by Major Stephen
Greetings in Jesus' name.
Mercy and grace to you from God our Father.
Welcome to the 113th edition of Journal of Aggressive
Loyal JAC readers will note that we're
coming off a string of themed issues: JAC112 GO FORWARD
(addressing General Rader's High Council speech); JAC111 the
500th Anniversary REFORMATION issue (with guest editor Colonel
Richard Munn), JAC110 Engaging Needham (with contributors
interacting with Needham's Missional Salvationism article),
JAC109 Five Books volume 3, JAC108 - Training Flavour (with
many cadets contributing articles), JAC107 - the Danielle
Strickland issue, JAC106 - Solemn Assembly issue, JAC105 - the
Infinitum Issue, JAC104 - the Brookshaw Issue (Captain Pete
And, God-willing, we'll be coming back in
JAC114 with a major themed ebook issue.
But we haven't forgotten our general readership, and
recognise that for some a theme can exclude potential readers.
So JAC113 is eclectic!
We've a handful of contributors with
different connections to JAC and this issue.
First up, Major Beverley Smith (Canada and
Bermuda) writes about 'Selling The Gospel'.
My current vocational and organisational focus is on
evangelism and Major Smith has some good ideas and
encouragement on this issue.
Major Osei Stewart (USA Western) wrote a
penetrating response to racial conflict in his country some
time ago called 'How Can I Be Silent?'.
I've saved it for the right season and received
permission to run it in JAC113.
Among other things, the Major took responsibility for
the Every City Campaign (Stage 2) after moves last summer.
Ministry Director Aaron White (Canada and
Bermuda) has two pieces, one on 'Eliza Shirley: Missionary
Pioneer for The Salvation Army in
America', and the other on 'The Salvation Army and
Whites succeeded us in an appointment many years ago (that
they retain today!).
And Major Pauline Gruer-Caulfield is our
Corps officer (Canada and Bermuda).
I'm convinced that soldiers of this corps are 'spoiled'
by the depth of her insightful preaching week in and week out
(she follows the lectionary).
So, you get a taste of it, here with messages from Mark
1, Matthew 25, Ezekiel 34, and Psalm 90.
Finally, Danielle Strickland (also Canada
and Bermuda), goes on one of her patented JAC Rants, this time
called, 'Imagine: or, A Women's Uniform Rant'.
Strickland is closely related to the editor of Journal
of Aggressive Christianity.
As usual, thanks to the contributors; thanks
to your for reading it; and thanks to Major Don Grad for
handling the technical aspects of producing 113 issues of
Journal of Aggressive Christianity going all the way back to
the past century.
Please read deeply and share widely.
And if you get through all of JAC113 before JAC114
comes out, take a deep dive into JAC1-112!
May God use the contents of this issue to
accelerate the advance of the salvation war so that all kinds
of people submit their lives to our Lord and Saviour Jesus