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All articles & reviews tagged with historical

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December 2021
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The story of the Müller Homes

Christmas celebrations were very simple in most Victorian orphanages. The Christmas meal was modest and there were few presents. Children who had uncles or aunts might get a few gifts, but children with no relatives would get none. But things were different at the Müller Homes – the orphanage at Ashley Down in Bristol.…

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May 2021
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VE Day: Why do wars persist?

Neither drizzle nor dull skies dampened the celebrations on 8 May 1945. Victory in Europe had finally put an end to years of suffering, separation, and death. The war was over. Crowds euphoric with joy swarmed Buckingham Palace. There were hugs and kisses, smiles and laughter, dancing and singing. For the first time since…

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April 2021
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‘The Best Friend in the Worst Time’: pandemics in church history

As historians look at history, they seek to discern the forces or people that have shaped the past. My own historical convictions have led me to focus on people as the main actors on the stage of history, not economic forces or ideologies per se. Yet there is definitely a place to evaluate the…

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April 2021
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How Christianity transformed the world

The searing image of five screaming children fleeing a napalm attack in Vietnam in June 1972 was one of the iconic photographs of the twentieth century. Kim Phuc, the central child in the photo, suffered life-changing burns. She was left with physical and psychological scars, and a burden of anger and bitterness. When Kim…

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November 2020
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250th anniversary of George Whitefield’s death

During the 250th anniversary of George Whitefield’s birth (1714), Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones described Whitefield as the ‘greatest evangelist England has ever produced’, but also as the ‘most neglected man in church history’. Were ‘the Doctor’ with us today, would he think Whitefield as neglected on the 250th anniversary of his death (30 September 1770)?…

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September 2020
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10 facts about the Pilgrim Fathers

This month – September – marks the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower. In popular perceptions the ‘pilgrims’ are Puritans who left England in 1620 seeking religious freedom. But how well do we know them? 1. Many don’t class them as Puritans The Puritans aimed to complete the reformation of the Church…

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August 2020
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A Tailor, a Tinker, and a Cobbler

As a leap year, February in 2020 had 29 days. So did 1640, and on 29 February 1640, in the remote Buckinghamshire parish of Stoke Hammond, Benjamin Keach was born to John and Joyce Keach. He became a prominent preacher in London after 1668. He was the most prolific writer among the Particular Baptists…

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