A colleague recently sent me an invitation to join LinkedIn, a website for professional networking. I began to fill out my profile and answer the questions: “Where have you worked? What do you do? What are some of your skills and expertise?” People you connect with then have an opportunity to “endorse” you for certain skills, lending credibility to your claims. As I began to fill in the … [Read more...]
Having a modest view of your own importance can win respect.
March 18, 2013 by Major Kathie Chiu 3 Comments
History, Harmony and Humanity offers insight into the life and work of one of the Army’s best musicians.
March 6, 2013 by Major Ken Smith Leave a Comment
Growing up in The Salvation Army, I cannot recall a time when I did not know the name of Ray Steadman-Allen. From my early days of learning to play a brass instrument to the time when I first showed an interest in composing, RSA (as he is affectionately known worldwide) was an influence in my life as a young Army musician. History, Harmony and Humanity: A Suite of Articles about Ray … [Read more...]
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate God’s sacrificial and enduring love.
February 12, 2013 by Captain Mark Braye Leave a Comment
In 1965, Hal David and Burt Bacharach wrote the popular song, What the World Needs Now is Love. More than 100 artists—including Judy Garland, Johnny Mathis and Luther Vandross—have since recorded or performed the song, which has been featured in movies and on television. The memorable first lines are: What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too … [Read more...]
A personal challenge to embrace the Army’s “One Message.”
January 23, 2013 by Jason Waters Leave a Comment
In October 2011, General Linda Bond outlined a global vision for The Salvation Army. This vision is not new, but it does clearly articulate the application of what our doctrines and name declare us to be about. This articulation helps give focus to what we, as Salvationists, should be striving towards. This does not just apply to our organized, corporate expression of getting involved in church or … [Read more...]
In a new book, Rachel Held Evans shares her experience of trying to take the Bible’s commands for women literally for one year.
January 7, 2013 by Kristin Fryer 2 Comments
When I first heard about A Year of Biblical Womanhood, I was intrigued. The book chronicles Rachel Held Evans’ attempt to take all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible for a year, including not cutting her hair, calling her husband “master” and keeping silent in church. Beyond the novelty factor, the experiment is a significant undertaking. Biblical womanhood … [Read more...]
Ministering in a multi-faith environment is a lesson we all must learn as Canada becomes increasingly multicultural.
July 10, 2012 by Gloria Woodland 1 Comment
Often when we reflect on the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and our call as Christians to make disciples of “all nations” we think of missionaries—those who travel to foreign countries to deliver the gospel. In recent years, however, Canada has become the home of people from a wide variety of cultures and nations. They have become our neighbours and members of our community, and so, it … [Read more...]
Should we encourage the use of visual media in church worship?
May 8, 2012 by Captain Mark Dalley and John McAlister 1 Comment
YES. The use of visual media helps the Church bring people closer to the story of Jesus. BY CAPTAIN MARK DALLEY “A picture is worth a thousand words”—Anon. I love bookstores, so I decided to work at one when I was a university student. While there, I learned how easily we are swayed by appearance. For example, when you are in a bookstore, how do you decide which book to pick up? Most … [Read more...]
In his recent book, Dr. Carson Pue explores fundamental questions about the facts and techniques of leadership.
April 24, 2012 Review by Lt-Colonel Susan van Duinen 1 Comment
Dr. Carson Pue is known as a leader of leaders, especially through the global Arrow Leadership program. His book, Mentoring Wisdom: Living and Leading Well, brings together the theoretical, spiritual, professional and personal elements of leadership, and helps the reader feel he has a readily available “armchair mentor.” Pue’s transparent musings on leadership are encouragingly realistic, … [Read more...]