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Historical

July 2015
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Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson (1824–1863)

There are many heroes of the faith or soldiers of the cross that we can call to memory, who have made a great impact on us and stood out as examples of faith. When I lived in England, I read about the Reformers and Puritans, whose godly lives were a great encouragement to me.…

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June 2015
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William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (3)

William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (3) In February 1849, William Chalmers Burns set his face towards the ‘regions beyond’ in mainland China and left for Canton. Foreigners were assumed to be rich, so he could become a prey to robbers. He carried a light purse and was even reluctant to have a Bible with a…

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June 2015
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‘The English church shall be free!’

Medieval historian, Andrea Ruddick, looks at the spiritual dimension of Magna Carta, on its 800th anniversary.

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May 2015
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Andrew Fuller, theologian of love

Andrew Fuller (1754–1815), an indefatigable and fearless Baptist theologian and minister, was an outstanding theologian, with qualities that make him one of the most attractive figures in Baptist history.

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May 2015
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The forgotten John Wesley (4)

The fourth reason we should not forget John Wesley is because of his unique impact on our nation.

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May 2015
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William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (2)

Part 1 is here.   From December 1839, Burns spent several months at Perth. He travelled by coach and ‘gave tracts to all on it and in it (a practice which I intend to follow, wherever I go)’. The congregations were solemn, and many were in tears. He witnessed everywhere he went — on…

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May 2015
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Selections from the works of Andrew Fuller

These three selections from Andrew Fuller’s works have been made by Professor Michael Haykin, see also ‘Andrew Fuller, theologian of love‘. (1) ‘The qualifications and encouragement of a faithful minister illustrated by the character and success of Barnabas’. My dear brother, It is a very important work to which you are this day set apart…

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April 2015
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Remembering the Armenian genocide

My father was born in Cyprus and my mother in Greece, but I am of Armenian origin.

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April 2015
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Light from William Tyndale on the relationship between faith and works

On 8 May 1528, a dangerous book was published. It was entitled The parable of the Wicked Mammon (better known to us as ‘The parable of the unrighteous steward’, in Luke 16). According to Sir Thomas More, it was a ‘very mammona iniquitas, a very treasury and well-spring of wickedness … the wicked book…

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April 2015
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William Chalmers Burns (1815–1868) (Part 1)

William Burns was born on 1 April 1815 at Dun in Scotland, the third son of Rev. W. H. Burns and Elizabeth Chalmers. In 1821 the family moved to Kilsyth, a town of colliers and weavers about 12 miles east of Glasgow.

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April 2015
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The forgotten John Wesley (3)

The third reason we should remember John Wesley is for his remarkable example of zeal and boldness in the cause of the gospel.

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April 2015
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Thomas Cromwell

Some Protestants prominent in church history have recently been portrayed - at times very inaccurately - in BBC television dramas.

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