The Chaplain’s Job During the Mexican Border War

It is interesting how this chaplain, in 1915, was searching for the best way to do his job while struggling with some of the things that chaplains still struggle with today. It is an interesting look into the life of a chaplain from early last century, deployed with his soldiers.

The Chaplain’s Job

by John M. Thomas

“Tent Talk (International Film)”

“I did not hold a regimental church. The army has a bugle call for ‘church,’ plaintive, soft, and very beautiful, and some chaplains console themselves for handful audiences by imaginations of mysterious influences supposed to proceed from the mere sounding of the church I wanted something more tangible. So I had a motor truck driven into a company street every Sunday evening and the entire regiment assembled in regular formation before it…


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About Daryl Densford

I am an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene serving as an active-duty Army Chaplain. I am currently an ethics instructor at the U.S. Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Posted on 28 June 2020, in Chaplaincy, History and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Frank D. Somera Jr.

    Thanks for sharing, Daryl. How much change there has been. More power to you and may God continue to bless you in your ministry to the military. Take care and stay healthy! HOOOAAHH!


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