Mike Macintosh undoubtedly has the vapors…
Despite this bone of contention and the failure to place a statue of the founder at the entrance to be touched by the assembly before worship, the Calvary Global Network conference seems to be doing well any way.
The numbers are down, but that was to be expected in light of the split with the Calvary Chapel Association and the uncertainty that many in the fractured “movement” still have about the ongoing rift.
Some missionaries are still afraid to appear to be taking a side as they receive support from both entities.
The fact that Greg Laurie has built a bridge to the SBC and walked over it has opened the possibility to both sides of that “dual affiliation” as well.
Others object to “outsiders” speaking at the conference, especially from Reformed influences.
Having said all that,there is a vibrancy to this conference that hasn’t been seen before.
The ones attending are younger and more open to different ideas and different associations.
There was even a theology panel where they actually discussed theology that wasn’t about drinking, cussing, or women preachers…they discussed current theological issues.
There are still battles ahead, but the CGN may have accomplished addition through blessed subtraction…