Heart Broken in 17 Pieces…

...and more.

The School shooting in Florida this week has us all heart broken. The families of these children and adults are in need of our prayers and active support. I believe God’s heart too was broken by this demonstration of senseless evil. Make no mistake about this, the enemy had everything to do with it. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Deep Prayers…

...trusting God completely.

Some of us have deep concerns that need to be brought before the Lord. Today, again, I have been reminded of close friends that are trusting God for miracles. “He knows the storms that would our ways oppose, and tempers every wind that blows.” – Sarepta M. I. Henry It’s interesting, we know almost nothing […]

Major Norman Rock…

...solid.

Today, the family and friends of Major Norman Rock are coming together to celebrate his life and influence among us. Norm is one of the good ones, who lived and loved as he believed. His faith in Jesus is an established fact as he lived a life of sacrifice to worship the Lord in every […]

Deep Convictions…

...need a proper basis.

We’re witnessing deep convictions in our culture today. The Australians have recently expressed their convictions in a recent vote to legalize marriage of adults regardless of their gender. American football players are expressing their convictions on the field during the playing of the national anthem. Others in America are turning away from the nfl because […]

December…

...not a throw away.

It’s interesting how a significant number of conversations I’m having with great people will now wait for the new year. Year ending matters and holidays are taking priority in so many ways. Dare we give up on what we might accomplish in December? Seasonal rhythms are a reality. Try to accomplish something strategic in the […]

Caring for Each Other…

...a human quality.

Undoubtedly, we can all make a list of important people in our lives who have cared for us. The list might start with parents or family and go quickly to school teachers, ministers and the like. If we stretch the definition a little, we could include those who have shown us serious respect. That is, […]