Memorial Day

Enthusiasm for the Role of the Chaplain

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO (Read Part 1) One of the reasons that I am currently ministering in Taos, N.M., is that I do not desire to be the CEO of a church, managing many different ministries and committees. The way to keep a pastor from becoming a CEO is to allow parachurch organizations to do ministry. They can do that ministry, and do it well! And those ministries will not have to be overseen or funded by the local [...]

The Planting of a Good Seed

As we celebrate Memorial Day and the other patriotic holidays that are coming up at this time of the year, essentially what we are celebrating is more than 240 years of political freedom. We need to understand that this period of freedom that God has given us is abnormal—an anomaly. When you study the flow of world history, you discover that the majority of people who have lived and died have lived under totalitarianism, not in freedom or with the freedoms that we [...]

Encouragement for the Work of the Chaplain

By RANDY WHITE, D.Min. Founder and CEO As we approach Memorial Day, it is especially appropriate that we take some time to remember the work done by Bible-believing chaplains. There are many wonderful military chaplains, and we celebrate their work especially at this season, but there are also many other types of chaplains who perform such a vital service in our communities. I would like to say a word to those who are engaged in this ministry. I want to give just a [...]

Remembrance & Faith: Part 2—Empowered for the Future

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief (Read Part 1) We conclude our spiritual preparations for Memorial Day by turning to Hebrews 12:1-3: Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before [...]

By |2018-01-08T20:05:43-06:00May 30th, 2016|Categories: Bible History, Featured Posts, Memorial Day|Tags: , |0 Comments

Remembrance & Faith: Part 1—Motivated by the Past

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Memorial Day has always been a very meaningful time for me—that meaning being rooted in the celebrations of this patriotic holiday that I learned to enjoy from childhood. This day has an interesting history dating back to the Civil War, when people recognized the value of pausing to remember the contributions of fallen heroes who had given their lives in the service of their country. Wherever I have lived, I have enjoyed learning the customs [...]

By |2018-01-08T20:02:50-06:00May 28th, 2016|Categories: Bible History, Featured Posts, Memorial Day|Tags: , |1 Comment