One more F-bomb for the road
Ten simple ways to be missional
Chaplains: leading the missional charge
Is it God or gas?
Love never gives up
Editorial: Butternut squash soup for the soul
Outfront: Pray and work
Hogg wild: Adventures in missional living
Viewpoint: Who was Barbara?
Intersection of faith and life: Things I’m learning from AA
A safe place to play
Hands Across the Globe : Thailand Mennonite Brethren Foundation
News in story
Anabaptists join conversation to Impact Holy Land
Baptist book illuminates MB history
Federation of Law Societies approves TWU School of Law
EFC urges government to act after Supreme Court decision in prostitution case
“Finish lines” [Obituaries]
David Levi Lepp, Jessie Froese, Mary Giesbrecht, Annie Janzen, Mary Enns, Loreen (Kae) Katharine Penner, Frank Dyck, Henry Hiebert, Margaret Baerg, Florence Dyck, Edward Nick Martens, Lily Hogman, Peter Tymburski, Werner Falk, Janet Sarah Hendry, Sarah Giesbrecht, Mary Klippenstein, Esther Marie Teigrob,
I appreciated the article on chaplains in the February issue and while all of the chaplain ministries mentioned are obvious places for ministry to take place, there was one glaring omission. I have been a volunteer chaplain with the Dallas Fire Department and Police in Dallas, Oregon for 17 years. As a chaplain in this position we are often the voice of comfort and grace and God’s love in life’s most significant crisis, sudden loss, whether that is a house burned down or a life lost, through illness, age, accident, suicide or upon occasion, murder. While chaplains can not impose our religious views upon the people we serve, we certainly bathe every situation and person in prayer, sometimes a private conversation with God, sometimes in public with the people directly involved. We serve our citizens and the first responders working to save lives and property. It has been and still is a privilege to be the hands, face and presence of Jesus for folks who may or may not have ever known him.
There are many contexts in which ministers come alongside people in specific fields to encourage and offer spiritual counsel; those we mentioned are only a sampling. Thanks for highlighting another kind of chaplaincy, Ken.