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.

Sep 1

Honoring Those We Disagree With by Jim Essian

In our post-Christian culture, Christians sometimes get caught up in playing too nice with ideas, out of a desire to play nice with people.

Dec 14

The Christmas Story in a #MeToo Age by Jim Essian

This culture of abusive authority makes the Advent season all the more a breath of fresh air.

Nov 16

Dont Apologize For The Bible by Jim Essian

Know the Scriptures and the power of God, and trust that God to reveal his beauty to those you are witnessing to.

Nov 16

Don’t Apologize For The Bible by Jim Essian

Know the Scriptures and the power of God, and trust that God to reveal his beauty to those you are witnessing to.

Oct 23

Skeptics Don’t Hum by Jim Essian

The wonders of God are inexhaustible and unsearchable, but are within our reach to enjoy.

Oct 4

The Pastor and His Words at Home by Jim Essian

I carefully study, edit, prepare, and pray over my sermon every week. What would it look like to prepare and pray about the words I speak at home?

Sep 20

Emotional Intimacy by Jim Essian

Being safe emotionally is the thing that all other things in a marriage depend on.

Jul 2

Leading Through Change by Jim Essian

You could completely bomb this change challenge that’s before you. I mean fall-on-your-face fail. And God’s love for you will not change.

Aug 30

On Hard Work, Prayer, and Grace by Jim Essian

Jesus’ sinlessness and corresponding righteousness mean he never wasted a second in disobedience outside of God’s decreed will. 

Jun 21

10 Signs You Are Burning Out by Jim Essian

We are holistic beings who need holistic rest.