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Kathleen Chambers: Little Girl in a WWI Camp

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Oswald Chambers was a chaplain at the Zeitoun, Egypt YMCA camp during World War I. He brought along with him his wife Biddy and his three year-old daughter, Kathleen. As best I can tell, a child in a World War I YMCA camp was an unusual presence. Kathleen, of course, was a favorite with everyone. YMCA […]

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Who was Oswald Chambers?

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Who was Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)and why should anyone be interested in him? For most people now alive, he’s known as the author of the famous devotional My Utmost for His Highest, first published in 1927 and never out of print since. A noted British evangelist and Bible teacher, “OC” was born in Aberdeen, Scotland of […]

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Two Years with Oswald Chambers

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I’ve actually spent fifteen years reading Oswald Chambers‘ famous My Utmost for His Highest, but the last two years have been memorably intense. My life is richer for it, in unexpected ways. It started in summer, 2012 when we purchased a copy of David McCasland’s biography Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God. My husband and I […]

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Oswald Chambers Finds a Wife

Spurgeon Utmost: Oswald Chambers Biddy

He actually wasn’t looking for a wife at the time, but Oswald Chambers met a charming young woman one day and didn’t pay a lot of attention. (The story is best told in detail in David McCasland’s Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God, but here’s a version based on McCasland’s book). Dedicated to his Lord, Oswald […]

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Oswald Chambers’ Death and Burial

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I’ve spent the last year writing a book that features Oswald Chambers. Last week I wrote about his death. Controversy rages about whether he died foolishly or within God‘s timing. I made my case here. The facts are straight forward. Living in a YMCA camp in Egypt and preparing to join the British troops as […]

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