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All posts tagged Clapham Common

Google Maps–Valuable for Research, Too!

I use Google maps all the time. Not just for driving instructions–though that’s important–but to understand how places play into history. Ir proved invaluable while I researched Mrs. Oswald Chambers. Here are ways Google maps answered questions. Putting locations into neighborhood context Several times in writing my book, I tried to figure out why someone lived […]

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Following Biddy’s Steps

Biddy's steps

Following Biddy’s steps took us to several spots in 2013 London. I was hunting details for a novel about Oswald and Biddy Chambers. We began the morning in Clapham Common, looking for the beautiful building where the Chambers couple lived. The Bible Training College I had the address of the Bible Training College Oswald and Biddy ran, so visiting […]

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Oswald Chambers and a Bible College Part I

google maps Oswald Chambers; Bible Biddy's steps

Many people do not know Oswald Chambers ran a Bible Training College (BTC) prior to World War I. The ideas represented in his devotional My Utmost for His Highest were first publicly aired in classes taught by Oswald at the school. Oswald prayed, thought and prepared ten years for the school. As he spent himself […]

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Hunting Oswald Chambers in Clapham Common

google maps Oswald Chambers; Bible Biddy's steps

I’m recently returned from a research trip in which I went hunting for Oswald Chambers in London’s Clapham Common. Obviously, not for the man himself, he’s been dead since 1917. But I was looking for his environs–where he lived during the four years he spent in London as principal of the Bible Training College. I’m […]

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