Remembering Ken Silva, Smith Family Lawsuits and Leaving Left Behind

Calvins Corner LogoOn this edition of Calvin’s Corner Pastor Michael Newnham and syndicated radio host Phil Naessens talk New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings football, the lawsuit filed by family members of the late Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith, the passing of Apprising Ministries founder Ken Silva, what the guys think of the “Left Behind” series of books and movies and Ephesians 2:1-10.

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Ken Silva Passes Away

Psalm_23This morning while I was preparing for my daily show a dear friend informed me that Apprising Ministries Ken Silva had passed away.

Ken and I weren’t exactly what you would call friends by any shape of the imagination. We didn’t agree ethically nor did we agree theologically. To put it bluntly we didn’t like each other very much.

I hate to admit it but my personal experience with him made me question if he had indeed even died. I’m glad I was wrong about that.

I hadn’t thought about him in years until this morning and probably after posting this won’t think about him again. My hope for him is the same hope I have for all professing Christians;

(Joh 14:1-4)  “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

May the God Ken Silva professed to know and serve have mercy on his soul.

New Podcast: The Phoenix Preacher Interview!

On this week’s What Color is the Sky in Their World podcast I’m joined by the Phoenix Preacher Pastor Michael Newnham. Topics of discussion include; Blogging, The ODM Community, Calvinism, Mexico and Jerry Lee Lewis…..

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Show Notes

My Ken Silva troll story can be read at the link below;

https://phillyflash.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/open-blogging-weekend-3/

For more information about Mexico, please see the following links;

Charles Bowden on The War Next Door:
http://www.hcn.org/issues/42.4/the-war-next-door/article_view?b_start%3Aint=1&-C

Links to many Bowden Interviews:
http://anthrome.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/author-charles-bowden/

Videos of El Pastor…in his hand made asylum in Juarez:
http://phoenixpreacher.net/?page_id=2580

Michael Newnham on Juarez, Mexico, and Immigration Issues:
http://phoenixpreacher.net/?page_id=2533

Ken Silva Has No Discernment

On today’s podcast;


  1. The situation in Greece and Church Team Ministries International

  2. How to destroy your theological career Dr. Ergun Caner style.

  3. Ken Silva has no discernment

https://phillyflash.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/open-blogging-weekend-3/

https://phillyflash.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/its-never-ken-silva-its-always-someone-else/

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The Consequences of Irresponsible Blogging

One the 15th of February, 2010 Terre Brown, a member of Water of Life Church in Plano Texas whose pastor is none other the Doyle Davidson, offered this note on her FaceBook account; (source)

Terre Brown: Deception by David Norris and Steve Lumbley has been Exposed Continue reading

Missing the Point, Making My Point Plus a Bonus Just Because

Yesterdays posting was a simple posting, or so I thought. My daily readers completely understand who I write for and why I have this site in the first place: to edify my community, a community where English is either their second or third language. I even re-wrote this simple piece at least a DOZEN or so times just to be certain it wasn’t misunderstood.

Apparently Pastor John Chisham, who I believe only speaks English, completely missed the point of the posting and called me a liar as well as taking a swipe at the Emergent Church.

Here’s how it all came down……. Continue reading