All posts filed under “Chaplaincy

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God. We still need you.

My next-to-last book was a collection of Sunday prayers, prayed in the hospital chapel where I’m a chaplain. Each Sunday, I interacted with the texts for the week and with God and with the people watching on the closed-circuit channel and the people reading at my blog.… Read More

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A conversation about calling

Jen Bradbury. Called: A Novel about Youth Ministry Transitions. The Youth Cartel, 2020. I’ve known Jen for several years. We’ve worked on some research projects together. I asked her to write about one of my books. For me, she’s the person who asks me to… Read More

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Words matter.

I am a words guy. And I’m getting worse. My friends come to me for words sometimes. They are looking for the right word for a moment, for a situation. Sometimes, I confess, I inflict my struggle against imprecision on others. I care about words… Read More

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Grief and Holidays in 2020

We’re exhausted, many of us. We can’t quite figure out why. We can’t think as clearly as usual, we don’t have the motivation we used to. Our relationships are struggling, we’re more cranky. We think that there may be something wrong with us. But there… Read More

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Excess grief

Dear friends. Some of you know that I see people who die, sometimes before, sometimes after. It’s what chaplains do at our place. In that process, I see diagnoses, I see cause of death. Sometimes it’s related to COVID-19. Sometimes it isn’t. This isn’t about… Read More