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History Slam Episode 113: Studying and Interpreting the Bible

http://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/History-Slam-113.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In the world of history, so much of the work we do is based on interpretation. Whenever we walk into a museum, read a book, and visit a historic monument, we are consuming, at least a little, somebody else’s interpretation of what happened. This isn’t necessarily a good or bad thing,… Read more »

Internal Conflict: 25 years of LGBT Advocacy in the United Church

By Krista McCracken Though the government of Canada legalized same-sex marriage in 2005, marriage remains a contested point of debate within many Canadian religious denominations. ┬áSince the 1980s Christian denominations across Canada have debated and developed policies around human sexuality, marriage, and ordination. Currently, the Catholic Church and the Presbyterian Church in Canada do not condone gay marriage or the… Read more »

The Effects of Early Community Development on Church Architecture

By Dan Oliana Over the last couple of years, I began to take notice of the churches in my home town of Sault Ste. Marie and admired their architectural design and details. My interest spread and I started looking for other churches and as is human nature, compared them, noticing the marked differences in their range of decorative detail and… Read more »