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Canadian History With New Eyes: The Dark Ages?

Image by MrsBrown from Pixabay The Dark Ages & the French Wars of Religion Some time ago, I started to read through the book of Romans. Upheaval in my life derailed me. On March 13th 2019, I started reading the book of Romans again, but this time, imagining  myself back in the era of the… Continue reading Canadian History With New Eyes: The Dark Ages?

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Canadian History with New Eyes- Here I Stand

Image by Igor Link from Pixabay The Premise For the past few years, I have been working on a Canadian History curriculum from a Christian perspective, aiming to put over 10 years of my research into a cohesive unit for ages from High School to Adult. The premise for my course is that God used… Continue reading Canadian History with New Eyes- Here I Stand

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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.… 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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The Supreme Court, The Law Society and You… or your Children

Judgement shall return unto righteousness. Psalm 94:15  When I was a child, I sang the following Hymn: Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King? Who will be His helpers, other lives to bring? Who will leave the world’s side? Who will face the foe? Who is on the Lord’s side? Who for Him… Continue reading The Supreme Court, The Law Society and You… or your Children

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The Purchase of Alaska

            The purchase of Alaska was influenced by a few important intersecting issues. Russia was selling off assets to pay its debts; there was the fear of conquest by a stronger nation, whether the US or Britain, and there was the over-trapping of sea otters to their near extinction. In… Continue reading The Purchase of Alaska

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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)

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Whatever Happened to Christian Canada?

I kind of hope that title catches you by surprise - I certainly had to take a second look at it. It unmistakably implies that Canada was at one time a Christian nation. Indeed, Canada was a Christian nation throughout much of its history. The evidence for this is everywhere. To list just a few… Continue reading Whatever Happened to Christian Canada?

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What’s useful about studying history?

History for many children and teenagers is considered, at the very least, a dull enterprise. At the most, it is the stuff of nightmares to teach and listen to. It is also one of the more forgotten courses to teach. A busy homeschooling mother may be inclined to just teach math, English, and science. Afterall… Continue reading What’s useful about studying history?