The Crook Inn and The Birkhill Inn – SFH031

The Crook Inn and The Birkhill Inn – SFH031

A tale of two inns.  The Crook Inn (on the A701 near Tweedsmuir) and Birkhill Cottage (on the A708 near the Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve) were both used by Covenanters as well as Claverhouse and his dragoons. But what would happen if they were both there at the same time?

Matthew Vogan and Jimmy Fisher are driving around in the hills between Edinburgh and Moffat to discover the tales behind some of the abandoned places by the roadside.

To dig deeper visit ScotlandsForgottenHistory.com

 

Samuel Rutherford & Lex Rex – Parliament Square, Edinburgh – SFH030

Samuel Rutherford & Lex Rex – Parliament Square, Edinburgh – SFH030

What do Boris Johnson, the prorogation of parliament and the Scottish Court of Session have to do with Scotland’s Forgotten History? Matthew Vogan is in Edinburgh’s Parliament Square, outside the court, to explain why Samuel Rutherford’s book still has an impact today. 

To learn more about the book, and the points Rutherford was making, visit ReformationScotland.org/lex-rex

Click here to read the Opinion of Lord Carloway, the Lord President of the Court of Session.

To dig deeper, visit ScotlandsForgottenHistory.com

James Renwick – Preaching in Conventicles – Talla – SFH029

James Renwick – Preaching in Conventicles – Talla – SFH029

Jimmy Fisher joins Matthew Vogan to discover more of the places that played significant roles in Scotland’s Covenanting past.  In this episode they’re exploring near the Talla reservoir in the Borders to find out more about the field preacher, James Renwick.

To read more about James Renwick, and to read some of his insights into Christ and biblical truth (updated into modern English) please visit the Blog of James Renwick on ReformationScotland.org

To dig deeper, visit ScotlandsForgottenHistory.com

 

 

Andrew Gray – Lady Stair’s Close, Edinburgh – SFH028

Andrew Gray – Lady Stair’s Close, Edinburgh – SFH028

David Woollin of Reformation Heritage Books joins Matthew Vogan outside what is now The Writer’s Museum in Edinburgh.  However, the initials carved in stone on the 17th century marriage lintel above the door confirm that this was once the childhood home of a remarkable young Scottish preacher called Andrew Gray.   RHB have published a new book with twelve rare sermons preached by Andrew Gray.

“There is no substitute for reading Gray himself. He will warm your soul, convict you of slothfulness and urge you to godliness. He is always full of spirit and life.  His sermons make doctrine intelligible and practical. They powerfully speak to the mind and the conscience, comforting the regenerate and inviting the unsaved. Above all, they seek to win souls to Christ.”

Dr. Joel Beeke.

Find out more here:

Be Reconciled with God: Sermons of Andrew Gray (Gray)

 

John Hunter’s Grave, Tweedsmuir – SFH027

John Hunter’s Grave, Tweedsmuir – SFH027

Picking up from the earlier episode at the Devil’s Beef Tub, Matthew Vogan and Jimmy Fisher are in Tweedsmuir to tell the rest of the story of what happened to John Hunter.

“When Zion’s King was robbed of His right,

His witnesses in Scotland put to flight,

When Popish prelates and indulgency

Combined against Christ to ruin Presbytery,

All who would not unto their idols bow

They sought them out and whom they found they slew.

‘For owning of Christ’s cause I then did die.

My blood for veangeance on His en’mies did cry.’

 

To dig deeper, visit ScotlandsForgottenHistory.com

Stobo Kirk, Peeblesshire – SFH026

Stobo Kirk, Peeblesshire – SFH026

There’s not much to Stobo; some houses and farms, a lovely garden and a famous Spa, but it’s full of history with regards to the church.  Matthew Vogan is joined again by Jimmy Fisher of Scottish Reformation Tours to discover some of the interesting stories that stem from Stobo Kirk.

To dig deeper, visit ScotlandsForgottenHistory.com