Earliest UK Monastic Site?

A monastic site near Glastonbury, which according to legend was visited by King Arthur, is the earliest uncovered in the UK, new tests show.

CHR Comment: The excavation is uncovering numerous graves. The dates are based on carbon dating.

Source: Beckery Chapel near Glastonbury ‘earliest known UK monastic life’ – BBC News

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Ian Howard Marshall, Courageous and Winsome Bible Scholar

A tribute to the New Testament expert who kept the flame of evangelical scholarship from burning out.

CHR Comment: I. Howard Marshall (1934-2015) was a well established New Testament scholar who supported and advanced academic study and publishing among Evangelicals. The article provides anecdotes from other scholars who valued his service and influence.

Source: Died: Ian Howard Marshall, Courageous and Winsome Bible Scholar | Christianity Today

Roman Catholic Plot to Destroy Parliament. Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.

CHR Comment: The infamous gunpowder plot of 1605 is still widely remembered and observed in England though the activities are less about faith than frolic these days. The town of Lewes also remembers the martyrdom of 17 Protestants at this time by hosting huge bonfires.

Source: Q&A: Remember, remember the fifth of November. Who is Guy Fawkes anyway?