Viewers write in...

Please let us know your views ~ unfortunately the blog we set up for that purpose kept crashing (taking with it powerful reactions which we were sad to lose).  So we have to resort to e-mail.

                                                        April 27, 2011

I watched parts of it again last weekend and was in renewed awe of its quality, finesse, fairness and importance. How can we get this on TV?

~ Fred R.

                                            April 29, 2011

I just got around to watching the movie last night -- it's awesome!  GREAT job!  I am thinking about screening this at an upcoming Military Chaplaincy Dinner for our chaplain candidates.

I'm sure we'd love and appreciate the bonus DVD.

Again, congratulations on a great piece of work.

PS-You might think about a follow-up with the chaplains and soldiers featured in the film???

Blessings,

~ Rev. Dave B.

                                                                                                                                                    May 2, 2011

We are a small Episcopal congregation in the San Gabriel Valley to the east side of the LA sprawl. Mostly older congregation with veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces, and a dozen active-duty military among the families present today.


We viewed 'Chaplains Under Fire'  over the course of two Sundays prior to a visit from an active-duty USAF chaplain whose tour of duty in Afghanistan had just concluded. She brought additional pictures, and spent an hour answering questions that arose from your film. Concerns of the congregation focused primarily on logistics of presence and appropriate liturgy for persons of different denominations and faiths, about clergy wellness under those circumstances, and the pastoral issues that arise for troops so distant from their families.


I am taking the DVD with me to Clergy Conference, having secured the institutional usage permission, and will offer it to my colleagues who may be interested in using it in a similar manner. And, I look forward to receiving the supplement.


I imagine there will be a good deal of conversation at Clergy Conference about today's news that Bin Laden has been killed, and the expected repercussions.


Yours, Rev. Julie B.

.                                                                                                                                        September 12, 2011


...  Great kudos on a remarkable film.  We were very pleased to help give it exposure.  As I said in my remarks, on second and third viewing, it continued to captivate me; in many ways, even more so upon subsequent viewings.  There isn't an extraneous or unimportant moment in the film.  I think that it is so important in this day and age, when most of us can go about our lives only peripherally aware of what current United States wartime experience means for those conducting it, to have this film seen by as many people as possible.  The film is touching, tough-minded, sobering, humane, and loving all at once.   


Jonathon Eder

Programs Producer

The Mary Baker Eddy Library

                                                                                                    November 19, 2011

I just finished watching your documentary five minutes ago!  It was so much like the one we're envisioning - compelling, moving, educational, controversial, exploring all sides of the problem and leaving the audience to think and feel in new ways.  Fantastic, really. 

Alice Lombardo Maher

founder of Changing Our Consciousness

(makers of How to Touch a Hot Stove)

 

March 2, 2012

We had about 35 people show up for CUF at our screening in February. There were two active duty chaplains in attendance and three retired chaplains. All of the response was positive. One woman was upset that anyone would take issue with having chaplains in the service. One of the retired chaplains pointed out that chaplains are to assure that everyone has religious freedom. Obviously there have been problems at times, but this documentary addresses the issues fairly.

                                                                                   Jaye White

                                                                                    United Medthodist  Church

                            December 9, 2014


                                      The video is great. It is helping me to gain a lot of insight for our ministry to the troops. 

                            Thanks,

                            Terry Wilson

                            Founder/Director of First Strike Ministries (FSM), a Christ centered inter-denominational Ministry



October 9, 2012


I was at the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) "headquarters" in Chicago this weekend for meetings and met Rev. Eric Wester, who is the Director of Federal Chaplaincy for the ELCA. I asked him if he was aware of "Chaplains under fire", and he said "indeed! I use it in a class I teach"....