Category Archives: USA

Transition Of Power

Today we saw President Obama meeting with President-elect Trump, preparing for a transition of power. Perhaps this should remind us that those of us who call ourselves Christians are called to a similar transition of power. We are called to … Continue reading

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If the mayor should run his city council, shouldn’t Jesus run His church (ekklesia)?

–If someone ignored the mayor and began to run and control a city council meeting as if the mayor wasn’t even there, how would the mayor feel? –When someone ignores the living, risen Jesus and begins to run and control … Continue reading

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Challenge & Encouragement From The New Book: “Building Blocks of Spiritual Leadership”

Yesterday I received a gift in the mail.  It is a new book called Building Blocks of Spiritual Leadership by Commissioner William W. Francis (retired commander of the Canada and Bermuda Territory of The Salvation Army) published by Triumph Publishing and Crest Books. As … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Is Home Grown Terrorism!

The video of NFL star, Ray Rice’s knockout punch to his girl friend (and now new wife) has brought the brutality of domestic violence to public attention.  In America we justly protest against the brutality of ISIS.  However, we often … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Calls For A Tsunami Of The Spirit

The Salvation Army USA’s Crest Books has just published a new book, Tsunami of the Spirit Come Roll Over Me.  It is an urgent call from various Salvation Army leaders from around the world for a radical, earth-shaking, overwhelming move of … Continue reading

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The Word, The World Cup, & CPR

Perhaps we need more on Sunday mornings than religious education and/or personal motivation. We need the inner transformation that comes from following and obeying the living, resurrected Jesus Christ together in a meeting! I read the Bible almost every day … Continue reading

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National Salvation Army Magazine Promotes Participatory Church

War Cry, the national magazine of The Salvation Army USA features this article on interactive church in the March 2014 issue (page 5). If you would like to go to the article on line, click on the link and thing … Continue reading

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E pluribus unum church . . .

E pluribus unum is much more than just a Latin motto of the USA meaning “from many one.“ E pluribus unum is what happens when Christ-followers gather according to 1 Corinthians 14:26 and many ordinary people share testimonies, Scriptures, needs, … Continue reading

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Your life is like a donut — there’s a big hole where God should be.

The first Friday in June is National Donut Day in the USA.  This holiday began in Chicago in 1938 when The Salvation Army began to sell donuts to raise money to help people suffering from the Great Depression and to … Continue reading

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Are Background Checks Judgmental? (A Definition)

A definition: Background checks — a way of judging who is too irresponsible, too immoral, or too insane to legally buy a gun.

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