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George, The Cross-Eyed Preacher and The First Great Awakening (Part Two)

One Christian history web site states that George Whitefield was America’s first celebrity.  After he arrived in Georgia in the late 1730’s and later began traveling throughout the colonies, historians believe that as many as eighty percent of all colonists heard him speak at least once. 1,288 more words

Religious History Sunday

September 17

Our Plans and God’s, Part 2

Judges 20:14-28 “the children of Israel arose and went up to the house of God to inquire of God. They said, “Which of us shall go up first to battle against the children of Benjamin?” The LORD said, “Judah first!” 604 more words


The Clapham Sect and Scotland

As the Scottish referendum draws near it’s worth looking at the Clapham Sect within a British, and particularly Scottish, context.

The Union of Parliaments of 1707 had created the United Kingdom. 961 more words

William Wilberforce

What do you want to change?

If you could change one thing in our world what would it be? Thats what I’m thinking about this week. We celebrate people who have brought about great changes in our society, but what about your contribution? 1,018 more words

"Thy touch alone unbounds the chains of slavery" - an unusual grave in the Lake District

Having a tendency to explore old graveyards and spend time reading the gravestones may seem morbid to some, but over time I’ve come across many amazing and unusual stories that – but for the survival of a tombstone – would otherwise have faded from history. 1,877 more words


John Locke and the Clapham Sect

Today – 29 August – marks the anniversary of the birth of John Locke, who was born at Wrington in Somerset in 1632. The village is… 962 more words

William Wilberforce

Step this way, gents

Please note that what I write about is based on my experiences and is therefore just my perception, or interpretation, of circumstances. I have no statistics to manipulate in support of my cause. 697 more words