A Promise and a Prayer for Chaplain Candidates

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All US Military officers are required to recite this Oath as part of their initial commissioning ceremony and then at every promotion ceremony thereafter. This Oath is a succinct illustration of the Christian’s responsibilities to God and government. Holding in His hand a Roman coin bearing Caesar’s image, the Lord Jesus summarized our responsibilities to God and government when He said, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's (Matthew 22:21b).

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Choosing the Wrong Script: Gideon

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Last week Wesley Davey wrote a post entitled “Reading from the Right Script!” In that post, he framed living life simply as a choice between two storylines or scripts: (1) the Adam script and (2) the Jesus script. The idea of life being a choice between two radically different scripts has proven helpful in my current study in Judges and particularly in the Gideon narrative which presents Gideon’s choice to live and lead by either the YHWH script or the “adam” script.

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