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Out of the Depths, by Anton T. Boisen, #54 (Ordained Chaplains)

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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 Matthew 11:28-30 which reads, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Richard Halverson. He said, "Intercession is truly universal work for the Christian. No place is closed to intercessory prayer. No continent, no nation, no organization, no city, no office. There is no power on earth that can keep intercession out."

In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “Chapter 4: A Little-Known Country” (Part 4):

Momentous issues were involved, and I sent two documents to Fred Eastman, together with a letter elaborating upon the ideas contained in the Statement of Belief, particularly that of the family-of-four. The high tension under which this letter was written is evidenced by the fact that the typing is almost illegible, due to an improperly adjusted ribbon which I was too excited to fix. This letter was written immediately after the Statement of Belief. It reads as follows: