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  • Three Generations, One Faith

    For Carrie-Ann Jones, her mother and daughters, soldiership meant embracing a new church family. August 17, 2017 by Ken Ramstead
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    Feature Articles
    Last February, a unique ceremony took place at The Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford, B.C., when eight soldiers were enrolled. What made the event extra special was that four of the soldiers were from one family representing three generations.
  • Wanted: More Music

    Open community choirs or bands can be an effective means of evangelism. August 17, 2017 by General John Larsson (Rtd)
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    Opinion & Critical Thought
    The Salvation Army needs more music. That simple truth was brought home to me some years ago through the inspired insight of a young Salvationist.
  • A Furry Gift From God

    I was not a cat person -- until Squibby purred her way into my life. August 16, 2017 by Mildred Jarvis
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    Faith & Friends
    One Saturday morning, my son brought Squibby to my home and an unexpected friendship formed.
  • Missing Millennials

    Four reasons The Salvation Army is losing a generation. August 15, 2017 by Captain Scott Strissel
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    Opinion & Critical Thought

    I’ve noticed an alarming trend in The Salvation Army, and the church in general. When young people in our corps reach a certain age—usually around 16 to 18—more and more are simply vanishing from our doors. They might reappear from time to time, but they never stay. Why are we losing this generation? A generation that will one day run our Army? 

  • The 30-Word Gospel

    "Reunion" encourages readers to ditch the religious rituals and rediscover the good news. August 11, 2017 by Captain Mark Braye
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    Opinion & Critical Thought
    Are Christians today still people of the good news? Or have we reduced the gospel message to include only those who look and think like us? These are questions the church needs to wrestle with, and in doing so, we can find a helpful guide in Bruxy Cavey’s new book, Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints and Sinners.
  • Fresh Air and Faith

    Three stories of how kids found a second home at Salvation Army camp. August 11, 2017 by Captain Lisa Hillier
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    Feature Articles
    Every summer, thousands of children and youth from across the territory board buses to go to Salvation Army holiday camps for a week of fun, friends and food, along with a strong spiritual component. Some are anxious, but most are filled with excitement as they look forward to activities such as swimming, sports, hiking, drama, and arts and crafts. For many, canoeing, archery and rock climbing are first-time experiences
  • Frame of Mind

    A retired Salvation Army officer deals with vascular dementia. August 10, 2017 by Doug Field
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    Feature Articles
    My brain is freezing up! My brain isn’t wired right.” A cry of frustration from a man who has always been able to express himself and his thoughts with clarity. Many people sometimes have trouble recalling names, dates and places as they age, but this was much worse, with whole blocks of knowledge seemingly erased from memory.
  • "I Was in Satan's Choice"

    A Bible started ex-biker Mark "The Hammer" Carlos on a new road. August 9, 2017 by Ken Ramstead
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    Faith & Friends
    Mark Carlos wasn't nicknamed "the Hammer" by his biker associates for nothing.
  • Our Daily Bread

    The radical economic implications of depending on God. August 8, 2017 by Donald E. Burke
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    Feature Articles
    The Lord’s Prayer includes the petition “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11 NRSV). I have usually interpreted “daily bread” as our requirements for physical survival—food, shelter, drink. Our petition, then, is that God would be faithful in providing the basic necessities of life. But on further examination, I have found that this request has a rich background that casts it in a different light.
  • Giving Hope Today

    Behind the food banks, shelters and addiction centres. August 4, 2017 by Lt-Colonel Marsha-Jean Bowles
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    Opinion & Critical Thought
    Jesus Christ alone empowers his followers to give hope and lead people to life-change.