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.

 

Forgotten Riches from Rutherford’s ‘Christ Dying’ – Interview with Rob McCurley – SFH057

Forgotten Riches from Rutherford’s ‘Christ Dying’ – Interview with Rob McCurley – SFH057

Even many who love to read Samuel Rutherford’s spiritually rich devotional letters have never heard of or read some of his other books. One forgotten book that exalts the glory of the Redeemer in a way that readers of the letters will recognise is called Christ Dying and Drawing Sinners to Himself. In a series of sermons on John chapter 12, Rutherford enters into deep meditation on Christ’s person and sufferings. Rev. Rob McCurley has made a special study of the book and in this extended interview he is able to help summarise it and explain its value for today. He explains why it is his favourite of all the books Rutherford wrote. Join us in mining these spiritual riches to get insights for today.