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.
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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November 3, 2020
False Gospel: “God Knows My Heart”

Many people falsely believe their heart will justify them. But the opposite is true.

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November 2, 2020
False Gospels: An Introduction

Tweak the gospel just a bit and you might get a hearing in a lot of congregations. But a tweaked gospel is no gospel at all.

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April 6, 2020
Is Now the Time to ‘Get Out There and Love People’?

Pastor, now is not the time to drum up false enthusiasm.

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March 21, 2020
What is the Mission of the (Inner-City) Church?

‘Let’s build the Kingdom of God! Let’s transform the community! Let’s impact the city!’

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December 21, 2019
Church Planting or Colonialism?

If you’re seeking to plant or revitalize a church in a poor community, then you should read this book.

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December 9, 2019
Yes, the Doctrine of the Church Matters for Ministry Among the Poor

If you’re trying to reach the poor, I’m guessing church polity isn’t high on your list of priorities. Here’s why it should be.

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