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Heroes of the Faith: Robert Raikes

Although the phrase ‘Sunday school’ now tends to be greeted with condescension, when Robert Raikes created the first modern Sunday schools it was a revolutionary answer to a desperate social need. Listen to Podcast Episode Raikes was born in 1735 in Gloucester. His father was editor on the Gloucester Journal, a local paper [...]

2021-10-11T15:14:08+01:00October 16th, 2021|

Heroes of the Faith: G.K. Chesterton

One of the most important cultural figures a hundred years ago was G.K. Chesterton; an astonishingly prolific writer, speaker and defender of Christianity.Listen to Podcast Episode Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in 1874 to a London family with a liberal religious faith, from which he soon drifted away. He studied art in London where [...]

2021-10-05T16:16:12+01:00October 9th, 2021|

Heroes of the Faith: Hannah More

Hannah More was born in 1745 near Bristol, the fourth of five daughters of a schoolmaster. At a time when only upper-class women had a formal education, her father ensured she and her sisters were well taught. She studied at her father’s school for girls and, while still a teenager, taught there. Hannah wrote [...]

2021-09-30T10:06:39+01:00October 2nd, 2021|

Heroes of the Faith: Martyn Lloyd Jones

Martyn Lloyd-Jones was born in Wales in 1899 and lived there until he was a teenager when his family moved to London. Despite spending most of his life in London, Lloyd-Jones never lost either his Welsh language or his Welsh identity. He studied medicine and began to rise rapidly in the medical profession. His [...]

2021-09-28T10:28:56+01:00September 25th, 2021|