My interest in English history is fueled by our Baptist History tours in the United Kingdom, and also by a growing acquaintance with the tragic decline of Christianity in the country of our heritage. These two volumes are the middle two of four but they cover the periods of history that greatly affect our Baptist heritage (1400-1700 & 1700-1900). Lacey’s books are a compilation of short narratives about important events: Joan of Arc; Henry VIII; Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada; the Great Exhibition; the Black Plague; etc. My favorite quote was from the life of Dr. Samuel Johnson (my grandfather’s first two names). “A woman’s preaching, he declared, is like a dog walking on its hind legs. It is not done well but you are surprised to find it done at all.” Not PC today, but funny nonetheless.
John Adams on False AccusersSeptember 17, 2018
“We find in the rules laid down by the greatest English judges, who have been the brightest of mankind: We are to look upon it as more beneficial that many guilty persons should escape unpunished than one innocent should suffer. The reason is, because it is of more importance to the community that innocence should […]
Thankful? Yes!November 1, 2017
It is a strange time in which to be living—in these last days. The Christian has known that such a time would come, but talking about it or predicting it and living it are different things. I know the coming of the Lord may be years away (or it may be momentary) but the Scripture […]
Local Churches and Their PastorsOctober 29, 2016
The month of October afforded me a number of opportunities to fellowship with local church pastors from various states and even countries. Though I have written on the local church a lot this year, I want to relate the blessing that I received from my fellowship with these men and also to enhance our appreciation […]