Tag: Chaplain

Practice of Decompression

Blog Post by Rev. Shana Vernon BJC Chaplain Supervisor Member of Commission on Preparation I have watched YouTube videos of jumping dwarf goats, cute kittens, and rescued donkeys as one practice of decompression during the pandemic. Eventually, this wasn’t enough. Then I found myself watching explorers who trek across land and water in northeastern Canada and sail the northern seas…

The Beatitudes of Woe

Blog Post by  Rev. Dr. Jay Kanerva Specialized Ministry – Chaplain Luke 6:20-31 In the summer of 1994, a tremendous heatwave hit Chicago, contributing to the deaths of many inner-city residents. The homeless, the poor, and the elderly were the most significantly affected. I was serving as a student chaplain at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and one of my coverage areas…