June 23, 2021

2011 Mount Hermon Q&A

In 2011 I was honored to participate on a Q&A panel at a pastors conference in Mount Hermon, Northern California. My pastor Chuck Smith, a good friend David Guzik, and myself fielded questions through the moderator, John Snoderly. Recently, I listened to the Q&A ten years later, and it struck me that the questions are […]

May 13, 2021

Women and Church Leadership

This week, Saddleback Church announced the appointment of three female pastors. This was applauded by many evangelicals. Yet I believe this breaks the heart of the God who made us male and female. Both genders and the roles assigned to each are designed by God to teach spiritual truths. The Bible says that Christian men […]

October 18, 2019

How We Role

1 TIMOTHY 3:1 his is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. Church leaders go by different titles: reverend, parson, priest, padre, cleric, vicar… to name a few. The NT has more fitting titles: shepherd, servant, slave, steward, fellow-soldier, laborer, elder, brother… Here in 1 Timothy 3:1 Paul suggests two titles for church leaders… […]

January 7, 2019

My Haitian Vacation

ecently, I was invited to Haiti to teach at a pastors and leaders conference. Usually, I greet such an invitation with enthusiasm, but I have made the journey to Haiti many times, and it is never easy. Haitian life in general is hard. The title of this article is an oxymoron. A trip to Haiti […]

February 25, 2018

A Reflection On The Life Of Billy Graham

n February 21st two big events occurred in my life: I turned 60 years old and Billy Graham went to be with Jesus. Understand, I am not being presumptuous by referring to Billy Graham as part of my life. I did not know him. I never met him. Once I participated in a crusade and […]

March 31, 2016

Living Grace

Part 6 of 6 in the series Core Values

There is one core value shared among Calvary Chapels that, to me, is more important than any other. It is truly high and holy ground.

March 31, 2016

Male Leadership

Part 5 of 6 in the series Core Values

A core value I pray all Calvary Chapel pastors maintain is the principle of male leadership in the church and in the home.

March 31, 2016

God’s Word

Part 4 of 6 in the series Core Values

One of Calvary Chapel’s core values is our approach to teaching God’s Word. But my concern may not be what you think.

March 31, 2016

Dependence on the Holy Spirit

Part 3 of 6 in the series Core Values

A core value of Calvary Chapel pastors is our dependence on the power of the Holy Spirit. We can teach the Bible verse by verse…

March 31, 2016

Pre-Tribulation Rapture

Part 2 of 6 in the series Core Values

One of Calvary Chapel’s core values is an eager anticipation of Jesus’ soon return for His Church. We look for the rapture! The “Pre-trib rapture” of the Church has been a lynchpin in Calvary Chapel’s history, and it will also be a key to our destiny.

February 29, 2016

Servant Leadership

Part 1 of 6 in the series Core Values

In the following series, Pastor Sandy Adams, of Calvary Chapel Stone Mountain, will discuss the seven foundational truths upon which we have chosen to base our ministry.