A new report says Calvary Chapel Senior Pastor Brian Brodersen is an active promoter of contemplative mysticism. Last November Brodersen led the Calvary Chapel split, quit his leadership position at the Calvary Chapel Association, and announced he is establishing a new Calvary Chapel Global Network. Today a new EmergentWatch news article reports that Brodersen is […]
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Calvary Chapel’s Brian Brodersen instructs pastors to “Tone it down” for youth
The Calvary Chapel Association has promised all 1,600 of its churches around the world an international meeting next year to address concerns about its future direction. That’s in direct response to a growing chorus of concerns from pastors around the drastic departure from Scripture and from Calvary’s doctrinal distinctives spearheaded by Costa Mesa pastor Brian […]
Brian Brodersen and Greg Laurie’s “Big Picture of Christianity”
Lighthouse Trails exposes the ways in which senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa Brian Brodersen and leading CC pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie are plotting to remove the barriers between evangelical Christianity and apostate Roman Catholicism. According to LT, the plan is to help believers see “the big picture of Christianity.” This is nothing new. […]
Calvary Chapel Association Announces Complete Separation from Brian and Cheryl Brodersen, CC Costa Mesa, and the CC “Global Network”
The following letter was sent worldwide today, Nov. 28, to all 1,600 Calvary Chapel Pastors by the Calvary Chapel Association. November 28, 2016 Calvary Chapel Pastors, Pastor Chuck Smith chose a group of men to lead the Calvary Chapel movement after his passing. The Calvary Chapel Association Council was a plan he reiterated on numerous […]
Brodersen splits from CCA; calls for new “Global Network”
The Calvary Chapel fracture was bound to happen, and now it appears Costa Mesa senior pastor Brian Brodersen is leading that split, calling for “like-minded” pastors to stand with him. Over the weekend Brodersen quit his leadership position at the Calvary Chapel Association, and announced he is establishing a new Calvary Chapel Global Network. This […]
Connecting the NAR dots: Gumbel, Brodersen and the Neo-Calvary emergence
Yes, London is the hot spot for next week’s big gathering of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) leaders, peddling their latest “words from God” and visions from the realms of glory. Before you say “ho hum, another heretic convention,” let me point out what makes it newsworthy. These are the false teachers now being embraced […]
Calvary Chapel and Women in the Pulpit
Those who are wondering about the Calvary Chapel Association’s announcement of a split from CC Costa Mesa and its pastor, Brian Brodersen, must understand that this has been coming for several years now. For instance, one of the many reasons that Calvary Chapel pastors were upset about the new direction taken by Brian Brodersen and […]
Calvary Chapel Association: Ready to move on?
It’s been a tough few weeks for the Calvary Chapel movement. Many are now asking themselves, among other things, if their churches need to find a new name to call themselves. Mark Jeffries over at Emergent Watch has been following last week’s Brian Brodersen split from the Calvary Chapel Association, noting that Brodersen’s Calvary Chapel […]
What is “hateful?”
We often get letters accusing us of being hateful when we post warnings for the church. Especially when we report the news of someone held in high regard. Often these rebukes come with accusations that we have lost our salvation or were never Christians. We draw more ire from Christians when we’ve shared on the […]
Calvary Chapel: Another Wave Of The Spirit Or A Wave Of Deception?
It was my absolute pleasure to finally meet Roger Oakland at this year’s Great Lakes Prophecy Conference in Appleton Wisconsin over the weekend. Roger and many other excellent speakers gathered at the same Calvary Chapel church that I reported has separated from the Calvary Chapel Association in Costa Mesa, Calif., due to the rampant red […]