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Title: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Scotty on August 01, 2018, 04:37:51 pm
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Howdy, My name is Scotty and I am happy to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know everyone
Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: patrick jane on August 01, 2018, 11:28:21 pm
Howdy, My name is Scotty and I am happy to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know everyone
I'm getting used to it boys. The reply/quote button is at the TOP of each post. Takes some getting used to. After a few hours on here, I've gotten pretty adept at navigating and getting used to where and what to click on. Hope to see you soon. If this forum somehow manages to grow, you will be the Forum Chaplain here as well.


Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: joechan82 on August 04, 2018, 10:20:56 am
Learn to proof read your posts, you snotty nosed, malodorous pervert! Just kidding. Nice to meet you.
Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: Jon Wood on August 05, 2018, 06:59:05 pm
Howdy, My name is Scotty and I am happy to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know everyone

Aww yes! We stole the Chaplain!
Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: patrick jane on August 06, 2018, 12:49:16 am
Right now this is a Men's Club. Do you know the Freemasons are for men only?
Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: patrick jane on August 08, 2018, 12:39:53 pm
Howdy, My name is Scotty and I am happy to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know everyone
Is that Bruce Willis in your avatar or is it you?
Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: Jon Wood on August 08, 2018, 12:56:09 pm
Howdy, My name is Scotty and I am happy to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know everyone
Is that Bruce Willis in your avatar or is it you?
I actually said to myself this morning “Brother Scott looks just like Bruce Willis”
Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: Sasha on August 08, 2018, 02:00:12 pm
Right now this is a Men's Club. Do you the Freemasons are for men only?

Looking over my shoulder in fear.   :D
Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: joechan82 on August 11, 2018, 01:12:05 pm
I ain't sceered of no Bruce Willis.
Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: patrick jane on August 13, 2018, 10:34:08 am
Howdy, My name is Scotty and I am happy to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know everyone
Chaplain, you never answered me. I asked if that's you in the avatar or is it Bruce Willis, lol? It looks a little like Bruce but it could be you.
Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: Scotty on August 21, 2018, 08:28:21 am
Howdy, My name is Scotty and I am happy to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know everyone
Is that Bruce Willis in your avatar or is it you?
I actually said to myself this morning “Brother Scott looks just like Bruce Willis”
I would like to say me, But it is Bruce lol
Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: patrick jane on August 21, 2018, 08:51:27 am
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Title: Re: Hi, y'all!
Post by: guest13 on August 21, 2018, 09:01:21 am
Howdy, My name is Scotty and I am happy to meet you. Looking forward to getting to know everyone

Welcome and so glad you joined.  The encouragement and support you offer for your fellow posters has not gone unnoticed.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: patrick jane on November 21, 2019, 09:11:25 am
Chaplain Brian doesn't really do chit chats.  ;D🙏🛐✝🕊💕
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on April 12, 2020, 01:21:59 pm
So exactly what is this forum about?  It says Chaplains corner on the title.   I have been toying with toying with the idea od ministering to motorcycle groups and gatherings as a generic Chaplain. 

Any feed back, ideas or suggestions gladly taken.

I can start this as a separate thread if you all think that would be better
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Jesus Truth on April 12, 2020, 10:34:18 pm
So exactly what is this forum about?  It says Chaplains corner on the title.   I have been toying with toying with the idea od ministering to motorcycle groups and gatherings as a generic Chaplain. 

Any feed back, ideas or suggestions gladly taken.

I can start this as a separate thread if you all think that would be better
You're fine Mark. You can be the official Chaplain here if you choose, as we don't have one. I named Brian, who is Lori's husband but he is never here and he is the Chaplain over at Theology Forums. This is a really small forum but you can do whatever you would like here Mark, just let me know.

I think it's a great idea for you to minister to motorcycle groups. I would like to go to a seminary and get formal education material on theology etc. and them minister in prisons like mu uncle Larry Thornton.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on April 12, 2020, 10:50:37 pm
I spent to many hours in prison as an investigator interviewing people many years ago, I have a big block on that.  I know they need God's word, I also know I can not be the one at this point.

I am not sure what a Chaplain in a forum set up would be doing,  I was just want to ask questions, get input and float ideas.  Give me some basic guidance and I will be happy to consider it.  It can only help me.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: patrick jane on April 12, 2020, 11:12:37 pm
I spent to many hours in prison as an investigator interviewing people many years ago, I have a big block on that.  I know they need God's word, I also know I can not be the one at this point.

I am not sure what a Chaplain in a forum set up would be doing,  I was just want to ask questions, get input and float ideas.  Give me some basic guidance and I will be happy to consider it.  It can only help me.
Yes, I think it is good experience with communicating and interacting with people. Sometimes I have needed prayers and spiritual advice. You would simply look for any new posts in the forum and reply accordingly. Prayer requests, counseling and advice and spiritual guidance etc. You will do it only if you want to and it may be very few times that you are called upon. We had a Chaplain that was upset that people weren't requesting him so he quit.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on April 12, 2020, 11:21:52 pm
Is it not a good thing not to be needed in the majority of times?

I was thinking of daily scriptures and things like that.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: patrick jane on April 12, 2020, 11:33:49 pm
Is it not a good thing not to be needed in the majority of times?

I was thinking of daily scriptures and things like that.
Yes !!! I forgot that, oh my. That would be awesome Mark. Any scriptures you want and you can do it daily or weekly or whatever works for you. I will change the opening posts in these three Chaplain threads to show your name.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on April 12, 2020, 11:40:13 pm
I do not want to tread on any one's thread or job.  I want harmony and peace to prevail.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: patrick jane on April 12, 2020, 11:46:50 pm
I do not want to tread on any one's thread or job.  I want harmony and peace to prevail.
No, it's fine it wasn't anyone's job. I volunteered Brian without asking him, hahaha. He pops in a few times a year but never really posts. Everyone here will welcome you as the Forum Chaplain.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on April 13, 2020, 10:20:37 pm
I am a big fan of some of the religious thinkers.  As for modern authors C.S. Lewis has caught my attention as I can relate to his journey quite allot. 

As I read through about 300-page book of quotes from him, I plan on posting the ones that strike me as worth all to read. 

I also plan on throwing in quotes from some of the giants in theology as Aquinas, Luther,  Spurgeon, and others as I look through various scribbled notes.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Sherman on April 13, 2020, 10:24:31 pm
Often forums have more than one Chaplain.  So it doesn't hurt to have more than one.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: patrick jane on April 13, 2020, 10:26:29 pm
Often forums have more than one Chaplain.  So it doesn't hurt to have more than one.
Yes indeed, thank you Sherman. It's good to see you.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Sherman on April 16, 2020, 09:14:40 pm
You'll probably be seeing me more.  I am liking the atmosphere here.  The members are nice to each other.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Bladerunner on April 16, 2020, 11:08:42 pm
You'll probably be seeing me more.  I am liking the atmosphere here.  The members are nice to each other.

Nice to have you aboard Sherman.

Blade
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on April 29, 2020, 09:11:30 am
What version of the Bible do you use every day?  What version would you recommend if asked to make a recommendation?

There are 7000 know languages of those 7000 the Bible has been translated into 2900 as of 2018.   
There are 531 known versions of the Bible published.  Of those 531 as of 2018, the NIV is the most sold and the KJV is still in the top five depending on where you are at.  The survey in 2018 shows the KJV as number three overall.   An interesting side note was the Evangelicals tend to use the KJV more than other major Christian denominations.

KJV is considered still to be the most eloquent translation. King James had wanted readability and eloquence over truth and accuracy. 

Now to answer my own questions, I used the ESV the most daily.  It was what the seminary I attended used in the main and I am comfortable with it.    If I was buying or gifting someone a Bible it most likely would be giving them the NIV.   The difference if they are a student entering into a religious study course it would be the Oxford Bible with notes, commentaries, and the Apocrypha.  This is by far the best Bible for academic use as it is denomination neutral in the notes. 
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on May 07, 2020, 09:05:51 pm
I was sitting in my doctor’s office and picked up a trade magazine that was laying around her office. While waiting for her to show up with test results.  Yes, in her actual office and not an exam room.  There was this article about germs and being human.  It got me thinking about religion.
In the article, the quote that hit me as religious applicable was from Louis Pasteur and a Noble Laureate in medicine recently:  The human body needs to be exposed to germs, virus, and bacteria at some level for the body to be healthy,  As it was an example in as simple terms as I can understand, for the immune system to work, it needs to be exposed to bad things so it can build its immunity to them.   The recent Nobel Laureate explained as your body's immune system is build for war and to fight always.  If it is always supplemented or never fights, the immune systems are weakened.  So, both at different times recommend, fight out a cold now and then, suffer through the mild flu.  Give your immune system something to fight, something to live for.
This got me thinking that religion is much the same.  It is built around faith, belief, and salvation.  But how do we know that we are on the right track unless we encounter sin and despair and other negative life events, temptations?   So, does that mean we need to go out and seek sin, temptations, or the like, No, it doesn’t.  We are exposed to it all the time in small doses.  What I say is it means much like our immune system, our beliefs are a warrior that needs to resist what is thrown at us each day to stay strong and build itself up.  We need to feed our warriors through our prayers, or recognition that we fight temptations every day.   We need to celebrate those wins to help us build up our own immunity to issues of the world around us.  Just my humble opinion and thoughts. 
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on May 07, 2020, 09:47:26 pm
I was sitting in my doctor’s office and picked up a trade magazine that was laying around her office. While waiting for her to show up with test results.  Yes, in her actual office and not an exam room.  There was this article about germs and being human.  It got me thinking about religion.
In the article, the quote that hit me as religious applicable was from Louis Pasteur and a Noble Laureate in medicine recently:  The human body needs to be exposed to germs, virus, and bacteria at some level for the body to be healthy,  As it was an example in as simple terms as I can understand, for the immune system to work, it needs to be exposed to bad things so it can build its immunity to them.   The recent Nobel Laureate explained as your body's immune system is build for war and to fight always.  If it is always supplemented or never fights, the immune systems are weakened.  So, both at different times recommend, fight out a cold now and then, suffer through the mild flu.  Give your immune system something to fight, something to live for.
This got me thinking that religion is much the same.  It is built around faith, belief, and salvation.  But how do we know that we are on the right track unless we encounter sin and despair and other negative life events, temptations?   So, does that mean we need to go out and seek sin, temptations, or the like, No, it doesn’t.  We are exposed to it all the time in small doses.  What I say is it means much like our immune system, our beliefs are a warrior that needs to resist what is thrown at us each day to stay strong and build itself up.  We need to feed our warriors through our prayers, or recognition that we fight temptations every day.   We need to celebrate those wins to help us build up our own immunity to issues of the world around us.  Just my humble opinion and thoughts.
I agree Mark. Being aware of satan's devices and deceptions as we encounter them daily is very important.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on May 14, 2020, 12:48:05 am
I'm lonely.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on May 21, 2020, 12:23:13 am
A very nice story to think on
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on June 04, 2020, 11:13:08 pm
I have been reading and studying John Wesley.  What I am struggling with his getting a clear understanding of his philosophy "Grace before Faith".

Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on June 04, 2020, 11:22:54 pm
I have been reading and studying John Wesley.  What I am struggling with his getting a clear understanding of his philosophy "Grace before Faith".
Does that mean we are saved before we ever believe?
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on June 04, 2020, 11:38:46 pm
That is what I am struggling with.  In the totality of a cursor reading, it does not seem to be what is meant, but when broken down into his three main points, that is one of his main points of difference from him, Calvin and Luther. 
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on June 17, 2020, 08:25:10 am
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Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on July 04, 2020, 05:29:47 pm
If all of us are honest as theologians, we must admit we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in the perception, acceptance, and view of the bible, the church, and the Christian religion.  As more of the 20 and 30-year-olds move into leadership positions in religion, they bring a different view that is driving this shift. 

I know many I speak with and when in seminary, spoke with, in that age bracket felt that Christian, as it has been present, is no longer in sync with their faith and belief.  Yet in conversation it was obvious we are speaking about the same things and we have the same beliefs.  It was apparent to me at least that it was in the execution and the understanding.   This shift is forcing all Christian denominations from Catholics to evangelicals to review what they are doing and how they are doing it.

So is religion as we know it facing extinction in its present form, or as my son put it, committing suicide because of its rigid adherence to 500-year-old dogma?  I think we are.  We can present a more current message without sacrificing faith and belief as we believe Jesus was teaching us.    To many of us have strayed from the root messages and teach to further a denominations agenda or a personal agenda that has little to do with faith and belief.  THIS HAS TO CHANGE.  If it does not we will be on the trash heap of history.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on July 05, 2020, 02:17:16 pm
If I said I am a Christian, I am not saying I am a clean living person, I am whispering that I am not, that I was lost, but have been found and forgiven. If I tell you I am a Christian I am not speaking it with pride, I am whispering it, as I know I have to stumble and need Christ in my life as my guide.   I am not trying to be strong if I say I am a Christian, no I am admitting I am weak and need His strength to carry on.  If I told you I am a Christian I am not bragging, no I am stating I have failed, and I have failed many times, and need God to help me clean up my messes.  If I tell you I am a Christian  I am not claiming I perfect, My flaws are far too many and way too visible for that claim,  by God believes I am worth his grace.  When I say I do say I am a Christian  I am not saying it as holier than thou, no I am just a simple everyday sinner who received God’s grace, somehow, and want to share.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on July 05, 2020, 02:31:58 pm
If I said I am a Christian, I am not saying I am a clean living person, I am whispering that I am not, that I was lost, but have been found and forgiven. If I tell you I am a Christian I am not speaking it with pride, I am whispering it, as I know I have to stumble and need Christ in my life as my guide.   I am not trying to be strong if I say I am a Christian, no I am admitting I am weak and need His strength to carry on.  If I told you I am a Christian I am not bragging, no I am stating I have failed, and I have failed many times, and need God to help me clean up my messes.  If I tell you I am a Christian  I am not claiming I perfect, My flaws are far too many and way too visible for that claim,  by God believes I am worth his grace.  When I say I do say I am a Christian  I am not saying it as holier than thou, no I am just a simple everyday sinner who received God’s grace, somehow, and want to share.
Wow, this is awesome Chaplain Mark !!! Thank you -
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Bladerunner on July 05, 2020, 05:12:16 pm
If I said I am a Christian, I am not saying I am a clean living person, I am whispering that I am not, that I was lost, but have been found and forgiven. If I tell you I am a Christian I am not speaking it with pride, I am whispering it, as I know I have to stumble and need Christ in my life as my guide.   I am not trying to be strong if I say I am a Christian, no I am admitting I am weak and need His strength to carry on.  If I told you I am a Christian I am not bragging, no I am stating I have failed, and I have failed many times, and need God to help me clean up my messes.  If I tell you I am a Christian  I am not claiming I perfect, My flaws are far too many and way too visible for that claim,  by God believes I am worth his grace.  When I say I do say I am a Christian  I am not saying it as holier than thou, no I am just a simple everyday sinner who received God’s grace, somehow, and want to share.
Wow, this is awesome Chaplain Mark !!! Thank you -

Mark, it may seem that I am dumping on you in my last two post. I assure you I am not but rather trying to present a different opinion and why I have that opinion.   

You are doing a great job on this forum and I hope you are here for a long while.

Blade
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on July 05, 2020, 09:59:23 pm
I took it as you meant it you sincere beliefs and the point as a theologian that you are coming from.  I love all viewpoints as that is how I gain knowledge perspective and understanding.   That is why we are all here is it not and exchange of ideas, and beliefs in the glory of God?
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Bladerunner on July 05, 2020, 10:38:52 pm
I took it as you meant it you sincere beliefs and the point as a theologian that you are coming from.  I love all viewpoints as that is how I gain knowledge perspective and understanding.   That is why we are all here is it not and exchange of ideas, and beliefs in the glory of God?

Amen!

Blade
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on July 06, 2020, 02:35:42 pm
While I was going through the various Bibles that I have that are King James Versions I came across a slip of paper  I wish I could take credit for, but alas it was my mothers insights she had written and stuck in my baptismal gift Bible.

It goes like this

   This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of Salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.  Its doctrines are Holy,  its principles are binding, its histories are true and its decisions are immutable.  Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to be Holy.
    It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.  It is travelers map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's com[pass, the soldier's sword, and the Christians chart.  In here Paradise is restored, heaven opened and the gates of hell disclosed.   Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the Glory to God its end.  It should fill the memory, rule the heard, guide the feet.  Read it slowly, fervently and prayerfully.
    It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of health, and a river of pleasure.  It is given to you in life, will be opened in judgement and will be remembered forever.   It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifles with its Holy content.

Give to you my son, December 1966.




 
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on July 06, 2020, 02:43:32 pm
While I was going through the various Bibles that I have that are King James Versions I came across a slip of paper  I wish I could take credit for, but alas it was my mothers insights she had written and stuck in my baptismal gift Bible.

It goes like this

   This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of Salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.  Its doctrines are Holy,  its principles are binding, its histories are true and its decisions are immutable.  Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to be Holy.
    It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.  It is travelers map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's com[pass, the soldier's sword, and the Christians chart.  In here Paradise is restored, heaven opened and the gates of hell disclosed.   Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the Glory to God its end.  It should fill the memory, rule the heard, guide the feet.  Read it slowly, fervently and prayerfully.
    It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of health, and a river of pleasure.  It is given to you in life, will be opened in judgement and will be remembered forever.   It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifles with its Holy content.

Give to you my son, December 1966.




 
Wow, 54 years ago. That is beautiful.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Bladerunner on July 06, 2020, 10:16:49 pm
While I was going through the various Bibles that I have that are King James Versions I came across a slip of paper  I wish I could take credit for, but alas it was my mothers insights she had written and stuck in my baptismal gift Bible.

It goes like this

   This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of Salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.  Its doctrines are Holy,  its principles are binding, its histories are true and its decisions are immutable.  Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to be Holy.
    It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.  It is travelers map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's com[pass, the soldier's sword, and the Christians chart.  In here Paradise is restored, heaven opened and the gates of hell disclosed.   Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the Glory to God its end.  It should fill the memory, rule the heard, guide the feet.  Read it slowly, fervently and prayerfully.
    It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of health, and a river of pleasure.  It is given to you in life, will be opened in judgement and will be remembered forever.   It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifles with its Holy content.

Give to you my son, December 1966.




 
Wow, 54 years ago. That is beautiful.

As many mothers, still taking care of her son! Beautiful Yes.

Blade
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on July 17, 2020, 12:27:51 pm
In reading a biography about C.S. Lewis and have read one recentlyon Tolkien I have came to a conclusion we need another ers as the 1930"s in publishing in English literature.  The main stream books published all had a undercurrent of Christian themes in them.  It was a marvelous era for authors of certain beliefs.

That is what we need for the intellectual side of our beleifs.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on July 23, 2020, 01:19:31 am
Many people think they have left Chrisitian behind them.  That it is no longer needed or necessary.  Some even claim they are atheists.  But, my question is, if you look at how they were and how they are now, can you honestly say the were ever truly believers in Christianity?  Some may never had even a proper introduction to it. 
This is something that I have been contemplating lately.   

What are your thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Lori Bolinger on August 05, 2020, 07:02:05 am
Many people think they have left Chrisitian behind them.  That it is no longer needed or necessary.  Some even claim they are atheists.  But, my question is, if you look at how they were and how they are now, can you honestly say the were ever truly believers in Christianity?  Some may never had even a proper introduction to it. 
This is something that I have been contemplating lately.   

What are your thoughts on this?
Since I do not believe it is impossible to "fall away" I believe that for some it is that they never understood they need an actual relationship with God, personal and all but for others, they simply didn't have deep enough roots to sustain them.

I also believe that some of the falling away is on the church unfortunately.  Our pastor has been fond of saying that in many instances we are just leaving the newborn believer on the floor to fend for themselves...meaning we are not disciplineing them.  In fact, discipleship is what we feel God is calling and leading us into because it is sorely missing it seems in the churches today.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on August 05, 2020, 10:33:53 am
While I do think you can stray away, not sure if you can fall completely away.  While I never topped beleiveing, I did stray down a different path that pushed my beliefs to the back of my thoughts and action for many years.  While I never stopped praying and did not stop my conversations with God,  I was not giving anything a active thought.

I  fully agree some of the fault falls squarely on the churches.  The church I grew up in had a mentorship program to bring new members and new converts along for a full year.   When I started my journey back to faith, I had no one so I used books, you tube, forums like this and now it is a habit that has replaced the church more that it should.  I still feel abandon by the church is most of it.   That is not how it was intend by the founding apostles and disciplines of Christ.

Thank you for a good post to stimulate thought.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Lori Bolinger on August 05, 2020, 02:11:03 pm
While I do think you can stray away, not sure if you can fall completely away.  While I never topped beleiveing, I did stray down a different path that pushed my beliefs to the back of my thoughts and action for many years.  While I never stopped praying and did not stop my conversations with God,  I was not giving anything a active thought.

I  fully agree some of the fault falls squarely on the churches.  The church I grew up in had a mentorship program to bring new members and new converts along for a full year.   When I started my journey back to faith, I had no one so I used books, you tube, forums like this and now it is a habit that has replaced the church more that it should.  I still feel abandon by the church is most of it.   That is not how it was intend by the founding apostles and disciplines of Christ.

Thank you for a good post to stimulate thought.
I have never walked away, even for a season (btw, I believe there is a difference between straying and falling away) so I can't relate to that but as to the church I totally get it.  We ourselves did not go to a local church body for a season and we didn't have a lot of access at that time to on line things.  The church can and often is a very hostile place.  I pray for a revival including but not limited to the "church".

If you ever feel the need to talk I'm just a PM away or Brian would be happy to talk or listen ;) as well.  (in case you don't know, Brian is my husband and is easiest found on the theology forum as chaplain but I can give you more contact for him as well.

To give you an idea, not only have we experienced some of the usual abuses of the church but one church where Brian pastored, got so upset about him preaching that we are to love even our enemies that they threatened him, when he stood firm, they threatened me, when that didn't cause him to cave, they threatened our children, when he still stood firm, they fired him.  We went to another church and they got so upset that a couple of much older deaccons children literally through our then young boys against the brick wall, we were on the verge of ER visit...didn't take long for them to fire him after that, all because he would not cave on the word of God...and that is just a few stories I could share.

Today we are part of a body but have been mistreated there as well.  So we focus on the faithful there and the ministry God is calling us into and allow God to defend us, protect us, and even avenge us in His time.  (Not that we want vengeance but that God will punish those that need corrected and judge as is just.

May you grow in our Lord and King as you fall deeper and deeper in Love with Him.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chit Chat
Post by: Ted T. on August 06, 2020, 10:53:52 am

Any feed back, ideas or suggestions gladly taken.

I can start this as a separate thread if you all think that would be better
You might be interested in the FB group: Outlaw Church of West Texas led by Clint Overland (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1632795216952314/) ... 
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Ted T. on August 06, 2020, 11:04:37 am
Does that mean we are saved before we ever believe?


The elect are under the promise of salvation by their election looooong before the salvation process is ever started in them. Is HIS promise good? Then the sinful elect can be counted among the saved and the righteous though still in thier sins...
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Ted T. on August 06, 2020, 11:15:04 am
Many people think they have left Chrisitian behind them.  That it is no longer needed or necessary.  Some even claim they are atheists.  But, my question is, if you look at how they were and how they are now, can you honestly say the were ever truly believers in Christianity?  Some may never had even a proper introduction to it. 
This is something that I have been contemplating lately.   

What are your thoughts on this?


I agree and I believe the parable of the sower exemplifies this point. The five foolish virgins that have no personal relationship with our Lord at all (He does not know them!) are in the wedding party after all.


Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on August 07, 2020, 11:10:40 am
That is a very good parable for this issue at least for me.  Thank you for bringing it to my attention.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on August 13, 2020, 04:29:50 pm
A thought that just pased through my head: If you have no faith in yourself can never have faith in God.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Lori Bolinger on August 17, 2020, 08:26:59 am
A thought that just pased through my head: If you have no faith in yourself can never have faith in God.
I might argue that until you lose faith in yourself, you have no idea how to have faith in God.

Such a busy day ahead but let me explain.  When we have faith in ourselves, we are trustingour own abilitites when we are to trust God for the things that we need.  In the military, they break you down before building you us into a unit rather than an individual yet the centurian was hailed in scripture as having a faith unlike any Christ had seen before.  He had learned how to stop being an individual, putting his trust in himself and learned how to be a unit, with trust in the commanders over him.  Until we learn to be a body, a soldier whose commander is God, we are missing it.

Speaking of missing it, maybe I missed where you were going with this and thus spoke out of turn.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on August 17, 2020, 12:14:51 pm
Actually Lori, The thought occurred and then I got distracted and did not finish my thought.

What I was getting at, if we do not have faith in ourselves as in faith in our own faith and belief in God, then having faith alone will not stand up to tempations and tests of life.  Our faith in our own faith must be so strong that our faith in God is unwavering.

That is all the further I got into my thought process.

Hope that helps  explain my thought better.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on August 17, 2020, 02:15:25 pm
Actually Lori, The thought occurred and then I got distracted and did not finish my thought.

What I was getting at, if we do not have faith in ourselves as in faith in our own faith and belief in God, then having faith alone will not stand up to tempations and tests of life.  Our faith in our own faith must be so strong that our faith in God is unwavering.

That is all the further I got into my thought process.

Hope that helps  explain my thought better.
I looked into studying our faith and never finished. We are told by God that if our faith; if MY faith was that of the size of a mustard seed I could remove a mountain. That tells me that God knows we are ALL weak in faith. I believe it is the faith of Jesus Christ that saves me and not my own tiny miniscule portion of "faith".

On the other hand, I believe and nothing will ever change that. Complicated is our faith.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on August 17, 2020, 03:20:14 pm
I think the mustard seed is a perfect example of knowing your own faith and knowing your faith in God.  Yes PJ we are all weak, we all have succumbed to some type of tempations in our lives, it is what we do after and if we use it to make faith n God stronger that really counts.  That, as always is my opinion.  As for studying faith, I am with you, I have not studied it, and not sure I will, but I did have a passing thought I expressed.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Bladerunner on August 17, 2020, 11:18:32 pm
Actually Lori, The thought occurred and then I got distracted and did not finish my thought.

What I was getting at, if we do not have faith in ourselves as in faith in our own faith and belief in God, then having faith alone will not stand up to tempations and tests of life.  Our faith in our own faith must be so strong that our faith in God is unwavering.

That is all the further I got into my thought process.

Hope that helps  explain my thought better.
I looked into studying our faith and never finished. We are told by God that if our faith; if MY faith was that of the size of a mustard seed I could remove a mountain. That tells me that God knows we are ALL weak in faith. I believe it is the faith of Jesus Christ that saves me and not my own tiny miniscule portion of "faith".

On the other hand, I believe and nothing will ever change that. Complicated is our faith.

Having Faith in Jesus is given to us in the scripture. "according to Scripture" we are told three times in the representation of His Gospel (1 Cor 15:1-4).   The more we study His word, the deeper our faith becomes.

Me, I simply believe every word of the KJV Bible to the point that I have faith that I can prove it is His WORD. The WORD of an extraterrestrial, one beyond our time who took His time to create us, guide us through the centuries and give us a way to become immortal (eternal) with HIM....I look forward to that day.

Therefore, every time you are reading/studying the Bible, you are studying your faith in Him.

Blade
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Lori Bolinger on August 18, 2020, 06:41:54 am
Actually Lori, The thought occurred and then I got distracted and did not finish my thought.

What I was getting at, if we do not have faith in ourselves as in faith in our own faith and belief in God, then having faith alone will not stand up to tempations and tests of life.  Our faith in our own faith must be so strong that our faith in God is unwavering.

That is all the further I got into my thought process.

Hope that helps  explain my thought better.
I guess I see it as faith in God and His promises rather than faith in myself.  I was taught to short version, hate myself and there are times where that is a problem but other times when it is a great blessing because I put no faith in myself, thus having to put faith in someone else, I chose to trust God.  Hope that makes sense....I am not saying you are wrong, just saying how I see the terminology if nothing else.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Lori Bolinger on August 18, 2020, 06:47:25 am
I think there are many that misunderstand this passage...Romans 10:17
King James Version
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

but for the sake of discussion, how do you think this passage fits into the discussion?
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on August 18, 2020, 07:25:12 am
I think there are many that misunderstand this passage...Romans 10:17
King James Version
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

but for the sake of discussion, how do you think this passage fits into the discussion?
It means one must hear about God and Christ. Obviously you can't believe something you've never heard nor seen of.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Lori Bolinger on August 18, 2020, 09:31:11 am
I think there are many that misunderstand this passage...Romans 10:17
King James Version
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

but for the sake of discussion, how do you think this passage fits into the discussion?
It means one must hear about God and Christ. Obviously you can't believe something you've never heard nor seen of.
i am a firm believer in the totality of scripture so lets add Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

to our undersstanding...if our faith is in our faith, who is our faith really in if He is the one that gave it to us?  And if HE is the one that gave it to us, then we must have heard HIS voice in order to have recieved it, whether it was from the Bible, a teacher, a preacher, a song, or just from the Spirit's whisper, or yell (lol)
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on August 18, 2020, 09:38:26 am
I think there are many that misunderstand this passage...Romans 10:17
King James Version
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

but for the sake of discussion, how do you think this passage fits into the discussion?
It means one must hear about God and Christ. Obviously you can't believe something you've never heard nor seen of.
i am a firm believer in the totality of scripture so lets add Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

to our understanding...if our faith is in our faith, who is our faith really in if He is the one that gave it to us?  And if HE is the one that gave it to us, then we must have heard HIS voice in order to have recieved it, whether it was from the Bible, a teacher, a preacher, a song, or just from the Spirit's whisper, or yell (lol)
Amen. I was thinking of those who never heard of Jesus or the words in scripture, like before Jesus walked the earth etc remote islands and deep jungles etc.

So, I thought that God speaks to us but would we instinctively "know" God has a Son? Who died for every person for remission of sins? That's why my statement and subsequent belief that MY faith is small and weak and we are actually saved by His blood and His faith. I believe that nothing I do or can ever do in the earth will "get me to heaven" which also reminds me of the thread I started about the Crowns awarded in heaven.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Lori Bolinger on August 18, 2020, 10:14:36 am
I think there are many that misunderstand this passage...Romans 10:17
King James Version
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

but for the sake of discussion, how do you think this passage fits into the discussion?
It means one must hear about God and Christ. Obviously you can't believe something you've never heard nor seen of.
i am a firm believer in the totality of scripture so lets add Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

to our understanding...if our faith is in our faith, who is our faith really in if He is the one that gave it to us?  And if HE is the one that gave it to us, then we must have heard HIS voice in order to have recieved it, whether it was from the Bible, a teacher, a preacher, a song, or just from the Spirit's whisper, or yell (lol)
Amen. I was thinking of those who never heard of Jesus or the words in scripture, like before Jesus walked the earth etc remote islands and deep jungles etc.

So, I thought that God speaks to us but would we instinctively "know" God has a Son? Who died for every person for remission of sins? That's why my statement and subsequent belief that MY faith is small and weak and we are actually saved by His blood and His faith. I believe that nothing I do or can ever do in the earth will "get me to heaven" which also reminds me of the thread I started about the Crowns awarded in heaven.
some time ago, Brian was telling me about a phenomena where all around the world there is a "God" story similar to the Christ...which reminds me of the passage that says we are without excuse.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Bladerunner on August 19, 2020, 09:15:58 am
I think there are many that misunderstand this passage...Romans 10:17
King James Version
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

but for the sake of discussion, how do you think this passage fits into the discussion?
It means one must hear about God and Christ. Obviously you can't believe something you've never heard nor seen of.
i am a firm believer in the totality of scripture so lets add Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

to our understanding...if our faith is in our faith, who is our faith really in if He is the one that gave it to us?  And if HE is the one that gave it to us, then we must have heard HIS voice in order to have recieved it, whether it was from the Bible, a teacher, a preacher, a song, or just from the Spirit's whisper, or yell (lol)
Amen. I was thinking of those who never heard of Jesus or the words in scripture, like before Jesus walked the earth etc remote islands and deep jungles etc.

So, I thought that God speaks to us but would we instinctively "know" God has a Son? Who died for every person for remission of sins? That's why my statement and subsequent belief that MY faith is small and weak and we are actually saved by His blood and His faith. I believe that nothing I do or can ever do in the earth will "get me to heaven" which also reminds me of the thread I started about the Crowns awarded in heaven.
some time ago, Brian was telling me about a phenomena where all around the world there is a "God" story similar to the Christ...which reminds me of the passage that says we are without excuse.

Lori...All people even those not touched by missionaries, etc. have no excuse as to the reality there is a GOD. Even the Bible tells us so..All they have to do is look outside and see HIM...'''

Rom 1:20.."For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"

Therefore nobody on earth can use the excuse: "I did not know" on Judgement day.

Blade



Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Lori Bolinger on August 19, 2020, 12:30:05 pm
I think there are many that misunderstand this passage...Romans 10:17
King James Version
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

but for the sake of discussion, how do you think this passage fits into the discussion?
It means one must hear about God and Christ. Obviously you can't believe something you've never heard nor seen of.
i am a firm believer in the totality of scripture so lets add Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

to our understanding...if our faith is in our faith, who is our faith really in if He is the one that gave it to us?  And if HE is the one that gave it to us, then we must have heard HIS voice in order to have recieved it, whether it was from the Bible, a teacher, a preacher, a song, or just from the Spirit's whisper, or yell (lol)
Amen. I was thinking of those who never heard of Jesus or the words in scripture, like before Jesus walked the earth etc remote islands and deep jungles etc.

So, I thought that God speaks to us but would we instinctively "know" God has a Son? Who died for every person for remission of sins? That's why my statement and subsequent belief that MY faith is small and weak and we are actually saved by His blood and His faith. I believe that nothing I do or can ever do in the earth will "get me to heaven" which also reminds me of the thread I started about the Crowns awarded in heaven.
some time ago, Brian was telling me about a phenomena where all around the world there is a "God" story similar to the Christ...which reminds me of the passage that says we are without excuse.

Lori...All people even those not touched by missionaries, etc. have no excuse as to the reality there is a GOD. Even the Bible tells us so..All they have to do is look outside and see HIM...'''

Rom 1:20.."For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"

Therefore nobody on earth can use the excuse: "I did not know" on Judgement day.

Blade
Kind of what I just said...but cool, we agree
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on August 27, 2020, 01:41:06 am
The British Library has put some of the most famous religious texts online. Their new collection, Discovering Sacred Texts, is accessible to the public (www.bl.uk/sacred-texts/). It features nearly 300 texts that are sacred to a variety of religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism. For some of these texts, it is the first time they have been made available to the general public. Some highlights include the first complete Mishnah (from 1492), the Codex Sinaiticus (one of the earliest Christian Bibles, from the fourth century), and the Ma’il Quran (one of the oldest copies of the Quran, from the eighth century). Now anyone can explore these manuscripts—from anywhere in the world with internet access!

From Biblical Archeology magazine.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Bladerunner on August 27, 2020, 08:48:07 pm
The British Library has put some of the most famous religious texts online. Their new collection, Discovering Sacred Texts, is accessible to the public (www.bl.uk/sacred-texts/). It features nearly 300 texts that are sacred to a variety of religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism. For some of these texts, it is the first time they have been made available to the general public. Some highlights include the first complete Mishnah (from 1492), the Codex Sinaiticus (one of the earliest Christian Bibles, from the fourth century), and the Ma’il Quran (one of the oldest copies of the Quran, from the eighth century). Now anyone can explore these manuscripts—from anywhere in the world with internet access!

From Biblical Archeology magazine.

Thanks Mark, there are some good material within this link. While I have scanned over  several articles, I have also saved the link for future reference.

Thanks.

Blade
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on August 27, 2020, 08:50:44 pm
I found it a very interesting link and like you found good material at this link.  Felt worthy of sharing
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on August 28, 2020, 06:46:39 pm
For all of us Theologians

St. Augustine of Hippo
St Augustine of Hippo Holy CardSaint Augustine of Hippo, a man of great intellect and one of the most important Church fathers, sought comfort in worldly pleasures but found no solace in them. His life is an example of how worldly distractions interfere with living a true Christian life. His quote, “I have learned to love you late, beauty at once so ancient and so new!” is testament to his powerful and complete conversion to Christianity.

Pope Boniface VII designated St. Augustine as Doctor of the Church in 1298. The Western Church celebrates the feast of St. Augustine on August 28. Eastern Christianity designates June 15 as his feast day and the Assyrian Church celebrates November 4 as his feast day. He is the patron saint of brewers, printers and theologians. His search for truth and subsequent devotion to Christ also makes St. Augustine a saintly hero for members of the RCIA or recent converts to Catholicism.

 
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Bladerunner on August 28, 2020, 08:03:47 pm
For all of us Theologians

St. Augustine of Hippo
St Augustine of Hippo Holy CardSaint Augustine of Hippo, a man of great intellect and one of the most important Church fathers, sought comfort in worldly pleasures but found no solace in them. His life is an example of how worldly distractions interfere with living a true Christian life. His quote, “I have learned to love you late, beauty at once so ancient and so new!” is testament to his powerful and complete conversion to Christianity.

Pope Boniface VII designated St. Augustine as Doctor of the Church in 1298. The Western Church celebrates the feast of St. Augustine on August 28. Eastern Christianity designates June 15 as his feast day and the Assyrian Church celebrates November 4 as his feast day. He is the patron saint of brewers, printers and theologians. His search for truth and subsequent devotion to Christ also makes St. Augustine a saintly hero for members of the RCIA or recent converts to Catholicism.

did not St. Augustine finally come around to the Justifcation by fasith and faith alone. I think He did..

Blade
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on August 28, 2020, 08:08:46 pm
Yes, he did in the end.  In all denominations that venerate saints, he has been venerated as a saint.  Mostly for the theology he expressed and being a convert from a depraved womanizer as one scholar put it.   I think his writing can give anyone what they seek if they wade through it when it comes to faith.

I like some of what he says other stuff I have to remind myself when he wrote it.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Bladerunner on August 28, 2020, 10:37:38 pm
Yes, he did in the end.  In all denominations that venerate saints, he has been venerated as a saint.  Mostly for the theology he expressed and being a convert from a depraved womanizer as one scholar put it.   I think his writing can give anyone what they seek if they wade through it when it comes to faith.

I like some of what he says other stuff I have to remind myself when he wrote it.

Yes, I understand, As I have several of his writings one has to be careful to discern the time he wrote them.

Blade
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on August 30, 2020, 01:05:36 pm
We must always remember that the battle we are in now is not a physical battle, but instead a spiritual one. The weapons that are being fought with are not physical weapons; they are spiritual weapons.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds (2 Cor. 10:4).
We are called into the service of spiritual warfare by God. We belong to Him, and therefore we are in the army of the Lord. Our enemy is the devil. He has great power and will do everything in his power to see us defeated.
The entirety of this world is a spiritual battlefield. Even so, we may never actually see the war being waged. If the truth is told, the war itself is already over. Christ won the ultimate victory at Calvary. Yet there are battles still being fought. What are the spoils of these battles? They are, to God, of the greatest value. The souls of those who stand in the valley of decision are won and lost everyday.
As believers, we are also called to be soul-winners. Every spiritual battle fought is fought so unbelievers can come to Christ. That is the goal of any soldier in the Lord's army.
Every soldier goes to battle with equipment that is trusted, effective and reliable. No soldier would ever go to battle without their equipment. What is the spiritual equipment that the Lord provides to the believer in His service? We put on Jesus Christ. Notice that each piece of the armor of God is a synonym for Jesus.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Eph. 6:13-17).
Are you ready for battle today?
Thank you Father for always giving us what we need in every battle we may face!!
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on September 10, 2020, 01:11:23 pm
Borrow this from a young Chaplain from a Biker Chaplaincy group I am a member of, excellent piece of writing.

"Cast all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7) Our Lord is faithful and He has never promised or said that we would not have anxiety, worry, or fear and yet His word does tell us that when we are anxious we can let our burdens down at His feet, surrendering them to His care and He will give us rest, peace, renewal, and strength. So whatever you face today my brothers and sisters do as the Psalmist says in Psalm 56:3, "When I am afraid, I put my trust in You." and let God revive your faith.

Thank you C. Boggs for letting me repost here.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on September 15, 2020, 01:19:28 pm
borrowed from another forum I am on.  I hope to be as faithful, devote, and knowledge as this person before my time here is over.

"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." (Matthew 24:12-13)
On this day we can see that for many their hearts have grown cold and turned away from acts of kindness and love towards their neighbor. The bible teaches that if we endure until the end we shall be saved and yet you might be saying to yourself, "But I am saved already." It is true that we are saved and yet truth also be told in order to reach the eternal goal and earn the crown that will not fade we must continue to do good and to live well in the love of Christ. My hope is that everyone will know and learn to live and to love in the love of our Lord but until that comes or even if it doesn't may we continue to live and be radical lovers of one another and those who are of the world. May we be careful as well to be friends to the world instead of lovers of the world. Let us love radically today and endure to the end. Keep running the race of faith my brothers and sisters. Be blessed to be a blessing today as always. Amen.
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on September 15, 2020, 08:26:53 pm
I want to post some videos on SERVING the Lord and Ministering grace.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mYxf7xxATU
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: patrick jane on September 15, 2020, 08:27:06 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5c-xioum3I
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on September 15, 2020, 08:51:17 pm
great posts
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on September 22, 2020, 01:21:55 am
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."
C.S. Lewis
Title: Re: Chaplain's Chat
Post by: Chaplain Mark Schmidt on September 23, 2020, 10:03:54 pm
So in a rare facebook priivate message discussion I was told I was a throw bak to the old monastic scholasticism.  I had to actually go look up the exact definition an background of that.  It appears that was a rather nice complement. 

I admit I prefer the historical and academic side of Theology and still not comfortable with the real time application.