Go For The Gold…

...what, no platinum?

As we watch the Olympics in Korea these days, it’s clear that the best competitors are going for the gold. I suppose that some have come with lesser expectations where just being there is thrill enough. Good for them. Going for the gold is really essential if you plan to really do the best. It […]

Future of The Salvation Army…

...might include you.

Often I am asked about the future of The Salvation Army. My answer almost always includes my lack of interest in the perpetuity of the movement. Factually, it will survive the rapture! Not because there are leaders who will not be taken up when Jesus returns, but because in many places, the financial security of […]

Following God…

...always interesting.

If you want to take the right steps in life, follow God. It’ll always be interesting. If you are simply looking for change, be sure to consult with the One who knows what lies before you and is interested in your well being. I consulted with a couple yesterday who are thinking of a significant […]

Come Now, Let Us Reason Together…

...multipartisanship.

In most realities in life, there are more than two sides to an experience, expectation, or opportunity. Bipartisanship that we hear about daily is a simplified and naive perspective in life. It’s why there is so much confusion as to how to expect people, and in this case political parties, to come to workable solutions. […]

Faith informs Politics…

...not the other way around.

As believers in God, we take our morality and direction in life from Him. We find this very much in a careful reading of His Word, a relationship with Jesus, in fellowship with other believers and in the midst of mission. I’m convinced that all are necessary for a proper understanding of life as it […]

Good Days…

...try one.

“This is the day the Lord has made. we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24 Why not? God declares it. Let it be. With respect for those in pain, grief, disappointment, and depression, can we make the best of it? This day will only happen once in history. Whether it will be […]

Racism…

...an evil reality.

If you’re looking to see if satan has influence in our worlds, you only have to consider the ill effects of racism. It is not nationalism. It is a condescending estimate of another’s differences and it is indefensible. It takes many forms, but always diminishes God’s creation with an inferior, inappropriate context. It almost always […]

Hark The Herald Angels Sing…

...glory to the newborn King.

Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With th’ angelic host proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem.” Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” Christ, by highest heav’n […]

Joy To The World…

...the Lord is come.

Joy to the world! The Lord is come: let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare him room and heaven and nature sing. Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns: let men their songs employ while fields and floods rocks hills and plains repeat the sounding joy. No more let sins and sorrow grow […]

Tragedy Strikes…

...how do we prepare?

We learned this morning that a tour bus in Mexico took a bad direction, crashed, wounding many and killing some. Two of those who lost their lives are known to Salvationists. Andy Fritz and his wife Jodi were two of those who left this place for heaven. Our hearts go out to their family, of […]