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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03 Apr 2019

Isaiah Allen

Isaiah Allen, Corps Leadership Development Bureau director for the Salvation Army’s USA Eastern Territory, talks about adoption; Christianity in Nigeria, West Africa; and how the gospel message can be summed

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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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01 May 2018

Formation of Leaders

The Where and the How God works in neighborhoods. We live in neighborhoods. God’s got work for us to do there. Every response to grace and every life–change transpires in

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01 Mar 2018

La equidad de género y la imagen de Dios

  Un día estaba sentado en la capilla de una universidad cristiana escuchando la presentación del erudito salvacionista Roger Green. Mientras hablaba sobre las mujeres en el movimiento de santidad,

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01 Mar 2018

Gender Equity and the Image of God

One day I sat in chapel at a Christian college to hear a presentation by Salvationist scholar Roger Green. While he spoke on women in the holiness movement, a young

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