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

Five Videos from 2015 that will Change your Perspective

Five Videos from 2015 that will Change your Perspective “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”      -Margaret Mead There are some incredible people in this world, with incredible stories.  They have mind-shaking views that challenge us to think differently.  … More Five Videos from 2015 that will Change your Perspective

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?

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

Gay Marriage, LGBTQ Issues, and the Christian Worldview

Gay Marriage, LGBTQ Issues, and the Christian Worldview This post is in response to the July 2015 Synchroblog prompt: Gay Marriage.  Check out the Synchroblog, a group of Christian bloggers who blog on mutual topics. Gay marriage.  This is a very difficult and controversial issue.  There are fiery voices on both sides of the debate … More Gay Marriage, LGBTQ Issues, and the Christian Worldview