The War on Principles & the Hope in our Worldview

The War on Principles & the Hope in our Worldview The Pilgrims pray for their journey fleeing religious persecution Daniel in the Lion’s den We live in a culture where really, values are passe.  You aren’t allowed to have values.  Morality, principles are scorned by the media, ignored by academia, dismissed in politics, and mocked … More The War on Principles & the Hope in our Worldview

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

A Reality Frozen in Anticipation: Moments of Truth… Wake me, Oh God

“I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you—the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence; the secret also which pierces with such sweetness that when, in very intimate conversation, the mention of it becomes … More A Reality Frozen in Anticipation: Moments of Truth… Wake me, Oh God

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