LISTEN: Out of the Depths: An Autobiographical Study of Mental Disorder and Religious Experience, by Anton T. Boisen, #49 (Ordained Chaplains: Out of the Depths #49 with Daniel Whyte III / Gospel Light Society University)


Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Chaplains are spiritual representatives of Christ commissioned to work in mostly secular institutions. We are expected to serve both the spiritual and emotional needs of others through listening, prayer, Scripture reading, and being God’s hands and feet in the organization we are privileged to serve in. This podcast is designed to equip chaplains and those training to be chaplains with the resources and encouragement they need to carry out their calling in life.

Our Ordained Chaplains Scripture Verse for today is John 15:4 which reads, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.”

Our Ordained Chaplains quote for today is from George H.W. Bush. He said, “From now on, any definition of a successful life must include serving others.”

In this podcast, we will continue discussing the book “Out of the Depths” by Anton T. Boisen. We continue today with “The Call to the Ministry: Years of Wandering” (Part 20):

I had a problem of my own which needed to be solved now or never. All through the war the thought of Alice had been with me. Even though we had not written to each other I had kept track of her. I knew that she was still in Chicago but that in 1918, because of the long and irregular working hours, she had left the Young Women’s Christian Association and was working in a bank. A trip to Chicago was therefore imperative. This I took, but I found her adamant in her refusal to see me. I was dazed. It seemed an impossible ending. But I did not give way to the reaction of weakness, as in the earlier rebuffs. For several days I remained in Chicago, pleading with her. Then there came upon me a trancelike state similar to the one in Washington in 1908, and with many of the same ideas. It seemed that there must be some other man and that I was standing in the way. I wrote then, telling her of that Washington experience and of my readiness to make any sacrifice for her sake which it represented, even to the point of giving her to another man. Her reply to that letter was silence.


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.