Current and retired military chaplains are responding to the spiritual, emotional and physical consequences of unprecedented frequency and duration of wartime operations.

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The military, like other branches of government, faces challenges in an increasingly pluralistic society to accommodate religious belief without endorsing it.

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Stress of deployments and even downsizing can be lessened for military members actively involved in their congregations. 

Published in Congregations

Baptist pastors recall how the April 2 shootings that killed three soldiers felt tragically familiar, and how they and their ministries immediately responded to meet the spiritual needs of their congregations and the Army base.

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Baylor University graduates who completed the Air Force’s elite Test Pilot School say their Baptist roots provided the foundation for facing challenging situations in the air and in Afghanistan.

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Capt. Gerald Hutchinson has been a Navy chaplain for 25 years but also has extensive church and denominational ministry experience. He takes over from George Pickle, who retired in June 2013.

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CBF-endorsed Air Force Maj. Chuck Seligman said he learns more about his body and faith everytime he completes an endurance race — including a 62-mile event held in Texas Jan. 11-12.

Published in People
Monday, 18 November 2013 13:31

Dimensionality of the military chaplaincy

Dimensionality: "An aspect or feature of a situation, problem, or thing" (Oxford English Dictionary). The more dimensions the more complex, e.g., one dimensional, two dimensional, three dimensional. Dimensionality may also speak to the complexity of racial, social, religious, cultural, sexual, gender, class, etc., diversity within today's military chaplaincy.

Published in Commentaries
Friday, 25 October 2013 14:26

Chaplain joined Navy to hide from God

God did catch up with Karen Rector, leading her into a calling that historically has not been viewed as ministry by many. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and other groups sought to change that attitude during National Pastoral Care Week, which concludes Saturday. 

Published in People
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:04

Mohler says military chaplains at risk

The U.S. military’s “normalization” of same-sex marriage puts Southern Baptist chaplains on the front line of America’s culture war, says Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler.

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