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What are the issues behind the conflict in Israel?

What are the issues behind the conflict in Israel?

What are the issues behind the conflict in Israel? October 7, 2023: Hamas invaded Israel. Why? What did Hamas hope to gain? What are the causes of the conflict between not just Hamas and Israel but much of the Arab world and Israel? Calvary University’s Dr. Mike...

Should Evangelicals Stay Out of Politics?

Should Evangelicals Stay Out of Politics?

Should Evangelicals Stay Out of Politics? An “evangelical” is a “good news proclaimer”! It’s a perfectly good word to describe those who take the Bible seriously and desire to “proclaim the good news” of Jesus Christ. But, in recent times, it has become...

Should evangelicals stop converting people?

Should evangelicals stop converting people?

Should evangelicals stop converting people? Does everyone need to be converted to Christianity? Evangelicals say yes. It’s called “Conversionism”: the belief that lives need to be transformed thorough a “born-again” experience through faith in Jesus Christ. But not...

Why do evangelicals believe the Bible is true?

Why do evangelicals believe the Bible is true?

Why do evangelicals believe the Bible is true? How do we know what is true? The National Association of Evangelicals claims that most evangelicals believe in “biblicism.” They have a high regard for and obedience to the Bible as the ultimate authority. Where do...

Marissa Hitt: Artist, Entrepreneur, and Business Student

Marissa Hitt: Artist, Entrepreneur, and Business Student

"As soon as I could pick up a paint brush, I started painting. I've been creative at heart ever since."  Marissa Hitt is a young artist who has been grabbing the attention of Kansas City with her artwork since she was in kindergarten. She is the founder of her small...

Was the Cross of Jesus “cosmic child abuse”?

Was the Cross of Jesus “cosmic child abuse”?

Was the Cross of Jesus “cosmic child abuse”? The cross is an unusual choice for the symbol of a religion. It shows that the death of Jesus is one of the key beliefs of Christians—evangelicals in particular. But many today are asking whether we got it right—was Jesus...

What is an “evangelical” and is it a ruined word?

What is an “evangelical” and is it a ruined word?

What is an “evangelical” and is it a ruined word? The term “evangelical” has a rich heritage in Church History, going all the way back to the Greek word behind “preaching” or “proclamation” in the Bible, up through the Reformation. But in modern U.S. culture, it has...

Bible Conversations in the Gospel of John: Lee Smith

Bible Conversations in the Gospel of John: Lee Smith

“Pastor Lee Smith writes with the skill of a careful exegete and the heart of a pastor-teacher. ” Lee Smith is a retired pastor and current author who recently collaborated with CU Press to publish Biblical Conversations in the Gospel of John – Exegetically Based...

How can you help people if you’re not a counselor?

How can you help people if you’re not a counselor?

How can you help people if you’re not a counselor? People all around us need help. They need encouragement, help and answers. Should ordinary, average Christians wade into the waters of “counseling” or should we leave that to the professionals? Calvary’s Dr. Tim...

Why bother with the Old Testament?

Why bother with the Old Testament?

“Is the Old Testament for us today? Is everything in it for Christians living in the 21st Century? If we fail to study the Old Testament, what might we be missing? What might we be getting wrong? Calvary’s Dr. Mike Dodds invited Joel Williamson, professor of Hebrew...

Should we stop reaching the unreached?

Should we stop reaching the unreached?

Should we stop reaching the unreached? For 50 years, most missionaries have been focused on reaching unreached people groups—prioritizing people who have the least access to the gospel. Today, this focus is falling out of favor by critics of the Western missionary...

Alumni Spotlight: Todd Price Reaches the Roma People

Alumni Spotlight: Todd Price Reaches the Roma People

"Bible translation is a big job that needs to get done." Todd Price is an International Bible Translation Consultant who is on a mission to bring the Gospel to the Roma people of Southeastern Europe. So far, he and his team have worked to translate fifty Bible stories...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joshua Paxton’s Academic Impact

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Joshua Paxton’s Academic Impact

"I specifically got my doctorate because I wanted to do more in my role at Calvary." Calvary University is honored to announce that missions professor, Joshua Paxton, recently earned his doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Western Seminary. As a professor, Joshua...

What can you do if you’ve “got questions”?

What can you do if you’ve “got questions”?

What can you do if you’ve “got questions”? Do you have questions about God, the Bible or Christianity? Shea Houdmann, as a new graduate of Calvary Seminary in 2001, decided to pose that question to the world. He created gotquestions.org and offered to provide answers...

Sharing Thankfulness

Submit a comment below to share what you are thankful for... “It is good to give thanks to the Lord And to sing praises to Your name, Most High”Psalm 92:1

What will be the “signs” of the end of the Church Age?

What will be the “signs” of the end of the Church Age?

What will be the “signs” of the end of the Church Age? “And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end . . .  And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will...

How do we know what we think we know?

How do we know what we think we know?

How do we know what we think we know? Can we really know what is true? How do we know what we think we know? In other words, what is the worldview of Postmodernism and on what is it based? Calvary’s Dr. Joshua Paxton invited Calvary University graduate student, Joshua...

What’s the best way to minister to children?

What’s the best way to minister to children?

What’s the best way to minister to children? Anyone following the news about concerns over school curriculum, traumatic events at schools, adult agendas being pushed on children and youth in schools and in the community, and the documented mental health crisis being...

How can Christians be faithful in a negative world?

How can Christians be faithful in a negative world?

How can Christians be faithful in a negative world? At one time, the Church in America lived in a positive world—a culture that was positive toward the Bible, respected clergy, and considered the Church to be a force for good in the world. But times have changed. We...

How should Christians react to cultural changes?

How should Christians react to cultural changes?

How should Christians react to cultural changes? Since the 1960’s, Americans have seen numerous social norms change or disappear. What is the impact of this? Does it mean freedom from outdated ideas or does it create new problems? Surely some norms need to change, but...

Alumni Association Award Recipient: Martha Olango

Alumni Association Award Recipient: Martha Olango

"Martha’s ministry has reached thousands of people with the gospel."  Martha Olango was this year's Alumni Association Award recipient due to her outstanding ministry impact in Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) in East and Central Africa.   Martha’s ministry journey...

What are the pitfalls of gaming?

What are the pitfalls of gaming?

What are the pitfalls of gaming? Throughout history, people have played games. But today’s “gaming” options are more abundant than any other time in history. This raises questions for many: Are there pitfalls to some games, but not others? Are there “fake” pitfalls to...

Should Christians go to college?

Should Christians go to college?

Should Christians go to college? For a Christian young person graduating from high school, should a Christian college be the obvious next step? Should Christians go to non-Christian universities—is that ever a good idea? How does the rising cost of college factor into...

Are YOU being seduced by unbiblical ideas?

Are YOU being seduced by unbiblical ideas?

Are YOU being seduced by unbiblical ideas? What are the most seductive ideas being embraced by Americans? This question was recently explored by the Arizona Christian University’s Christian Research Center. They then released The American Worldview Inventory 2023: A...