Holiness vs dogmatism

When I reflect on my spiritual journey I have to admit that I waffle, at times, between desiring holiness in my life and turning to dogmatic beliefs. It really revolves around the question before all of us as we make choices in life, whether it is in a book we read or in how we…

The Salvation Army and values

I might say I’ve given 30 plus years to The Salvation Army – but in many ways it’s been a part of my entire life.  I might more accurately say I’ve given 40 plus years to Jesus….who has led me in this way.  But that might not be entirely correct either for all my life…

Holiness – a call to love

The call of holiness in our lives means that there are standards to be lived by – we understand this in the context of what pleases God and what is good for us to be guarded from.  I’ve longed believed that keeping ourselves from certain practices is not only good in that it illustrates our…