The Author

​J. A. Medders is the pastor of preaching and theology at Redeemer Church in Tomball, Texas. He writes at and hosts Home Row: A Podcast on Writing with Writers. He is the author of Humble Calvinism: If I Know the 5 Points But Have Not Love . . . (The Good Book Company, 2019) Gospel Formed: Living a Grace-Addicted, Truth-Filled, Jesus-Exalting Life (Kregel, 2014) and Rooted: Theology for Growing Christians (Rainer, 2016). You can follow him on Twitter.

Maturity Matters in Church Planting

A good church-planting pastor will be many things, but none is more important than this one thing.

Calvinism and Church Planting Are Old Friends

God’s high-wattage grace is too good to hoard. Let

Silicon Valley Is Not Our Model for Church Planting

Let’s plant churches in such a way that we

How Gospel Focus Fuels Neighbor Love

Tony Merida talks with J.A. Medders on the centrality

From the Flooded Grounds of Houston

Christians, we should be at our best when affliction