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Author Christopher Schilling

Christopher L. Schilling is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, hospital chaplain, and a chaplain in the Air Force Reserve.

Building trusting relationships in healthcare chaplaincy is difficult. Many folks are skeptical and wary around those who define themselves as people of faith, but it’s possible to help spiritual conversations blossom. […] Read More

As a society, we resist talking about what is an absolute for all of us: We will someday die. It’s time we have conversations with our loved ones about our deaths and our wishes for end-of-life care. […] Read More

The biggest way your church can honor veterans is not through worship services centered around an unauthentic fantasy of “American exceptionalism” on Veterans Day. Instead, try these 3 ideas. […] Read More

Gender inequality continues to thrive in the one place that should be inclusive and equal – the church. Here are 4 ways men can support women in ministry roles in our churches. […] Read More

When you’re connected to social media throughout your day, the constant overexposure of information takes a toll on your emotional and spiritual health. Is it time for a sabbath? […] Read More

For modern-day Christians, adopting a minimalist lifestyle, leaving all our possessions behind and following Christ can be a bit of a challenge if not impossible. […] Read More

I found myself sitting in front of an ordination committee five years ago as I was seeking to become an ordained minister. It had been a long and difficult experience for me. While I had finished my educational program to become an ordained minister, a learning disability made it difficult for me to pass the […] Read More