Tag Archives: History

Divided loyalties and the saving of England – a book review

Alfred the Great is known to most people because of a legend that he burned some cakes whilst sheltering from an advancing army. Yet the story of this reluctant soldier-king is a pivotal episode in the forming of the nation … Continue reading

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We’ve been here before!

Faithwriters’ Challenge – 26th May 2016 – Topic: Computer I remember my first encounter with computers — a teletype terminal tucked in a cupboard-like room at the end of a school corridor. Characters thumped out from the white cylindrical keys were … Continue reading

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Book Review – People of the book

What do a rare butterfly, some wine stains, a white cat hair and a few grains of salt have in common? They are all clues to the remarkable history of an ancient book that has criss-crossed Europe for over six … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1929

Certain key dates have been celebrated in The Salvation Army as markers of it’s growth. It’s origins are dated from 1865, when its founder William Booth preached on Mile End Waste, and returned home to tell his wife “Catherine, I … Continue reading

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Book review: Shout aloud Salvation

In Shout Aloud Salvation, Charles Terrot retells the story of The Salvation Army through the eyes of two young girls who join Elijah Cadman’s Hallelujah Army. Continue reading

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A real mixed-up faith

Worshipping this morning in Coldingham Parish Church I was struck by the irony of a non-conformist 21st century congregation worshipping in the last remnant of an ancient Roman Catholic Priory. What would John Knox and his fellow reformers have made … Continue reading

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Book review: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett

(Published by Penguin, London 2010 – ISBN 978-0-141-03928-2) When Skeeter Phelan returns from college in 1962 to her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi she realises how little she has in common with her old school friends. Now married, they all have … Continue reading

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