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The Chaplains’ Calling

The Chaplains’ Calling

I’ve recently been engaged in several online discussions about American patriotism, allegiances, pacifism, Just War and military service. Those discussions have revealed that there are many deeply-held views on the use of violence in the pursuit of peace and justice. There are those from all along the theological spectrum who fervently argue either for the […]

A Soldier Death Notification I’ll Never Forget

A Soldier Death Notification I’ll Never Forget

I want to share with you a death notification I was recently part of.  I share it partly for therapy but mainly so you know a little about the experience of both the families of Soldiers who die and the Soldiers sent to notify those families of their loved one’s death. A chaplain is usually half of a notification team […]

A Remarkable Life: Karl W. Scheufler-Minister, Missionary and Chaplain

A Remarkable Life: Karl W. Scheufler-Minister, Missionary and Chaplain

Occasionally, I come across people who really impress me.  Sometimes these are living people, many times they have died long ago. I usually become acquainted with these “dead” people through something of theirs that I have found or purchased.  This is the case with Karl William Scheufler. I bought a few postal covers (decorated envelopes) that he […]

Service Member Honored by Act of Compassion at Nazarene General Assembly

OK, I’m not certain that this was a service member, but based on the picture and the fact that he said he has PTSD, it is a reasonable assumption. As an Army Chaplain, my heart goes out to those who are surviving and recovering from over a decade of persistant conflict.  Most people who are […]