A whacky thought

I’ve been following Don Heatley’s blog Creatio ex Nihilo lately. Don’s an American pastor who has captured my imagination lately with some very thought provoking sermons. Here’s a thought from his most recent offering: In Matthew 25, Jesus tells the parable of the sheep and the goats. The story sets the scene of a FinalContinue reading “A whacky thought”

Studying for the right test

A few days ago I mentioned an ongoing discussion I was having on a mailing list with regards to public versus Christian schooling. As so often happens, that conversation ran its course, but several others popped up in the meantime. We had a creationism vs evolution debate, a thread about whether or not Barack ObamaContinue reading “Studying for the right test”

Soup, soap and salvation

In those golden days before we all had mission statements the Salvation Army summed up its Raison d’ĂȘtre as ‘soup, soap and salvation.’ The Army’s always preferred pragmatism to deep theology, and I think this is as good a summary of what it is we do as I’ve heard anywhere. In fact, I’ve heard peopleContinue reading “Soup, soap and salvation”

Salvation and other religions

There’s been an interesting discussion going on lately over at TCSpeak, the blog of our Territorial Commander, Jim Knaggs. The discussion has little to do with the blog post, but a frequent contributor makes an odd observation. Dave writes: According to Billy Graham, people of all faiths, or of no faith, may end up inContinue reading “Salvation and other religions”