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Author Archives: Steve Bussey

Rebirth of the Open-Air

Can there be a rebirth of The Salvation Army’s open-air ministry? Order of the Founder recipient, Lt-Colonel Lyell Rader identifies five strategic goals that will aid in our rediscovery of the open-air.

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Who Am I?

An exploration of The Salvation Army 1902 Directory. In this study, we see the essence of Salvationism captured in the seed ideas sown into young Salvationists through intentional discipleship.

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Why does The Salvation Army have a flag?

"So we'll lift up the banner on high, The salvation banner of love; We'll fight beneath its colors till we die, Then go to our home above."

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On the Hunt: Pulling Down the Devil’s Kingdom

Read about one of the most incredible descriptions from 1880 of spiritual warfare and fervent evangelism that highlight the key to the Army's success. The imagery describes Salvationists 'on the hunt' - inspired by first-hand testimonies which confirmed that 'aggressive Christianity' was not merely a cute metaphor, but an inspirational reality.

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Searching for the Shadow of the Founders

For 150 years, we have stood in the shadows of the co-founders of The Salvation Army, William and Catherine Booth. As we look forward to the future, will these guiding motivations continue to shape us?

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