HistoryLesson

This series by Kevin Flatt, associate professor of history at Redeemer University College, brings to light stories from our past that can inform wise choices for the future of Canadian Evangelicals. It launched in May 2013.

Click the range of years below to browse the entire series.

2017-2016

 | 2015-2011

 

2015

Pier 21

Canadian evangelicalism is an immigrant faith. (Nov/Dec, 2015)

In Defence of the Jews

Canadian evangelicals spoke out between the world wars (Sept/Oct, 2015)

Stories Woven Together

Black-Mennonite interaction in Canada (July/Aug, 2015)

Tragedy and Heroism in Halifax

The Christian community rallied when disaster struck (May/June, 2015)

When a Hippie Meets Jesus...

The Jesus People movement brought colour and challenge to the Church in the 1970s (Mar/Apr, 2015)

Better Late than Never

The churches’ response to the mistreatment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War was slow to warm up – but had an impact (Jan/Feb, 2015)

2014

Pastors in the Trenches

How military chaplains overcame bickering, boredom and bullets, and become comrades to Canada’s soldiers in the First World War (Nov/Dec, 2014)

God and the Classroom

Should children pray in class? Is it desirable, or even possible, for schools to teach from a religiously neutral perspective? Do parents have the right to determine which worldview shapes their children’s education? (Sep/Oct, 2014)

Helping in the Name of Christ: MCC Canada

To Russia with love and back again. The rich history of the Mennonite Central Committee in Canada. (Jul/Aug, 2014)

Canadian Churches and Armageddon

Evangelicals played a key role in the Great War. What have we learned in the hundred years passed? By guest columnist Gordon Heath. (May/Jun, 2014)

The Little-Known World of Girl Evangelists

Girl evangelists are a suprising part of Canada's church history. (Mar/Apr, 2014)

He Shall Have Dominion From Sea to Sea 

Was Canada founded as a Christian country? (Jan/Feb, 2014)

2013

God's Northern Messenger

He was born with the Cree name Sakachuwescum. He died with the English name Henry Budd. Between those two names is a story. (November 1, 2013)

Holding Course in Troubled Times

The cultural changes of the '60s, that time of tie-dye, TVs and Trudeaumania, turned our religious landscape upside down by weakening our country's two largest religious groups. (September 1, 2013)

Sex, Drugs, and... Religion

What comes to mind when you think of the 1960s? (July 1, 2013)

More Than a Gravestone

Faith Today's new history column introduces us to Canada's colourful evangelical history. (May 1, 2013)