Greetings in Jesus' name.
Welcome to JAC131 - the 131st issue of Journal of
The special focus in JAC131 is prophetic hindsight.
The idea is to project ourselves a decade ahead to 2030
and then look back to 2020 to determine what was significant,
what was overblown, what we did right, what we missed...
And several Salvationists from around
the world took up the challenge, and addressed the issue from
different perspectives, each that will edify.
Captain Thom Moffitt writes a personal
letter to a soldier in 2030 (as Major Moffitt, as he is due
for such a rank in 2030) that's both evocative and unsettling.
It is 'The Salvation War of 2020'.
Major Ron Millar, territorial archives
director for Canada and Bermuda, zeroes in on one crucial
aspect of the salvation war debriefing on '2020 Evangelism
Through 2030 Eyes'.
In 'What We Did When Church Was
Illegal', Captain Michael Ramsay outlines some of the heroic
efforts of the troops on his front back in 2020 - an
accounting that is sure to inspire - and then reflects from
2030 on some of the lessons God taught us in that time.
Roy Snapp-Kolas, asking, 'How will 2020
Impact The Salvation Army Of The Next Ten Years', tackles four
key issues that rose to the surface in 2020 - secularisation,
LGBTQ, Racial Inequality, and 'Christian Nationalism' - that
The Salvation Army must address with biblical and theological
Commissioner Joe Noland's 'The 2030
Dilemma' calls for a merger of 'Doing The Most Good' with
'Winning The Most Souls' in a blunt assessment of our 2020
Lieutenant Erik Johansson, currently
invading Bulgaria (we wonder how THAT will look in a decade!),
proves, yet again, that JAC is all about diversity of opinion,
arguing that 2020 was, 'The Year That Changed Nothing'!
Your friendly editor has a piece called
'Prophetic Hindsight: Debriefing 2020 in 2030', which is
And, in case you are all 2020'd out,
we've got a bit of general content for you, a Drug Of Choice
Study Guide by Commissioner Jim Knaggs for his book DRUG OF
CHOICE: Papers on leveraging creativity in the salvation war.
This will be a handy resource for your class or small
group or book club that is rushing through or planning to rush
through that book in coming days.
And that, along with acting on your
convictions for Jesus, should be enough to get you through to
JAC132, should Jesus tarry.
If not, feel free to do a deep dive into the previous
130 issues in the JAC archive.
And, stay close to Jesus.