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Prominent Christian leaders and authors contribute articles to each edition of Connection—the magazine, offering practical application of Scripture to your daily life in each issue.

From the Blog:
This Q&A article from Pastor Skip presents biblically sound and relevant answers to common questions like: Do we have guardian angels? Do we need a special baptism of the Holy Spirit? How can Jesus be both God and man at the same time?

The world at large—and even many Christians—are misinformed or deceived about issues vital issues of our faith.  Apologia presents a solid perspective on Christian doctrine. "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear" (1 Peter 3:15).

Dead Pastors' Society:
This feature presents teachings from those who have trod the path before us, leaving a testimony of faith and a wealth of wisdom. Learn from great church leaders of the past like George Whitefield, Samuel Rutherford, and Charles Spurgeon.

And in each issue, you’ll find special articles by Skip Heitzig, Lenya Heitzig, and other pastors, a daily Bible-reading plan, a radio station guide, and much more!




The theme of the Winter 2013 issue is "Press On!" in which we examine what that means, why it's important, the barriers we must overcome, and the rewards that God has in store for us. Enjoy articles from Skip Heitzig, Lenya Heitzig, Anne Graham Lotz, and Allistair Begg, plus regular features like our Daily Devo and Dead Pastors' Society.

FALL 2012

This issue celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Calvary Albuquerque with 'Thirty Years of Worship and the Word." You’ll find an article by Skip Heitzig called "The Power of the Word," a historical retrospective by Lenya Heitzig, and a special article by Robert Furrow on our "cause" as believers in Christ. Also included is an insightful interview with Pastor Chuck Smith on the Calvary Chapel movement, a discussion with Pastor Skip on why Calvary puts such an emphasis on teaching the Bible, and much more!


We're devoting this entire issue of Connection--the magazine to Israel. Our featured article is "Why Israel Matters" by Joel Rosenberg, Dr. Norman Geisler, a featured speaker at the Epicenter conference, contributes "The Importance of Premillennialism," Dr. Michael Rydelnik, brings us "Whose Land?" and I detail "Why Christians Love Israel."


In this issue, we’re going to examine the supernatural realm by taking a close biblical look at both angels and demons. We’ve also added three new sections: Reflection, which is a de­votional, Apologia, which focuses on Christian apologetics, and Keys to the Kingdom, which will provide you with some solid biblical definitions. I think you’re going to enjoy them.


In this issue of Connection—the magazine, we’re taking a look at a very central subject for believers: heaven. We’ll examine some of what the Bible has to say about it, address some common questions, and look at our place in the eternal kingdom.

FALL 2011

As Christians, we’re called to point people toward Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for us. But we don’t convince or convict anyone. That’s the work of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. In this issue, we’re focusing on the Holy Spirit—His person, His work, and the worship that is due Him.


This edition of Connection—the magazine to is dedicated to examining this extraordinary book, to shed some light on its imagery, and to attempt to answer a few of the most popular questions people have about it. Of course, volumes have been written about the book of Revelation, but I hope we’ll spark your interest and encourage you to dig deeply in your personal Bible study.


We, as Christians, long to be good parents. We want to point them to the Son. Using Scripture as our solid foundation, this issue is devoted to Christian parenting. As I wrote in my article, God uses several terms to describe children: heritage, inheritance, gift, assignment, reward—even arrows. Through His Word, God makes it clear He desires us to see children through His eyes and that He holds us responsible for treating them with special care.


As we move into 2011, our focus is on the future. And as Christians, we should always view the future through the lens of scriptural prophecy. We must always be looking to the soon coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Much of biblical prophecy centers on that singular event and all the surrounding happenings that are referred to as the “end times.”

FALL 2010

How attuned to evil are you? Around this time every year, many throughout the world celebrate an old custom that highlights much of the evil in our world—Halloween. Nearly 80% of American adults are going to watch a horror film on Halloween night.  3% of American children will be out trick-or-treating and only about 20% of us won’t hand out candy.  As a nation, we’ll spend about 3.3 billion dollars in Halloween-related merchandise this year. How did this all start? This issue of of Connection—the magazine deals with the very real subject of evil.


In our special summer worship issue, we’ll explore the heart of worship. No matter which definition you prefer, the truth behind the word “worship” does not change. For the Christian, worship is giving to God His due honor.  And for the Christian, worship is the one great imperative: we are called, encouraged, commanded, and encouraged to worship the Lord. Jesus Himself states we are to worship the Father in spirit and truth (see John 4:24).


In this issue of Connection—the magazine, we’ll tackle the difficult subject of money and the Christian life. Did you know that the New Testament spoke regularly on the topic of money? Jesus Himself discussed its proper role in our lives. Paul touched on it, too. Why? Because all people—including Christians—have a tendency to make money an idol. We all risk giving finances and possessions precedence over God.



This issue of Connection the magazine deals with a very real topic: worry and fear. With the economic situation looking bleak, threats of new viruses, political unrest, and so much more, there appears to be so much to worry about and fear in the world today.  But for the Christian, we should not worry or fear. Why? Because God is in control! In fact, in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, three times He commanded “Do not worry!” (See Matthew 6:25-34). Fear and worry will not solve the world’s problems—or yours. But trusting in the One who knows our future will keep us in His perfect peace. 

FALL 2009

In this issue of Connection: the magazine, we’ll explore the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and consider Him as the heart our individual lives. And together we’ll find Christ in Christmas. In Luke 2 we read: “Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11). Our “Truth Connect” focuses on the gospel of Luke and the birth of Christ—our Savior and our Lord.


In this issue of The Connection Magazine, we’ll look intently at the Word of God and discover what purpose His Book should serve in each of our lives. In 2 Timothy 3:16 we read: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” The Bible is inspired by God and is made available to thoroughly equip us for everything. No self-help book or daytime talk show will even come close! In fact, we need to determine whether we are willing to demonstrate an all-out commitment to the Bible—whatever the cost.


In this issue of Connection Magazine, our theme revolves around “real relationships,” those we have with God, family, neighbors, and strangers. I hope to help equip you to defend your family against the powerful cultural forces working against them. We’ll look at the biblical model for families – and how we can continue to protect this ideal.t.


In this edition of The Connection Quarterly, we’ll spend our time focused on our Lord and Savior.  You’ll be challenged to discover Jesus by really looking at Him: His magnificence, His power, and His glory.

FALL 2008

WELCOME to the new and improved The Connection Magazine!  In this first issue of the Connection Magazine we tackle a very important subject: believers’ security in an uncertain world. We’ve given it the title of Homeland Security: Finding Peace in Times of Terror. I challenge the reader to realize, recognize, and respond to the current state of affairs in the world. Upon these three points we this issue of The Connection Magazine is built.