Why I Want to Return to Military Chaplaincy

Military Chaplaincy

For a number of years, I served as a chaplain (padre) in the army reserves here in Canada. I absolutely loved it. But I eventually released for two reasons: one was that I was starting […]


Getting Some Exercise

Personal Reflections

I can almost guarantee that this good news post has nothing to do with what you think. It is true that it is about health and my physical state but it is not about running […]


Advice for Potential Young Military Chaplains

Leadership and Ministry

I have had quite a number of pastors talk to me about a desire to become military chaplains. I am a chaplain (or padre) in the army reserves and I love it. It is one […]


Invading Fort York

I spent the day today at Fort York. The reason is that the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil is there until Wednesday. I was there in my role as an army chaplain in case anyone needed to […]


A Padre’s Tale

Second World War

“Close to where fierce tank battles raged only moments earlier, an Army chaplain crouches over the lifeless corpse of a British soldier and carefully stitches him into an impromptu body bag.” As we remember D-Day, […]


Basic Training

Good News

It was two years ago this month that I did my basic training at CFB Borden. At the time, I thought it was one of the most difficult things that I had ever experienced. Tonight […]