Tag: Current Events

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 of homes, including three of our members and many friends. The faith of our members is a beauty...

Thanksgiving: A Time to Feel; a Time to Heal

“The antidote to feel-good history is not feel-bad history, but honest and inclusive history.” – James Loewen, University of Vermont professor, bestselling author. Salt or pepper? Onion or garlic? On your Thanksgiving turkey, which one from...

Pray for Las Vegas

This past week, Pastor's Perspective aired a few broadcasts on the Las Vegas shooting that happened Sunday Night at a Country music festival. Guests Derek Neider of Calvary Chapel Las Vegas, Greg Laurie of Harvest Fellowship, Ed Stetzer of...

Response Versus Reaction to the Las Vegas Shooting

Here are resources and ways to help in light of the recent shooting in Las Vegas Sunday Night. We continue to pray for the victims, their families and the city. I have run out of fingers & toes to count tragedies. Just in the US and ju...

Christ in Yom Kippur Part 2

Enjoy "Christ in Yom Kippur Part 1," the first part of this series. Background to Yom Kippur: The Temple Mount and the tension surrounding this particular location are common themes of contemporary discussions concerning the Modern State o...

Christ in Yom Kippur Part 1

Biblical Law and My Contempt for Fantasy Literature Watching, reading or listening to fantasy literature are insufferable experiences for me. I do not like The Lord of the Rings; I have a difficult time following The Chronicles of Narnia; ...

Prayer Update

Our prayers continue during this season of several natural disasters occurring. Mexico: Yesterday, local time, Mexico was hit with another 7.1 Magnitude earthquake, with 200 deaths confirmed. This is the second earthquake with an intense ma...

Natural Disaster Prayer Update

Our prayers continue during this season of several natural disasters that have occurred. Mexico: Yesterday, local time, Mexico was hit with another 7.1 Magnitude earthquake, with 200 deaths confirmed. This is the second earthquake with an ...

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

Support those affected by Hurricane Harvey Our prayers continue for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Calvary Houston has provided information to pray, help and support: "As you all know, Texas has been hit hard by one of the worst storm...

Terror in Barcelona, Spain

As people around the world have heard the news, Barcelona, Spain, suffered a terrorist attack on Thursday, August 17, 2017, when a van plowed into a crowd filled with people from around the world in a famous area for tourism, an area called...

Brooding Over Charlottesville

“With all thy getting, get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7).Last Saturday, smartphones around the world buzzed and brimmed with newsflashes surrounding all that unfolded at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Leading this r...

Immigration Lessons from the Gibeonites

Jeff Jackson will be leading a workshop at the 2017 CCCM Pastors and Leaders Conference, June 26-29. The Bible is full of admonitions for God’s people to be an expression of His love for the poor and oppressed. This includes caring for the...

Resettling Refugees: A Few Observations and a Few Questions

Pastor Jeff Jackson will be a workshop speaker at the 2017 CCCM Pastors & Leaders Conference on June 26-29. For more information, please visit the website. “For I know that the LORD is great, and our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the...

Has a new dead sea scrolls cave been discovered?

Dominick Hernández will be a workshop speaker at the 2017 CCCM Pastors & Leaders Conference on June 26-29. For more information, please visit the website. Over the past few days, news broke that there was a new cave found in the vicinit...

Why I Am a Single-Issue Voter

By way of introduction, let me say some may find what follows offensive. What I have penned here isn’t meant to be provocative for its own sake. It’s blunt, yes. But the subject matter really can’t be made “nice.” There’s a reality embedded...

Do Christians Need To Rethink How They Support Israel?

A few years ago I was engaged in a spirited discussion with a seasoned Israeli pastor. The topic was Western Christian Zionism in relationship to Gospel proclamation in Israel. This pastor acrimoniously summarized what he perceived to be We...