I’ve always been an advocate of a diversification of uniform. In fact, I try to encourage people to wear some type of uniform whenver they can (not that they always listen). I get tired of the uniformity of uniform. That sounds weird, because you’d think that was its purpose…or many Salvationists think its the main purpose.
But I have to say again and again that we lose so easily the original intention. It was simply to mark us our as followers of Jesus and members of The Salvation Army. The rigidity and regulation came much later than the original concept.
I see uniform as two things. Firstly, its a sign of covenant. Some people might not like that idea, but then thats not really my problem :o) Secondly, its about saturation evangelism….having soldiers ‘in yer face’ all the time. My theory is that the more people see ‘salvation army’ the more they think ‘salvation army’ the more opportunity we have to influence people for the gospel. Annonymous Christianity isn’t helpful.
So…put your tunic on, or whatever!