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Oswald Chambers, Job and Baffled to Fight Better

Baffled to Fight

Baffled to Fight Better, comments on the Book of Job, is one of the few books Oswald Chambers worked on in his lifetime. Even at that, Baffled to Fight Better did not appear in book form until after his death. The book was based on talks Oswald gave at Zeitoun YMCA camp in Egypt during the early […]

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What Motivated Job’s Friends?

Job’s friends is often a derogatory term for people whose attempts to console make a sufferer feel worse. I’ve been one, I’ve had Job’s friends in my life and I’ve observed them frequently in the wild. They mean well but, like so many in our American generation, they don’t really know how to comfort well. […]

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The Revivalist and Oswald Chambers

Revivalist

Oswald Chambers first published articles in The Revivalist and Bible Advocate magazine in 1907. The magazine, which is still in print, ran a special edition about Oswald Chambers in January-February 2017. It’s packed with beautiful photos and information. You can read it here. Why an American magazine? Oswald first met editors of The Revivalist magazine during his […]

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Martin Luther and Modern Times

Luther

Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg Church door 500 years ago. The actual date is October 31, but throughout 2017 Lutherans–of which I am one–will be remembering the monk and his actions. Celebrating for the most part. I don’t actually know a lot about Martin Luther, the person, but I’m learning. Was he a […]

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How I Recognize God’s Voice

I heard God’s voice today. Oh, not in an audible way, but in a clearly recognizable way. This is how. As a writer, I understand “voice” is a term for how I differentiate my characters from each other in a manuscript. Readers should be able to read my dialogue and recognize which character is speaking without being told–because they […]

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