Tag: Christian Living

Isaiah 41: Easter and the World

As Easter approaches, it makes me consider the way people think about Jesus in the world I live in. I live in Cork, Ireland. Ireland is a modern western society, embracing all things liberal and running full tilt away from its religious her...

Notre Dame De Paris

At 6:50 pm CET on April 15, the roof of Notre Dame de Paris caught on fire. The cathedral was quickly evacuated while over 400 firefighters were mobilized on the ground. Within the first hour, the main spire (symbol of God’s grace) suc...

The Factory Worship New EP Release

“New Desire/ Cross Paid It All (Free) is a two-song EP from The Factory Worship. Our heart is to see God glorified and His people encouraged." Click below to listen now!LISTEN

Jesus & Cultural Relativism

We live in a cultural time when being "educated" is synonymous with being agnostic, a time when people promote prejudice and bias about things of which they have no real experience. My favorite definition of cultural anthropology was penned...

Hate Always Bows to Love

At the end of one of the episodes of the TV miniseries, Band of Brothers, as Easy Company was marching into the Ardennes Forest, for what turned out to be "The Battle of the Bulge," the soldiers passing warned Easy that they were about to b...

Husband of the Year: What It Means to Be a Servant

I recently returned from a trip to Israel, where I led worship for a church tour! It was a super full trip, but always such a gift to be where Jesus walked, worked and gave His life for us! During the first week of the tour, our team was ...

New Single Release by Calvary Creative!

We are excited for Calvary Creative's latest single release, "Breathe On Us." Click the link below to preview their new song, learn more behind the song, chord charts and more! Calvary Creative

How Can I Understand Sacrifice in a Self-Promoting World?

In the world we live in today, fame is no longer confined to places like Hollywood; the flicker of fame resides in the heart of everyone with a social media account of some description. In a moment of almost prophetic genius, Andy Warhol ...

The Gospel Comes to Ireland

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 ca...

Three Lessons from St. Patrick

St. Patrick's Day is approaching, and Ireland is ramping up preparations for a colossal national celebration. There's the quintessential St. Patrick's Day parade, street parties and festivals around the country, and of course, the pubs of t...

A Discussion on the Biblical Theology of Israel Part 2

In part one of this study, we began to look at the subject of Israel as a biblical theology theme. We began looking at five truths from Romans 11:25-29 that provide a basic outline of a theology of Israel. The first two points previously ex...

Allow Yourself to Heal

Have you ever been broken, in body or in soul, and prayed earnestly for healing and not received the answer you hoped for? This past year could have been named “the year of the scalpel” because God removed so much from my life that just nee...

A Discussion on the Biblical Theology of Israel Part 1

Historically, the evangelical tradition has been very supportive of Israel. Yet with the growing resurgence of supersessionism (replacement theology) eroding this support, as well as the alarming increase of global anti-Semitism, it is impe...

Just Be You as You Share Scripture

The Expositors Collective Seminar will be held on April 5-6 at Maranatha Chapel in San Diego. Visit expositorscollective.com for more information. This seminar seeks to present prospective expositors (18-34 years) the opportunity to experie...

Vocation and Calling According to the Reformers

One question I am sometimes asked is how a person can know what their “calling” in life is. Some of the Protestant Reformers had a particular view on this topic which is helpful for us in how we think about “calling” in our lives. The word...

Are We Drifting Backward?

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...

February Resolve: Five Ways to Keep Going

I went for a walk along the banks of a small river on New Year’s Eve Day. It was snowing, and the forest was absolutely beautiful. It brought new life to my soul, and everywhere the path turned I found new inspiration and wonder. I returned...

Four Ways to be Commissioned in the City

The CGN International Conference is focusing on this year's theme, "Commissioned: Urban Ministry in a Post-Everything World," on June 24-27, 2019. Visit cgn.calvarychapel.com for more information. Henry David Thoreau once described cities ...

The Legend & Lesson of St. Valentine

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 a...

The Key to Understanding & Obeying God's Commands

Mike Neglia is a leader in the Expositors Collective and will be sharing at the next seminar on April 5-6 at Maranatha Chapel in San Diego. Visit ExpositorsCollective.com for more information and to register! When I was in school, I love...

Study: 10-Minute Seminary: David Guzik on Sermon Prep

|10-Minute Seminary: David Guzik on Sermon Prep| Study: That is the first key component with sermon prep. “I think it’s very important for anyone to spend their first time in prayerful study and meditation upon the Bible.” - 10-Minute Sem...

Calvary Chapel University Admissions

Vision Calvary Chapel University desires to be a premier, Christian higher education community loving God, loving others and making disciples of Jesus Christ. “Go ye therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations, baptizing them in the name ...