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A Chaplain's Role in Times of Crisis

Last December, CAPT Thomas Walcott, Chaplain of the Coast Guard, witnessed a community in crisis as a result of the partial government shutdown. Learn what this time was like for coastguardsmen and their families, as well as the role of the chaplain in times of crisis.

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Chaplain Stories: A Ministry of Presence

Gordon first met John a few months ago, when John was dying of cancer. John was a crusty and profane old man, a veteran and a recovering alcoholic, uninterested in God or religion. As a hospice chaplain, Gordon often met patients like John, and most of the time they wanted nothing to do with chaplains. John was different, though.

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I Understand the Devastation Sin Creates

While serving as a volunteer police chaplain for the Albuquerque Police Department I was called to the scene of a homicide. Here is my conversation with the home owner, who was also a close friend of the deceased. 

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Celebrating Pioneers

During our annual Chaplaincy and Care conference, I had the honor of meeting two pioneers who courageously overcame many challenges and paved the way for my ministry as a chaplain.  

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Fall Awareness: Chaplaincy Sunday is November 20

Pray with us for the safety and effectiveness of chaplains who represent our denomination and our King in many places you would not expect: from aircraft carriers to children's hospitals and from boiler rooms to board rooms. 

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Wounded Healer

Wounded healers are strong in their weakness. Working as a hospice chaplain showed me that scars and wounds are not a hindrance to the Gospel, but rather a source of connection. 

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Beyond Words

I expected CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) to be really difficult, and it is—but not for the reasons I expected. I anticipated emotional distress from being around critically ill people, but instead I found...

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Ministry of Presence

“Ministry of presence” is a favorite phrase of chaplains to describe how they work — with or without words — to be the vehicle of God’s love. Some speak of this as “incarnational ministry.”

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