Out of the Depths: An Autobiographical Study of Mental Disorder and Religious Experience, by Anton T. Boisen, #42

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 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 Richard Baxter. He said, “If they can see you love them, you can say anything to them.”

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: Years of Wandering” (Part 14):

Fortunately for me, after graduating in 1911, I was given a challenging job; and in Fred Eastman, a brilliant younger classmate, I found a friend to whose understanding and loyalty I am forever indebted. Both of us had enlisted for country church work in response to an appeal by Dr. Warren H. Wilson of the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions. Just why we chose country churches is a fair question, for neither of us knew much about country life. In my own case it seemed a logical next step for a onetime forester. It was also in line with what I had been doing at Santa Clara.