In other posts, and on the “About” page, I say quite a bit about my view of What a Chaplain IS.
Based on what I’ve seen in about 30 years of Chaplaincy, I’ve come to some “tentative conclusions.”
Here, just a few words about what a Chaplain is NOT (of course, from my perspective)
A Chaplain is NOT
-A Preacher with a Chaplain’s Badge or Title
-A Missionary proselytizing on a “missionfield” of a hospital, prison, streets, military institution, school, etc.
-A Representative of One Faith over all others
-A Teacher of One Book over all others
-The Keeper of One Chapel over and against all other “sacred places”
-A Talker more than a Listener
-Someone who thinks the Creator of the Universe is their Employer
Sad thing is, it seems many “Chaplains” ARE what a Chaplain is NOT!
Think about that.