Douglas Vrieland

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Chaplain, United States Navy

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Part 3

A number of years ago a seminary professor made the observation that guilt is resolved on the cross, but shame is healed in relationship. Is your church willing to embrace veterans?

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Part 2

The 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing churns up deep emotions within me. It also is a good illustration of one of the issues Johnny, our imaginary returning veteran, may well be dealing with.

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Veterans from America’s longest war have joined the veterans of earlier wars in our communities and churches. Their perspective has been shaped by their experience. Like everyone else, they have spiritual gifts. They also have needs...

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