Hi, I’m Jeff Medders and I’m the Pastor of Preaching and Theology at Redeemer Church in Tomball, TX, right outside of Houston. I’m married and have two kiddos. I write books and articles, and I talk about writing too. I’m also a Ph.D. student in Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
For too long, Calvinism has been linked to arrogance, pride, and being a jerk. Why is that? Shouldn’t the doctrines of grace should make us gracious people? In this book, I show how the teachings of Calvinism should make us more like Jesus, humble and gentle. The most important five-letter word in Calvinism isn’t TULIP—it’s Jesus.
I hope Jeff’s book will be used by God to renew a spirit of gentleness and humility among us, and will encourage those who have rejected these beautiful beliefs to consider them anew.Matt Chandler | Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas; President, Acts 29
Maybe in another generation the term “humble Calvinism” won’t seem like such an oxymoron. If so, this encouraging and challenging book will have been used by God to help us live up to what we believe.Collin Hansen, Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition; author, Young, Restless, and Reformed and Blind Spots
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I’m tired of people talking about the gospel as if it were a syllogism on a whiteboard. The gospel ought to give us a dry mouth and hands trembling with joyful exuberance. If the gospel has become something routine to you, not the kind of good news that lights up a Galilean sky with angels, read this book with expectation. J. A. Medders is a pastor, a leader, and, most importantly, a cross-bearing student of a rabbi king who isn’t dead anymore. His enthusiasm can shake you out of routine and toward glory.Russell D. Moore, President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention
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