Curtana † Sword of Mercy released its first issue in September of 2009. It is published twice each year, under the auspices of Scriptorium Novum Press.

The editor of Curtana is Robert C. Stroud. He is a retired United States Air Force chaplain, and a pastor of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Among his eleven military assignments was a tour as the editor of The Leading Edge, the Air Force chaplaincy's official publication. He has a degree in journalism and has served for many years on a variety of editorial boards, including Military Medicine, official journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. In addition to Air Force and Joint decorations, Chaplain Stroud has also received medals from the United States Army and the United States Navy. He is a fourth generation military member. His father retired as a sergeant major from the United States Marine Corps, a veteran of Korea and Vietnam. His grandfather earned the Mexican Border Service Medal as an Army corporal during the First World War. His great-grandfather served for the duration of the War Between the States as a corporal in the Fifth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry.

 

Books Written by Our Contributors

The authors of the articles featured in Curtana: Sword of Mercy have written many magazine and journal articles. A number of them have also authored or edited books. The following links take you to descriptions of their books.

 

R. Glenn Brown - Pentecost RevisitedR. Glenn Brown
Pentecost Revisited
Merlin Carothers - Praise WorksMerlin Carothers
Praise Works
Merlin Carothers - Prison to PraiseMerlin Carothers
Prison to Praise
Mark Hayden - Changing CollarsMark Hayden
Changing Collars
Mark Hayden - German Military Chaplains in World War IIMark Hayden
German Military Chaplains in World War II
Mark Hayden - German Military Ribbon BarsMark Hayden
German Military Ribbon Bars
Marshall Hoffman - Turning Problems Into PraiseMarshall Hoffman
Turning Problems Into Praise
Darrel D. King - E.M. BoundsDarrel D. King
E.M. Bounds
Nigel Mumford - The Forgotten Touch: More Stories of HealingNigel Mumford
The Forgotten Touch: More Stories of Healing
Nigel Mumford - Hand to Hand: From Combat to HealingNigel Mumford
Hand to Hand: From Combat to Healing
Ray Stubbe - Pebbles in My BootsRay Stubbe
Pebbles in My Boots
Ray Stubbe - Valley of Decision: The Siege of Khe SanhRay Stubbe
Valley of Decision: The Siege of Khe Sanh
Lonnie V. Scott - Handling Crisis Situations: A Guide for Those in MinistryLonnie V. Scott
Handling Crisis Situations: A Guide for Those in Ministry
Lonnie V. Scott - Men's Tales-God's Truths: A Devotional Book for MenLonnie V. Scott
Men's Tales-God's Truths: A Devotional Book for Men
Rits Tadema - Living in the 3 O'Clock PositionRits Tadema
Living in the 3 O'Clock Position
Lowell I. Torgerson - Jesus' Healing HeatLowell I. Torgerson
Jesus' Healing Heat
Ren Vandesteeg - Surface to Air ChristianityRen Vandesteeg
Surface to Air Christianity
Timothy Caldwell - The Chaplain’s Assistant: God, Country, and VietnamTimothy Caldwell
The Chaplain’s Assistant: God, Country, and Vietnam
Alan K. Lamm - Five Black Preachers in Army Blue, 1884-1901Alan K. Lamm
Five Black Preachers in Army Blue, 1884-1901
Ted Wuerffel - Here and There: 10 SongsTed Wuerffel
Here and There: 10 Songs
Ted Wuerffel - Praise the Lord: A Collection of Music for Worship in a Contemporary Folk IdiomTed Wuerffel
Praise the Lord: A Collection of Music for Worship in a Contemporary Folk Idiom