Out of the Depths: An Autobiographical Study of Mental Disorder and Religious Experience, by Anton T. Boisen, #27

Our Ordained Chaplains Scripture Verse for today is Philippians 2:4 which reads, “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”

Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Billy Graham. He said, “The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.”

In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “A New Start” (Part 4):

Since my high school teaching was only a part-time job, I took additional work in German and French and I became especially interested in the French courses because of the new head of the department, Professor Kuersteiner, who had just arrived on the scene. I liked him and I liked his methods of teaching, and under his guidance and that of Professor Karsten of the German department, I gave especial attention to philology.

For my effectiveness as a teacher in the high school I can make no great claim. I had difficulty, especially in the matter of discipline. Nevertheless, as a result of the work done at the University, new opportunities presented themselves. I was offered an instructorship in German at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a position as tutor in French at Indiana University. I chose the latter.

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