Written by Preston Jones. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview Lionel-Adolphe Groulx did not only write history, he made it, stoking the flame of Quebec nationalism. Groulx was a historian who believed that pride in the past would give French Canadians confidence in their future. Despite thirty-four years as a […]
Monthly Archives: May 2015
Synopsis Frank C. Peters, a Mennonite Brethren pastor who became president of Waterloo Lutheran University and used his leadership and relational skills to help that institution move from the private faith-based sector into the public sphere, ultimately re-named Wilfrid Laurier University.
Written by John D. Hull. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview Oswald J. Smith was born in November, 1889. He spent part of his childhood assisting his father at the Embro Station train depot near London, Ontario. His most sobering responsibility was to light the semaphore signal lamps about a […]
Early Years When George Grant arrived at Oxford in October 1939 as the Rhodes Scholar from Queen’s University in Kingston, it was his plan to study law and to then return to Canada to work as a constitutional lawyer. Such a career would have coincided perfectly with his mother’s ambitions for him. His two grandfathers, […]
Written by William Christian. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview George Monro Grant – Principal Grant of Queen’s College as he universally came to be known – was a celebrated churchman and university administrator who is best remembered for his travel narrative Ocean to Ocean. Grant’s father, James, left his […]
Written by George Grant. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview Like one of his best-selling novels, the life of John Buchan was full of adventure and achievement. He was one of the most accomplished men of the twentieth century: a successful barrister, a respected scholar, a popular journalist, a trusted […]
Written by Kevin Kee. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview Hugh Thomas Crossley, partner in the well-known Methodist revival team of Crossley and Hunter, was born on an isolated homestead in King Township in present-day Ontario. When he was seventeen, a visit to a Methodist camp meeting changed his life. […]
Written by John G. Stackhouse, Jr. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview Evangelical Christianity in the late nineteenth century generated a number of missionaries of “muscular Christianity,” which championed body and spirit. None was more typical and more well-known in his day than Wilfred Grenfell, missionary doctor to Labrador.
Synopsis Charles Ellington, a “product” the Protestant Orphanage in Victoria and its “official” Sunday school, Oaklands Gospel Hall. He is a retired notary public and Victoria business and Christian lay leader who gave significant leadership to morphing the orphanage into the Cridge Centre for the Family, a contemporary faith-based cradle-to-retirement agency geared to special […]
Written by Kevin Kee. Copyright © 1998 by Michael D. Clarke, used with permission. Overview As one-half of Canada’s most famous evangelistic duo, John Hunter’s mesmerizing preaching and dramatic delivery attracted the attention of hundreds of thousands of Canadians—including the nation’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Hunter’s forte was Bible exposition, using extemporaneous […]