The Paradox Church


Parenting: What is our Chief Aim?

by Pastor Jim Essian “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4) First, let us see to what end our parenting is aiming and take a closer look at the key that unlocks this verse: “. . . of the Lord.” The Apostle […]

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The Narrative of Relative Morality

  “What is strong wins: that is the universal law.” – Nietzche, Notes “There are no facts, only interpretations” – Nietzche, Notebooks In the 21st century, it is doubtful that there are any who have not encountered the idea of non-absolute morality. Non-absolute, or relative, morality is a system of right and wrong, which is […]

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Resources for God’s Story and Lenses

We all view the world through glasses, through a narrative, a story, that helps us interpret the culture we breathe in and breathe out. We are all culture makers and culture exegetes—that is, we participate in the making of our culture and, at the same time, we are constantly making value and moral judgements of […]

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New Series – Worldview: Seeing the World in Light of the Gospel

by Pastor Jim Essian This Sunday we start our Fall sermon series, Worldview. Our hope for us is that we would be equipped to put on Gospel lenses by which we can see all that is happening in the world around us. As C.S Lewis has said, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that […]

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