Tag Archive | Chaplaincy

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 […]

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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 […]

September 11, 2001: A Personal Reflection

September 11, 2001: A Personal Reflection

September 11, 2001 began like any other day for me. It was a Tuesday, so I was meeting with men from the church for breakfast at the Corner Cafe just a few miles down State Highway 96 from my church in Clifton Springs, New York. The breakfast for us was uneventful.  As I recall, there were just […]

Army Chaplain Kits

Army Chaplain Kits

(More on military chaplain kits can be found at The Chaplain Kit website) . Each chaplain is issued a chaplain kit when they complete their initial military training. Over the years they have been called by various names to include chaplain kits, field kits, field altars, etc., and have ranged from the very bulky and […]