The Spike or Victoria College Review, June 1906
The first ordinary fortnightly meeting this term was held on 28th April. Professor Kirk gave an address, taking as his subject "Two Parables from Nature." He first showed that as chlorophyl is essential for the nourishment and life of plants, so faith is essential for the happiness and peace of the soul. As his second parable, the Professor took the example of fibro-vascular tissue, by means of which a plant expands and develops, and showed that every Christian has within himself a means whereby to develop, to expand, and to allow his religion to permeate his whole life.
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On the 12th May the Rev. T. H. Sprott, M.A., delivered an exceedingly able address on "The Atonement" to a large meeting. He pointed out that the theory of the Atonement is not final, but quite true so far as it goes. That the Atonement signifies salvation from evil, or that which tends to hinder fullness of being, self-realisation, and happiness.
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On 26th May, W. Gillanders read a paper on "Paul's Missionary Methods in relation to Modern Missions." He dealt chiefly with the fact that although Paul did not establish permanent missionaries, as is the method of to-day, he never left a place without being confident that he could keep his hold on it. An interesting discussion followed. Mr. D. A. Budge, of Montreal, who was present, gave an address on the Y.M.C.A. of that city.