English Baptist Forebears

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It was a point of personal pride for me when I was told as a child that through my father’s father I was descended from the English royal house of Stuart.  It was a matter of disappointment in my teen … Continue reading

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“When I call to remembrance…”

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An invitation to a family wedding was the impetus for a recent trip to the place of my birth.  Although I was raised in suburban Detroit, I was born in a small town in eastern New York state within eyesight … Continue reading

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“He received it not”

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When I was a boy – perhaps eight or nine years old – my brother and I were both diagnosed as having a cavity, so we were taken by our mother to an appointment with the dentist to have our … Continue reading

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Confinement

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Following his bold testimony at the Diet of Worms, in order to protect him, friends had Martin Luther imprisoned in Wartburg Castle.  Initially, he did not know who had captured him or where he was confined.  While the drama of … Continue reading

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