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IV. Charles Gordon McPhee: Peace Maker & Educator

A. Peace Maker: (1) In 1930, G. G. McPhee was invited to return to Carman, Manitoba. The congregation there looked to his leadership to overcome their troubled state that had afflicted them since the last years of the second term of the Carman Bible School, 1921-1927. The school had been reactivated at the urging of H. A. Rogers who saw

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Restoration History

Great Lakes Christian College and Great Lakes Bible College

The following is the text of a presentation made to the Canadian Churches of Christ Historical Society on Saturday, Aug 20, 2022. Great Lakes has a 7-decade long history. This is 7 decades of helping form students into the image of Christ. In this presentation I will focus on institutional issues such as administrative leadership and campus development. This is

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General Articles

WALKING WITH GOD

While doing mission work in New Brunswick, we missed being with our extended family – the closest member was 1,000 miles away. But once a year my parents would come for a visit, or we would drive for days to visit them. During these times my dad would often take me out for breakfast to check up on me, and

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Monthly Editorial

Discipled, but not Saved

Strictly speaking, a disciple is someone who follows another, learns from them, emulates their behaviour while adopting their values and trusting their leadership. The goal of discipleship is to become just like the one whom they follow. The world is filled with leaders and their disciples. Some are social reformers, others are political leaders while still others disciple for religious

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General Articles

Synoptic Themes and Emphases

Matthew, Mark, and Luke are known as the “Synoptic Gospels.” This term indicates that the writers describe the life of Christ from a similar point of view. “Synoptic” means “to see together.” That is what these writers do. They do not have identical points of view; but their points of view are similar. John is not among the Synoptics because

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Mission News

Eventful Days and Weeks

July was a busy and eventful month. Our schedule remains pretty much the same. The first Sunday of each month I preach at Fairview in Manzini. The second and fourth Sundays of the month we are at Timbutini. If there is a fifth Sunday, that is also at Timbutini. The third Sunday of the month we go wherever we happen

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News East (Eastern Canada and NE USA)

Eugene Perry’s 100th Birthday

Eugene C. Perry of Beamsville, Ontario, Canada, had his 100th birthday on July 19, 2022.  He and his seven siblings were raised on a dairy farm in the hamlet of Tintern.   He has lived a full life of service to our Lord.   Eugene served in the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps during WW II.  He earned a B.A. from Abilene Christian

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General Articles

III. Charles Gordon McPhee, The Early Years

(1) Nashville: Gordon with a train ticket to Nashville, departing from Smithville, with nine dollars in his pocket. He went forth in faith. (McPhee patterned his life on that of James A. Harding, whose leadership at the Nashville and Potter schools literally operated by faith for their support. Near the end of his life he said: “The older I get,

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General Articles

First Principles – By C.G. McPhee

This article was first published in the May issue of the Gospel Herald in 1954. We are republishing it here in co-ordination with our special series on brother McPhee, written by Geoff Ellis’. Salvation is for men lost in sin, and is the ‘most precious pearl within, ‘the reach of men. God was not willing that any should perish, hence

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General Articles

Is Personal Self Defence Morally Right? (Part 3)

This final part of our discussion, will serve largely as an addendum to the previous articles. We move on from the question of whether self defence is ever morally right, to consider the expedience of exercising that right. The scriptures call us to give up some of our rights in the interests of others and especially when they may result

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Thought For The Week

HIDDEN TREASURE

I like watching Antiques Roadshow. One episode stands out in my mind, when an old lady brought in a small, fragile-looking table. The appraiser looked it over and became very excited because the table was worth a half-million dollars! Turns out it was genuine Chippendale, the queen of all furniture. It was a great moment for antique lovers. There’s a

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Monthly Editorial

The Preacher: The Man and His Work

In the June issue, in an article entitled ‘Spiritual Leadership in the Church” we touched briefly on the person and work of the ‘evangelist’ in the context of other leadership roles. This article expands somewhat upon the work that God calls evangelists to do. Geoff Ellis’ current series of articles about brother C.G. McPhee highlights the key role that men

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