Setting Our Course for 2021

  Acts 20:27 tells us that as Paul said farewell to the elders of the church in Ephesus, he told them, “for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.” I believe that everyone who teaches the Bible should aspire to this goal. In fact,

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The Infallible King James?

In my interview with Pastor R.J. Morelli for “Finding Your Way in the Religious Maze”, we discussed his belief that the King James Bible (KJV) of 1611 is “infallible.” He is not alone in this assertion. Though this view is not common, there are some other independent, fundamental Baptists who

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My First Step in the Maze

October 4, 2020 I had very few encounters with religion during my childhood and early teens. Sadly, they were all pretty awkward. When I was four, my family had dinner with another family. I started eating as soon as the plate was set in front of me but was sternly

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Moving to Two Services

September 27, 2020 With so many firsts, I was not sure what to expect last Sunday. It was our first time to use our sanctuary in six months, so we were reconnecting a lot of equipment. To further complicate matters, it was also the first time to integrate video clips

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A Series and a Podcast

September 20, 2020 I preach sermons. Every Sunday morning, I work my way verse-by-verse through passages of Scripture and even entire books of the Bible. It took me two and a half years to complete the Gospel of Luke. For the past seven years, each of sermon was recorded and

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Indoor Worship Resumes September 20

We have decided to move back into our sanctuary for worship on Sunday, September 20. To allow for adequate social distance we will have two duplicate services, one at 9 a.m. and the other at 11 a.m. We will not be offering any classes or childcare yet, but our video room and nursing

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Outdoor Worship Begins June 14

To our church family: We are looking forward to resuming in-person worship services at Calvary East on Sunday, June 14. The most recent version of the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders allow for outdoor gatherings of 100 people or less as of June 8 and 250 or less as

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Wisdom Online

  Sunday, April 12, 2020 The other day I received an advertisement for a new book. The author was warning people about the ways online interaction falls short of true Christian fellowship. Of course, the book and advertisement were put together months ago. Neither the author nor the publisher anticipated

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Church Outside the Building

Sunday, March 22, 2020 I have always taught that the church is not a building but a group of people. The Coronavirus pandemic is testing whether we genuinely believe that. We cannot meet in our building, or gather anywhere as a large group for at least three weeks. Thanks to

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