William Blackstone: Conforming to the Law of God

Sir William Blackstone was born into privilege in 1723 to a wealthy apothecary. But after the death of his father and mother, at the age of 12 years old things began to change drastically for the young William. The once privileged child of well to do parents had now became an orphan and in these times being an orphan meant living with little and wanting for much.

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William Blackstone: Conforming to the Law of God

Sir William Blackstone was born into privilege in 1723 to a wealthy apothecary. But after the death of his father and mother, at the age of 12 years old things began to change drastically for the young William. The once privileged child of well to do parents had now became an orphan and in these times being an orphan meant living with little and wanting for much.

John Witherspoon: Christ is my only King

John Witherspoon was born in Gifford, Scotland on February 15, 1723 to the Reverend James Alexander Witherspoon and Miss Anne Walker.  As John grew into a young man, he followed in his father’s footsteps attending the University of Edinburgh where he earned a Master of Arts degree and studied to master the field of divinity.
While Witherspoon wasn’t away at school he wrote three prominent works on theology entitled the “Ecclesiastical Characteristics” and also practiced as an evangelical minister for the Church of Scotland.This is also where he married the love …

Sir Francis Bacon: Seeking To Experience

Sir Francis Bacon was the Father of Empiricism. Credited for introducing the foundations of the scientific method that is used today, he was a brilliant scientist and philosopher, as well as a politician. Experiments and inductive reasoning became the emphasis of science after Bacon’s theoretical groundwork.

Josiah Wedgwood: The Potter and the Clay

Josiah Wedgwood was a potter by profession. His beautiful art has made him one of the most famous potters, and the name Wedgwood is still well-recognized in pottery today. The Slave Medallion, created by Wedgwood, was one of the most popular images in art during Wedgwood’s time. It made the public more aware of abolition and increased Josiah Wedgwood’s fame as a potter.
Yet the Bible calls him clay. Wedgwood formed pottery with the work of his hands. But it was the Lord who molded Wedgwood into the person he was. …

James Clerk Maxwell: Seeing the Light

 
James Clerk Maxwell was a physicist and mathematician by profession. Before his discovery, electricity, light, and magnetism were considered to be completely separate experiences. By uncovering that they all were manifestations of the electromagnetic field, his electromagnetic theory was a huge breakthrough in science.
Maxwell was gifted with a brilliant mind, and he used this gift to make contributions that go beyond the benefit of this world alone. He made scientific advancements that set the stage for radios followed by television. But all of his work was rooted in serving the …