Three British Martyrs: Bishop Hooper

March 1, 2017
Our continuing study of the three British martyrs leads us now to Bishop Hooper. John Hooper was born in 1495 in Somerset, England. He went on to study at the University of Cambridge and received his bachelor’s degree. Then we are not sure what happened to him. He probably

Three British Martyrs: Dr. Taylor

February 22, 2017
In this installment, we are going to start a series called Three British Martyrs. These were all martyrs under Bloody Mary and all of their martyrdoms and the accounts of their lives are recorded for us in Foxe's Book of Martyrs. The first British martyr to consider is Dr. Rowland

Rio 1558

February 15, 2017
The Summer Olympics were just held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. But I want to take us back to Rio in 1558. There is a slight backstory here, so let's pick it up. In 1555, a French colony was established in what is now Rio de Janeiro. Then

The Divinity School Address

February 8, 2017
On July 15, 1838, Ralph Waldo Emerson gave the commencement address at Harvard Divinity School. The address has come to be seen as a significant essay, both in American literature and American history, and is simply known as the "Divinity School Address." Emerson begins by setting the stage: "In
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