News and stories from The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory.
Reading the Bible from an Indigenous Perspective
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, an opportunity to honour Indigenous peoples, listen to and learn from them, and renew our commitment to walk in truth and reconciliation.
For this episode of the podcast, we talk with Danny Zacharias and Chris Hoklotubbe, two Indigenous scholars and followers of Jesus who study theology from an Indigenous perspective. Danny is also one of the presenters at The Salvation Army’s INSPIRE Conference and Congress this month.
In this episode, Danny and Chris share some of their personal journeys, what it means to read the Bible from an Indigenous lens, and how we can take practical steps towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Dads Matter: How The Salvation Army Helps Young Fathers
Fathers have an important role to play in the development of their children. And yet, there are very few parenting programs out there specifically for dads. It’s a gap that desperately needs to be filled, and that’s why the Salvation Army’s Bethany Hope Centre in Ottawa created the Dads Matter program.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Merlin, a father of five who’s found an invaluable support system through the program. But first, we sit down with co-ordinator Rachel Day, to learn more about why Dads Matter really matters.
Learn more about Dads Matter: https://bethanyhopecentre.org/fathering
The Future of Officer Training in Canada and Bermuda
This summer, the Canada and Bermuda Territory’s College for Officer Training will welcome the first session of cadets into its new eight-year training paradigm.
On this episode of the podcast, Major Deana Zelinsky, training principal, and Dr. Michael Boyce, Director of Program Implementation, give us all the details on what's new at CFOT.
Salvationist Song Writing: Laura Rowsell
How is The Salvation Army cultivating new worship music today? One way is through Salvation Worship, a publication of the Canada and Bermuda Territory.
Laura Rowsell, worship ministries director at Glenmore Temple in Calgary, is one of the contributors to Salvation Worship. In this episode of the podcast, she talks about her song-writing process and why it’s important for the Army to cultivate its own worship music identity.
To learn more about Salvation Worship, visit salvationworship.com.
Laura's song: Take My Life (I Am Yours)
Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd: Get Ready for INSPIRE
This June, Salvationists and friends from across the territory will descend on Toronto for the INSPIRE Conference and Congress. With a full week of events, workshops and services planned, it’s going to be an inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime event.
On this episode of the podcast, Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd, territorial leaders, share highlights of the week and their own favourite congress memories.
Learn more about INSPIRE at Salvationist.ca/Inspire
Tenebrae: Preparing Our Hearts for Easter with Captain Renée McFadden
As Lent comes to a close, we look forward to celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus at Easter. There are many ways that we can approach this sacred time, and to that end, the corps mission department has put together a collection of resources for Holy Week and Easter.
One of those resources is for holding a Tenebrae service, a re-enactment of the night before the Crucifixion that usually takes place on the Thursday of Holy Week (Maundy Thursday).
Captain Renée McFadden, corps officer at The Willows in Langley, B.C., created the resource, and on this episode of the podcast, she walks us through this special service.
Download Captain McFadden's Tenebrae resource: https://salvationist.ca/files/salvationarmy/corps-ministries/resources/LENT_2023/Good_Enough_-_Maundy_Thursday_Tenebrae_Service.pdf
Find all the corps mission resources for Lent, Holy Week and Easter: https://salvationist.ca/corps-mission-resource/resource-toolkit/lent-resources/