Covenant or Career? The Choices and Principles of Sir James Dundas of Arniston – SFH073

Covenant or Career? The Choices and Principles of Sir James Dundas of Arniston – SFH073

Join us at the stunning mansion house of Arniston, Midlothian to discover a lesser known principled landowning Covenanter called Sir James Dundas, first Lord of Arniston. His direct descendant Althea Dundas-Bekker invites us to her home to tell us about his life, significance and a forgotten manuscript. As we sit in the part of the house in which Sir James lived, we find out how he faced the choice of whether to sacrifice his conscience or career.

If you would like a guided tour of Arniston House from Althea during May to September go to www.arnistonhouse.com to book. You can also arrange private group tours on request.

What David Dickson’s Forgotten Sermons Can Still Teach Us – SFH072

What David Dickson’s Forgotten Sermons Can Still Teach Us – SFH072

David Dickson’s sermons on the book of Lamentations, preached in the year 1628 have been forgotten. They were never ever published. But they have now come to light and contain some very relevant teaching for us in our current context. The published volume can be purchased here.

 

“Scotland broke loose with conventicles of all sorts”: The “Blynk” of 1674 – Woolmet – SFH71

“Scotland broke loose with conventicles of all sorts”: The “Blynk” of 1674 – Woolmet – SFH71

During several weeks in the spring of 1674, meetings with Covenanter preachers spread like wild fire everywhere across the south of Scotland. Thousands attended and the government could scarcely restrain them. In this episode, we are at the site of Woolmet Chapel in Danderhall. We discover a little more of this dramatic interlude in a dark period of suffering and its significance.

Hearts Intertwined in Faith and Suffering: John Fraser and Jean Moffat – Glencorse Old Kirk – SFH70

Hearts Intertwined in Faith and Suffering: John Fraser and Jean Moffat – Glencorse Old Kirk – SFH70

We continue to follow John Fraser and Jean Moffat’s journey to Glencorse Old Kirk. Surviving a woeful Atlantic voyage, they find liberty and marriage in New England. But their haven of rest in Glencorse will be shortlived. Find out why. The intertwined hearts in the window in Glencorse Old Kirk is an appropriate motif for their experience.

Please note that Glencorse Old Kirk is privately owned by Glencorse House and any visits must be prior arrangement with them. Grateful thanks to them for the opportunity to visit and their very kind assistance.

The Most Delightful Place on Earth? – Glencorse Old Kirk and John Fraser and Jean Moffat’s Journey There – SFH69

The Most Delightful Place on Earth? – Glencorse Old Kirk and John Fraser and Jean Moffat’s Journey There – SFH69

The tranquil setting of Glencorse Old Kirk has enchanted many and is a popular wedding location. John Fraser and Jean Moffat settled nearby but their journey there from the Highlands and the Borders was one of intense suffering. Only in their twenties, their troubled experiences are uncovered in this episode. 

Please note that Glencorse Old Kirk is privately owned by Glencorse House and any visits must be prior arrangement with them. Grateful thanks to them for the opportunity to visit and their very kind assistance.

The Eventful Life of William Traill of Borthwick, Donegal and Maryland – SFH068

The Eventful Life of William Traill of Borthwick, Donegal and Maryland – SFH068

William Traill started out as a chaplain near Borthwick, Midlothian but after many years in Donegal and Maryland he returned to minister here. His brother Robert Traill addressed his book Justification Vindicated to him here. We discover how he influenced Francis Makemie to establish some of the earliest churches for the Scots-Irish communities.  Find out also how he was helped in his work at Borthwick by some mysterious knocks.