I was honored when my friend and my supervisor in my Army chaplaincy, Chaplain (Colonel) Peter Sniffin, US Army, Deputy Commandant, US Army Chaplain Center and School, whom I have known for many years (we first met in Heidelberg, Germany when our paths crossed at the HQ of Seventh Army Europe), invited me to be a part of the Chaplain Corps Journal. I had written for the Journal before, but had not had the pleasure of being part of the editorial team.
The Chaplain Corps Journal aims to “Produce a professional journal in order to cultivate learning communities across the Army Chaplain Corps.”
This week, under CH Sniffin’s considerable skills as Managing Editor, we released the Spring-Summer issue. The Journal is housed, digitally, at the Command and Research Library (Fort Leavenworth, Kansas) and is available to everyone. I have provided a special short link here for you to copy and share with others:
I want to draw our readers’ attention to an outstanding peer-reviewed article by Chaplain (Colonel) Ken Bush, US Army, Retired. Chaplain Bush was previously the Director of Training for the US Army Chaplain School and is a PCA Minister (as is Pete Sniffin). I consider Dr. Bush, who holds a graduate degree in ethics from Duke, among several other prestigious degrees and honors, to be one of the top ethicists and theological educators in America. I believe his contribution on “Moral Leadership in a Post-Everything Culture” is an outstanding article that merits special attention. I found myself thanking the Lord for the wisdom of his insights. The Abstract from the Journal gives a brief summary:
“This is a peer reviewed article. The author isolates the moral crises facing the United States military and offers five possible areas of common ground for Moral Leadership Training in addition to the thoughtful presentation of a transcendent Faith Story that brings hope for the hopeless.”
There are other solid articles and some excellent book reviews, as well. I found CH (LTC) Brian Crane’s review of Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis led me to read the book and learn a new chapter in that fascinating story.
I hope you will read online or download your copy of the Chaplain Corps Journal and share it with others. We who are endorsed (to serve as Army and other sister service chaplains) in the Presbyterian and Reformed Joint Commission are thankful to be able to minister together with dedicated chaplains of other faiths, traditions and convictions to exercise our First Amendment rights in serving soldiers and their families and carrying out the mission of the Chief of Chaplains. In doing so we are granted the priviledge to minister the Lord of Lords to those who come to us for our help.
For that we give thanks to God.