‘Delighted, if a little bit surprised’
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‘Delighted, if a little bit surprised’

The question for Anglicans and other mainline Protestant denominations is obvious. What is going on in London? Is the diocese a test case in what some sociologists identify as the growth factor that is “contrarian conservatism” in otherwise liberal mainline churches? Or is London different?

A home for sojourners: 50 years for the Institute for Christian Studies
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A home for sojourners: 50 years for the Institute for Christian Studies

In the early 1980s, the Ontario Government had a problem. Waves of unprecedented student enrolment sparked the troubling rise of “degree mills” in Canada. The government had to respond, and it did so by taking a microscope to its lesser-known degree-granting institutions. In 1982, the Government turned its sights on the Institute for Christian Studies (ICS) in Toronto. It was in for a surprise.