Journey with Reformation Scotland's Matthew Vogan to the places where Scotland's Forgotten History happened. Discover the stories of how the Church in Scotland was led to a more extensive reformation according to God’s Word. Learn about the people God used to bring a spiritual revival that transformed an entire nation. Hear how they dealt with the repression, heavy fines, imprisonment and execution that took place during the time of Scotland’s Greatest Persecution. And discover the surprising and hard hitting lessons for the future that we can learn from the legacy they left behind for us today.
“One of the old sufferers”: William Reid, Dunning – SFH112
Why did William Reid promise to give himself up to the authorities as a wanted field preacher? And why did he once preach in church with a loaded pistol hung around his neck? There are other stories of narrow escapes even in his death when he escaped the malice of the leader of the Jacobite troops, Lord George Murray who wanted "to have the old dog's bones to bristle in the flames of his own manse". We can see why Thomas Boston described Reid as "a worthy man, one of the old sufferers in the persecution".
Note: Cover Photograph by Simon Warren. This depicts the Rollo Standard referred to in the podcast episode. It was captured at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge in 1679 by Major Archibald Rollo, 3rd Lord Rollo (d. 1701), who fought for the royalists. It now hangs in the private collection of the home of the present Lord Rollo, who lives near Dunning in Perthshire and is not readily accessible (information from the Scottish Covenanter Memorial Association).
“The off-scourings of all things, yet…precious”: Alexander Pitcairn, Dron – SFH111
People suffered a lot for attending the preaching of Alexander Pitcairn. For many years he continued to minister near Perth without compromise or capture. We find out how. Returning again to Dron near Perth, we discover more about its minister and his experiences.Cover Photo © Becky Williamson (cc-by-sa/2.0)
“No more night nor darkness”: John Welwood, Dron – SFH110
We explore the story behind a secret burial at dead of night. The deceased young man was only 30 years old but his brief life is worth remembering and some of his dying words retain a unique power. It was the field preacher John Welwood, and he left an abiding influence on another young man Richard Cameron.
The Secret and True History of James Kirkton – Greyfriars, Edinburgh – SFH109
“Constant in the truth”: Archibald Simson of Dalkeith – SFH108
How did hissing pupils lead their teacher to discover Reformation teaching? And how did the number 7 feature in the life and ministry of Archibald Simson of Dalkeith? We explore his imprisonment and attempted murder along with other incidents in this episode.
To be “weighed and laid to heart” – John Sinclair and the Ormiston Covenant – SFH107
We conclude our series about the Solemn League and Covenant in Ormiston and we discover how and why the international covenant made an international journey from here. What abiding significance did the covenant have after it was publicly burned by the authorities?
Scotland’s forgotten history
Well presented and excellent narrative by host Mathew Vogan A must for those who are interested in the Covenanters. Love the the signature music anyone know what it is