Author Archives: Tim Chesterton

About Tim Chesterton

Family man, pastor, storyteller, musician, songwriter. E-mail me at timchesterton at outlook dot com

Peace and quiet

This blog will be quiet for a few days while Marci and I enjoy some hiking in the mountains (hopefully, if we aren’t rained out or smoked out by forest fires!).

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My favourite songwriters #9: Larry Norman

The father of Christian rock music was definitely a flawed character, but he wrote some awesome songs. Here’s my favourite:

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Meadowvale (a prequel to ‘A Time to Mend’): Chapter 21

Link back to Chapter 20 This is a work of fiction; I haven’t yet finished it, and it will probably get revised after it’s finished. It tells the story of Tom and Kelly’s marriage; readers of A Time to Mend will know that … Continue reading

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Random Discipleship Thoughts: Grace

If discipleship is about following Jesus, and following Jesus includes learning to become like him, then surely grace is at the heart of discipleship. After all, when St. Paul wanted to isolate a single characteristic of Jesus, he chose grace: … Continue reading

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My favourite songwriters #8: Maria Dunn

Another Edmonton treasure, here Maria sings her song ‘We Were Good People’. Like many of Maria’s sings, it is based on a true story – a hunger march in Edmonton in 1932. See  

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My favourite songwriters #7: Stan Rogers

It’s no secret that the late great Stan Rogers is one of my biggest songwriting heroes. Here’s one of his lesser known songs.

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My favourite songwriters #6: Carrie Day

Edmonton artist Carrie Day has written and recorded many fine songs. Here’s one of my favourites, ‘Fly and Drift’. Check her out at

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1970s Jesus Movement Nostalgia

  The late Larry Norman’s website.

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My favourite songwriters #5: Woody Guthrie

Still fresh and relevant after all these years, here is the dust bowl poet himself with ‘I Ain’t Got No Home in this World Anymore’.

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The Joy of Teaching Primary Sources

Excellent piece by Ben Myers: For me, the most rewarding part of teaching is introducing my students to primary sources. Each of my classes involves a lecture period plus an hour of small-group tutorials in which the class works its … Continue reading

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