Francis Chan

Francis Chan is the founder and former teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California. He is a noted speaker and author of Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God and Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit, His most recent book, Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity, and the Things We’ve Made Up, was a response to Rob Bell’s Love Wins.

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Francis Chan's Crazy Passion
Crazy Passion
Francis Chan keeps pushing and pushing to make more and more disciples.
Francis Chan's Next Steps
Francis Chan's Next Steps
The 'Crazy Love' author stepped down from his church and doesn't know where he's headed.
Q&A: Francis Chan on Rob Bell and Hell
Q&A: Francis Chan on Rob Bell and Hell
Why 'Erasing Hell' was his most difficult book, how 'Love Wins' prompted repentance, and whether 'Believe in Jesus or you'll go to hell' is good news.
  • Francis Chan Explains Why He’ll Share a Stage With Benny Hinn
    Francis Chan Explains Why He’ll Share a Stage With Benny Hinn
    “There are millions who will never hear strong biblical teaching unless teachers are willing to go.”
  • Francis Chan: Stop Treating the Book of Acts Like Hyperbole
    Francis Chan: Stop Treating the Book of Acts Like Hyperbole
    The former megachurch pastor asks today’s churches to measure their practices against the New Testament standard.
  • Here Come the Radicals!
    Here Come the Radicals!
    David Platt, Francis Chan, Shane Claiborne, and now Kyle Idleman are dominating the Christian best-seller lists by attacking our comfortable Christianity. But is 'radical faith' enough?
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  • Catching Waves
    Francis Chan says we should stop trying to make people love Jesus, and learn to rely on prayer, elders, and the Holy Spirit instead.
  • Jim Belcher, Francis Chan, N.T. Wright, and Others Leave the Pastorate to Write and Speak
    Why church planters often quit their congregations.
  • Francis Chan: Turning up the Heat
    Are you willing to call people to the same level of commitment that Jesus did, even if it means a smaller crowd?