The Only Army that Shoots its Wounded

By Dwight L. Carlson From an article in Christianity Today, February 9, 1998 “The only army that shoots its wounded is the Christian army,” said the speaker, a psychologist who had just returned from an overseas ministry trip among missionaries. He summed up the philosophy of the group he worked with as: 1. We don’t […]

Together, for Each Other

“The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.”  –John Wesley There isn’t really a place for the individual in our walk of discipleship.  This is a most exceptional truth.  You might say that our society here in the U.S. is expressed in the ‘Marlboro Man’ who rides alone.  “High Noon,” (my favorite Western) is based on a […]

The Sterile Curse of Social Isolation

“While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.” Luke 24:15 Quite a few studies now out, revealing the reality of social isolation.  It seems more and more people are veering away from social contact. A Duke University study found that Americans are choosing to become more solitary than ever. Many are eschewing […]

The Corrosiveness of Social Anxiety

“In any social situation, I felt fear. I would be anxious before I even left the house, and it would escalate as I got closer to a college class, a party, or whatever. I would feel sick in my stomach-it almost felt like I had the flu. My heart would pound, my palms would get […]