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Lance Ralston | Calvary Chapel Oxnard

The Christian Life Sermon Series

If you attend Calvary Chapel Oxnard, you may have noticed the posters that just went up. They announce the sermon series on The Christian Life we’ll be doing in 2019. As we continue to work our way book by book through the Bible, we’ll also use both Wednesdays and...

WHAT I LEARNED  (running for city council)

A Little Background I decided to run for a seat on the Oxnard City Council in the recent mid-term elections after it became clear that was what God’s Spirit was telling me to do. I have to admit, it’s not what I wanted and it took a while to comply. The nudge to run...

What Changed?

A rash of school shootings has people scratching their heads wondering why. Many locate the problem primarily in America’s love of guns. Each new campus tragedy becomes a rallying point in the call for gun-control legislation. Gun owners and Second Amendment advocates...

Everything Runs Down

While Evangelical Progressives applaud recent cultural changes, those of the Conservative branch are concerned as traditional values are thrown over in favor of the Moral Revolution. What they need to remember is that this is the way it’s been since the beginning. In...

An Affirmation of Dignity

The world is again in the grip of yet another realization its ways are bankrupt. The sexual revolution of the 60’s has born more bitter fruit in the ever-growing sexual harassment scandals rocking one industry and institution after another. Like falling dominoes,...

The Advantage

The Thomas Fire recently roared to life in the hills near Santa Paula. High winds drove it relentlessly toward Ventura where it burned hundreds of homes, including three of our members and many friends. The faith of our members is a beauty to behold. All three...

Are You Ready For This? Part 2

Introduction In Part 1 we took a look at Meticulous or Hard Determinism and the way it casts God as a moral monster. In Part 2 we will consider a couple more troubling doctrines of Calvinism, then turn to consider a more Biblically consistent view of God’s...

Are You Ready For This? Part 1

Introduction This is an appeal to those attracted to a movement going by several titles, predominantly The Resurgence and Neo-Calvinism. The more traditional title is Reformed Theology. Its popular contemporary proponents are voices like RC Sproul, John Piper and...

This is Happening Now

[What follows is an edited transcript of today’s (August 24, 2017) “the Briefing” with Al Mohler. Not much commentary is needed. Be aware of how far Statism has progressed in the United States.] CBS News //  Sacramento, California // “The Rocklin Academy school board...

Regressive Christianity

What goes around, comes around. What’s coming round now is a resurgent liberalism that aims to accommodate Christianity to contemporary society and the moral revolution that’s virtually swept Western Civilization into its camp. That moral revolution has its...

Walking Wisely in a Moral Minefield

Once again controversy rages over a film. This time, a beloved children’s classic, Beauty & the Beast. Disney Studios live action film “updates” the tale with some, what they consider, socially-conscious editing by including a nod to a same-sex attraction for one...

American Holocaust

44 years ago, on Jan. 22, 1973, the US Supreme Court rendered the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion on demand in all 50 States. The companion case to Roe was Doe v. Bolton, which made abortion legal through all 3 trimesters; meaning a mother could drive to an...