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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
Articles > Historical

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
Articles > Historical

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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Historical

August 2016
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Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

We are living in days when we can be easily intimidated by institutionalised atheism. Children in school science lessons may detect a sneer when they say they believe God created the earth and the first humans. When we enter museums, we are bombarded with information which promotes Darwinian evolution and its associated timescales, to…

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Historical

August 2016
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Seven marks of true revival

Knock & Point Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), on the Isle of Lewis, is a congregation with a history of revival over the last 100 years, and some of our members can remember seasons of remarkable blessing during the 1940s and 1950s. Sadly, revival has not been much experienced in recent years, but we…

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Event

August 2016
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Lieutenant Henry Robertson Bowers

Henry Bowers was just 28 when in March 1912 – with Captain Scott and Dr Bill Wilson – he lay down to die in a tiny tent in a swirling blizzard. The explorers were on the return journey from the South Pole.

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Event

August 2016
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Rowland Hill

This ‘second Whitefield’ of whom the Countess spoke was Rowland Hill, the brother of Richard Hill, author of Pietas Oxoniensis. He took up Whitefield’s mantle when that great man died in 1770, just as Elisha took up Elijah’s. Rowland Hill was born at Hawkstone in Shropshire on 23 August 1744. He was educated at…

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