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, Western Seminary. He’s passionate about people meeting Jesus, growing in their faith, the Sounders, and cooking. Find out more over at his blog paearly.orgPersonal Site
Books by Alex Early
Articles By Alex Early
You Are Cleansed, Clothed, and Comforted
Tuesday January 15, 2019christian life •
Because the gospel is true, we don’t just hope for cleansing, wish that we could be covered, and dream about being comforted somewhere far off in the distant future.
I Still Need You, Jesus
Thursday January 3, 2019christian life •
Just before he shows us our need, he summons us to “abide in him” (John 15:4). When Jesus tells us to abide in him he’s essentially inviting us into a space of holy familiarity.
Who is Christmas For?
Thursday December 6, 2018incarnation • jesus •
With so many ideas, religions, worldviews, and so on… It can be challenging to remember who Christmas is for.
Yelling at God
Tuesday November 6, 2018christian life • pain & suffering •
Christians are to turn first and most often to God to declare, complain, and pour out our troubles.
Brennan Manning Asks 15 Questions to Examine the Conscience
Thursday October 4, 2018christian life •
I’m slowly reading through Brennan Manning’s very first book, Prophets and Lovers: In Search of the Holy Spirit. Like everything he wrote, it is wonderful. I heard him mention these questions in sermons on a number of occasions. Seeing them again this morning… well… they’re as sobering as they ever were.
The Biggest Question and the Boldest Answer
Tuesday September 18, 2018christian life •
The first question in the Heidelberg Catechism is arguably the biggest question ever asked, and the answer provided is perhaps the boldest answer we could give.
The Reckless Love of God
Tuesday July 31, 2018christian life •
The gospel is for the promiscuous, the vagabond, the throwaway, the not good enough, the overachiever, the proud, the insolent, the angry, the forgotten, the brokenhearted.
Keep Swimming in the Love of God for You
Tuesday July 24, 2018grace 101 •
The entire message of the Bible is a message of grace, hope, forgiveness, and love—all unearned, ill-deserved, and completely without condition!