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Welcome to The Clearing’s Podcast!

February 6th, 2019

Welcome to The Clearing – Where Eagles Fly… this is our Podcast powered by iTunes. I’m Doug McMurry, director of The Clearing Where Eagles Fly in Virginia, and I want to announce now, August 2019, something new I’m developing.  I am turning all of my video teachings at my website, TheClearing.us, into audio files so […]

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Slave Prayer

November 8th, 2019

Slave Prayer – Following Gabriel’s Rebellion in 1800, it became illegal for slaves to assemble throughout the southern states for “religious” purposes (because the cause of the rebellion was stated to have been “Methodists, Presbyterians and Frenchmen.”) Nonetheless, slaves were all the more diligent to come together for Christian prayer, and even contrived to pray […]

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Robert Carter III

November 8th, 2019

Robert Carter III – A prime example of the stirring of indignation against slavery came in the 18th century. Robert “King” Carter had been one of the most notorious plantation owners to own slaves in Virginia. But his grandson Robert—after his conversion to Christ at the hands of a Baptist evangelist—could not justify to his […]

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John Newton

November 7th, 2019

John Newton – While power and might Christians championed the institution of slavery, spiritually awakened Christians began to sense that God wanted to use them to destroy this institution, as had St. Patrick in Ireland during the fifth century. John Newton, who had been pulled into slave trafficking in Africa as a young man, devoted […]

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The Great Awakening

November 7th, 2019

The Great Awakening – Beginning in 1735, the concept of spiritual awakening went to a whole new level. God showed that He could awaken several nations simultaneously! An extraordinary downpouring of the presence of God in Northampton, Massachussetts spread to dozens of other communities in America. Then, as several pastors in the region of Cambuslang, […]

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