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#Metoo, Sexual Abuse and the Gospel

The new hashtag #MeToo has swept through social media over the last week exposing the disheartening pervasiveness of sexual assault. The reality is that this happens far more than many of us realize. As a church, we want to be a place that believes a gospel powerful enough to overcome the darkest of things in [...] Continue Reading

Brazil Missions Trip 2018

We believe that the answer for Fort Worth is not The Paradox Church growing into a mega-church. But rather the gospel being multiplied through the planting of churches throughout this city. Similarly, we believe that the answer for the world is not The Paradox Church, but rather local churches being planted. This is why we [...] Continue Reading

Growing in Grace & Knowledge – Resources for Women

Women at the Paradox, hear this—we need you. We need your gifts, your talents, your wisdom, your service, your knowledge. You are an integral part of what God is doing in and through The Paradox Church. Our mission is to saturate Fort Worth with the glory and grace of God and we cannot do that [...] Continue Reading


You are more broken than you know. You’ve been in a war, on the battlefield for your heart, and you may not know it yet. Torn limbs and broken hearts and crushed spirits as the world and your sin and your enemy all vie for your allegiance. You’re the first-round draft pick, the frontlines, our […]

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Let’s Do This Together – 31 Days in the Bible

Something had been on my heart lately and in a time of praying for The Paradox Church this was my plea to our Father: “I want our people to know you, God—your bigness and love; your glory and your grace. I want their hearts dripping, saturated with the glory and grace of Jesus that it […]

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Get Trained For a Life of Mission: Porterbrook

  By Ryan Keeney Apply for the 2017-2018 year of Porterbrook today. I have a certificate of completion for the two year program of Porterbrook mounted in my office. What does it mean? Nothing in regards to a masters degree. Nothing to those that come into my office for counseling. Nothing for my resume. Everything […]

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Enjoying God Resources

During our equipped series we want to provide you with resources to go deeper into these practices and to help you grow in them. Here are some resources on Enjoying God: Enjoying God: Delighting in who God is, what he has done, and his presence with us. Jesus’ joy flows over to fill ours (John […]

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Joyful Repentance Resources

During our equipped series we want to provide you with resources to go deeper into these practices and to help you grow in them. Here are some resources on Joyful Repentance: Joyful Repentance:Turning away from lesser joys (in sin and idolatry) and turning to the Greater Joy (in Christ). True repentance ends in rejoicing. Books […]

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CHURCH PLANTING at The Paradox Church

“THE VIGOROUS, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for the numerical growth of the body of Christ in a city and the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a city.” —Tim Keller Jesus’ commission to the church was to make disciples (bold evangelism), to baptize them […]

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Pastor Jim’s Top 10 Books 2016

    by Pastor Jim Essian   Each year I keep track of all the books I’ve read; sort of an annual personal curation—all right, it’s nerdy, I know. But for all my Kindle reading nerd-dom, I was able to find my ten favorites and share them with you so that perhaps I can save […]

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