Welcome to JAC142- the 142nd issue of
Journal of Aggressive Christianity.
Back in 1987, General Eva Burrows
produced a Salvation Army Agenda For the Future.
It set the tone and direction of The Army’s mission for
the duration of her seven-year term.
In a season of swirling change and on
the doorstep of another High Council (mid-2023), it seems
appropriate to introduce the Burrows Agenda to a new
generation of Salvationists.
We are reproducing it here to lead off JAC142.
And with it we are offering a considered 2022 response
from Salvationists in six territories around the world:
1. USA Southern’s Colonel Allen
Satterlee, author and historian, responds to the General’s
first agenda item:
“To emphasise the supremacy of
evangelism in fulfillment of the Lord’s great commission – ‘Go
therefore and make all nations my disciples.’ (Matthew 28:19)”
2. Corps Officer Captain Jo Brookshaw
in Western Australia responds to the General’s second agenda
“To call the Army to spiritual
3. Theologian and holiness teacher
Colonel Ian Barr in United Kingdom, responds to the General’s
third agenda item:
“To reaffirm our basic stance
on the authority and validity of the Scriptures, both as the
basis of our faith and as a guide for Christian conduct.”
4. In USA Eastern, Colonel Richard
Munn, until recently a director of The Army’s International
Social Justice Commission, responds to the General’s fourth
“To emphasise the Christian
ethic as the significant influence in establishing a moral
5. USA Western’s Territorial Social
Justice Ministries Director, Jacqui Larsson, responds to the
General’s fifth agenda item:
“To support efforts for peace
in the world, and champion the principles of justice and
6. The Territorial Youth Secretary of
Canada and Bermuda Territory, Captain Jason Dockeray, responds
the General’s sixth and final agenda item:
“To reaffirm the importance of
our young people.”
This content is worth reflection,
prayer, and discussion.
When you complete a round of that, then may God help
you implement what you learn to accelerate the advance of the
salvation war around the world.