Spirituality In Everyday Life

Norris Burkes

As a military and hospital chaplain, I routinely observe the stories of faith in the everyday lives of real people. My site tells those faith stories in a humorous, hope-filled, and honest way. I believe you will find them inspiring and potentially life-changing. Most of all, I believe the insight within these stories will connect with your story in a meaningful way. Enjoy!

Thriving Beyond Surviving

BookCoverPreview.do 894×666 pixels As a hospital and military Chaplain Norris Burkes has seen things he must never tell. Yet as a syndicated columnist in 38 secular newspapers around the country, he has found ways to share shades of the sacred with his readers.

This book compiles ten years of newspaper columns that takes you into the military battlefield as well as the trauma rooms of major hospitals.

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Recent Columns From Norris Burkes

Jan 24, 2020

By Norris Burkes Jan 23 2020 I am a professionally employed chaplain. I’m schooled, ordained and certified. I’ve even been to war. But last week, I attended three funerals that reminded me how I can feel as helpless as anyone when trying to comfort a heartbroken friend. The first funeral was for Joe Feld, a […]

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Jan 17, 2020

By Norris Burkes Jan 17 2020 During my adolescent years, I rarely introduced myself with verbal clarity. My soft introductions were hard to hear and communicated more doubt than any kind of confident identity. I’d try to tell people that my name was Norris, but they’d often respond with a one-word question. “What?” If I […]

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Jan 10, 2020

By Norris Burkes  Jan 10 2019 Ten years ago, I wrote a column that probably cost me more readers than any column I’ve written during my 18 years as a spirituality columnist.  “What could you have possibly said?” you ask as my editors gulp hard air. I came out against hate speech and gave examples […]

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Jan 03, 2020

By Norris Burkes Jan 3 2020 By the time you read this, I’ll be home from New Orleans where – hopefully – I’ve watched my alma mater, Baylor University, beat the stuffing out of the Georgia Bulldogs at the New Year’s Day Sugar Bowl game.  But now that the season is over, I have a […]

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