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I'd like to dedicate this award to ....

This is where I say thank you to the lovely Bendilyn Bach, writer of a blog that I read and unfailingly enjoy, by the name of… 855 more words


The Fierce Convictions of Hannah More - a review of Karen Swallow Prior's biography of a poet, reformer and abolitionist

A Consecrated Pen

In Fierce Convictions – The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (2014, Thomas Nelson), Karen Swallow Prior presents the life of a woman described by John Newton as wielding “a consecrated pen.” One might be tempted to say that Prior wields the same pen in her account of this 18th-19th Century woman of letters, action and faith. 1,103 more words

William Wilberforce {26/31 Niches}

William Wilberforce 1759-1833 (He is well known for his part in thr abolition of slavery in England. His life was recently dramatized in the excellent movie: … 513 more words

31 Days Of Niche Convictions

Slaves, Outlaws and the Beast of Farnborough (London LOOP Part 11)

Cooped up at home for the last couple of weeks supervising builders, I was desperate to get out. I’d been lucky that my two weeks of being out of circulation had coincided with some miserable weather, but I could actually feel the modicum of hill fitness gained in my legs in the Lakes seeping away. 1,797 more words

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Say No To Slavery

Today is Anti-Slavery Day.

In spite of the work of William Wilberforce and many others to abolish it, slavery is still alive and well, and not only in the Third World. 243 more words


The Courage of William Wilberforce

I recently gave a talk on courageous leadership, and I used the life of William Wilberforce as an example of what it means to be a truly courageous leader—the type of person who faces adversity head-on and never wavers in his resolve. 502 more words

Courageous Leadership