Tag: Christian Living

Taxes and Tithing: The Motive for Our Giving

On Thursday, October 10, in what was billed as CNN’s Equality Town Hall, then-presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke suggested churches and other nonprofit organizations ought to lose their tax-exempt status if they opposed same-sex marriage....

Living Grace: Does God Actually Hear Me?

Praying and seeking God may sometimes appear pointless, quite honestly. Does God truly abide by His word in Matthew 7:7? Don’t miss this amazing testimony of guest Andreea Hogan’s marriage and family as God has proven He was listening to he...

Check Out Available Podcasts!

Did you know we have a collection of podcasts available on CalvaryChapel.com? Our vision is to cover topics in theology, culture, ministry etc. that pertain to the Christian faith and make these resources available to you! We pray that thes...

Best Of Series: Marijuana and Christians

On this “Best Of” episode, Pastor Brian Brodersen and toxicologist Dr. Lu Wing discuss legalized Marijuana, the cultural questions it creates and a healthy perspective for Christians.

Revisiting "Missional Thinking on Halloween"

"And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than t...

The Reformation Today

The vast majority of those who will be celebrating this October 31 will be going door-to-door in costumes asking for candy. However, there is another reason to celebrate, and that is Reformation Day. It was on October 31, 1517, that the g...

ECCLESIOLOGY 101: Praying Alone & Praying Together Part 2

In our last installment of Ecclesiology 101, we began to look at how the local church lives and breathes in relationship to prayer. We laid the foundation by noting that prayer in its essence is man talking with God. It is using words to ...

Eight Things I Would Say to Kanye If I Could

Dear Kanye, Along with the rest of the buzzing world, I recently heard about your conversion to faith in Jesus. Like many, I was initially struck with curiosity. I wanted to find sources presenting you personally explaining what is going ...

Should the Church Embrace Kanye West?

Of the eight studio records that Kanye West has previously released, seven have gone “platinum.” Over the course of his career, he has been nominated for 68 Grammy Awards, leading to 21 wins. From publicly criticizing President George W. Bu...

Ministry in Your Backyard

Some of us believe that “missions” work only happens in a far off location and in a different cultural context. Guest Kelly Bell reminds us that God can provide mission opportunities right where we are. Kelly tells of her experience with Ca...

Transcendent Beauty in a Beastly World

In the movie Beauty and the Beast, we see how looking beyond an outward beastly appearance to the beauty within can be a positively transformative experience. Beauty is heralded and powerful. The poet John Keats said, "Beauty is truth, trut...

CA Wildfire Report: Please Pray

We are praying for those affected by the CA wildfires: "CA Wildfires Map"– LA Times "The most recent fire is the Bitter fire, which started today. It is 80% contained and has burned 30 acres so far. The largest active fire is the Taboose ...

Joker in Our Culture: Thoughts on the Film

More than likely, you’re aware that Joker is in theaters. Maybe the film’s marketing reached you. Or more likely, you read about it in the news. My local theater had to close their release screenings1 of it, a story that was featured in nat...

Living Grace: The Psalty Story

Enjoy this special edition of “Living Grace” as Debby Rettino, cofounder of Psalty’s Kids, shares what led to the creation of Psalty and reveals what audience she and her husband were secretly targeting. You will not want to miss it!

The Psalty Story

Enjoy this special edition of “Living Grace” as Debby Rettino, cofounder of Psalty’s Kids, shares what led to the creation of Psalty and reveals what audience she and her husband were secretly targeting. You will not want to miss it!

Blessing & Humility from Psalm 1

We have looked at what it means to be blessed, and how much better that is than being happy. We want to connect with blessing. We want to connect with God. "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the ...