More than 370 years ago two men were in deep conversation as they walked on the hill now known as the Necropolis in Glasgow. The impact of those deliberations still endures in a publication that they planned together. We also find out how it had a close connection with the final moments on the scaffold for some Covenanters.
C H Spurgeon said, “If I had lived in Durham’s time, I should never, I think, have wanted to hear any other preacher; I would have sat, both by night and day, to receive the sweet droppings of his honeyed lips.” Who was James Durham and why did he deserve such high regard? There are few people better placed to take us in to the life and significance of this man than Donald John Maclean. In this interview we discover a fascinating ministry that continues today. It was Robert Baillie who described Durham as “one of the best and ablest men in Britain”. Baillie’s desire still remains as relevant as ever, “O if it were the good pleasure of the Master of the vineyard to plant many such noble vines in this land!”
Donald John has also given an address on James Durham, 1622-1658: A Life Lived In Service Of The Church.