The Illusions of Modern Society and the Gospel

“If we as Christians do not speak out as authoritarian governments grow from within or come from outside, eventually we or our children will be the enemy of society and the state. No truly authoritarian government can tolerate those who have a real absolute by which to judge its arbitrary absolutes and who speak out … More The Illusions of Modern Society and the Gospel

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

Coming into Maturity: Grace, Love, and Service

Coming into Maturity: Grace, Love, and Service Proverb 29:27 The righteous despise the unjust; the wicked despise the godly. The dichotomy mentioned is Proverb 29:27 is being played out in our culture today.  Jesus said the world will hate you.  But take heart, I have overcome the world. The world may be against us.  It … More Coming into Maturity: Grace, Love, and Service

Life after Death: Law, Eternity, and the Changed Mind

There are two pieces, at least two parts of the human experience that every human will partake of: being born, and dying.  That’s right.  The death rate for humans is 100%.  I don’t think people like to be reminded of that.  It’s a shocking thing to consider in fact. We all like to pretend we’re … More Life after Death: Law, Eternity, and the Changed Mind