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Theology

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…
Theology

Evidence for the Resurrection: The Nature of Christ’s Resurrected Physical Body

In this final part of this series, we will discuss the nature and significance of Christ’s resurrected body. Specifically, answering the crucial questions that mark…
Theology

Is Romance Important to God?

Is Romance Important to God?That's a dangerous question to ask today. It's dangerous for at least two reasons. First, many people find it easy to…
Podcasts
What Do CGN Leaders Believe About the End Times?
Theology
Disagreeing Agreeably About Soteriological Issues
Theology
A Look at Authorial Intent in the Bible
Theology
Walking Wisely in a Moral Minefield: Thoughts on the Live-Action Beauty and the Beast
Theology
Why the Virgin Birth is Essential to Christianity
Theology
Mission & Methods Podcast Season 2
Culture

How Should We Respond To The Roe Decision?

The Bible tells us to “give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute; rescue the weak…
Culture

Hope Through the Flame: Facing the Southern California Fires

The Thomas Fire has been roaring to life in the hills near Santa Paula. High winds drove it relentlessly toward Ventura where it burned hundreds…
Culture

Israel at 70: Lessons for the Church Part 2

"But the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of…
Culture
The Link: Update on Hurricane Laura, The First Great Awakening, A Rush of Hope & More
Culture
Warnings About Progressive Christianity (Repost from Can I Say That?)
Culture
Hope in Troubling Times: Peace within the Global Pandemic
Culture
Gentleness in the Age of Outrage
Culture
The Link: Prayer Around the World, How Pastors Handle Ungathered Worship, Preaching to an Empty Room & More
Culture
The Post-Roe Era Pastor: Why You Are Needed More Now Than Ever.
Gospel

To Kill or to Crown Jesus?

Jesus said He would be crucified. "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,…
Gospel

Evangelism for the Introvert

It’s safe to say that evangelism is on the Lord’s heart. When we pray, "May your kingdom come," I believe the Lord wants to impress…
Gospel

Three Signs of “Drive-By” Evangelism

Billy Graham said, “The evangelistic harvest is always urgent. The destiny of men and of nations is always being decided. Every generation is strategic. We…
Gospel
What is “Gospel-Centered Renewal” and What Does It Mean for Life and Ministry?
Culture
Seeing, Hearing, Caring: Finding Jesus Standing With The Hurting
Gospel
This is the Way: The Mandalorian and Ancient Creedal Christianity
Gospel
Never Outgrow the Gospel
Gospel
Three Thoughts on Effective Short Term Missions
Gospel
How is CGN Fostering Missional Life and Ministry?
Discipleship

Pastoral Ministry: The Balance Between Study & Family

There is a time for study. It’s one of the benefits of pastoring or teaching the Bible in any capacity. My favorite part has always…
Ministry & Leadership

Your Lifeline in the Midst of the Junk of Life

I heard a story last week about a preacher who stepped into the pulpit. As he spoke, the congregation instantly recognized the hand and presence…
Ministry & Leadership

6 Lessons I’ve Learned About Small Group Ministry

Having pastored a church without small groups, and now having pastored a church where always at least half of the congregation is in a small…
Announcements
CGN Church Relief Fund Update
Ministry & Leadership
Five Ways to Build a Team If You Are Planting a Church Alone
Gospel
Contextualizing the Gospel: An Example Set by Jesus
Ministry & Leadership
The Story of Horizonte Ensenada
Ministry & Leadership
Missions Conference 2020: The Church That God Plants
Ministry & Leadership
10 Minute Seminary: What is Gospel-Centered Preaching?
Discipleship

Wake Up To The Story – Resisting Apathy pt.1

Part one of a new series by GoodLion Ministries called "Resisting Apathy". Aaron and Brian speak into the problem of apathy in the Christian life,…
Discipleship

A Calvary Chapel Perspective on Preaching

From the very beginning of Christianity the disciples of Jesus gathered for worship, prayer, community, evangelism, and the reading and teaching of God’s Word. It…
Discipleship

Lies About Us

Pick up just about any good book about the history of Christianity, and go to the section on persecution in the first few centuries of…
Discipleship
Worship Leader Q/A: What Does Worship Ministry Look Like Today in the Church?
Discipleship
Mary Magdelene’s Perspective on Christ’s Resurrection
Discipleship
How to Defeat Four Giants of Terror
Discipleship
Good Fear/Bad Fear – Understanding the Difference
Discipleship
Teach Me Your Way: Three Reminders that God Knows What is Best
Discipleship
Declaring His Glory Among the Nations: How Are We Doing? Part 1
Christian Living

Ten Helpful Tips for Fruitful Daily Worship

Do you struggle with finding time to spend in God’s presence on a regular basis? If so, you are not alone. Many Christians do not…
Christian Living

Close Encounters of the Disastrous Kind

“The godly may fall seven times, but they will get up again.” -Proverbs 24:16 “If God is for us who can be against us?” -Romans…
Christian Living

Don’t Quit

Every difficulty we experience in life is either an opportunity or an obstacle. The Chinese symbol for the word “crisis” is actually two separate symbols:…
Christian Living
Jesus Brings (More) Life
Christian Living
Elisabeth Elliot Part 2
Christian Living
How to Engage Your Kids Spiritually in 2015
Christian Living
God is Always Doing Something New
Christian Living
Legalism or Realism: Understanding the Difference
Christian Living
Elizabeth Fry Part 2