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by Brian Brodersen - 4 months ago

Remembering Ravi Zacharias

In early March of this year, I sat down with Ravi’s personal assistant, Sanj Kalra, and his wife Kay to catch up on what was happening at RZIM and to tentatively plan some events here in Southern California with Ravi. He had just undergone back surgery and had not yet received word about his cancer. Just a few days later, the news broke. The cancer, although a setback, was serious, but seemed treatable, and helped...

by Brian Brodersen - 5 months ago

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

This article originally appeared on calvarychapel.com on April 20, 2019. "I am the resurrection and the life" (John 11:25) Jesus' claim to be the resurrection and the life is so radical that it does not allow the hearer to hold a neutral position concerning Him. As C.S. Lewis said, "There are only three possibilities with Jesus: He is a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord." Any...

by Brian Brodersen - 5 months ago

CGN COVID-19 Update: Faithfulness Through the Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter our social landscape on a global scale, Pastor Brian Brodersen shares an encouraging message about ways God is still at work, the global increase in prayer, and God's promised faithfulness to His people.

by Brian Brodersen - 5 months ago

Our Father Knows What We Need

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?...

by Brian Brodersen - 6 months ago

Hope in Troubling Times: Peace within the Global Pandemic

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear" (Psalm 46:1–2a). As most of us would agree, we are living in troubling times. With the arrival of the Coronavirus and its potential for widespread societal chaos and high death toll among certain members of the population, the times have suddenly become exponentially more troubling. It is also clear that fear has o...

by Brian Brodersen - 7 months ago

Best of Series: Randy Alcorn on the Reality of Heaven and Happiness

How real is heaven to you? Even as believers, is heaven just a concept that we read or study in the Word rather than a real, ultimate destination? We read about joy and hope God infuses within us towards, not only heaven, but also to carry us through the ups and downs of this life. Do we truly LIVE this reality out for others to see? Pastor Brian Brodersen considers such truths in a discussion with author, Randy Alco...

by Brian Brodersen - 7 months ago

Best Of Series: Randy Alcorn on the Reality of Heaven and Happiness

How real is heaven to you? Even as believers, is heaven just a concept that we read or study in the Word rather than a real, ultimate destination? We read about joy and hope God infuses within us towards, not only heaven, but also to carry us through the ups and downs of this life. Do we truly LIVE this reality out for others to see? Pastor Brian Brodersen considers such truths in a discussion with author, Randy A...

by Brian Brodersen - 8 months ago

Best Of Series Dr. Gerry Breshears on Theology and Training Men in Ministry

On this "Best Of" episode, Dr. Gerry Breshears of Western Seminary shares two theological trends that have caught his attention. One has been that of local pastors coming alongside to serve their city in the name of Jesus. He also discusses "Theological Tribalism," which has become a trend of "meanness" amongst believers in various evangelical groups. Pastor Brian and Dr. Breshears conclude by talking about the co...

by Brian Brodersen - 8 months ago

Best Of Series Dr. Gerry Breshears on Theology and Training Men in Ministry

On this "Best Of" episode, Dr. Gerry Breshears of Western Seminary shares two theological trends that have caught his attention. One has been that of local pastors coming alongside to serve their city in the name of Jesus. He also discusses "Theological Tribalism," which has become a trend of "meanness" amongst believers in various evangelical groups. Pastor Brian and Dr. Breshears conclude by talking about the cohor...

by Brian Brodersen - 9 months ago

Best Of Series Dr. Paul Tripp on the Depth of God's Grace

On this "Best Of" episode, Dr. Paul Tripp and Pastor Brian Brodersen discuss that no one is ever a “grace graduate.” So often those in pastoral ministry experience graceless living because they can "Improperly equate biblical knowledge, theological ability and success in ministry as spiritual maturity.” We hope you are encouraged by this episode.