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Historical

April 2014
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Christ or Hitler?

It’s hard to imagine now what the influence of the Gestapo was like … This state police was a giant organisation, which monitored the whole of life in Germany. We often asked ourselves whether the Gestapo were omniscient or not? They liked to spread the aura of ‘We know all’. They knew a lot.…

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April 2014
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Henry Havelock – ‘every inch a soldier and every inch a Christian’ (1)

In the south-east corner of Trafalgar Square stands a guano-spattered statue, not long ago the object of the then Mayor of London’s ire, who threatened to remove this relic of empire and replace it with something more ‘relevant’. On its plinth is this stirring declaration: ‘Soldiers! Your labours, your privations, your sufferings and your…

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March 2014
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Elkanah Wales of Pudsey (2)

In the 1650s, the Puritan, Elkanah Wales, wrote a book on the atonement entitled Mount Ebal levell’d or redemption from the curse. In this treatise he draws three conclusions. The first conclusion is that all men are under the curse of the law (see ET, February 2014). The second is that Christ was made…

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March 2014
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Thomas Bilney – the forgotten Reformer

Just before his death in the flames, Hugh Latimer encouraged his fellow martyr Nicholas Ridley with these justly famous words: ‘Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle by God’s grace in England, as I trust shall never be put out’.  Latimer was indeed…

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March 2014
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William Gadsby – preaching with power

The humour of William Gadsby was unmistakable. When commenting on Acts 20:37: ‘they [the Ephesian church] fell upon Paul’s neck’, he remarked: ‘it did not mean a building of stone, for if it had been our old collegiate church, it would have broken his neck!’ On another occasion he noticed some boys misbehaving in…

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March 2014
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Robert Haldane (1764-1842) (2)

Last month we learned about the conversion of Robert Haldane and his transformation from Scottish country gentleman to Continental gospel preacher. His arrival in a spiritually lifeless Geneva was to have an enormous impact for God’s kingdom. And God was going to reward his faithful ministry with revival blessing. Let’s see how the story…

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February 2014
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Robert Haldane (1764-1842) (1)

In July 2005, the World G8 Summit was held at the prestigious Gleneagles Hotel between Stirling and Perth in Scotland. It is doubtful if any of the world leaders in attendance would have even known the name of Robert Haldane, and yet the estates of Gleneagles and Airthrey in Stirlingshire had been the ancestral…

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