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The Curiosity Index (11.04.2018)

What does Jesus mean by ‘new wineskins’? As with most of Jesus’ parables, the information that it drew on was relatively mundane. But what is its significance? What is Jesus referring to? Ian Paul takes you through all the possibilities The Record of a Revival Meeting-houses which had been deserted were crowded. Meeting-houses which had been more than large enough for their congregations for two or three generations had to be made larger. New meeting-houses in great numbers were erected. Cottages were rented in villages; farm-house kitchens were lent; old…

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Notable Swedish pioneers: Anders Wiberg

Some years ago I came by the 2-volume Dictionary of Evangelical Biography (1730-1860) which I admit is a bit obscure. But I thought I’d trawl its pages for entries on Swedish Christians to learn more about its notable figures and history.  Anders Wiberg (1816-1887) was another key figure in the development of the Baptists in Sweden. Born outside Hudiksvall, which is about two and a half hours drive north of Stockholm, Wiberg was converted at the age of 28 in 1842. Along with the Scottish Methodist missionary George Scott, Wiberg edited Missionstidningen…

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Notable Swedish pioneers: Gustavus Schroeder

Some years ago I came by the 2-volume Dictionary of Evangelical Biography (1730-1860) which I admit is a bit obscure. But I thought I’d trawl its pages for entries on Swedish Christians to learn more about its notable figures and history.  Gustavus Schroeder or Gustaf Schröder (1821-1914) was another significant figure in the history of the Swedish Baptists. Born in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden, Schroder became a seaman at the age of 16. He remained a sailor for the next 30 years, including around 20 years as captain of…

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Notable Swedish pioneers: Gustaf Palmquist

Some years ago I came by the 2-volume Dictionary of Evangelical Biography (1730-1860) which I admit is a bit obscure. But I thought I’d trawl its pages for entries on Swedish Christians to learn more about its notable figures and history.  Gustaf Palmquist (1812-1867) was a Baptist leader and a key figure among Swedish Baptists particularly in America. Between 1851 and 1910 around one million Swedes emigrated to America (and in that time only around 100,000 returned). This significant minority began to form its own denominations and structures and Palmquist was instrumental…

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Notable Swedish Christians: F.O.Nilsson

Some years ago I came by the 2-volume Dictionary of Evangelical Biography (1730-1860) which I admit is a bit obscure. But I thought I’d trawl its pages for entries on Swedish Christians to learn more about its notable figures and history. We’ll take the series alphabetically.  Fredrik Olaus Nilsson (1809-1881) was a key figure in the development of religious freedom in Sweden due to his fierce commitment to the Baptist cause. Born into a nautical family, when hard times struck FO turned to the sea. One one voyage down the Atlantic coast of the US,…

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