Rev. Lindsay G. King

 

Rev. Lindsay King is actively involved with the Family Life Foundation. Since 1964 he has given a series of lectures which he calls The PNEUMA (The Human Spirit) factor. LOVE is the foundation, the core and the goal of this very popular program.

Rev. King was born in Bell Island, Newfoundland in 1930. He undertook undergraduate work in philosophy and psychology at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick. Theological Training was done at Pine Hill Divinity Hall, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

He was ordained to the United Church ministry in 1953, and founded the first congregation at Happy Valley, Labrador. He did his Postgraduate studies (Master's degree) at Boston University in 1955, and his M.Div. at Pine Hill in 1974.

Lindsay served churches at Tide Head, New Brunswick; Point Claire, PQ; Scarborough, Ontario, and come to Willowdale United Church in 1966. His wife is Jean Turner of Hartland, New Brunswick. They have a daughter Cathy and a son Turner. There are also two granddaughters, Neda and Roslyn by Turner and Farah.

Lindsay believes that Jesus defined the role of the church when he told His disciples to preach the good news of love to all people, to teach the truth about the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick (see Luke 9 and 1 Thess. 5).

As a columnist (North York Mirror) and broadcaster (CKDX, Newmarket, 1480) he is promoting an open-minded and non-sectarian approach to philosophy, psychology and religion. He says: "I have so many relatives and friends who are Anglican, Catholic, Salvation Army, Baptists, Agnostic and even Atheist that I cannot afford to be choosy. My two granddaughters are half Muslim. We all agree to disagree agreeably. Of course I love healthy controversy. And didn't Jesus cover it all when he give us the Great Commandment: "Love One Another - even enemies (see Matthew 5 and 22)."

 Please go to Lindsayking.ca to read his writings and for links to discussion forums in which he participates.

 

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