Jesus befriended and redeemed Alex when he was 15 years old in Georgia where he grew up and later planted his first church, Four Corners Church. Aside from church planting, Alex has also served as preaching pastor and lead pastor at two larger churches on the West Coast, and has authored two books, “The Reckless Love of God” and “The New Believers Guide to the Christian Faith.” He has been married to his amazing wife Jana for nearly thirteen years. They have two children, Tovah and Jude. Alex holds a BA, Christian Studies, North Greenville University, M.Div. specialization in Christian Thought Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, M.A. Aspects of Biblical Interpretation, London School of Theology, and is a Doctor of Intercultural Studies (Candidate), at Western Seminary. He’s passionate about people meeting Jesus, growing in their faith, the Sounders, and cooking. Find out more over at his blog http://www.alxegesis.comPersonal Site
Books by Alex Early
Articles By Alex Early
The Peach Jolly Rancher
Thursday June 15, 2017christian life •
Do you remember your first Jolly Rancher? 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 plain fun. This one’s fun.
The World to Which He Came
Thursday May 18, 2017christian life •
What kind of world do you think Jesus came to? This is so important for so many reasons. Because of time, space, and the countless fairytales you’ve heard throughout your life, you might be tempted to overlook the fact that the Jesus of Nazareth actually came to this world. The real world.
Jesus Isn’t Superman
Thursday April 13, 2017christian life •
But Jesus isn’t Superman. In Christianity, Jesus not only saves us, but remains with us and takes on the role of being our Lord for every moment of every day starting with the present moment and extending throughout all eternity. Lordship implies that someone else is in charge, leading, and in total control.
Covenant > Contract
Thursday February 16, 2017
God didn’t draft a contract with Abram or with you. God entered a covenant, saying, “I’m committed to your good no matter how many times you fail, how many times you break my heart. I will lovingly abide with you through unmet expectations. I will bleed for this.”
Healing our Image of God as Father
Thursday January 21, 2016christian life • family • pain & suffering • relationships •
Many people grew up with an abusive father, negligent father, or an absent father. For some, tragedy struck and our fathers died way too early leaving some questions unanswered, conflicts unresolved, and memories never made. Thus, for countless squirming saints in the Church, the idea of having or even wanting an intimate relationship with God as “Father” is not only incomprehensible; it is altogether repulsive.
God Has No Potential
Thursday December 31, 2015christian life •
You and I live in a constant state of change. People, circumstances, and our physical environment are all we know through our five senses and by observing the natural sciences. These are always in a constant flux, an ebb and flow of change, things appear to settle into being constant only to turn and change again.
God Seriously Loves You!
Thursday November 26, 2015grace 101 •
The entire message of the Bible is a message of grace, hope, forgiveness, and love – all unearned, ill deserved, and completely without condition! The love of God is reckless, pervasive, and unstoppable.
The Reckless Love of God
Saturday September 19, 2015jesus •
The love of God is not some old, dusty, theological concept that is to be confined to seminary libraries, desert fathers, or just a few elect mystics that “really get it.” It’s for the good, the not- so-good, and the flat-out bad folks that make up this world.