Max Curell

Max Curell is associate pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Bloomington. He is married to Annie and they have 3 children.

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Abortion and the Church

We give thanks and praise to God for His kindness in leading the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. Wade. A battle has been won… But there is much work to do. In God’s providence, the men of Evangel Presbytery began writing a document on... read more

How Should We Then Love? (part 1)

I’m forty years old, and anyone my age and younger thinks we are superior because of our technical ability with every new gadget or app. But do we actually love others in the way that we use our technological tools? And are we even capable of meaningful, deep,... read more

The Pearl of Great Price (or, Saying “No”)

All of us have choices we make in life. When have you said “no” to a good opportunity for the sake of your soul, or for the sake of those in your care? Support our work: Support us here! Subscribe here! Download the episode at a separate link... read more

Our Crisis of Authority, part 2

This is the second half of our conversation about the crisis of authority in our culture, and one of the main points we make is about the connection between authority and responsibility. I love the way that Tim ends the conversation: don’t worry about restoring... read more

Our Crisis of Authority, part 1

Today we are going to talk about the crisis of authority in our nation. Whether you’re talking about the president of the United States or dad in the home, you’d have to be living under a rock to miss the fact that there is a general breakdown of trust for those in... read more

Elon Musk is a Wuss (Justification, part 2)

There’s always law and gospel. Elon Musk’s good news is that we can rescue the world from destruction through ingenuity and hard work. But it’s a lie, and Elon Musk is a wuss. God is the one with whom we have to do. You can judge God all you want, but in the end, he’s... read more

Jordan Peterson is a Wuss (Justification, part 1)

Today’s conversation is all about how you can be right with God. This is a topic that I chose because I think it’s so important. I see the whole red pill movement and Jordan Peterson and all that stuff as our culture waking up to our need for law. And compared to the... read more

Older Women Should Teach Younger Women

This is the final part of our conversation about counseling with pastor Josh Knipp, and we spend the time talking about the importance of women in the work of counseling in the church. It is essential for older women to be committed to counseling younger women in the... read more

Who is Competent to Counsel?

Pastors Tim Bayly, Max Curell, Josh Knipp and yours truly tackle the question, “Who is competent to counsel?” Romans 15:14 gives a good answer to the question, but we hope, as the puritans used to say, to “improve the text” in this episode.... read more

De-Mystifying Counseling

Pastor Josh Knipp joins us for a two-part episode on counseling. We start off with a simple question: What is counseling? Letting Go of Anxiety, with Josh and Rachel Knipp The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom And there is no creature hidden from His sight,... read more

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