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Ordained Chaplains: Out of the Depths #1

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Chaplains are spiritual representatives of Christ commissioned to work in mostly secular institutions. We are expected to serve both the spiritual and emotional needs of others through listening, prayer, scripture reading, and being God’s hands and feet in the organization we are privileged to serve in. This podcast is designed to equip chaplains and those training to be chaplains with the resources and encouragement they need to carry out their calling in life.

Our Ordained Chaplains Scripture verse for today is Galatians 5:13-14 which reads, “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Fred Craddock who said, “Seriousness of purpose does not require heaviness of manner. In other words, it doesn’t mean you have to look like a sad dork. Remaining light on your feet does not contradict, but honors the importance of your work. And being pleasant, cheerful, and full of good humor will serve as a sure sign of God’s grace.”

In this podcast, we are going to discuss the book “Out of the Depths: An Autobiographical Study Of Mental Disorder And Religious Experience” by Anton T. Boisen.

He writes in the foreword to the book:

This is my own case record. I offer it as a case of valid religious experience which was at the same time madness of the most profound and unmistakable variety. In this record I have brought together such material as may throw light upon the origin, meaning, and outcome of that experience...