The Gracelings

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The Gracelings are a group of like-minded writers and artists who hold to Free Grace theology and want to share that message of liberating grace to whoever will simply believe it.

Shawn Lazar is the Editor of Grace in Focus Magazine, Director of Publications for Grace Evangelical Society, and the associate pastor at Gateway United Baptist Church in Denton, TX. He received a BTh at McGill University and an MA from the Free University, Amsterdam.

Jeremy Myers writes, blogs, and podcasts at, where he also hosts an online discipleship group. He works as a prison chaplain and received a Bachelors from Moody Bible Institute and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jeremy lives in Oregon with his wife and three daughters.

Lucas Kitchen is a writer and filmmaker for and He attends Liberty University.

Steve Dehner is a Northwest author and speaker who grew up in Portland, Missoula, Montana, and Seattle. He writes across several genres, including essays, articles, and reviews. His first book, At a Loss: How You Can Help a Grieving Friend, was recently published by Greentown Press. He lives with his family in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he is working on his first novel. See more at

Kent Young serves in his home assembly in Tallahassee, FL, where he lives with his family. His published works have been extensions of his teaching ministry in the assembly. He has also written as a guest contributor for and

Joe Filer is an author, speaker, and church planter. Born in Shamong, N.J. he now lives in Lehi, Utah with his wife of 24 years and their two teen boys. His first book was recently published by Freedom Church Movement: Freedom: Your Best Year Yet. Living the Abundant Christian Life. Joe has been a church planter since 2008 and is currently a missionary in Utah planting underground churches that meet in homes and some pretty unusual places. Joe is also helping to coach 18 church planters in China.

Grant Hawley is Pastor of Bold Grace Fellowship, Director of Bold Grace Ministries, and the author of many books on grace, discipleship, and other topics. Grant is serving as the executive editor of the upcoming peer-reviewed theological journal from Grace School of Theology and Free Grace Alliance. Grant is also a member of the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics and of the Executive Council for the Free Grace Alliance. He lives in Allen, TX with his wife, Tamara, and son, Rock.

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