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…
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” -Matthew 6:33 Yesterday, we explored the topic of persistent prayer, and how … Continue reading Day 37 “Thy Kingdom, Not My Kingdom”
Whether we care to admit it or not, we are liars. Go ahead, soak it up, take it in… Some of you are probably offended by this accusation. Some of … Continue reading You’re a Liar, I’m a Liar – Here’s Why…
“Here is the principle – adapt your measures to the necessity of the people to whom you minister. You are to take the Gospel to them in such modes and … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Answering The Call
Monday after Easter, and the Easter dress is on the floor in the laundry room, as are the Easter suits and carelessly tossed ties and shoes. Easter is over. The … Continue reading Putting Jesus Back
I have to admit right up front that I was never an avid fan of Bowie’s music. Sure, I know all of the hits, like “China Girl“, “Let’s Dance” and … Continue reading David Bowie, Lazarus, Blackstar, Life and Death
Dear Salvation Army, It might feel good to hear the acclaims of the public, to receive accolades for the work that we do…these are certainly affirming to us…but we aren’t … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army – What Do You Know About Unpopular Holiness?
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” -Proverbs 18:10 I used to run track when I was in high school. … Continue reading “The Exchange”
The History Lesson In 1519 Hernan Cortes, Spanish explorer, landed on Mexican soil. He and his 600 Spanish troops were commissioned to take Mexico for Spain. In a swift move … Continue reading Burn Your Ships And Commit!
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1 The truth … Continue reading The Beauty of Faith And Fear Living Together.
Peace… It’s more than some iconic symbol. It’s more than words or a global award. It’s more than a time of calm amidst the storms of conflict. We want the … Continue reading 3 Ways To Let Peace Boost Your Thanksgiving
I’ve been thinking about a bible story recently. The about a paralyzed man (it doesn’t say how he became paralyzed) and how he is carried to Jesus by his friends. They … Continue reading What If We Carried The Stretcher Of Others?