Swinging Chandeliers

swinging_chandeliers Swinging Chandeliers It was Easter Sunday and we were gustily singing resurrection hymns at our afternoon Vespers service. “Up from the grave he arose, with a mighty triumph o’er his foes … Hallelujah, Christ arose.” Caught up in the moment I...

Spiritual Interpreter

Spiritual Interpreter Not long ago I read on Bishop Alan’s blog, a description of a chaplain as being “someone who learns and listens carefully to the languages people use to express themselves, a spiritual interpreter, someone who can hold the lines and ask key...

It Is Better Together

it_is_better_together “It is better together!” To attend Mennonite Health Assembly in Cleveland was to receive a shot of adrenaline. Weeks later I’m still on a high from the invigorating interactions and networking that happened for Chaplains. As keynote speaker...

Here Am I, Lord

here_am_i_lord Mennonite Health Journal Article 4 – 2010 “Here am I, Lord!” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; Let it be with me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38) These words of Mary, spoken with perplexity, surprise, wonder; but with utter trust...

Called to be a Chaplain

To MCA Members — I am sharing here my column to come out soon in the Mennonite Health Journal and welcome any feedback.  Called to Be A Chaplain by Bob Keener Fresh back from rich worship and fellowship at Charlotte 2005, I am reflecting on the roles of pastor...