What does it take to educate an imagination that changes her generation, her nation, her era, her world? During the great 19th century campaign to end the British Slave Trade one woman did so through her pen. Novels, poetry, and inexpensive pamphlets flowed furiously from the imagination of Hannah More. But like all children
One of the great influences used of God during this time of seeking in William’s life was pastor and celebrated hymn writer John Newton. John himself was a man who had started life with a gentle hand guiding him in paths of righteousness. His mother, Elizabeth Newton, was a sickly woman, but this did
What if you were not guaranteed tomorrow with your children? What if a relative didn’t approve of your faith and snatched away your children? Or what if a premature death cut short the light of maternal influence? What would be the one thing you could teach them that would woo their hearts to Christ?
Passion is the heart of story. No good writer has ever existed without him being thoroughly interested in what he is writing about – as an essay by a young English man over two hundred years ago teaches us. While we don’t know much about the childhood education of Thomas Clarkson, we do have
Our story is of a forgotten teacher and his very famous student. We pick up the tale up when young William was sent to a boys’ school in the port town of Hull, taught by Joseph Milner. Frail, tiny of frame, and cheerful, both the physical and personal nature of the seven-year-old instantly set
In response to man’s rebellion a divine war was declared on sin, with most of humanity siding against their Creator. But still the plan forged in eternity past could not be halted. Finally, about four thousand years after Adam’s transgression, a child, fully God and fully man, was born. In Him was life –
Christmas always springs mixed emotions in my heart. I love the biblical narrative of how our God became man, so we could become children of God. But in America we’ve grown blasphemously dull to the holy awe of this all-important event. Could it be in focusing on the chapter we have lost the epic
After joining himself to the Pilgrim congregation, Brewster was a “special help and support to them.”opening his home to them for meeting at “great expense to himself”. An elder who took seriously the command to “lover of hospitality” (Titus 1:8) and did so “without grudging” (1 Peter 4:9). Brewster’s association with the Pilgrims, his