The 2018 Annual Conference Knox College Toronto Saturday September 29th

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the appointment of Donald Harvey MacVicar to be professor of theology at the Presbyterian College, Montreal. For the next half century, MacVicar would help shape the PCC’s life.

Another professor, at Knox College, John Proudfoot, son of a noteworthy pioneer, would take his students in very different directions, seeking to make the pulpit respond to a fast-changing culture and as a result losing his own pulpit after division.

As wife to Rev. Ewan Macdonald in Leaskdale, Ontario, Lucy Maud Montgomery could say little about the drive to Church Union in 1925; however, in her detailed, insightful journals, the author of Anne of Green Gables (1908) expresses what she thought of it and exposes what it was like to contend with changes caused by it.

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Robert J. Dean is incoming Associate Professor of Theology at Providence Seminary in Manitoba, having been an adjunct at Wycliffe and Tyndale in Toronto. He is the author of several books. His latest, to appear before year end, is in collaboration with the famed theological ethicist, Stanley Hauerwas. Robert pastored a church in Scarborough, Ontario, and was recently received into the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Teaching Preaching in a Time of Cultural Change: The Forgotten Story of John J. A. Proudfoot, Knox College

Kate Revington edits educational books, many on teaching and literacy. She has written, directed, and presented numerous dramatic texts for Presbyterian services. Kate earned a B.A. in dramatic art (Windsor) and an M.A. in journalism (Western). She and her husband Daniel live in Aurora, Ontario.

Kate's talk will be:

Lucy Maud Montgomery and the Impact of Church Union

John Vaudry, a CSPH regular, recently retired from First Church, Pembroke, Ontario. John will serve as stated supply in Fort Coulonge and Bristol, Quebec, this fall. As a loyal Quebec anglo-phone, he has written and published widely on the Presbyterian church in Quebec.

 

John will speak on:

Donald Harvey MacVicar,
Calvinist Educator

Jack Whytock serves as the principal of Dumisani Theological Institute, in Eastern Cape, South Africa. He also directs Haddington House, which is a centre for Reformed study and reflection based in Charlottetown, PEI. A minister of the Free Church of Scotland, he comes originally from Whitechurch, Ontario. His wife, Nancy, is the daughter of the late Rev. William Campbell of Hamilton, Ontario, and Moncton, New Brunswick.

 

Jack will speak on:

Reformed Church Architecture

John Proudfoot, son of a noteworthy pioneer, would take his students in very different directions.

Lucy Maud Montgomery said little about Church Union in 1925; however, in her detailed, journals, she expresses what she thought of it and what it was like to contend with changes caused by it.

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the appointment of Donald Harvey MacVicar to be professor of theology at the Presbyterian College, Montreal. For the next half century, MacVicar would help shape the PCC’s life.

BOOK SIGNINGS

Don MacLeod has, for the past decade, been Research Professor at the Tyndale Seminary, Toronto; he has also served as president of the CSPH during this time.

 

His latest book, written at the request of the church in China, recounts his boyhood there.

Presbyterian USA missionaries Alex and Dorothy MacLeod lived through Japanese invasion, internment, liberation, and exile. They witnessed great suffering and saw the church grow. Brian Clarke & Stuart Macdonald provide a sociological analysis of the dramatic change in attitudes to Christian faith and morality as churches emptied and the whole Canadian culture was transformed.

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