Mary Consoles Eve

The deliverer is finally on his way.

When I approach the season of Christmas, I think about a baby: Jesus, the God-With-Us Deliverer that Israel is waiting for. But despite the beauty of sparkling Christmas lights, I can’t forget the poverty, division, racism and war that still weigh down the world. I find myself longing for this Deliverer, too. O come, O come, Immanuel,And

Live It Out

Every choice we make is a piece of the puzzle.

BY COLONEL ELEANOR SHEPHERD John Woolman was a merchant, itinerant Quaker preacher and social reformer in the 18th century. When he discovered the hazards posed by stagecoaches, the preferred method of transportation of his day, he refused to use them. The post boys who worked on them sometimes froze to death as they travelled overnight.
Over the past few years, there has been a growing movement of people who are leaving the evangelical church as a result of deconstructing their faith—a process that involves reflecting on which of their beliefs have been shaped by cultural, political or socio-economic values rather than the values of the kingdom of God. Through this
I have long appreciated theologian Walter Brueggemann’s threefold manner of considering the Psalms. Psalms of orientation offer God unmitigated praise, reflecting gratitude for lives of stability. Their voices carry a sense of confidence about their relationship with God: “The Lord is … armed with strength; indeed, the world
Colonel Eleanor Shepherd has been appointed as the interim executive director of the Ethics Centre of the Canada and Bermuda Territory, effective October 1, 2021. She succeeds Dr. James Read, who will retire after serving since 1994 as the founder and executive director of The Salvation Army Ethics Centre. Based in Winnipeg, the Ethics Centre