Out of the Depths: An Autobiographical Study of Mental Disorder and Religious Experience, by Anton T. Boisen, #41


Chaplains are spiritual representatives of Christ commissioned to work in mostly secular institutions. We are expected to serve both the spiritual and emotional needs of others through listening, prayer, Scripture reading, and being God’s hands and feet in the organization we are privileged to serve in. This podcast is designed to equip chaplains and those training to be chaplains with the resources and encouragement they need to carry out their calling in life.

Our Ordained Chaplains scripture verse for today is Hebrews 13:16 which reads, “To do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”

Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Ralph Cudworth. He said, “Truth and love are two of the most powerful things in the world; and when they both go together they cannot easily be withstood.”

In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “The Call to the Ministry: Borders of the Promised Land” (Part 13):

In any case I went back brokenhearted. As soon as possible I got on the telephone, and she consented to see me the next day. But nothing I was able to say could repair the damage. She gave her answer. Our friendship had brought happiness to neither of us, and she was sure that it was not God’s will that it should continue.

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