THE KECORDEK - 1895-1920
Toronto Bible College
16 SPADINA ROAD
Presentee by the
GEWEKAL hLUMwI ASSOuIA'i'IOl^
December 79 40
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Tyndale University College and Seminary
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PRICE : 6 CENTS PER ANNUM.
TORONTO, DECEMBER, 1905.
A^erpbcrs of Corporation.
Rkv. Elmork Harris, D.D., President,
Bethcden, Waliner Koad, Toronto.
Kkv. R. p. Mackay, L).D.,1
Toronto. > Vice-Presidents.
J. D. Nassuth, Toronto J
Jos. N. Shknstone, Secre<arw and Treasurer,
40 N\ aimer Koad, Toronto.
Rev. Wm. Stewart, D.D., Principal,
138 St. GeorffC St., Toronto.
James Acton, Toronto.
E. Hooi'KR, M.D., Toronto.
R. KiLGOUR, Toronto.
Tiius. A. RoixJER, Yorkton, Assa.
El. IAS Rogers, Toronto.
Frank M. Foster.
Rev. R. Wallace.
R. G. Struthkrs.
R. M. HoBSON.
Rev. Fred. E. Howitt.
B. W. Robertson.
Rev. G. J. Bishop, D.D.
St. Catharines .•
George W. Hodgetts.
Eu. St. Geo. Baldwin,
Thos. S. Cole.
I O. M. Coi-eland.
Rev. T. C. Des Barres,
J. W. Flavellk.
Rev. H. W. Frost.
J. J. Gartshohe.
C. S. GZOWSKI.
W. H. Howitt, M.O.
Rkv. T. B. Hyde.
Rkv. D. .McTavish,
CHESTEK n. MaSSKY.
G. B. Meadows.
Rev. H. .M. Parsons,
F. M. Pratt.
\V. .;. Robertson.
Harry L. Stark.
Instructors and Lecturers for 1905 (J6.
Rev. Wm. Stewart, D.D.
Rev. Elmore Harris, D.D.
Rev. John McNicol, B.D.
Rev. Ale.x. Paiterson.
Rev. t. B. Hyde, M.A.
Kkv. Ale.\. Ksler, M.A.
E.XAMINERS KOR ltKl.')-06.
Rev. T. C. Dks Barres, M.A
Rev. W. H. IIincks, LL.B.
Rev. T. H. Hyde, M.A.
Rev. H. p. Parsons, D.D.
Rev. H. p. Wei.ton, D.D.
Miss Annie Burns, Aist. Secretary and Librarian.
Our Design.— The prreat design of tlie
Scliool is the training of consecrated men
and women for Christian service at liome
Contributions.— Any friends desirinj?
to have fellowship in the work may send
their contributions to the Treasurer, J.
N. Shenstone, Esq., 40 VValmer Road,
Toronto, or to any officer of the School.
The names of other friend.s in inii>ortant centres
are yet to be added to the General Council.
Enrolment of Students.
We are glad to announce that the en-
rolment of students on November 27th,
the date of writing this, is 45 in the Day
Classes, and just about 2<XJ in the Even-
ing Classes. These numbers are almost
exactly the same as those at the corres-
ponding jieriod of last year. There has
been more sickness than usual among
students and their friends, and this lias
interfered somewhat with regularity in
attendance. Notwithstanding this, the
work of the different classes has been
going on with much interest and with
evident tokens of the Divine blessing. In
the case of .several of the students there
is a real entliusiasm for Bible studj'. For
all this we are very thankful, and also
for the spirit of jirayer and the earnest
desire for Christian usefulness which are
quite manifest in the School.
It is known to most of our readers that
Dr. Stewiirt, who is now in his 12t]i year
as Principal of tlie Bible Training School,
desires to be relieved from the duties of
his position, in part at least, if not en-
tirely. Havinjr been nearly forty-seven
years in the Christian ministrj-, and hav-
ing been laid aside twice during the last
two j-ears by a somewhat serious illness,
he feels that he ought now to have some
rest. As yet no successor has been found
for the principalship of the School, and
an earnest request is made to all our
friends that thei'e may be much prayer
for Divine guidance in the choice of the
right man for this important and re-
In connection with the coming of the
new principal there will arise the neces-
sity' for a larger income to meet the in-
creased expenditure. The death of sev-
eral of our warm friends and supporters
has already cut off a considerable portion
of our support ; for, while others have
been raised up to take their places, the
help which these are able to give is not
so large as we require. May we ask,
therefore, that all our subscribers who
can do so would increase their subscrip-
tions, and that other friends will have
fellowship with us in maintaining this
It has been suggested that many of our
former students who know the blessing
the School has been to them — and of these
there are now considerably over twelve
hundred— might each contribute a small
sum annually to help in our ever-growing
work. This would bring us all the addi-
tional income we need.
We have no doubb that God will con-
tinue to guide and bless our beloved
School as He has so graciously done in
the past, and therefore we confidently
commend it again to the continued sym-
pathy and earnest prayers of all our
Shortly after tlje beginning of the
session, the Evangelistic Band was again
organized by electing Mr. I. .1. Ransom
as leader ; Mr. H. L. Troyer, assistant ;
Miss M. B. McCormack, Secretary ; and
Mr. E. F. Griffith, Treasurer. The Band
holds regular weekly meetings at the
Yonge St. Mission, and on Lord's Day
evenings it holds services in some of the
smaller churches and at various missions
in the city. Instances of spiritual awak-
ening have already occurred as the result
of these labors.
In addition to the regular Tuesdaj'
forenoon devotional service, which has
been maintained with much interest and
profit ever since the establishment of the
Training School, several of the students,
in view of the united evangelistic meet-
ings soon to be held in Toronto, and im-
pressed with the need of more definite
and concerted intercessory prayer, have
decided to meet every day during the
hour preceding the morning session of the
School for special prayer and supplication.
Already the presence of the Holy Spirit
has been realized in these gatherings.
Our special lecturer at the opening of
the session was Rev. Alexander Patter-
son, of Morgan Park, III.. the well-known
Bible lectuier and author. The three
themes he presented were interesting and
important. The visiting lecturer for this
tarm is Rev.T. B. Hyde, of this city, who
has been giving to the students on suc-
cessive Fridays an instructive and helpful
series of studies on the "Person and
Work of the Holy Spirit."
The Medical Classes for the present
term are again under the competent in-
struction of Dr. Bowie and Dr. Shore.
They meet on Wednesday and Friday
afternoons. The Vocal Music Class meets
on Tuesday afternoon, and is again effi-
ciently conducted by Mr. A. T. Cringan,
Mus. Bac. The attendance at these
classes, and the interest manifested, are
Mission Band and Study Class.
Tliose stuJoiits wlio are ilctinitely pre-
paring!: for service in tho foreign field
have formed themselves into a distinct
missionary band for eonference, encou-
ragement and united prayer. A special
object they liave in view is to address the
various organizations of Christian j'oung
people in the city, and to bring before
them the Master's " Great Commission,"
so that some may hear the " Macedonian
Cry," and give themselves to the blessed
work of carrying the Gospel to the re-
The mission study class has been re-
organized for this session, with Mr.
Troyer as leader, and an enrolment of
twelve members. They have chosen Af-
rica as the special field for study, using
"Christus Liberator" as the text-book.
No doubt deep interest will be aroused
regarding the needs of "the dark conti-
At the request of several friends, we
again publish some of the examination
papers on which our students were re-
quired to write at the close of last session"
These will show something of the char-
acter and scope of the instruction given
bj' the lecturers. They contain questions
connected with three of the courses of
study pursued from January to the end
I. AND II. THESSALONIANS.
BT DR. HAHRIS.
1. Distinguish the themes of the two
Epistles to the Thessalonians.
2. Give a very general outline of Thess.
4:1; 5 : 28.
3. Give the main objects dealt with in
1 Thess. 4: 13-18, and write a very
HRiEF note on each.
4. Explain somewhat fully " Quench not
the Spirit" (5 : 19), and its connection
with the context.
5. Give the relations of the Second Ad-
vent to the Spiritual Life as found in
6. "Write a note on "Everlasting De-
struction " (2 Thess. 1 : 9), illustrating
from other Scriptures.
7. Give correct rendering and full ex-
planation of 2 Thess. 2:1.
8. Write a full note on "Tho Lawless
One "of chap. 2: iM2.
0. Illustrate the teaching uf .lonaii 2: 9
from chap. 2 : 18, 14.
10. Give correct rendering and discuss
fully chap. 8: 5.
.STUDIES IN THE CiOSPEL.S.
HY MR. MC.NICdt..
1. Give an outline of the life of Ciirist,
showing its main divisions.
2. Explain the differences between the
genealogies in Matthew and Luke.
8. What were the influences in the midst
of which .Jesus grew up at Nazareth ?
4. Why did Jesus present Himself for
baptism, and what was the result
upon His life?
5. AVh3' did Jesus devote the first part of
His ministry to Judea? Wliat in-
cidents took place during His first
public visit to Jerusalem?
6. To what different classes of people did
Jesus direct His teaching and preach-
7. Give the main divisions of the Sermon
on the Mount.
8. Explain "the salt of the earth" and
"the light of the world" in Matt.
5: 13, 14.
9. What did Jesus teach as to the char-
acteristics of true prayer?
10. What is meant by " taking up the
cross " in Matt, lu : 38.
BY DR. 8TKWABT.
1. Draw a parallel between the old crea-
tion and the new.
2. " God created man in His own image,"
in what did that consist ?
3. Write a note on the origin of redemp-
4. State the three main ideas represented
by the Old Testament sacrifices.
5. Name and answer two of the objections
made to the atoning sacrifice of
H. Define death, and point out the differ-
ent kinds of death mentioned in the
7. Explain fully the words employed in
the Old Testament and the New to
represent the separate state.
8. Show five of the great purposes for
which Christ will return in person to
9. Specify certain contrasts between the
present body and the resurrection
10. Write a note on the millennial glory.
Aftbr the Christmas holidays, the
work of the classes will be resumed on
Thursday, Jan. 4th, 190G.
Mr. H. S. Bennett, one of our recent
graduates, has taken up Home Mission
work in Sundrid>i;e, Northern Ontario.
Rev. J. W. Salton has been rejoicing
in several conversions in his new iield of
labor at the Tabernacle Mission, Mon-
We hope to welcome a number of new
students at the beginning of the j^ear. It
is a good time to begin special Bible
We learn that Rev. T. G. R. Brown-
low, a member of our first graduating
class, has been much blessed in his work
as pastor of the M.E. Church of Marengo,
Rev. Charles E. Hurlbert of Phila-
delphia, Director of the East African
Mission, visited the School in October,
and gave us a useful and impressive
An Executive Committee of the student
body has been formed, consisting of the
leaders and officers of the different so-
cieties. These have chosen Mr. A. M,
Shannon as Convener.
Mi.ss A. MuNSON, of Wansa, Neb.,
who was with us as a student last session,
has been accepted by the Board of the
China Inland Mission, and expects to
leave before long for her distant field of
The written examinations of the Day
Classes will begin on Thursday, Dec. 14th,
and continue till Wednesday, Dec. 20th.
Those of tlie Evening Classes will be held
on Thursday, Dec. 1 1th, and Tuesday,
Mis.s Bakbr, formerly teacher of Elo-
cution in Albert College, Belleville, has
recently' commenced a course of instruc-
tion with the students in voice culture
and reading, from which we expect ex-
Mr. W. D. Si'INKS, after a period of
devoted missionary service in Northern
Nigeria, during which his health was
seriously impaired, has returned to Can-
ada, and received an appointment to a
Home Mission field at Moe's River, Que.
The next Students' public meeting is
arranged for Monday, Dec. 11th. Ad-
dresses on Bible themes will be given by
Misses Allum, Brooking and Sprague,
and Messrs. Chinal, Palmer and Tester.
All friends of the School are very cor-
Our President, Dr. Harris, is conduct-
ing Bible Studies this session with
leaders of Bible Classes connected with
Toronto University. Just now he is
holding Bible Conferences for a week
under the auspices of the Y.M.C.A.,
Miss Alma Sciiofield of this city,
who took a successful course of study in
our Evening Classes, has been designated
for service bj^ the Africa Evangelistic,
formerly the Africa Industrial, Mission,
and has sailed for Nigeria, Central Sou-
dan, followed by the prayers of many
Several of our former students have
recently removed to new fields of labor :
Rev. L. N. Sirrell from Clayton, N.Y.,
where he has done an excellent work, to
Gouverneur in the same State; Rev. W
N. Scott, lately of Port Huron, Mich.,
has become pastor at Selkirk, Ont. ; and
Rev. Geo. A. Paull, of Wilkesport, with
restored health, has accepted the pastor-
ate of churches at Shedden and Fingal,
Receipts for General Fund.
The following donations have been re-
ceived from May 1st to Nov. 23, 1905.
1 82 00
2 100 00
:) 5 00
4 10 00
.5 5 00
6 1.") 00
7 10 00
8 1(1 (10
9 10 00
10 10 00
11 t, 00
12 fi 00
13 25 00
14 5 00
15 25 00
16 250 00
17 250 00
18 20 (K)
li» 1 00
20 5 00
21 .")0 00
22 25 00
23 20 00
24 2 00
25 ,. 50 00
$ 5 00
" 33 ... .
^ 1 00
Total $1,590 00
Joseph N. Shenstone, Treas.