3 Worship Songs God Hates

We must tread lightly here, for to insinuate that we know the mind of God is dangerous territory.  However, what we know of Him and that of human interaction with the Almighty, there are certainly forms of worship God hates.  Do you think the term “hate” is too strong?  Does God hate? There are many…

Dear Salvation Army, Why Not Alcohol?

It might seem like an open and shut question to you, but it is certainly more complicated than that. Scripture does not condemn the consumption of alcohol, many times it calls for the drinking of wine in celebration and as medicine (for Timothy – 1 Timothy 5:23).  Of course, there is the warning of drinking…

Dear Salvation Army, Is Policy Killing Our Mission?

“There’s no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another.” ― E.B. White. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ― Confucius Today I would like us to ponder policy and if we have become so policy heavy that as a movement, are…

Elections: When We Mock God’s Sovereignty…

“The LORD sat as King at the flood; Yes, the LORD sits as King forever.” Psalm 29:10 Please do not misunderstand me when I say this – sometimes we make a mockery of God’s Sovereignty in life.  Today is a presidential election, we have one every four years…it’s built into the construct of our nation…

Doctor Strange – Movie Review

This past weekend I went to see Doctor Strange in the movie theater with my family.  We are admittedly Marvel movie fans.  So we all piled into the car after school on Friday and, with popcorn in hand, found our perfect seats to watch this much anticipated film. I won’t share any spoilers for you,…

3 Vitals About This Life…

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”  James 4:14 Life is so fragile and brief. As we get older it seems that things just seem to speed up like a run away train on a…

Sermon Podcast – “Who Am I?”

Exodus 3:11 (NIV) “But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” Thanks for checking out our sermon, God Bless you!  

Keep It Simple Stupid – An Uncomplicated God Thing…

“For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form…” Colossians 2:9 We as humans tend to over-complicate things, our friendships, our beliefs and even our families from time to time.  When it comes to Church and our worship, we have to have all of the right elements put into place…the right songs…

Do You Love Him?

“…And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 We Christians are often very good at quoting scripture, especially verses that bring us comfort and strength in times of need.  These verses have a way of making…

Don’t Lockup The Holy Spirit!!

I was doing homework with one of my sons the other night. We have four children, all in school and there are some days that my wife and I scramble to help them with their collective homework – which seems to be like our laundry: never ending.   So there we were at the kitchen…

4 Dangers Of Autocratic Leadership In The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is modeled after the British Armed Forces…its model from uniform to leadership is very similar.  Officers, when under orders, must move to new appointments based on need and abilities.  When orders are passed down, by and large they are expected to be followed.  This is understood entering a college for officer’s training…

International Day of the Girl…So Far To Go…

Today is an important day!! Perhaps you didn’t know it was today…perhaps you didn’t really even care. But… There is a movement out there that I believe we should all be a part of…it is the movement to ensure all girls around the world have access to education and employment!  That girls from whatever corner…