Scott's Hooah Page

Ramblings of a Chaplain in Training

Hello everyone!

My name is Scott Adkins. I am currently an intern/senior at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. I know that is a complicated way of introducing myself, but it it is true because until November 2014 I will be the Intern Pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church of Stacy, MN and I am starting my senior year of Seminary.

If you have not guessed at it already by my cover photo, I am in the Army. I am currently a Chaplain Candidate in the Minnesota Army National Guard, which means that I am training to be a U.S. Army Chaplain in the National Guard once I graduate seminary and am ordained as a Lutheran Pastor in the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), which is my denomination.

Why do you ask that I am studying to be a Pastor? Well, in order to do that, I would need to tell you about my faith journey. It is roughly divided into three parts: faith formation, faith exploration, and exploring my call. Each stage of my faith walk with our Lord is a story unto itself, and perhaps I will tell them a different time.

The long story short, God called me into the office of Pastor and Chaplain when I was at Cadet Basic Training when I was an Army ROTC Cadet during the summer after my sophomore year of college. My faith was what drove me through that difficult time, and when the Chaplain came to see us, God impressed upon my heart that was what He wanted me to do.

These beautiful frescoes are in front of my church, St. John's Lutheran Church in Stacy, MN.

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