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Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672): H.L. Mencken once said that Puritanism is “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere might be happy.” But is this characterization of the Puritans as stern and joyless really true? Anne Bradstreet’s life would indicate otherwise! As a member of the English Puritans…
Cheryl Brodersen
July 19, 2022
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Sarah Edwards, Part 2

Sarah Edwards (1710-1758): Join us today as we continue the story of Sarah Edwards, wife of the great theologian Jonathan Edwards. As the Great Awakening swept through the American Colonies, Jonathan and Sarah found themselves right in the middle of this great move of God’s…
Cheryl Brodersen
July 12, 2022
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Elizabeth Bunyan & Sarah Edwards

Elizabeth Bunyan (c.1641-1691) & Sarah Edwards (1710-1758): John Bunyan and Jonathan Edwards are two of the most famous and important figures in Church History–one as the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, and the other as America’s first and arguably greatest philosopher and theologian. Yet as with…
Cheryl Brodersen
July 5, 2022
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Lady Jane Grey, Part 2

Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554): We continue today with the poignant story of England’s “Nine Day Queen,” Lady Jane Grey. Although used as a political pawn by unscrupulous members of the aristocracy (including her own parents!), Jane maintained her ardent, radiant faith in Christ to the…
Cheryl Brodersen
June 28, 2022
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Anne Boleyn, Part 2

Anne Boleyn (c. 1501-1536): Today we finish the fascinating yet tragic story of Queen Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII’s second wife and a key figure in the unusual beginnings of the Reformation in England. We close this episode with the story of Lois Landis, a…
Cheryl Brodersen
June 23, 2022
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Anne Askew, Part 1

Anne Askew (1521-1546): That’s right, it’s time for another woman from Tudor England! Today we discuss the life of Anne Askew, a bold, outspoken woman of the English nobility whose stand on the Scriptures and support for the Reformation put her in hot water with…
Cheryl Brodersen
June 23, 2022
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