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Faithful Till The End: Canadian Military Chaplains in the Last Days of the Great War
No Canadian
scholar knows the history of Canadian military chaplaincy in the Great War
better than my friend, Dr. Duff Crerar.    In these notes which Duff kindly shared with myself and CAF chaplain
colleagues, Duff describes the ministry of Canadian padres...
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Remembering Canadian Great War Chaplains in the Hundred Days
The text below is from an email sent by my friend and colleague, Dr. Duff Crerar, author of Padres in No Man's Land (McGill Queen's 1995, 2nd ed 2014).   Duff regularly sends Canadian chaplains these emails to tell us what our predecessors did on certain no...
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Limited Resources, Abundant Promises: A Sermon
I enjoy supply preaching during the summer.  It allows my civilian  colleagues  to take  well-deserved  holidays and it gives me a chance to get to know local churches.   Yesterday I preached this sermon in a small two-point parish about thirty minutes nort...
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Remembering a Canadian Great War Chaplain: Donald MacPhail
I owe this chaplain story to my friend Dr. Duff Crerar.   I had never heard of Padre MacPhail or of the Llandovery Castle until he told me the story.  The text and photo are his.  MP Not every chaplain who lost their lives in Canada’s First
World War died a...
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Given For All: A Sermon For Maundy Thursday
Preached Thursday, March 29, 2018, at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Diocese of Toronto, Barrie, Ontario Lections:  Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 17:1-17, 31b-35 Tonight we do something so unusual, so
profound, so clear...
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Living The Kingdom Life: A Sermon For The Third Sunday After Epiphany
It's been a long time since this blog was a regular thing.   I feel like I am slowly getting back to some kind of normal after the death of my wife Kay in November.  I miss her enormously, but I felt her keen intellect and critical eye on my work as I prepa...
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Quick Update On Madame Padre
A quick update and word of thanks to those of you on social media who continue to reach out and offer their support and encouragement.   As longtime readers of this blog will know, Madame Padre has been fighting cancer for two and a half years now, and has ...
Quick Update On Madame Padre
Quick Update On Madame Padre
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Book Review: Bomber Country: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War, by Daniel Swift
I was sure that this was a new book until I looked at the date of publication. That explains why no one else is talking about it, I guess.  Anyway, I reviewed it and you should read it.  MP Bomber Country: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War , by Daniel Swift....
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Book Review: The Vimy Trap (2016) by Ian McKay and Jamie Swift
Hello!  I am trying to get this blog back into service as part of my ongoing professional military development.  This is a book review that I submitted to the Canadian Military Journal this week.  The authors' left-wing perspective will be quite foreign to ...
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Generations In Uniform: The Rise Of An Hereditary Military Caste
Lt. Col. Shawn McKinstry of the Canadian Army Reserve shows a picture of his great-grandfather with his regiment from the First World War.  Photo credit here . My  father, like his father before him, was a soldier, as were my two older brothers. My earliest...
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