The Reckless Love of God

By: Alex Early on Tuesday July 31, 2018

The gospel is for those who have been crushed by the weight of legalism. For those who have tried and tried to earn the favor of God by relentless church attendance, diligent Bible studies, unbroken prayer, and tithing. The gospel is for those who have been content to warm themselves by the fire of...

Keep Swimming in the Love of God for You

By: Alex Early on Tuesday July 24, 2018

The love of God is reckless, pervasive, and unstoppable. The love of God knows no limits or boundaries! Thus far, though billions have tried, none have been able to stop the work of God. The love of God is not reserved for just the rich or just the poor. It is not just for straight people,...

Where is God Calling Me?

By: Alex Early on Tuesday July 10, 2018

Oh that oft-used word in the evangelical circles that I was reared in that brought about such anxiety, fear, and constant second-guessing. My faith, if it can actually be called that, didn't amount to much. I discerned God's calling on my life much like the way I handled the magic 8-ball toy I...

What Are My Feelings For?

By: Alex Early on Thursday June 21, 2018

If I feel one way, does that make me righteous? If I feel another way, does that make me sinful? What exactly are these things that I can't see but can become visible to everyone around? Am I responsible for how I feel? That's a serious question. After all, in the ancient Greco-Roman world...

Trinity: Persons, Not ‘Parts’

By: Alex Early on Tuesday June 5, 2018

I was a student at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. My teacher was a gentleman named Walter Johnson. Dr. Johnson was a tall man, well-bearded, and wore round glasses. (Standard theologian attire). He was very bright and had a wonderful way of helping us students really...

Salvation in Your Final Hour

By: Alex Early on Tuesday May 22, 2018

We sometimes hear about “deathbed conversions,” in which someone repents of sins and confesses faith in Christ in the final moments before their death. Some might question whether such a “last-minute” conversion is legitimate being that the person has supposedly lived a life of sin and is...

This Mother’s Day

By: Alex Early on Tuesday May 8, 2018

Long before 1914, Moses commanded the people of God are to “honor your father and mother” (Ex. 20:12). This Sunday is Mother’s Day and I plan to be honoring my wonderful mother, Bevy, and my beautiful bride, Jana, of 13 years who partners with me in the raising of our two precious children. I...

St. Augustine: The Pear Thief

By: Alex Early on Thursday April 26, 2018

St. Augustine, (354-430 A.D) the Bishop of Hippo (North Africa, Algeria) was no exception. Prior to his conversion to Christ, he lived a wild life, indulging the flesh in every way. Writing book two of his legendary “Confessions”  his mid-40s, he reflects on his teenage years back when he...