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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.

COVID-19 has challenged the world not only economically, but also emotionally. As our fears are heightened and loneliness is widespread, it is important to remember that we’re not alone. […] Read More

All of us are experiencing, and will continue to experience, grief from the lives lost and the hopes and dreams dashed because of the spread of COVID-19. But stubborn hope will pull us through when we least expect it. […] Read More

Carrying the burden of grief during the holidays is challenging enough. Those who struggle during this time of year feel they cannot express their grief because of the expectation to be joyful despite their pain. […] Read More

No matter who you are or how you defined your relationship with the one in your life who died, sorting through the belongings of a departed loved one doesn’t have to be a tedious task. It can be a spiritual journey. […] Read More

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