A Junkie Shares about Addiction, Jesus, and the Salvation Army

There is philosophy, the realm of ideas and then there is life in the real world.  Probably the hardest part of Christianity, the gospel and the Bible is translating those teachings into the real world. A few short years ago a young man, me, went from all out junkie, serious, near death junkie, to all … More A Junkie Shares about Addiction, Jesus, and the Salvation Army

Confronting Sin: A Passion for Being Changed

Confronting Sin: A Passion for Being Changed “Tens of thousands, perhaps millions, have come into some kind of religious experience by accepting Christ and they have not been saved.”-A.W. Tozer A question on many minds is a simple one: Why do Christians look just like the world?  Where is this transformation they talk about? As … More Confronting Sin: A Passion for Being Changed

Justin’s Calling: Are you called to be a Salvation Army Officer?

Justin’s Calling: Are you called to be a Salvation Army Officer? Justin Steckbauer is an employee of the Salvation Army Central Territory. This is Justin’s personal blog. The views on this blog do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Salvation Army, it’s employees, or partners.  This blog is not associated with the … More Justin’s Calling: Are you called to be a Salvation Army Officer?

Your Spiritual Before & After Picture

Your Spiritual Before & After Picture We often see pictures of “before” and “after” for weight loss programs.  Yet we Christians are privy to the most powerful and comprehensive transformation known: spiritual rebirth.  I encourage you, sift through your photos.  Find pictures of yourself before and after you encountered Christ.  Upload them to social media, … More Your Spiritual Before & After Picture

The Heart & Mind of Humanity: Reflections on Suffering, Choice, & Jesus Christ

The Heart & Mind of Humanity: Reflections on Suffering, Choice, & Jesus Christ Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. Proverbs 21:2 ESV And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of … More The Heart & Mind of Humanity: Reflections on Suffering, Choice, & Jesus Christ

The Spiritual Journey of Bill Wilson & Implications of the Genesis Mindset

“The door opened and he stood there, fresh-skinned and glowing. There was something about his eyes. He was inexplicably different. What had happened? I pushed a drink across the table. He refused it. Disappointed but curious, I wondered what had got into the fellow. He wasn’t himself. “Come, what’s all this about?’’ I queried. He … More The Spiritual Journey of Bill Wilson & Implications of the Genesis Mindset

Christian Activism: Can Christianity survive the new cultural attitudes?

 “Rally for the Republic” hosted by Campaign for Liberty – Ron Paul 14th day of the Occupy Wallstreet protests Can Christianity survive the modern cultural attitudes? The loyal Christian, dedicated to the Heavenly Father must be an activist in the pluralistic global environment post 9/11. We’ve put up with a lot in the United States.  … More Christian Activism: Can Christianity survive the new cultural attitudes?