The call to serve both God and country as a military chaplain is the call to pastor and evangelize beyond the traditional settings of church ministry.
Ministering in the pastoral office is a high privilege founded upon lowly, humble service. But pastors must daily experience a rescue from themselves and keep their hearts pure in order to allow Christ to shape their ministry in His church.
The sanctity of life and the preservation of dignity can and should be promoted through the development of an interdependent community of compassionate caretakers.
It is time to break the silence on suicide in churches. With reported suicides increasing, pastors and churches must respond with compassionate and competent soul-care that demonstrates interest in and understanding of the person at risk in order to aid remediation and to keep them safe from suicide.
While keeping salvation the highest priority, churches can become a cultural resource for a needy society because doing good to all men displays the love of God.
Authentic, transparent following of Christ must become the norm and standard for our lives. By God’s grace we can experience radical transformation of our lives to authentically bring glory to God through Jesus Christ.
Through the support of the local church, competent counselors, and compassionate Christians, those who have experienced trauma and its enduring effects may be able to learn to cope and find relief from their pain.
Silence on the topic of mental illness stigmatizes those who struggle with its challenges. Jesus calls on the church to enter into the sufferings of His people and compassionately aid them in their quest for peace in Christ.
To forgive others is to portray an understanding of God’s love: forgiving others as God has forgiven oneself is the ultimate motivation for reconciliation.
The heart of God is to heal the brokenhearted and to bind up the wounds of those living in dysfunction. He wants to help your family break the sinful patterns you’ve acquired to help you see God’s grace throughout your family life.
The search for meaning, purpose, and identity can cause inner turmoil for many people, including Christians. Those who appropriate the truth of their identity “in Christ” are liberated to experience the life-giving grace that resolves any crisis and conflict of personal identity.