a few weeks ago, out of the blue, I looked up Rachel Held Evans because I hadn’t heard from her in a while. I have enjoyed her blog, and though … Continue reading It feels like a sucker-punch…
Dear fellow Ponderers… I have been dragging my feet in writing this for some time. Not because I didn’t want to write this edition to Pastorsponderings, but rather because I … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army: Communion, It’s Not What You Think It Is…
If you’re part of The Salvation Army, you’re part of a dynamic, exciting movement with a desire to change the world. There I’ve said it. Though one may ask, what … Continue reading Perspectives Day #2 Featuring Captain Pete Brookshaw – “What is a Salvationist? You’ll be surprised by the answer…”
I am drawn to this vital topic like a bug to a floodlight. It speaks intimately to my heart. This topic hits me directly, and at times I am found … Continue reading Don’t Starve Your First Flock!
Words that come into my mind amidst this recent tragedy – Sad. Freedom. Terrorism. Murder. Criminal. I keep thinking of Charlie Hebdo’s final words: “I would rather die on my … Continue reading Ponderings on Je Suis Charlie Masacre…
The Church is dying at least in the traditional sense. Perhaps it is not visibly seen in the mega church realms yet, but something is taking place in churches all … Continue reading What’s Killing The Church And Is It A Bad Thing?
Happy the Thankful Heart By Marlene J. Chase Thanksgiving was often a legalistic maneuver when I was growing up. One was to be grateful because it was … Continue reading Perspectives Day #1 – Featuring Colonel Marlene Chase
I am constantly blown away by the interest and readership that Pastorsponderings.org is receiving! It is truly humbling and I am truly honored. Friday night we surpassed 100,000 views. Seriously, … Continue reading Pastorsponderings Passes 100,000 views!!
It is not our Salvation that keeps us Holy. It is but a component of this saving grace. It isn’t our intellect that saves us either. It is the work … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army – The Pathway Of Duty Is Agony Sometimes!
“On the Other Side of the Veil” Have you ever had a dream that was so vivid that when you woke up it took you a few moments to realize … Continue reading Perspectives Day 1 – Featuring Shanais Strissel (Captain) “On the Other Side of the Veil”
The Salvo Way: In Defence of The Salvation Army System by Major Stephen Court It’s not trendy. And for those who grew up with it or are quite familiar with … Continue reading Perspectives – Day 3 Featuring Stephen Court “The Salvo Way: In Defence of The Salvation Army System”
Opinion–8-ed By Colonel Dennis Strissel (A series of eight installments) Number one – Jesus should have served fish & chips That thought went through my mind as I stared down … Continue reading “Perspectives” Day 5 Featuring Dennis Strissel (Colonel) “Opinion8ed”