The Calvary Chapel Chronicles
We’ve been writing about Calvary Chapel in it’s various incarnations since 2002 and it is those writings that we remain best known for.
To this day people check out stories I wrote many years ago by the hundreds on a continual basis.
When I began my writing, I sincerely believed that I could be a change agent that helped bring both accountability and safety to churches that many had experienced as neither accountable or safe.
It just seemed to me that if people were exposed, they would be ashamed, and having been shamed, they would repent, and we would all live happily ever after.
We were all “Bible believing Christians” and that’s how Christians act, right?
My naïveté and ignorance lasted right up to the first threats on my life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness that became a regular part of my daily existence.
I had dived head first into cesspool of free market religion and my life would never be the same again.
Today, the Calvary Chapel “movement” has split and the movement isn’t moving anywhere fast.
As has always been the case, there are still good guys and bad guys and guys who jump between those camps depending on need.
My old enemies have aged along with their favorite blogger and we are both reaching our expiration dates.
It has been my intention for years to write a book about everything I’ve learned about CC and be done with it all, but life has rarely worked out as I intended.
Still, I believe it both good and necessary to write down what I know.
So…every Wednesday for the next few months I’ll be writing an edition of “The Calvary Chapel Chronicles”…what I’ve been through, what I’ve learned, what really happened..and hopefully I’ll leave behind some things that are valuable and apply not just to CC, but to evangelicalism in general.
If there are specific questions you have and topics you want covered, let me know.
You can comment here or email me … firstname.lastname@example.org
Next week we’ll begin by focusing on the key to understanding Calvary Chapel… “reparenting”.