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In December of 2016, I wrote a blog post expressing my perspective on the then-recent sundering of the Calvary Chapel movement into CCA and CGN. Many pastors and members of various Calvary Chapel churches expressed to me either in person or via email their appreciation...
Welcome to Two Into One: A Marriage Series
These messages were given is the Spring of 2019 at Calvary Chapel Oxnard. While they focus on marriage, they are for singles as well. One of the studies (Part 6) deals with singleness and the call some men and women...
At the end of one of the episodes of the TV miniseries Band of Brothers, as Easy Company is marching into the Ardennes Forest for what turns out to be The Battle of the Bulge, the soldiers coming the other direction warn them they are...
The rope was so tight round sixteen-year-old Patricius’ wrists they’d bitten into the flesh. He no longer felt the sting of the saltwater from the wind-tossed waves splashing over the side of the boat headed back to the home of his Irish captors. They’d nabbed...
This is painful.
I’m about to share something personal. It’s a lesson I learned years ago. I share it because it illustrates what I believe to be a crucial truth. It seems many mature Believers “get stuck” at some point in their walk. They’ve made...
Roses are red. Violets are blue.
Stuff about Valentine,
We wish we knew.
All we can say for sure is that there was indeed a pastor named Valentine who became a martyr around AD 270. Beyond that, it’s legend and conjecture. But where facts...
Calvary Christian High School began in the 2008-2009 school year as part of my vision for the overall reach of Calvary Chapel Oxnard. The vision of the school was to produce graduates who knew how to think and live Biblically, know their God-ordained calling and...
The Stage Is Set • 2 Thess. 2
Should We Do This? // Matt 16:1-3
25% of Scripture is prophetic, foretelling events before they happen.
Jesus rebuked the leaders of His day because they refused to see how He fulfilled prophecy....
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...
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...
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 Genesis 2:17,...
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, leaders, athletes, and...
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...
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...
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 James White. These and others have...
WE BEGIN WITH REST - Mark 2:27–28, Luke 6:5, Luke 13:14, Isaiah 58:13–14
Jesus’ words, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath” say to the Christian, “Find your weekly refreshment in ME!”
In a seventh–day Sabbath, the emphasis is on six days of...
A FAULTY SYSTEM OF WORKS - Luke 6:9–11, Luke 6:5, Ephesians 2:8–9, Titus 3:4–6
Jesus’ words, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath” say to the religious person, “We are saved by grace, and not by works.”
Sometimes our actions have the exact...
Most Recent Articles:
- Update on the CCA / CGN Kerfuffle
- Marriage Series 2019
- Where We are Supposed to Be
- The Gospel Comes to Ireland
- Are We Drifting Backward?
- The Legend & Lesson Valentine’s Day
- Important Announcement re: CCHS
- The Stage is Set // Prophecy Update January 2019
- The Christian Life Sermon Series
- WHAT I LEARNED (running for city council)
- What Changed?
- Everything Runs Down
- An Affirmation of Dignity
- The Advantage
- Are You Ready For This? Part 2
- Are You Ready For This? Part 1
- Luke – Day 25
- Luke – Day 24
- Luke – Day 23
- Luke – Day 22
- Luke – Day 21
- This is Happening Now
- Regressive Christianity
- Where’d My Money Go?
- Teach Us to Pray
- God’s Chosen Workers
- Walking Wisely in a Moral Minefield
- American Holocaust
- A Few Words About Grace
- Vision-Focus 2017
- Defaming God
- Negotiating the CCA / CCGN Kerfuffle
- What We Mean by God’s Sovereignty
- Sermon: What’s That Smell
- After the Attack in Nice, France
- “What: Again?” Sermon Follow Up
- Why Peter, James, and John?
- A Leadership Challenge: Servant or Service
- The Earliest vs the Early Church
- Those Who Fail to Learn from the Past . . .
- Old Earth & Young Earth Resources
- One Day
- God Does Not Need
- The Lifesaving Station
- A Secular Sacred?
- The Cure to Fear
- Prudence vs Fear
- WATCH: California Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide
- Reaping the Whirlwind