Patrick Anderson’s Illegal City Meetings – Potterrow, Edinburgh – SFH067

Patrick Anderson’s Illegal City Meetings – Potterrow, Edinburgh – SFH067

A lot was going on in Edinburgh during the time that all meetings outside the parish churches were made illegal. People were gathering for worship in houses every day, right under the noses of the authorities. This is why the story of a not especially well known minister and the street in which he lived on the edge of the Old Town has more to it than meets the eye.

 

Rutherford’s Powerful Case Against Slavery – SFH066

Rutherford’s Powerful Case Against Slavery – SFH066

Not everyone in Scotland’s history kept silent about the evil of slavery. Samuel Rutherford made a very powerful case against slavery in his classic book Lex, Rex which was published in 1645. Listen to find out how his resistance to slavery was crucial to his whole understanding of civil freedom. You may wish to listen to episode 63 “Royal statues, Slavery and Persecution” in addition to understand how appallingly easily slavery reconciled with Stuart Absolutism.

 

What James Guthrie Still Says to Us – SFH065

What James Guthrie Still Says to Us – SFH065

Some of James Guthrie’s last words are well known, others not so much. We look at the abiding relevance of some of what he said on the edge of eternity. It was a message of both hope and warning that we still need to hear today. If you want to know more about James Guthrie take a look at this video or listen to this podcast episode.