Lutheran pastor headed to Dover

I was reading this interesting story about an LC-MS pastor becoming the Army’s first full-time chaplain at Dover Air Force Base.

Pastor David Sorensen had the following to say:

“It’s really an honor. If you are familiar with the movie ‘Taking Chance,’ you have a sense from that movie of the honor and respect that is rendered to our fallen soldiers. We want to extend that same honor and respect to their families,” Sorensen said.

He is referring to the movie based on the true story of Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a Marine who escorted the body of a 19-year-old Marine killed in Iraq from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to his family in Wyoming.

Taking Chance‘ is a great movie. I’m not making a Lutheran-specific movie recommendation but a recommendation all the same. Also, congrats to Pastor Sorenson for landing the prestigious post.


Lutheran pastor headed to Dover — 2 Comments

  1. What a wonderful opportunity for true ministry! Yes, I have seen “Taking Chance” and was quite impressed with it. I grew up an Army “brat”, and all three of my brothers were career Navy, so I have somewhat a biased viewpoint toward those who serve our nation in the miltary services (including their families). My father was catechized and confirmed by an LC-MS Army Chaplain while stationed in Germany in the early 1950’s. May God bless Pastor Sorensen with His guidance during this unique opportunity!

  2. David’s father Herb was my pastor when I grew up. I knew him (he was a whopping 7 years older than I) somewhat, as a chip off the old block. I’m sure he will do a wonderful job proclaiming God’s Word.

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