Reclaiming chaplains who understand themselves first as chaplains, and not merely as decorative functionaries would be one way of retrieving Christianity in the public square.
Miles SmithNovember 28, 2022
The Canadian government released a report that addresses “Re-Defining Chaplaincy.” It reveals both secularist bigotry and the current Canadian government’s continuing campaign to use state funds to support the current government’s “values,” even though those purported values have no legal grounding.
Paul MarshallMay 13, 2022
Repentance, like faith, must be individual.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineFebruary 19, 2021
“There is much for the chaplain to teach the church, as well as much instruction to be received from the church.”
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Mark MeltonOctober 13, 2020
Can other churches use hail and farewell events to welcome military families better, educate civilians about military life, and show how servicemembers serve the church?
Mark MeltonAugust 22, 2018
In this military vignette, originally published in Christianity and Crisis on April 19, 1943, John Joseph Stoudt depicts the religiosity of men confronting their own mortality. The Chaplain employs the clearest ritual means of communicating the weight of their task, the nature of their profession: Communion. In taking up the body and the blood, the gathered soldiers experience camaraderie in a common meal, and unanimously acknowledge of the enduring, indisputable value of sacrifice; both God’s and their own.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineMarch 8, 2018
This article about the role and need for the clergy to serve as Chaplains during World War II was originally published in Christianity & Crisis in 1942.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineMay 5, 2017