All Posts Tagged ‘faith’

God and the Military

God established the government as a provision and protection for the earth. Until the time of Noah, God had been the One who issued judgment against evil on the earth. When Cain killed Abel, God judged Cain and would not allow man to harm him. Genesis 4:15 says, “Then the LORD put a mark on […]

Love Your Chaplain

Chaplain? Father Mulcahy! For many, the only chaplain they’ve seen is Father Mulcahy on the TV show M.A.S.H. A kind-hearted, wise and faithful priest, he was a key supporting character. In watching all the episodes that feature the father, you begin to get a sense of the breadth of duties he was responsible for. But […]

FAITH IN THE FOG OF WAR

You want the flare of your faith to burn as intensely as a fire on the battlefield. That means digging into God’s truth regardless of the chaos raging around you. Stories of Triumph and Tragedy in the Midst of War “Faith in the Fog of War” is a book of devotions written by a man who had […]

Deployed… but not alone

Is it possible that a couple separated by deployment could be considered a picture of the Christian faith? Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise […]

Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior

“Oh God, I’m dead!” Allen Clark graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1963. He volunteered for a tour in Vietnam where he sustained injuries in a mortar attack that necessitated the amputation of both legs below his knees. For his military service, he received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. “For some […]

She came for the food

She came for the food. She came because she was hungry. Life in the barracks offered a lot more flexibility than boot camp, but the food still left a lot to be desired and the Bible study at the chapel offered a home-cooked meal. All Cynthia had to do was show up. She also came […]

Faith Deployed … Again

Vision Check “When Rob and I married, we chose the hymn ‘Be Thou My Vision’ to be played while we lit our unity candle. I had always loved the lyrics, but I had no idea how perfect they would prove to be… not just for a single moment during a wedding ceremony, but for the […]

Follow Jesus like a Soldier

The Scriptures often use the military as a metaphor for the Christian life. Therefore, if you understand the military, you will better understand the principle being taught about the Christian life. In 2 Timothy 2:3-4, Paul tells Timothy to behave just as a soldier, “as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” Paul gives the command […]

Return to Mogadishu

During the violent and dangerous events of Black Hawk Down, former U.S. Army Ranger, Jeff Struecker was certain he’d die. But in the very center of chaos, Jeff’s certainty of death was swallowed by his greater certainty of eternity with God through Christ. Jeff’s confidence – what he calls “bullet proof faith” – compelled his remaining […]

Deployment…

Life in Afghanistan was pretty boring–that is, for my first 72 hours. They choppered us about 12 clicks from our FOB and our mission was to walk back through several small towns, seeing what they needed and trying to sniff out intel about insurgents in the area. We had just left town, and were taking […]

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