Dear Salvation Army, Mending Fences…

Dear Salvation Army, reconciliation is a beautiful thing. We seek it for our soldiers, we preach it from our pulpits, but do we truly live it? I have heard it … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Mending Fences…

Dear Salvation Army, 3 Things About The High Council…

Greetings fellow Salvationists and friends! I wanted to delve into the topic of the High Council in this post, and perhaps share in your thoughts, opinions and hopes for what … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, 3 Things About The High Council…

5 Things About Faith No One Talks About

Today, I want to talk about something that doesn’t get talked about enough…our faith and the things we don’t talk about.  That sentence sounds funny, but there’s nothing funny about … Continue reading 5 Things About Faith No One Talks About

Salvation Army Tragedy, Martyrdom & Faith

http://m.cleveland19.com/story/36981684/crime-spree-murder-victim-was-wearing-salvation-army-uniform Many have seen the news story (referenced above in the link) about the tragic loss of Salvation Army soldier Jared Plesec.  I cannot put to words the deep sadness … Continue reading Salvation Army Tragedy, Martyrdom & Faith

Walking at Midnight on the path of restlessness.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy … Continue reading Walking at Midnight on the path of restlessness.

Dear Salvation Army: Emergency Disaster Services – Touching Lives, Not Networks.

I have been watching and praying for my fellow Officers and Soldiers who have served and are currently serving on Emergency Disaster Services teams in Texas and Florida. Some of … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army: Emergency Disaster Services – Touching Lives, Not Networks.

Dear Salvation Army, If Baptism isn’t Necessary, are Uniforms?

“So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ…” -Acts 10:48a Recently I was asked a question by one of our volunteers who had been busily … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, If Baptism isn’t Necessary, are Uniforms?

Messy Church – Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors…

Joseph  – Messy Church This time our corps (church) did a messy church on the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors.  The major theme was God providing … Continue reading Messy Church – Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors…

Dear Salvation Army, Where Are We Going?

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” -Michelangelo … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Where Are We Going?

Dear Salvation Army: 4 Mistakes New Officers Make

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”― Oscar Wilde Dear … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army: 4 Mistakes New Officers Make

Dear Salvation Army: Serving Water and Cookies at Gay Pride Parade…

First of all, I have to tell you that I am very reluctant to ponder anything on this topic because it seems to be quite the hot button topic, and … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army: Serving Water and Cookies at Gay Pride Parade…

Dear Salvation Army, Correcting Mission Drift

“Without careful attention, faith-based organizations will inevitably drift from their founding mission.” ― Peter Greer, Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches In a previous pondering:  “Dear … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Correcting Mission Drift