Tag: Current Events

How to Help Victims of Sex Trafficking

Editors note: The CGN team wanted to take this opportunity to introduce our audience to Tommy Green and his organization "Run Against Traffic," which does excellent work helping victims of sex trafficking. If you'd like to learn about their...

Fiction, Saviors and Reality on This Christmas

Fiction We love fiction, don't we? We love to see how in the middle of the fight between good and evil, when evil seems to prevail, a savior comes who defeats the enemy, rescues people, and makes life prosperous again. Lately, there has ...

Yonder Breaks – The Hope of Christmas in a Weary World

One of my favorite Christmas carols is “O Holy Night,” mostly because I love the first verse: Long lay the world in sin and error pining, ‘til He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonde...

Take Courage: A Meditation on Acts 23:11

Ever finished a project and thought: Is that it? The result just did not compare to the excitement that first inspired action. This is especially true if years of faithfulness, study, and prayer enabled the vision to become reality, but it...

Giving Tuesday 2021

CGN Giving Tuesday Testimonials Ministry leaders and believers alike have faithfully donated to the network to help support churches in their calling to share the gospel around the world! One story is from Esteban Valenzuela!Esteban leads...

The Redeeming Work of Jesus Through Giving Thanks

I imagine the disciples could sense something was different that evening. They had shared countless meals together, and often those meals would be the stage in which their rabbi performed. They had seen Him eat with elite dignitaries and so...

Reaching Our Communities | Outreach & More!

Today on When She Leads, we talk through how to practically and effectively reach out to our communities. There are many outreach resources we can work with through humanitarian organizations, local ministry opportunities, and partnerships...

Thanksgiving: Remembering God's Mercy Toward Calvary Chapel

What better time to reflect than on Thanksgiving God’s remarkable faithfulness. It is a reminder to all of us of how the Lord has been there for us from the beginning of Calvary Chapel in 1961. For those of us who were there in the very beg...

A Note This Veterans Day

It is often said, "Freedom isn't Free.” November 11th is the day as a nation we acknowledge the service and sacrifice our veterans and active duty military have made on our behalf. America has experienced 245 years of liberty, as a direct r...

A Paradigm for Christian Education

The current crisis of the evangelical church in America is being called a “massive discipleship failure caused by a massive catechesis failure.”1 The ideologies of our age have grown more magnetic and are both infiltrating and fragmenting t...

How Does Reformation Day Apply to 2021?

Believe it or not, October 31 is more than just an opportunity to dress up as a character from Squid Game, or to eat so much candy you never want to see a Snickers again (at least for a few more days anyway). It is the opportunity to reflec...

Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Gospel

If you own a Bible in your own language, it is a direct result of the Protestant Reformation, and the key figure God used to ignite that worldwide movement of returning to the Bible was Martin Luther: a German monk and professor of theology...

The Light of Christ During Seasons of Darkness

Augustine radically changed the way the world saw the light and darkness. He boldly proclaimed that darkness was not a quantifiable material or substance but was simply the absence of light. In the absence of light, darkness begins to exist...

Church Boards: Leadership Collective Podcast

In this episode of the Leadership Collective Podcast, Ted & Rob talk candidly with Wayne Cordeiro about the nuanced process of structuring and organizing a healthy church board, identifying toxic board behavior, and prayerfully selecting bo...

A Dangerous Liturgy: How Pornography Deforms Us

When we think about the effects of pornography, we generally stop once we’ve defined it as morally wrong. We rarely take time to think about how engaging with pornography changes us, and what kind of a person it makes us into. This is not j...

Personal Eschatology: What Happens When I Die?

Ask a Bible-believing Christian, “What happens we die?”, and the answer will probably be something like: “Well, we go to heaven.” The rationale for this would likely be something along the lines of: “Because the Bible says so.” Let’s se...

8 Ways to Develop a Women’s Ministry

Starting a new ministry can feel like a daunting task. It is hard not to feel overwhelmed with what to do first, wondering if it will succeed, and then feeling uncertain if you are doing it right! These feelings are understandable. In three...

The Dangers of Postmodernism

Postmodernism may be today’s common thinking, but is that a good thing? In this episode, Brian and Aaron push past the facade of freedom postmodernism offers to explore some of its dangers. The second episode of this new miniseries begins ...