Revisiting Cholera in this time of COVID: Exploration of Conscience and Faith

By Sharon M. Bowler

I often have referred to the historical research that I do as following in the methodology of Neil Postman’s “Building of Bridges.” Continue reading

“Cooks, nurses, chauffeurs and errand boys”: Snapshots of the Spanish Influenza among Western Baptists

By Gordon L. Heath

Like Canadian Baptists in Central and Eastern Canada, churches of the Baptist Union of Western Canada (BUWC) faced severe hardships due to the “Spanish Influenza” sweeping across Canada and the globe.

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The United Baptist Convention of the Maritime Provinces and the “Spanish Influenza,” 1918–1920

By Taylor Murray

Various historians have drawn similarities between the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and earlier events in world history. Continue reading

Watson Kirkconnell’s Covert War against Communism

By Gordon L. Heath

The recent publication of my article on Watson Kirkconnell’s covert war against communism reminds me once again of the serendipitous surprises one experiences while doing research in archives.1

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“God Send England the Strong Right Arm”: McMaster University in WWI, part 2

By Adam Rudy

Despite the hellishness of the war, the students and faculty of McMaster University proved themselves to be profoundly loyal to the Empire’s cause. Continue reading