1986 ICS Niagara Conference report by Carol-Ann Veenkamp:
Richard Mouw, Herman de Jong, Johanna Peetoom, Homer Samplonius, Mirth Vos. All these names and more are now part of a community of memory shared by those who attended the 28th annual ICS Niagara Family Conference August 1 through 4. Keynote speaker, Dr.
1986 ICS Niagara Conference
report - From the President’s Pen by Clifford C. Pitt: The Institute for Christian Studies Niagara Family Conference! … what were some of the highlights for me, personally? The images and memories that keep coming back? The “Music and Story” evening … could have listened for hours
Talent night story told by Herman de Jong: This story is about three daddies and their firstborn babies. It happened at the first AACS Conference held at Niagara College. Some of these daddies are still coming to these conferences. It is therefore better not to mention names. Even though the
1987 ICS Niagara Conference Report by Carol-Ann Veenkamp:
In some cultures it is considered taboo to photograph someone because it’s believed that by doing so one tampers with the spirit of that person. As I look through the reams of negatives I have from the 1987 Niagara Family Conference, I find
1988 ICS Niagara Conference
report by Carol Ann Veenkamp:
“The most radical subversive thing you must do is pray and praise” ICS’s senior member in world view studies Dr. Brian Walsh told over 900 conferees gathered for the 30th annual Niagara conference held July 29 through August 1 near Fort Erie, Ont.
1989 ICS Niagara Conference Report by Carol-Ann Veenkamp:
Everyone loves to listen to a good story. Through stories we learn about the past with an eye to the future. One could even say that “we … are story-shaped and story-shaping creatures.” “In fact we are constantly making sense of our experiences,
The original reports on conference keynote speeches, reproduced in this Square Inch website, remain a fascinating read. Here are some quotes, with links to the full report. Dr. C.T. McIntire: “We Christians must ourselves experience a spiritual disaffiliation from the American way of life. Until we have done this we
It’s hard to convey the experience of these conferences to those who have never been. For twenty years, starting in 1970, people of all ages got together on the August long weekend, staying in dorms, camping on the lawn of the Niagara Christian College or across the road at Miller’s