Following a certain God in an uncertain world

2018-03-02T11:35:50+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Categories: Chaplains|

As our culture continues drifting further into a post-Christian neo-pagan worldview, Christ-followers may be tempted to spiritual panic attacks. Especially for those of us striving to integrate faith and biblical worldview into our military profession, how can we remain faithful to our call when policies and programs appear to oppose higher principles and priorities?

Making the ‘no greater love’ sacrifice

2017-02-28T12:31:39+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Chaplains|

The Four Chaplains, also referred to as the "Immortal Chaplains" or the "Dorchester Chaplains," were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship USAT Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943, during World War II. They helped other soldiers board lifeboats and gave up their own life jackets when the supply ran out.

Caregiver of the Soul

2017-02-28T12:32:02+00:00 October 18th, 2012|Categories: Chaplains|

Since returning from my tour, I am continually reminded of something I once heard, freedom has a taste to those who have fought for it, and almost died, that the protected will never know. Since the earliest days of our nation, every generation of Americans has answered the call to duty in times of peace and war.

The Chaplaincy

2010-10-04T00:00:00+00:00 October 4th, 2010|Categories: Chaplains|

In a combat zone soldiers can rarely say, "Chaplain, you just don't know what I'm going through."

The Chaplain’s Role

2009-12-02T00:00:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2009|Categories: Chaplains|

Because of the patrol rotations, a chaplain may find himself preaching at multiple services to accommodate his soldiers. This is the life of a field chaplain.

A Questionable Life

2017-01-26T10:34:43+00:00 July 16th, 2009|Categories: Chaplains|

1 Peter 3:15 tells us to always be prepared to give an answer. I call that 'living a questionable life' where you are open to others questioning you.

Dear Chaplain

2017-01-26T10:52:34+00:00 July 9th, 2009|Categories: Chaplains|

An open letter from chaplains answers questions about going to war, being deployed, families of deployed, and those considering the chaplaincy.

Support Your Chaplain

2009-06-08T00:00:00+00:00 June 8th, 2009|Categories: Chaplains|

As a lay-indigenous ministry being conducted by lay military Christians inside the military society, OCF members and chaplains can be great coworkers in kingdom-building within our Armed Forces.

Conversation With a Chaplain

2017-01-24T13:00:06+00:00 June 8th, 2009|Categories: Chaplains|

The chaplaincy is an incredible opportunity to present and represent the claims of Christ, but it is not a calling for the faint hearted. Carrying forward spiritual battle in the midst of physical battle is an extreme challenge.