Busy studying for a Church History class quiz coming up in a few days on 50 key figures in Church History. Came to Lord Shaftesbury (1801-1885). This English Lord and member of Parliament was famous for factory law reform which protected the average Englishmen and was also a very devout Christian.
Get this--Shaftesbury was also an advocate for having religious services in theaters and music halls! How cool is that? (And we think we're so innovative when we move to meet in marketplace settings;-)
Definitely need to do some more research on this guy. Could become one of my church history heroes!