Building Connections and Community; My Experience at UniPlace

What is the future of the traditional mainline church in a culture where more people, especially millennials, are identifying as being non-religious? How do we continue to minister to those in our community and reach people where they are if they aren’t necessarily coming through our church doors? And how do we re-assure our church elders, deacons, and dedicated church…

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A Call To Service: My Experience As An Air Force Chaplain

Ever since I was a child, I can remember my grandfathers talking about their military service in World War II. My paternal grandfather started as a pilot and later served in the infantry in the US Army. My maternal grandfather served in the US Navy on board the USS San Jacinto which fought in the Pacific. For me, it was…

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The Sacredness of Conversation: My Year As A Hospital Chaplain

This week is my last week working as a resident hospital chaplain at Bon Secours Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. Since August of last year, I have been working at Maryview and for the Bon Secours Health System as a resident chaplain as part of a Clinical Pastoral Education program which is a requirement for most individuals seeking to become…

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