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"So help me God." It's the final four words in oaths for both officers and enlisted. Have you thought about what the phrase means, or what it implies? Our guest today is Col Richard Toliver, USAF (Ret.), and he’s going to unpack those four words—what he calls "a sacred covenant.”
The topic of today’s show is character, and our guest for this episode likens character to a muscle that must be continually developed if we’re going to conduct our lives as Christians in a way that pleases and honors God.
What are your rights as an American in uniform? Is it permissible for a chaplain to pray in Jesus’s name? Can you have a prayer breakfast on a military installation? What about sharing my faith—can I do that?
Sometimes the storms of life can be metaphorical, such as a difficult deployment, move, or career transition. However, there are those times when the storms of life refer to literal storms. Such was the case for our guest today, LT James Rader, USCG, as he took part in search-and-rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey this past August.
Interview with Brig Gen David Warner, USAF (Ret): "We are made up of men and women in the military. That's our center of gravity. That's how we do ministry."
Whether the most junior leader or a four-star flag officer, leaders come to their assignments with choices to be made in opportunities to serve.
Transitions are certainly a challenge, yet also filled with the potential to renew, refresh, and revitalize. Let’s do our part as leaders for the latter three.
To be a leader God can use, three things must happen: We must have faith in something that is worthy of our faith; we must know who we are in Christ; and we must be prepared to fight the good fight, as we engage in spiritual warfare.
The term “servant leadership” evokes a varied range of impressions as to what that really means, looks like, and how it plays out in real life. At first glance, the seemingly incongruous servant leadership concept appears especially contrary in business settings or military circles where typically bosses lead, employees serve.
Here are eight points to calculate leadership risks in order to face the fears of a politically correct climate with a moral courage that matches the bravery of those we lead on the battlefield.
As both a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and a Christian, have you ever wondered, "just what exactly are my rights to freely express my faith in Jesus Christ-even while in uniform?"
One Christian of distinction, who fought in five wars, was U.S. Army Brigadier General Gustavus Loomis. In Loomis is the ideal balance of Christian faith, devotion to family, and excellence in military service.
What is it like to kill the enemy? As a Christian, what should be my response?
Often unseen in life's "lucky breaks" are the preparation, prayer--and waiting--for the opportunities from God.
How would a jury of your peers judge your Christian walk?
How might the Christian leader apply the lesson of Ananias and Sapphira to the work place?
So how do you become a hero--or at least a good leader?
The leader's satisfaction comes in doing what he is called to do.
We all have to serve or work for someone at some time in our lives.
May we boldly encourage the lifestyle our mottos, creeds, and principles promote--in order that we may not be put to shame.
We cannot allow ourselves to be defeated by perceptions that Christian activities will not be tolerated in the military.
An open letter from chaplains answers questions about going to war, being deployed, families of deployed, and those considering the chaplaincy.
To be successful as a junior leader at your first unit, here are six core elements to consider.
It is a joy and privilege to influence other lives through your leadership.
Your duties as a soldier are consistent with the highest Christian values.
How well do you reflect the gospel in the pain-filled eyes of a frightened seven-year-old girl whose grandparents you just helped kill?
There's a great deal of talk about servant leadership in the military today, but few Christian officers are actually practicing it as the Lord prescribed.
Character is the most important factor in Christian leadership.
How does the Christian leader achieve and promote healthy competition while maintaining an atmosphere that fits within the boundaries of "Love thy neighbor as thyself?"
We must mentally prepare ourselves and our loved ones for the mission requirements we may face.
You must remain trained and always ready to face the perils of war.
The key to serving others is to have a humble heart.
Good commands all have one thing in common -- a healthy atmosphere of respect for authority.
The effectiveness of a unit depends to maximum degree on the leadership ability of the commander.
Why do you serve in our military? Why are you an officer, an Airmen, a Soldier, a Marine, a Sailor, or a Coastguardsman?
An incredible story of how the man who led the attack on Pearl Harbor found new life in Christ!
If we are called to embark on a campaign that we believe to be righteous, whether it be moral high ground, dangerous missions work, lifestyle evangelism, or a military campaign, then tragedy or cost cannot tarnish the truth associated with that calling.
Using common sense and sensitivity, it is possible to be an ambassador for Christ in uniform.