Tag Archives: The Salvation Army

Thoughts from the Bible & the General . . .

I read some statements that General André Cox made at The Salvation Army National Advisory Organizations Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, April 21-24, 2016. The theme of the conference was “Expect Change.” The General’s comments reminded me of these biblical concepts: Christ-followers … Continue reading

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Ekklesia will train & release William Booth’s reckless spiritual warriors

Did William Booth foresee a time of ekklesia in the future of The Salvation Army? I believe that he did and that the time is now! I just read William Booth’s 1904 dream about the “Companions of the Cross of … Continue reading

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An experience while in ekklesia

Yesterday while meeting in ekklesia at The Salvation Army Berry Street, I kept feeling my phone vibrating in my pocket. I would then put my hand on the phone, but it wasn’t vibrating. This happened over and over. Finally words … Continue reading

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Audience-style church keeps people passive and contained. –Testimony-style church (ekklesia) allows people to flow in the Spirit according to 1 Corinthians 14:26. (Check out this article about testimony church in Priority! magazine, the magazine of The Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory: The Berry … Continue reading

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New Sculpture In East Nashville

East Nashville’s McFerrin Park Neighborhood has a new sculpture — a cross with a heart of fire. The sculpture was created by Fred Major of Fred Major Galleries. It was installed on the front lawn of The Salvation Army Berry … Continue reading

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A Stubborn Speaker Meets A Faithful Facilitator (Steps to Berry Street)

An advertisement for C & T Seminars kept coming across my path. It was about a training company owned by a woman named Ernie Froedge. I was a burned out preacher who greatly missed preaching (but not church politics and … Continue reading

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“‘Not called!’ did you say? ‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say.'” –William Booth

God’s call is to all, yall! Ekklesia, the Greek word replaced by the word church in almost all English Bible translations, literally means called out ones. If you are a member of the body of Christ, you are called! The concept … Continue reading

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