You mentioned....." Interestingly enough, the first article I ever read that questioned the historicity of Jesus was by a Canadian church minister. (haven't been able to find it since."
Wouldn't happen to have been Tom Harpur would it? He writes a weekly article for the Toronto Star which can be read by clicking on 'Articles' at the above link. He use to have an Archive where one could read all his past articles, however recently changed and one must now subscribe to the Star to access the past articles. :(
He also wrote the Pagan Christ.