The Calvary Chapel Chronicles

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  1. JM says:

    Bringing light to this subject so that others can see the confirmations of what was warned about for so many, many years has been such a relief and a blessing for us. Affirmation can be very healing. Thank you does not seem like enough. However, your health is more important, Michael. Save your energy to enjoy the season we’re in through whatever way will bring glory to God, blessings to you and blessings to those you care about. It will keep.

  2. Babylon’s Dread says:

    Of course you know that we are going to say they submitted pieces having weighed the cost. Let them be published.

    Or Not Dread

  3. Michael says:

    BD,

    No.
    The pieces were written with the understanding that if confidentiality couldn’t be maintained I would not print them.
    The consequences could be real and harsh…and as I live those consequences every day, I will not subject anyone else to them.

  4. Michael says:

    JM,

    Thanks.
    I recently started home schooling T (I’m late now) and that has taken most of my time and energy.
    We’ll keep plugging away…

  5. JM says:

    You’re quite welcome, Michael. I have a sibling who home-schooled their children. My parents did have to subsidize the endeavor to make it possible–but it was completely worth it. These kids turned into very smart adults. Kudos to you! May your efforts yield wonderful blessings to both of you now and later on.

  6. Em says:

    Five of my eight grandchildren were home schooled. Their mother is a certified teacher now doing substitute teaching – she is loved by the public school kids – they call her their favorite teacher… She doesn’t pussy-foot around her faith either…
    That said, she and her children were active in homeschool movement activities – they and their peers have all done well even if mom or dad wasn’t a “teacher or, necessarily Christian. My granddaughter is finishing up pre-med with xlnt grades.
    I pray for our good public school teachers in these twisted times…

  7. JM says:

    (I am again losing my window of opportunity to engage, but am squeezing in one more posting (musing?). I cannot help but have a reaction to what the people you described would face if their information would be posted. I confess that I still do not know your complete story because I did not find your site until just a few years ago. However, it is clear that the cost of pursuing the truth in the matter of CC corruption has cost you dearly. (Like so many, I no longer have the energy to express what it cost us since protests were first made almost 40 years ago and more intensely 27 years ago.) The other testimonies of suffering are horrendous as well. As I have expressed before, sometimes it is so deeply disturbing, I have to look away for a bit. For what it is worth, I will continue to pray that God will pursue the CC cockroaches that have entrenched themselves in the darkness that hides their evil with such ferver that they will be forced to come out into the extreme brightness that He will orchestrate. May He send you and the other willing, but vulnerable people, wisdom and protection for the day when this information may be posted. Again–God keep you (and them) until then.

  8. ( |o )====::: says:

    For the sake of moving on, I’ve decided that Calvary Chapel is part of my history. Coming here was a confirmation that I was not alone in my struggles to reconcile a faith in Jesus with my alignment with what was once a movement that became something I could no longer support. I wish no ill to anyone who continues in a Calvary Chapel. I have simply decided to open my arms wider to embrace more people and invite my Calvary Chapel brothers and sisters to stop listening to the voices of fear.
    ( |o )====:::

  9. Jerod says:

    Maybe God is waiting for ears to stop itching.
    The last thing any of us need is another opportunity to harbor any bitterness towards our brothers or sisters in Christ. I have so much less reason than you or others do.

    It’ll be good in its time.
    When is it time? Apparently not yet.

    That’s up to Him.

  10. Linnea says:

    You know, on the early days of the blog I was outed. They expected the shame to restrain me. No matter. I have not been back to Calvary Chapel and never intend to do so. They will be held accountable for their sin and I am for mine.

  11. Linnea says:

    Michael…encouraging you in homeschooling.. .I did it for more years than not, and am convinced as my children are older, that it was absolutely the right thing to do!

  12. Michael says:

    Linnea,

    Because of the Lyme disease and Aspergers, T is way behind…but they were pushing him through the system anyway.
    There really weren’t any choices left…

  13. Outside T. Fold says:

    On learning, schooling/home schooling: One thing I learned my freshman year of college (a christian college), where I went after spending my last two years of HS in born again CCCM-land:

    ☛☛ All truth is God’s truth. ☚☚

    In a world where the divine is the supreme author of all things, then any truth discovered in an educational setting is a truth of the divine one. Definitely a contrast to what I’d absorbed at CCCM where we all learned to feel superior because we heard and repeated the contrast between “the philosophies of this world” and assessing this or that as being “of the flesh” and “of the spirit.” (The Unspoken Of-Thes were “of my social In-group” and “of my Bible teacher” and “of my world view.”)

    Michael, I wish you well in your endeavors, and especially wish you the courage to continue the pursuit of truth wherever you find it. ❦

  14. Captain Kevin says:

    Michael, as others have said, and I concur, your health and Trey’s education are more important than your next article. We love you and want the best for you and your loved ones. Take your time. God bless you, friend.

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