Why and How to Go to Church

By: Alex Early on Tuesday November 28, 2017

However, after serving as a pastor over the last ten years, I’ve seen that it’s the simple things that matter. Just as Jesus emphasized the power of faith even as small as a mustard seed (Matt. 17:20, Luke 17:6), a simple thing like a lack of church participation will grow into...

Friendship: Escaping the Squirrel Cage

By: Alex Early on Thursday November 16, 2017

(Part One of the is series can be found here.) Finding and maintaining healthy friendships really isn’t on the priority list for most Americans. Getting an education, a job, a home, and so on are the essentials while meaningful friendships (the ones that progress beyond happy hour) are...

Friendship: Real Wealth

By: Alex Early on Thursday November 2, 2017

This week we learned a few things about what Solomon has to say about the ever so important subject and experience of Friendship. Friendship is a gift that God has given to humanity and obviously isn’t something unique to the Church alone. Regardless of faith, age, race,...

Pray Like Children

By: Alex Early on Thursday October 5, 2017

Jesus said "Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 18:3).   Not theologians. Not missionaries. Not rabbis. Not church planters. Not millionaires. Not geniuses. Not famous. Not scholars. Not busy bodies. Not know-it-alls....

A Ragamuffin’s Prayer

By: Alex Early on Tuesday September 12, 2017

Yes I do. In fact, I expected worse out of you than you expected out of yourself.   Jesus, what if I don’t ever get any better? I’ll always love you.    Jesus, what if I do it again? We’ll cross that bridge when we get there. I’ve got a plan.    Jesus, what if I just...

God Seriously Loves You!

By: Alex Early on Tuesday August 22, 2017

The love of God has yet to meet its limit, boundary, or match! Thus far, though billions of tried, none have been able to stop the work of God, Satan couldn’t destroy the Son of God, and what prevails in the end is the Church of God.  The love of God is not reserved for just the...

I Am A Child of God and I Have A.D.D.

By: Alex Early on Tuesday July 25, 2017

I had no idea that at the age of 37, I would be drawing from this part of my life in very practical ways to serve the people of Redemption Church here in Seattle. What a great God we serve and wonderful people we get to share life with!  What do Attention Deficit Disorders have to do with...

The Peach Jolly Rancher

By: Alex Early on Thursday June 15, 2017

The candy that could make your day or break your teeth is one that I’ll never forget. It's funny being 36 years old and a father of two that somehow lately memories that have been tucked away in the outskirts of my mind are being dislodged. Some are painful, some are beautiful, and some are just...