Meet the Graduates:
Chaplain Jason C. Hohnberger
More than 700 students will complete their degrees at Fuller this year, with plans that will take them into a range of places, vocations, and ministries. This series highlights just a few of those graduates.
Taking Risks for the Gospel
“I wanted to live an adventurous life like those found in the Gospels,” says Chaplain Jason C. Hohnberger, new MDiv graduate of Fuller Southwest. “Gary Haugen, in his book Just Courage, writes about how too many Christians long for the adventure found in the Gospels but fail to find it. He writes that the path to that adventure comes from embracing the dangerous life God has called us to by standing up against those who violently oppress people. That’s why I went to Fuller Southwest,” Hohnberger says: “to become an army chaplain.”
Before he went to Fuller Southwest, Hohnberger was an enlisted Army paratrooper. “I loved jumping out of planes and telling soldiers about my faith in Jesus, but I sensed God was calling me to do more. I realized that these men and women needed to be more than tactically and technically proficient; they needed to be spiritually whole.”
Fuller Southwest indeed equipped him, he says, for effective frontline ministry, with high academic standards and real-life applications. “My professors pushed me not only to write better papers, but also to be a better pastor and husband and father,” Hohnberger emphasizes. “It was incredible to watch the Holy Spirit shape me through my countless conversations with both students and staff.”
“As I return to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, I’m grateful that I went to Fuller Southwest. I still have a passion for reaching soldiers, but now I’m prepared.”
Learn more about Fuller’s MDiv program.
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