The Paradox Church

Blog

New Series: Chasing the Wind – Ecclesiastes

The book of Ecclesiastes is the perfect study for us in our culture, in this time (as it is for all cultures and times as “there is nothing new under the sun”).  Ecclesiastes systematically removes each card from our delusional, man-made house of cards until it leaves us with nothing “under the sun”. It reveals […]

Continue Reading

Redemption Groups

Ultimately, the purpose of this blog is to bring glory to the God for the good work He is/will be doing in me and others (Psalm 107).  This blog will do that by broadly sharing my thoughts and feelings about the entire process each week, with no identifying information about others or myself.  The hope […]

Continue Reading

They Were Lovely Because He Loved Them

When I was in the fourth grade I had the biggest crush on Alex. He was smart. He was funny. He was cute. And I was fairly certain that he was going to be my first boyfriend. Only, it didn’t happen like it does in the Disney movies. Actually I’m pretty sure Alex never even […]

Continue Reading

We Need Old People (over 33 qualifies)

I remember attending the Fort Worth Weekly music festival a few years ago before we had started planting The Paradox. God gave me a burden for all the people gathered – the majority of them being younger folks.  I wanted them to meet God, or, if they had met him, to really know him, not […]

Continue Reading

Thoughts on a Fort Worth Street Preacher

My wife and I have date night pretty much every Friday – have for years.  She’s really pretty and I like her a lot so I keep asking her on dates and she keeps saying, “yes”. This past Friday we went downtown to take pictures (for fun) and eat at PF Chang’s.  As we were […]

Continue Reading

More Than a Photograph

I’m Elizabeth Azide, a communications intern at Tarrant Area Food Bank. Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to visit one of our mobile pantries (http://tafb.org/food-mobile-pantries.html) at the Northside Interchurch Agency in Fort Worth to take pictures for our website. I arrived at the site with one thought in mind, “I’m a photographer today. I will […]

Continue Reading

Not Worth Fighting For

I’m not worth fighting for. It’s a message I’ve been receiving my whole life, but never more painfully than the day my divorce was final. My husband wasn’t just signing his name to the divorce papers, he was signing a lifetime of hurt with one quick message: “You aren’t worth the trouble and I’m not […]

Continue Reading

The Paradox of the Cross – The Finish

He said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. — John 19:30 The Creator of life dies, that we might live.  One sacrifice.  Done.  Finished.  There is nothing more to be done.  It is finished. There is no church attendance, no good deed, no payment or no religious activity necessary to […]

Continue Reading

The Paradox of the Cross – He Forgives

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” — Luke 23:34 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die […]

Continue Reading

The Paradox of the Cross – Lifted Up

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up –John 3:14 After nailing Him to the cross they lifted Him up. Jesus, who came from heaven where He was “high and lifted up”, with angels constantly singing His praises, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord […]

Continue Reading