by Major Stephen
Greetings in Jesus’ name.
Welcome to JAC108 – the 108th edition of Journal of
We’ve got a strong training flavor this issue of JAC,
as several cadets from USA Western Territory have shared some
of their study with the wider world for our general
Thanks to the cadets (and the majors) for contributions.
Resurrection Day is scheduled during the
lifespan of JAC108 and Major Gord Taylor’s poem SILENCE can be
used in your personal rations and your public meetings for
inspiration and worship.
Cadet Erin Wikle gives us an introduction to
the concept of EKKLESIA, and wonders what recapturing an
accurate understanding of the term might mean for church in
the our generation.
Cadet Claire O'Brien-Hawk takes a deeper
look into how Jesus engaged those opposed to Him, teasing out
approaches we might profitably apply, in her essay ON
Cadet Grant Hall gives us a primer on the
ASBURY REVIVAL, and prompts us to wonder about what and how
conditions might be replicated today to see similar results.
Cadet Chris Wikle proposes AN EQUAL ARMY FOR
A BETTER WORLD, emphasizing the tension between the Army’s
egalitarian ideals and practical performance.
YOU LOST ME is a book by David Kinnaman
addressing the demographic departure of millennials from
active Christian engagement.
Two cadets, Laura Loomis and Grant Hall take a crack at
the author’s argument.
In The Problem Of Human [Dis]Obedience, The
Providence Of A Supernatural God, Cadet Erin Wikle takes a
fresh look at residence in and exit from the Garden of Eden
and how it reflects on us and on God.
Major Danielle Strickland, the featured
author of JAC107, is back with THE WAY OF CHRIST reflections
We also provide some THOUGHTS ON THE STATE
OF HOLINESS IN THE SALVATION ARMY.
Cadet Erin Wikle reflects on Scot McKnight’s
and Commissioner Kay Rader’s considerations in THE BLUE
PARAKEET and TERMS OF EMPOWERMENT.
And Cadet Claire O'Brien-Hawk offers us a
fresh perspective on THE FAITH OF THE CANAANITE WOMAN in her
exegetical paper on Matthew 15:21-28.
We've got a first person, JAC-exclusive
Junior Soldier Interview, called MY TAKE: ONE JUNIOR SOLDIER,
with Judah Court Strickland to wrap up the contents of this
edition of Journal of Aggressive Christianity.
As always, JAC intends to to offer
provocative, orthodox, and edifying content to readers around
the world. Read
closely and share widely.
Unless Jesus returns, we're aiming for June 2017 for
JAC109. If you
finish JAC108 before then, feel free to take a deep dive into
the previous 106 issues, all free, all archived on the main
On to world conquest!