03 Dec 2019

What season is it anyway?

  The weeks before Christmas have been called “The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.” In fact, Christmas is surrounded by wonderful seasons that often pass unnoticed, but they are

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03 Oct 2019

Soul Purpose

With a middle name like Salvation, nothing seems more critical to the Army’s mission than soul–winning. Major Stephen Court acknowledges people’s discomfort with both the words soul and winning, for

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19 Jul 2019

Learning to lead, Leading to learn

Teachers tend to learn more than anyone else in the classroom. Several years ago, I taught New Testament Greek. I was hired partly based on my proficiency. But, early on,

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08 May 2019

Movers and Shakers

Every neighborhood has its assets. Caring about families and neighbors is a tremendous asset. Do people share in community by helping each other in times of trouble? Do they embrace

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13 Mar 2019

Turning Inputs into Outcomes

“Some people have ten years of experience while others have one year of experience, ten times.” That saying is popular because, rather than develop automatically, our personal growth, Christian maturity,

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17 Dec 2018

Two Crucial Questions for Christian Formation

Mary is the model disciple in Luke’s Gospel. From the Annunciation and Magnificat (Luke 1:26–38, 46–56) to Jesus’ birth and childhood narratives (2:1–52) and beyond, Luke paints an intimate portrait

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01 Oct 2018

Leadership Milestones

“What goes into making a leader?” I asked John Rondon, who is a longtime member of The Salvation Army’s Brooklyn, N.Y., Bay Ridge Corps; a New York City public school

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05 Jul 2018

If you want to lead, then you’ve got to love.

As kids, every week after church softball or volleyball, my dad brought us to Friendly’s® for ice cream sundaes. We’d order Jim Dandies and Banana Splits—the most expensive dishes on

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