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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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Mr. & Mrs Luther in Fact and Fiction

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther have been the subject of two important books in the last year. The first, Luther and Katharina: a Novel of Love and Rebellion by Jody Hedlund, won last year’s Christy Award for the best historical fiction of the year. It’s a novel, therefore it’s fiction. The second came out in January 2017: […]

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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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Shorthand and Oswald Chambers

Shorthand, or stenography, is the key to all the works of Oswald Chambers. Why? Because all his books were the result of his wife Biddy “taking down” everythingi he said in his lectures. She then turned those notes into the 30 books, including My Utmost for His Highest, that make up the Oswald Chambers canon. […]

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Why I Learned So Much About Biddy Chambers

Why do I know so much about Biddy Chambers? Other than the fact I wrote her biography? Two years ago I finished writing another book in which Biddy plays a major role–and in writing that novel, I became intrigued by her. Biddy and Oswald Chambers were “marquee” characters–real life people who moved through a story I created. […]

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