Recognizing the “Unknown God” in Diversity
Our Work of the Chaplain passage for this episode is Proverbs 28:27 which says, “He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.”
Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from Charles Spurgeon. He said, “A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”
In this podcast, we are going through the fine book: “The Work of the Chaplain” by Naomi K. Paget and Janet R. McCormack.
Our topic today is: Recognize the “Unknown God” in Diversity
Paul’s ministry in Athens in Acts 17: 16-34 shows that one can be true to the commands in the Great Commission even when being sensitive to the pluralistic cultural setting of one’s listeners. Paul’s ministry style shows the importance of the timing and pacing of how that ministry is conducted, a tremendous concern and respect for those who hear, and an understanding of the difference in approach to believers and nonbelievers. The chaplain must recognize the “unknown god” in diversity.