Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the Twenty-First Century
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
1:00 p.m. CDT
Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the Twenty-First Century: An Introduction, edited by Wendy Cadge and Shelly Rambo, addresses the complexity of spiritual care in a context shaped by multiple, intersecting diversities, and related social challenges in contemporary life in the USA. The volume includes twenty-seven contributors reflectively embodying multiple, intersecting forms of diversity. The chapters suggest that effective chaplaincy in a context of such diversity calls for persons who bring substantial competencies in Meaning Making, Interpersonal Skills, and Organizational Competencies. In this webinar three military chaplains, including a contributor to the book, will share their reflections on its contribution to preparation for contemporary military chaplaincy.
Zachary Moon, Ph.D. is Professor of Theology and Psychology at Chicago Theological Seminary. He has published widely including four books, Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families (Chalice Press, 2015), Warriors between Worlds: Moral Injury and Identities in Crisis (Lexington Books, 2019), Goatwalking: A Quaker Pastoral Theology (Brill, 2021), and Doing Theology in Pandemics: Facing Viruses, Violence, and Vitriol (Pickwick, 2022). He coordinates partnership development for the Center for Chaplaincy Studies that provides training and consulting to develop courageous and compassionate leaders who can effectively serve in trauma-impacted communities. Prior to his work in graduate theological education, Zachary served as a chaplain in multiple contexts including the United States Navy Reserve (2011-2017) and the Pathway Home, a residential treatment program for combat veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (2011-2012), and as a chaplain resident in the VA hospital system (2010-2011).
Tracy Alan Barnett is a Board-Certified Chaplain (BCC) specializing in Mental Health issues, he helps veterans recover from the trauma of war. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. With over 30 years of ministry experience and 26 years of military service, his experience has taught him that God continues to speak to us through his word, through problems, through people, and in the small everyday events of our lives. He is the author of two devotionals, Whispers in the Morning and Evening Echoes.
Nathan H. White is Associate Dean of the Graduate School, U.S. Army Institute for Religious Leadership at Fort Jackson, SC. He holds a Ph.D. in Practical Theology (University of Durham, UK), MDiv (Beeson Divinity School), and B.A. (Wheaton College). An Army Chaplain, Nathan currently serves as a Reservist at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel for Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). He has served in multiple locations and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. His scholarship integrates theological, philosophical, and social scientific accounts of human experience. He has published with several presses including Oxford University Press, University of North Carolina Press, and Routledge. He contributed a chapter in Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care in the 21st Century: an Introduction, “Facilitating Resilience: Chaplaincy as a Catalyst for Organizational Well-Being.”
The Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School offers free monthly webinars of use to religious leaders and professional caregivers supporting veterans and their families.