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…
The primary purpose for our founders in creating The Salvation Army was to be a Lighthouse, a beacon to the lost. We were founded to help the lost, the drowning … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Why We Should Get Rid of “Church”…
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 … Continue reading 3 Worship Songs God Hates
“Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” Psalm 103:1 Conversational Statement: There is no such thing as a “spiritual life”. You might ask … Continue reading THIS should be our ONE aim and desire!
Sometimes I wonder if Church, the way it is right now, is the way Christ intended it to be. What I mean is, over time the early “Christians” met in … Continue reading “Undoing Church” 4 Ways We Miss The Mark
We are adding a new addition to Pastorsponderings, podcasts! Today, we’re going to add our first podcast offering – “Pressing on or drop it like it’s hot”. Click on the … Continue reading “Pressing on or Drop it like it’s hot”
It is iconic. The brass bands playing music on the street corner, reminiscent of the bygone era of open air meetings. We gather together for territorial and even international events and … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Has Music Become Our Idol?
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.26“You blind Pharisee, … Continue reading “Cleaning the inside of the Cup”
Yesterday I talked about three erroneous ways in which we go about “doing” church (Link: What if we are “doing” Church all wrong Pt.1) Somebody pointed out to me that … Continue reading What if we are “doing” Church all wrong? Pt. 2
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why we do what we do in church? Was this how Jesus did “church”? Was this how those first disciples and apostles did … Continue reading What if we are “doing” Church all wrong?
In my head I have this idealistic concept of what Christmas should look feel like. I picture myself standing next to George Bailey as the whole town comes to rally … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Don’t Hate Christmas…but Don’t Worship it either
Acts 151,2,7-11 “Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers:“Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2 This … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, When Orders And Regulations Get In The Way…