Resources by Jim Essian

Jim Essian planted The Paradox Church in 2011, an Acts29 Network church in downtown Fort Worth, and serves as Lead Pastor. Jim played eight years of professional baseball in the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Detroit Tigers organizations, prior to planting. Jim and his wife Heather have been married for 11 years, and they have three girls: Harper Grace, Hollis Jane, and Haddon Faith.

Oct 17, 2015

The Anti-Beatitudes by Jim Essian

Cursed are you when others love you and accept you and say all kinds of good about you because you have moderate, tolerant views of a safe Jesus.

Dec 28, 2015

Navigating the Mess by Jim Essian

Navigating the messiness of our lives and the mess of others brings about a humility and a unity in us that pleases the Spirit.

Feb 22, 2016

Man Does Not Live on Podcasts Alone

Thoughts on the Leader's Prayer Life

The healthy leader feasts from the source and communes with his God.

Mar 8, 2016

Flee Youthful Passions by Jim Essian

Blowing on the Gospel embers of young Timothy’s heart, the Apostle Paul fans into flame the grace-producing calling on the Ephesus disciple-maker.

Jan 28, 2016

Emotional Health in Ministry by Jim Essian

Your pursuit of godliness, of Jesus, must include a pursuit of emotional health.

Aug 18, 2016

Do You Feel Like a Pastoral Fraud? by Jim Essian

Sometimes I wonder if the preacher/pastor me looks like a godly man breathing in the goodness of God. In reality, I feel more like a deflated balloon.

May 5, 2016

Don't Provoke Your Kids by Jim Essian

How do we work for our child in the midst of their selfish desires?

Oct 26, 2015

Before Galaxies Stood Forth, He Knew You by Jim Essian

This is the cosmic love and wisdom of God for you . . .

Jun 21

10 Signs You Are Burning Out by Jim Essian

We are holistic beings who need holistic rest.