Diving Deep in a Desperate World

Navy Chaplain Deals with Suicide By Chaplain Darin Dunham, US Navy, with Andy Meverden  When I don’t hear from a chaplain, I don’t panic, but I do pray for them, as it’s likely that something significant is going on.  Such was the case with Chaplain Darin Dunham, US Navy, assigned to a submarine base.  Rather than paraphrase what transpired, Darin … Read More

Veterans Win Post-War Battles

VA Chaplain Engages in Ultimate Combat By Chaplain Gary Cowden with Andy Meverden Gary Cowden is the Chief Chaplain at the Puget Sound VA Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. In addition to his supervisory duties, he focuses on some of those experiencing the greatest battles; PTSD, moral injury, and spiritual oppression.  In his recent ministry report he described two of … Read More

From Tiny Houses to Tiny Chapels!

By Andy Meverden with input from Chaplain Scott Noyes, North Dakota Army National Guard On a recent trip visiting CBAmerica chaplains in Texas and Oklahoma, I passed a Modular Home Dealer with the sign: “Tiny Houses!” The tiny house movement, a social trend of downsize living space in America, has hit the modern battlefield! Troops deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and … Read More

New Chapel Atlantic Resolve Center (Powidz, Poland)

As reported by Chaplain Andrew Calvert & Specialist Malcolm Williams, USArmy As the “Atlantic Resolve” mission becomes more robust in Eastern Europe, and units are standing up new headquarters in collaboration with NATO Allies, the US Army Chaplain Corps, as a representative of The Holy, meets Soldiers where they are. The 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion recently established a new … Read More

Divine Interruptions & Medical History

Tony is an active duty Army Master Sergeant who works in my building at the Regional Health Command here in San Antonio. It is a miracle that Tony is alive today. A couple of months ago as he was in the process of trying to get some medical care to address some chronic pain he had been having as his … Read More

Care Package Support for Deployed Chaplains

Ministry Update from Chaplain Scott Noyes, Afghanistan, to Andy Meverden, Director Hello Chaplain Meverden, We are mostly settled in, but still trying to get a rhythm in our UMT Ministry here. We have been in Afghanistan now for 2 full months.  Lots of change continues to happen in our unit.  Our mission is nothing as we expected.  Rather than being in … Read More

Ground Truth: Retired Military Chaplain in Thick of Battle

By Chaplain Bob Hicks, USAF, “Retired” Ukraine, December 2016   Several organizations in Ukraine are working to provide care for their Veterans who are engaged in what they call ATO – Anti-Terrorism Operation; which means they see the Russian involvement in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine as Terrorism. These organizations are also trying to provide training in PTSD (Post traumatic stress … Read More

Air Guard Chaplain Sees God’s Hand in the Desert

By Chaplain Ian Howarth   My first deployment in 2016 was a great year with many surprises, and some times of having to move forward in faith. During the summer of 2015 I was able to be the full-time Air National Guard chaplain in Idaho. My leadership kept me full-time until I left to UAE in April 2016. I moved … Read More

Retired from State Service… Not the Master’s Service

By Chaplain Bill Brown, Retired California State Department of Corrections     My season as a chaplain in the state prison has come to an end. My wife and I turn 70 this year, and we recognize that we are not the spring chickens we used to be, and I can no longer maintain the pace of ministry in the … Read More

LIVING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

December 25, 2016 LIVING IN THE MIDDLE EAST*: A Chaplain’s Christmas Story By Chaplain Greg Uvila, USMC So greetings from the land of two camels!   Yep, I saw two of these beasts lope by my office door recently, just a few hundred yards away.  I could only see their bobbing heads and their tell-tale bumps because the protective berm was … Read More