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 […]

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Why Should a Church Support Their Pastor in Military Chaplaincy?

You may be a part of the leadership of a church that has a pastor interested in reserve military chaplaincy. Your pastor may have introduced the subject and you are not sure what to think. Why […]

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On Being a Christian Chaplain in a Non-Christian Military

Leadership and Ministry

When I tell people that I am a military chaplain, there is one concern that is frequently bought up. Am I forced to compromise my Christian faith? I would respond with an emphatic “no” and […]

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The Sword of the Lord

As a reserve army chaplain, I am interested in both the history and the nature of military chaplaincy. That is why I was looking forward to reading The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from […]

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The Role of a Military Chaplain

Leadership and Ministry

One of the most fulfilling parts of my ministry is my role as an army chaplain (commonly called a padre). I love being a padre and having the opportunity to both get to know the […]

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Chaplains With PTSD

One of the most important roles for military chaplains is helping soldiers deal with PTSD. However, there is no magic force-field to protect chaplains from getting PTSD themselves. I came across this story about the […]

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