Nobody’s Perfect ~ But You Have to Be

By Major Clarence Bradbury, D.Min.

A simple comment can sometimes stop you dead in your tracks.  In October, as one by one the Chilean miners emerged from their underground cocoon where they were trapped for months, a CNN reporter focused on a man who was about to be greeted by two women.  One was the miner’s wife and the other, his secret lover.  The reporter concluded his commentary with “I guess nobody’s perfect”.  How true.  I’ve heard it countless times and I’ve used it far too often to excuse some failure on my part. Read more

At the Feet of the Rabbi

By Cadet Loren Wallace, Evangeline Booth College

When most people think of spiritual formation they think of the disciplines of prayer, fasting, solitude, simplicity, service, etc. For me the best example of a good spiritual formation discipline comes from Jesus and the culture of first century Judaism. In first century Judaism, rabbis would sit around and discuss God’s word. One of my favorite accounts of Christ’s life is described in Luke 2:49-52.

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From the Director’s Desk ~ January 2012

The Jack McDowell School for Leadership Development (SLD) is expanding its offerings in 2012 for its officers and soldiers. Some of the current courses and those under development will be made available to any interested person. Inherent in the curriculum is a holistic approach to leader development that will address spiritual formation, interpersonal, business, and pastoral skills. Read more

Making A Smooth Transition

This time each year, The Salvation Army prepares for the movement of officers. For those contemplating unknown locations, the season brings uncertainty.  To ease this anxiety, those who have “been there, done that” offer the following words of encouragement.

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