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Explaining the International Covenant – SFH101

Explaining the International Covenant – SFH101

What exactly was the Solemn League and Covenant all about? Many people were asking this at the time of course. And some tried to help them with published explanations. In this episode we get an overview of the International Covenant and how it was applied by a leading...

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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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