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.
Covenant Close and the International Covenant – The Royal Mile, Edinburgh – SFH104
The Royal Mile was the trunk of Old Edinburgh with a large number of small alleyways called closes, courts or wynds branching off on each side. Most of the alleyways are called “closes” which tend to be narrow with tall buildings on both sides and access private property. They all have their own names. One of them is called Covenant Close and as you might have guessed there is a story behind this.
Newbattle Abbey and the International Covenant – Lothian Burial Ground, Newbattle Abbey – SFH103
You would never realise that this neglected spot within the grounds of Newbattle Abbey witnessed considerable events of such historical significance. Our story weaves around Robert Leighton and the leading Covenanting noble the Earl of Lothian. But there are some other famous Covenanters that share some connection with the location too.
Freedom and Faithfulness? – George Johnstone of Newbattle – SFH102
Could this Covenanters cave in Newbattle near Dalkeith have been a hiding place for the local minister George Johnstone? Who was Johnstone and why was he wanted by the government? We learn much about his life, sufferings and decisions. Will he always stand without wavering?
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 member of the Westminster Assembly - Edmund Calamy.
“Honest Mr William Erskine” – Tron Church, Edinburgh – SFH100
Imprisoned (as he put it himself) “merely for preaching the Gospel, as he had received power from Christ”, William Erskine would certainly preach again to the benefit of many. His cousins Ralph and Ebenezer are better known but the little we can learn about "honest Mr William Erskine" gives evidence of a resolute Covenanter. We visit the building where he preached: Tron Church, Edinburgh, sadly no longer used as a church.
“So great an engagement, than which nothing is higher”: The International Covenant in England – SFH099
What a great podcast! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning more about Scotland and the church.
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