Military chaplains are faith mismatch for personnel
This is the headline of an article by Tim Townsend in the Seattle Times that points out (among other things) that the demographics of the chaplaincy corps do not reflect the make-up of the military. Even if they did, you could argue, there will always be troops in a given unit who do not share the worldview of their chaplain. So the burning question is whether and how military chaplains find ways to minister to troops of all faiths and no faith.
Certainly one of the things we learned in our time downrange is that it isn’t a chaplain’s theology that determines his or her effectiveness. It is the chaplain’s ability to approach all troops with love and respect — something that probably applies to hospital chaplains and prison chaplains and corporate chaplains… and, for that matter, all of us non-chaplains.