LISTEN: Out of the Depths: An Autobiographical Study of Mental Disorder and Religious Experience, by Anton T. Boisen, #23 (Ordained Chaplains: Out of the Depths #23 with Daniel Whyte III / Gospel Light Society University)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Our Ordained Chaplains scripture verse for today is Colossians 3:16 which reads, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from D.L. Moody. He said, “Christ’s is a loving, tender hand, full of sympathy and compassion.”

In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “Undergraduate Days” (Part 4):

Most vividly do I remember one occasion when I undertook to bum out the caterpillars in a walnut tree in our orchard. I used a long pole capped on the end with rags soaked in kerosene. With this I did considerable damage to the caterpillars. When I had finished, I laid the pole down on the ground. A litde later I came back, inspected the pole, and leaned it up against the woodhouse. Then I went to my room and buried myself in Tolstoi’s Anna Karenina. This was for me in that period of my life the kind of reading which was equivalent to playing with fire, but I permitted myself to read it, especially in vacations, because it was something which men of culture ought to be acquainted with. I can recall the feeling which had come over me from the reading, a sort of vertigo, when suddenly I heard the cry of “fire!” It did not take long to discover what the trouble was. Our woodhouse was on fire! Thanks to prompt action on the part of the city fire department, the fire was put out with only moderate loss, and the house itself did not catch fire. Enough of the woodhouse remained to show how the fire started. It had come from the pole which I had put up against the building. Rather symbolic, it seemed to me, of my personal situation. This happened, I believe, in the vacation preceding my senior year.


Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.

He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.