LISTEN: Out of the Depths: An Autobiographical Study of Mental Disorder and Religious Experience, by Anton T. Boisen, #38 (Ordained Chaplains: Out of the Depths #38 with Daniel Whyte III / Gospel Light Society University)
Our Ordained Chaplains scripture verse for today is James 5:13-15 which reads, “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”
Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from Billy Graham. He said, “Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”
In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “The Call to the MInistry: Borders of the Promised Land” (Part 10):
For this reason I made a proposal to my people. The church building was badly in need of paint. How would it be, I asked them, if we should use the money given by the Mission Board to pay for the painting, and raise the money for the pastor’s salary by direct subscription? I offered to raise thirty of the needed seventy-five dollars by working as a laborer. My proposal was received with little enthusiasm, but most of the people were willing to humor their pastor. In consequence, I put in twenty-five days at hard labor, working on road or farm alongside of the men of my parish, and the budget was oversubscribed. I also applied some of my forestry training to the study of the parish. I made a map of the parish, showing the location of the homes. I also made a list of persons twelve years of age and older, together with a brief characterization of each one. The next summer I returned to Santa Clara in order to follow through along the same general line. This second summer, instead of painting the church, we put up sheds for the horses. I have often wondered since how much those sheds were used before the advent of automobiles made them unnecessary, I have also in later years had doubts about some of my tactics.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.