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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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Military Chaplaincy and Biblical Languages

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The accurate exegesis and application of a text is foundational to effective ministry. You must know the text, teach the text, and live the text. As it relates to military chaplaincy, I am thankful that VBTS offers the 72 credit hour Master of Biblical Studies for Chaplaincy that includes the study of the Greek text. However, I want to challenge aspiring military chaplains to consider the 96 credit-hour Master of Divinity.

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