Introduction On October 21, 2023, the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada (hence Fellowship or FEB) will celebrate seventy years of united gospel witness. The formation of the Fellowship in 1953, had a unique Ontario context in the merger between the Fellowship of Independent Baptist Churches of Canada and the Union of Regular Baptist [...]
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The Swahili Coast, Watamu, (2018) The Roman Catholic Church arrived on the East Coast of Africa in 1498 in the form of the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama. Between 1593 and 1596 the Portuguese built Fort Jesus on Mombasa Island, but they did not go beyond the coast and left in 1698 when Fort Jesus [...]
The First Protestant Church in East Africa at Rabai, Kenya. Today this building houses the Krapf Museum. In 2006 Jochen Eber published a biography of Ludwig Krapf in German. He has no plans for an English edition. In the introduction to that work, Eber points out, that there has been a renewed interest in the [...]
In the late 1970s, Jerry Falwell Sr. mobilized the Christian right of American with the founding of the Moral Majority. His slogan at the rallies was “I love America,” and the goal was to provide a vehicle to address cultural and moral issues and combat legislation that would take America away from its Judeo-Christian ethic. [...]
No other book in the Bible presents the passionate and pursuing love of Christ, as the Song of Solomon. On the other hand, no other book in the Bible presents the Christian’s love so fragile and insecure as this book. The opening scene of the Song of Solomon sets the stage for the entire book; [...]
Northwest Baptist Bible College, Port Coquitlam, Vancouver. The College later moved to Langley on the Campus of Trinity Western University (Credit: McMaster University Archive, Rowell Archives, Box 7). Early in July 1927 thirteen Churches left the British Columbia Baptist Convention in the struggle to maintain a theologically conservative and gospel witness in Western [...]
McMaster University, circa 1905 (credit: McMaster University) In 1927 the Fundamentalist/Modernist controversy, which had been simmering for decades, finally reached boiling point, resulting in two major Baptist splits in Canada. In Vancouver, on the West Coast, thirteen churches left the British Columbia Baptist Convention to form the conservative Convention of Regular Baptists of British Columbia. Four [...]
Somalis watering their camels in a shallow well at Boka Wells in the Tana Region of Kenya Before we get into the history of missions proper, we need to ask first, what is the best way to study the subject? This implies, of course, to use the old English proverb, “there is more [...]
Two related issues formed the impetus of Shields’ fight with Roman Catholicism in Canada. The first was the theological and spiritual danger of Roman Catholicism which we have previously considered. The second was the Roman Catholic monopoly that separated Quebec from the rest of Canada and obstructed national unity. Donald Wicks presented the issue very [...]