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by Nick Cady - 1 week ago

What Does CGN Believe about Charismatic Gifts and Their Use in the Church Today?

What do CGN leaders believe about the charismatic gifts mentioned in the Bible — specifically, the spiritual gifts of prophecy, healing, and speaking in tongues? Are these gifts still in operation? Are they available to Christians today? — And if so, how should they be used practically, in our churches? In this episode of the CGN Mission & Methods podcast, I sit down with Brian Brodersen and Kellen Criswe...

by Nick Cady - 3 weeks ago

Answering Tough Questions about CRT, LGBTQ Issues, and Spiritual Formation.

What do CGN leaders believe about things like Critical Race Theory, or how we should relate to those who identify as LGBTQ? Is talking about “spiritual formation” biblical, or does it open people up to unbiblical influences? In this episode of the CGN Mission & Methods podcast, we answer some questions that you, our listeners, have sent in. I ask Brian Brodersen and Kellen Criswell questions related to som...

by Nick Cady - 3 weeks ago

The God I Won't Believe In: Facing Nine Common Barriers To Embracing Christianity

In 2019, I posted a poll online asking people to anonymously answer this question: How would you complete the sentence, “I could never believe in a God who _____.”? My reason for doing this was because I wanted to know if I, as a pastor, was actually addressing the real questions and biggest objections that people are truly struggling with when it comes to Christianity and the Bible. The Bible teaches that...

by Nick Cady - 1 month ago

How is CGN Cultivating Church Planting?

Calvary Chapel has been recognized as one of the greatest church planting movements of recent times. What are we at CGN doing to make sure we keep this aspect of our heritage alive in this generation, and in those to come? How can we, as a network, use the relationships and resources God has given us, to encourage, train, and support the planting of Bible teaching, gospel-centered churches - around the world? ...

by Nick Cady - 1 month ago

Palm Sunday Points Us to the Heart of the Gospel

On our wedding day, as my wife was walking down the aisle, she looked at me intently, and the big question in her mind was, “Is he going to do it?” Her friend’s husband had done it at their wedding, and she wondered if I would too. But much to her dismay, I did not cry when she walked down the aisle. She asked me later on why I had not cried. “Why would I?”, I asked. “That was a moment to celebrate, not to cry!”...

by Nick Cady - 1 month ago

What does the future hold for CGN?

In this episode of the CGN Mission & Methods podcast, we discuss the future of CGN as a network: What initiatives are currently in the works? How does CGN relate to and work with other groups and churches, while still holding fast to our core convictions, values, and beliefs? What will happen to CGN once Brian Brodersen is no longer leading it? Those questions and more are answered in our discussion this w...

by Nick Cady - 1 month ago

Advice for pastors and preachers on Easter sermons and more!

Well everyone, as you know the season of Easter is upon us!My colleagues and I over at Calvary Global Network were talking about ways we could serve the pastors in our network during this busy time, and we had a thought: there is so much pressure on preachers to come up with an Easter sermon every year that is both fresh and also impactful / eva...

by Nick Cady - 2 months ago

Women in Ministry: What CGN Churches Believe

In this episode of the CGN Mission & Methods Podcast, we open our Bibles to examine the much-debated topic of the role of women in ministry leadership. As a network, CGN churches...

by Nick Cady - 2 months ago

Deconstructing Deconstructionist TikTok Videos – Part 1

If you’ve been anywhere near Christian social media circles, you’ve most likely heard about “deconstruction.” To “deconstruct” something is to seek to take something apart and examine the parts that make it up. In my master’s studies, one of my focuses was on “theological method,” which is a process by which you can deconstruct the implicit process, by which people arrive at different theological beliefs or conclu...

by Nick Cady - 2 months ago

The Origins and DNA of Calvary Global Network

Welcome to Season 3 of the CGN Mission & Methods Podcast! In this first episode of the new season, host Nick Cady speaks with Brian Brodersen and Kellen Criswell about the origins of CGN, including how it is related to and building upon the heritage of Calvary Chapel. This episode features clips from Pastor Chuck Smith, as we discuss the heart behind CGN. ...