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Solidarity

Yesterday I wrote about the amazing things our primary students have been working on for Earth Day. I wanted to share some of the ways our intermediate students have taken the idea of global awareness and caring to the next level: 419 more words

Quotes

Old town

I would imagine that a few places in the Old Town are going to be very popular in 2017. Here’s a couple of images I took the other day when we had the big yellow thing in the sky that keeps you warm. 7 more words

Wilberforce and Jane Austen: some possible connections

My other half, aka Professor Philip Stott, has been diligently researching any possible links between Wilberforce and Jane Austen and his research has now been published by ‘Austentations’, the periodical of the Kent branch of the Jane Austen Society under the title ‘Did Jane Austen meet William Wilberforce?’ 1,632 more words

William Wilberforce

“If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.”

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The Courageous Humility of William Wilberforce

I recently finished Eric Metaxas’ biography of William Wilberforce: Amazing Grace – William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. It is a fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable read that I happily recommend for your reading pleasure. 739 more words

Christian Living

"No, Asshole, You’re Totally Wrong": What Plantation Is Jim DeMint Living On?

I once had this idea for a play about God, a comedy, in which the audience would be introduced to a series of casuists and charlatans and braggarts and bloviators, and they’d be carrying on, lecturing away on topics large and small with serene self-confidence. 1,275 more words

Conservatives

Thomas Gisborne

John’s more illustrious brother….vocal anti slavery campaigner but also an enthusiastic proponent of some very dodgy views on gender and class..I am just embarking on a (first?) study of the man, his life.. 12 more words