KNITTING EYEBROWS WITH MY 7th GREAT GRANDFATHER

“Cotton’s conversion by Sibbes and his shift to Sibbes’ plain evangelical style of preaching was affirmed when John Preston knocked on his door to tell Cotton how his sermon had enabled “God to speak effectually unto his heart”. Prior to his conversion, Preston studied music, medicine and astronomy and “thought it below him to be a minister” as he “held the study of Divinity to be a kind of honest silliness”.6 After his conversion, Preston and Cotton became friends for life and Preston, later, made annual trips to Boston, Lincolnshire Read More …