Chaplains welcome new PBS film explaining their challenging calling

By all accounts, chaplains around the nation are pretty excited about the coming release of a PBS documentary that explains their callings, and exactly what it is they do, to the rest of the world. And what is it, exactly, that they do? The answer sounds like a pretty tall order: To be the presence of the divine in some of the most difficult situations imaginable, whether in hospitals, maximum security prisons or on battelfields. “When we are doing our best job as chaplains we are being with people in the way we understand the way God’s spirit is with us,” said Malcom Marler, a Baptist minister turned Episcopal priest and director of pastoral care for University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine.

I’m looking forward to this.

Sounds very good.

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