Hope, Amid Chaos ...

Anyone with a pulse and minimal access to social media will know that the feeds are rife with fear-producing headlines of calamity and chaos. Daily reports of deadly pestilence such as Ebola, accompanied by the almost constant threat of “wars and rumors of wars” in the shape of terrorizing groups such as ISIS (IS or ISIL) and their ilk, lead many down a path of disorienting fears. In today’s world, Christians and non...

Government Intimi...

Today I woke up to find a Fox News Opinion piece by Todd Starnes explaining that a group of pastors in Houston, TX have had their sermons subpoenaed by their local government. Apparently, the small group of pastors targeted were part of a collective of over 400 churches that banded together to oppose a move by the local authorities to establish and enforce a new city non-discrimination ordinance that, according to St...

Strange Fire: Rev...

In light of the one-year anniversary of John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Conference and book, we thought it would be helpful to highlight our Living Water series. Originally launched April 1, 2014, the purpose of the Living Water series was two-fold: To correct the many inaccurate characterizations of the Calvary Chapel Movement which were presented in the Strange Fire Conference and follow-up lectures at The Master’s S...

Critical Elements...

  Recently I wrote a short piece describing what I believe is an important part of being a good expository preacher or teacher - the ability to simply see what is there in the Biblical text.  One of the points I made was that learning to do this is not easy, and many things can get in the way. Here are some thoughts on the things that may hinder simply seeing what is there in the Biblical text. A General Lack of Curi...

The Privilege of ...

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God” (1 John 3:1). As Christians, we have the amazing privilege to be called children of God. When we come to believe in and follow Christ, the book of John says that we are then given “the right to become the children of God” (John 1:12). There is no better parent than God. I am so thankful that I have ultimately been “pa...

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