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Max Curell

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

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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

Discipline Is About Authority

Discipline is only effective if you have real authority. We love to hear your feedback! Click here to let us know what you think! Support our work: Support us here! Subscribe here! Download the episode at a separate link... read more

Strike Him With The Rod

Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol. – Proverbs 23:13-14 Support our work: Support us here! Subscribe here! Download the episode at a... read more

Helpful Marriage: Birth Control, part 2

Today, we circle back around and talk about birth control and contraceptives again. We got a little push back from the last episode, and so we hope to clarify, improve, and sharpen our teaching on this very important topic. As you’ll hear Tim say later in the podcast,... read more

Helpful Marriage: True Companionship

Today, we talk about companionship in marriage. Marriage is a mission, and a man and a wife cannot be two ships passing in the night if they hope to complete the mission with any success. Two ships passing in the night is not Christian Marriage. So today in our... read more

Helpful Marriage: Birth Control

The universal testimony of both Scripture and of the Church through the ages has been to oppose the use of birth control. And yet, even the most conservative churches in our country have completely embraced it and consider child-bearing and contraception to simply be... read more

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