John Wesley and The Salvation Army

I’ve been looking at John Wesley and his influence upon the Salvation Army and of course the Methodist movement which spawned a number of denominations. Wesley’s twelve rules for a helper had this for #11: You have nothing to do but win souls. I thought about a Salvation Army officers’ covenant: “to live to win…

They’ve taken God out of the schools – really?

Every once in a while I see someone post on Facebook, or see written somewhere a lament that we no longer have the Bible read or prayers said in our schools.  People lament that God has been taken out of the schools and claim the outcome is violence in our society.  While on the surface…

It’s Sunday morning – turn your smart phone ON!

I’m sorry I don’t get it.  With the advent of cell phones we asked people to turn them off coming into worship – I mean I know what it’s like to have some one’s phone ring loudly just as you get to an important moment in the service.  But with the advent of “silence” or…