Tag: Christian Living

While We Wait: Being the Church During Lockdown

In the past five weeks that I've been working from home and sheltering in place, the Lord has shown me many things about this season that He can use and is using for good. One is about how important it is to use this time of sheltering in p...

What Exactly is Spiritual Thriving?

Everyone is focused on improving themselves during the COVID-19 crisis, but how does that work spiritually? Most people think of adding a lot of spiritual habits to their daily routine. In this conversation, Aaron and Brian unpack what God ...

Gladys Aylward Part 2: Women Worth Knowing

Gladys Aylward: Part 2- We open our podcast with the incredible, captivating story of "the small woman," Gladys Aylward, who served as a missionary to China in the early 20th century--such an amazing story that we needed two podcasts to tel...

Likes and Dislikes: Jesus' Opinions on Church

Would it not be "profitable" (2 Timothy 3:16) to make a list of what Jesus "likes and dislikes" about His churches? There is a list of likes and dislikes that He revealed in the letters to the churches (Revelation 2-3). Likes and dislikes a...

New Episodes: CGN- Leading in COVID-19 Podcast

Hey church leaders. We know this is a challenging moment for all of you as you do your best to lead your people well during crisis. To that end, we've started a short-form podcast where different leaders in our network share what they are c...

Marriage in the COVID-19 Age

Wives of the hosts Brooklynn Salvato and Tori Higgins join Brian and Aaron for a very special episode. We talk about what marriage is like in this crazy cultural moment, discuss how some countries like China are reporting spikes in divorce ...

Women Worth Knowing: New Podcast by Cheryl Brodersen

Gladys Aylward: Part 1 We open our podcast with the incredible, captivating story of "the small woman," Gladys Aylward, who served as a missionary to China in the early 20th century--such an amazing story that we needed two podcasts to t...

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 ...

What Jesus Taught on the Way to Gethsemane

This article originally appeared on calvarychapel.com on April 17, 2019. "I am the true vine, and my Father is the Gardener. He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it w...

Despising the Shame

This article originally appeared on calvarychapel.com on April 14, 2017. “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21). As we approach Easter Sunday and celebrate ...

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 ...

Social Distancing: Staying Apart, But Staying Connected

As much of the world is now on lockdown, meaning that voluntary physical distancing became physical distancing through a government order, I wanted us as believers all over the world to consider the difference between "social distancing" an...

The Real Meaning of Palm Sunday

This article originally appeared on calvarychapel.com on April 13, 2014. When Jesus came into Jerusalem on what we call Palm Sunday, you could say that it was a patriotic parade. This is how it is described in John 12:12-13: "The next day...

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 n...

Contentment In The Midst Of Quarantine – Part 1

How can followers of Jesus practice contentment while living in this discouraging moment of COVID-19? Aaron and Brian discuss the vices of discontentment and comparison in creativity, ministry, and daily life. –––– The GoodLion podcast ...

CGN - Leading During Covid-19

Hey church leaders. We know this is a challenging moment for all of you as you do your best to lead your people well during crisis. To that end, we've started a short-form podcast where different leaders in our network share what they are c...

Fear, Faith & The Coronavirus

Brian Higgins and Aaron Salvato discuss all the chaos enveloping our lives with the outbreak of COVID-19. If God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear… what do we do with the very real emotions of fear many of us are feeling? How can we handl...

Unforeseen Blessing in Confinement

As a free-spirited extrovert, I fill my cup by being around people. The thought of being locked in my house by governmental mandate goes against every natural grain in my body and soul. That being said, I do believe that God has a plan and ...