olney, Buckinghamshire, for thirty-nine years. Related articles: John Sutcliff (1752-1814) – Part 1 John Sutcliff (1752-1814) – Part 2 John Sutcliff (1752-1814)  Part 3 ‘I will yet for this be inquired of’ (Ezekiel 36:37). Benjamin Beddome and the Bible

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Historical

August 2016
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Whatever happened at Salters’ Hall (1)

‘History’, said Henry Ford, ‘is more or less bunk’. The Roman statesman Cicero had a very different view: ‘he who is ignorant of what happened before he was born’, he declared, ‘is destined to remain always a child’. But what benefit is there in a knowledge of history? To know that there was such…

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