Author: Joel Kurz

Joel Kurz is pastor of The Garden Church in Baltimore, Maryland and the director of ONE HOPE. He’s married to Jess and they have four children. You can follow him on Twitter.
May 11, 2021
Four Ways the Gospel Deals With the Damage Done by Abuse

The abused need to be released from all kinds of shame, and the gospel has that power.

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May 4, 2021
The Damage Done By Abuse

Inability to connect. Constant fear and mistrust. Deep insecurities. And, more than anything, shame.

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April 14, 2021
How Living Near Your Church Can Enrich Its Health (and Yours)

When you live near your church and other church members, the more training will happen by imitation.

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April 6, 2021
Why (Many) Christians Don’t Live Near Their Church (Part Two)

Why don’t Christians think about living near their church?

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April 3, 2021
The Day Jesus Was Dead

In the confusion and perplexity of life, the burial of Jesus Christ is a call to trust God no matter the situation.

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March 31, 2021
Intentionally Living Near Your Church: Why Don’t More People Do It?

There are several common reasons why many Christians don’t live near the church they attend.

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December 31, 2020
God Was In Control of 2020

How can God’s control be compatible with 2020?

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November 6, 2020
False Gospel: “Change the Community”

A changed community is not the gospel.

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November 5, 2020
False Gospel: “I Gotta Get Myself Together”

The I-Gotta-Get-Myself-Together gospel says: “Clean up the outside before Jesus cleans up the inside.”

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November 4, 2020
False Gospel: “Cut Off Toxic People”

Jesus was surrounded by and served toxic people. We’re called to follow Him.

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