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“A Man of Many Meditations” – John Carstairs – SFH097

“A Man of Many Meditations” – John Carstairs – SFH097

We conclude the life of John Carstairs (or Carstares), this remarkable story is not often told. He was not just a man of prayer but also "a man of many meditations". Also "of great and rare piety; he was full of love; he dwelt, walked, and lived in that fire of love"....

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Escaping from Prison – Canongate Tolbooth – SFH096

Escaping from Prison – Canongate Tolbooth – SFH096

Many Covenanter prisoners were kept in the fearful conditions of the Canongate Tolbooth. Anyone would want to escape, and more than a few Covenanter prisoners actually managed to gain their freedom. We find out more about that in this episode but also look at those...

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An Ingenious Alibi – Bowbeat Hill, Moorfoots – SFH092

An Ingenious Alibi – Bowbeat Hill, Moorfoots – SFH092

Interrogated on your way to an illegal worship service. Would you admit where you were going and endanger your life as well as others? Would a lie be wrong? This happened to one young woman and in this episode we find out more about the circumstances and her ingenious...

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Scotland’s Forgotten International Covenant – SFH089

Scotland’s Forgotten International Covenant – SFH089

What was the connection between reformation and covenant? Why did English puritans as well as Scots come to think it was necessary to have a covenant for the whole British Isles?  Most people today know little about the Solemn League and Covenant and what makes it...

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