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(Sabbatical 2004)

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   1. The Journey
        September 8 - 11, 2004: travelling from Winnipeg to Toronto in “ol’ Harry,” a car well past its prime.

   2. Getting started
        September 12 - 16, 2004: enrolling at the University of Toronto, and beginning the research process.

   3. Deep Study
        September 17 - 24, 2004: frustration and progress in the research portion of my time at the University of Toronto; bringing “ol’ Harry,” into line; and heading off to the cottage.

   4. Solitude
        September 25 - October 5, 2004: intensive study and writing in the amazing fall splendour of a Québec forest - and more trouble with “ol’ Harry,”.

   5. Thanksgiving
        October 6 - 10, 2004: an adventure or two as Heather joins me at the lake for Canadian Thanksgiving.

   6. Cuddesdon
        October 11 - 21, 2004: arriving in England, and getting settled at a theological college six miles out of Oxford; adventures with a bicycle begin.

   7. The Bodleian
        October 22 - 27, 2004: beginning research in one of the world’s greatest libraries.

   8. Magdalen Chapel
        October 28 - November 3, 2004: the spiritual high point of the sabbatical.

   9. Taking Stock
        November 4 - 14, 2004: the time spent in England draws to a close.

 10. B.C.
        November 15 - 23: once more back in Canada, in Vernon, British Columbia for a preaching engagement at my son’s church.

 12. The Final Sprint
        November 24 - December 14, 2004: the last phase of the sabbatical is spent in Toronto, working intensely on the book; a final, wintery, drive across Canada to get home.

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