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Streams In The Desert

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers (streams) in the desert. (Is. 43: 18,19) Mixed Blessings This past week has been another roller coaster ride. But in the… Continue reading Streams In The Desert

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My Canadian History Journey. It’s not Over.

  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadia#/media/File:Acadie_1750.JPG Join me in this Introductory Course. About eleven years ago, when our son was a teenager, I taught my first Canadian history course to our homeschool co-op. As I read about Quebec’s quest for sovereignty, I remember thinking, ‘I have heard these arguments before.’ I, like other Canadians sympathize with their need for… Continue reading My Canadian History Journey. It’s not Over.

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The Purchase of Rupert’s Land Part 2 – Manitoba is Born

The tiny square that is Manitoba at the time of the Manitoba Act In Part 1, we were told the following - With the American purchase of Alaska in 1867, Canada’s Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, was anxious to gain control of Rupert’s Land. He wanted it to be annexed to the new Dominion of Canada… Continue reading The Purchase of Rupert’s Land Part 2 – Manitoba is Born

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Christian father of Confederation: Sir Adams George Archibald (1814 – 1892)

Claim To Fame: Established the Province of Manitoba Early Life and Influences Sir Adams George Archibald was a politician and a lawyer born in Truro, Nova Scotia in 1814. He descended from a family of Irish Protestants from Londonderry where the Protestant / Catholic animosity ran high. His forebears first settled in New Hampshire, and… Continue reading Christian father of Confederation: Sir Adams George Archibald (1814 – 1892)

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Canadian Bible School Movement (2)

The Influence of the Movement on Canadian Protestantism Last week I dealt with the complex origins of the Bible College Movement in Canada and its influence upon Canadian and international Protestantism. Now it is time to consider why the movement has been so influential among Canadians and Canadian Protestantism. As Burkinshaw asks: “How did these… Continue reading Canadian Bible School Movement (2)

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Canadian Bible School Movement (1)

Much has been written about the Canadian and the American Bible School Movement of the 20th Century, because this movement has had a massive impact on the Christian church, not only in Canada, but also in the foreign mission field. Indeed, a considerable number of people have attended these colleges across Canada. I too have… Continue reading Canadian Bible School Movement (1)