I came to the realization today that it has been right at a year since I received word that I was selected by the Army to attend CPE. It was the culmination of two years worth of conversations and about four months worth of preparing my official file for the board. I had asked for … More Adventures in The Chaplaincy: Clinical Pastoral Education
I’m very much a Baptist. At least that’s how I think of myself. Yet one of my current CPE classmates likes to joke that I’m a “bad Baptist” because I keep a condensed version of “Common Worship” on my desk and I regularly write out prayers. So how does a Baptist come to appreciate liturgy? … More How a Baptist Came to Appreciate Liturgy
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Last month I completed the trifecta. Over the course of 18 months I went to all three major Army Combat Training Centers. NTC was the mother of them all. It’s bigger, dustier, and mountain-ier than JRTC and JMRC. I got to go with another great group of Soldiers and Unit Ministry Teams. The UMTs worked … More Adventures in The Chaplaincy: The National Training Center
Last week I had the opportunity to preach at Chapel Next for the first time since May. It was great to work through this important and challenging topic and then get to share it with the congregation. I felt a little bit rusty but I hope it is a blessing to you.
Well, I’ve been home from Europe for about seven weeks now. The first few weeks of being back were spent doing “reintegration.” Which for us was essentially classes, a physical, and leave. It’s hard to describe what coming home feels like. Surreal. Joyful. Anxious. Stepping off the bus at Fort Stewart and knowing my wife … More Adventures in The Chaplaincy: Coming Home and Reintegration
CH Hughes is a Chaplain I met at the beginning of my journey into the Chaplaincy. You can go back and look at all my posts on this blog from when I was in CHBOLC in the summer of 2008 and Dwayne was a part of that. He was in my platoon and he is … More Chaplain Stories: CH (MAJ) Dwayne Hughes