Can Calvary Chapel Heal The Split?
I suspect Fusco already knows the answer and if he doesn’t he should.
The answer is a resounding “no”.
The reason that it’s “no” begins and ends with why the movement split in the first place.
This breach was never about doctrine, direction, vision, or any of the other justifications for disunity peddled by a few.
This split started before the death of Chuck Smith and it was all about wresting Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa out of the hands of Brian Brodersen by any means necessary.
It was all about grasping control of power and assets, not purity of doctrine and practice.
The CCA leadership knew that the affiliates were sensitive to certain buzzwords…”emergent”, “ecumenical”, “Reformed”, etc…and with the help of the “discernment” ministries they fueled a slander campaign against Brodersen replete with these dog whistles calling the assembly to revolt.
Throw in perceived disrespect of the founder and the torches were lit.
The final parting of the ways come only after numerous failed coup attempts.
Brodersen and those who are with him have absolutely no incentive to reunite with those who tried to bring him to ruin.
He has other issues to deal with and we’ll discuss those next week…