Here’s a thought-provoking article that appeared in Newsweek this week, concerning the Chaplaincy, especially in the Army. As one who has not deployed in almost ten years, and even then to Air Force locations that were near by no means in the center of hostilities, I cannot imagine the stress these chaplains are under as they seek to minister to our troops in ways they never imagined from within the ivory tower confines of seminary. That said, I’m not sure there is any way to adequately prepare for front-line ministry beyond nurturing a conscious, humble dependence upon Christ in all facets of our lives. Continue reading
I haven’t regularly posted anything for almost eight months now…seems everytime I begin to ‘journal’ I get pretty sidetracked and let things fall by the wayside quickly. More than that, I had initially begun writing primarily for my old Sunday School class audience, but a move, a new job, a new church, and a new pace of life in general pretty much put a halt to all of that!
Anyway, since I’m going to be away from family this summer at the Air Force’s Basic Chaplains’ Course in Montgomery, Alabama, and since many folks (at home, at church, etc.) will be curious as to what I will be doing this summer, I decided to dust off the keyboard and start posting again–with at least some regularity…for now (grin).
So we’ll see how it goes…enjoy poking around and don’t hesitate to drop me a line as I’ll surely have little else I’d rather do this summer than hear what you have to say.