There are days when I feel like Elijah after the fire…afraid for his life even in the face of victory. racked with fear and mortality.loaded down with concerns of his … Continue reading Days – Even in This Place? (a Poem)
Dear Salvation Army, are we fooling ourselves? Are we seeing one thing within our ivory towers while the reality looks quite different? Please don’t take offense. I mean no disrespect. … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, The Fish-Bowl Effect…
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…
Last year (2016), General Cox set forth an initiative called Journey of Renewal. This initiative has been created to encourage, grow, and tackle many of the struggles our Army faces … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, How Accountable Are We Really?
I have this memory. Do you know the kind? It’s the kind that embeds those moments in your life, those moments of great fear or panic, and they etch themselves so … Continue reading Drowning In The Waters?
**This blog entry is Officer specific, but this can be applied to soldiers as well! ** Dear Salvation Army Officer who is on the verge of resigning…this is for you. … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army Officers: 4 Reasons Not To Leave Officership
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
16″ Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Baptism & The Great Commission?
“The hope of the Army is in the penitent form. As soon as that goes out of use, we go out” (General Albert Orsborn) We call it the Mercy Seat, … Continue reading Dear Salvationists, The Mercy Seat
Let’s face it, we’ve all been to the well of discouragement. We drink from this well from time to time. Discouragement is alive and well in this world. It can … Continue reading Hope In Discouragement?
Today we ponder The Salvation Army’s quote of “Saved to Save” and why I don’t necessarily agree with it. Clarification: I am not discounting the fact that God can save … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Why I Don’t Agree With “Saved to Save”