Fifth Commandment You Shall Not Murder! Catechesis- A Pastoral Care Strategy for the Lutheran Marine Recruit
Date of Award
Major Applied Project
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Scripture References in this Resource
Matthew 5:21, 22; Mark 5:38-48; Romans 12:1ff; Romans 13:1ff; Matthew 5:38-39; Matthew 5:44; Matthew 7:12; Romans 12:9, 14, 17, 19,21; Romans 13:1; Romans 13:3-5; 1 Peter 2:13-17; Mark 9:35; Matthew 7:28; Mark 11:1; Mark 13:53; Mark 19:1; Mark 26:1; Philippians 3:9; Matthew 5:17-20; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17; Genesis 9:5, 6; John 8:44; 2 Kings 23:10; 1 John 2:10-11; 1 John 3:15-16; James 1:20; Matthew 5:11; 2 Corinthians 5:13-17; Acts 5:29; Romans 12:1,2; John 19:10,11; Matthew 22:21; John 4:3-42; Luke 7:1-10; Luke 10: 25-37; 1 Corinthians 15:24
This major applied project was conceived and came to fruition in the practice of ministry to United States Marine Corps recruits in training. Recruits attending the Lutheran Communion Service and catechetical instruction at MCRD, San Diego, CA, expressed grave concern over the morality of killing in combat. This project explored the pastoral care of Marine recruits using Luther's explanation of the Fifth Commandment, the Fourth Commandment, and the historic just war tradition. The project confirmed the utility of the Catechetical Module of the Fifth Commandment to inform the Christian's moral reasoning and ethical decision making in his God pleasing vocation as a warrior.
Logid, Mark J., "Fifth Commandment You Shall Not Murder! Catechesis- A Pastoral Care Strategy for the Lutheran Marine Recruit" (2007). Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project. 157.
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