Doctrine, Demons & Disciples (Skye Jethani)

By Skye Jethani | With God Daily Devotional In my previous role as an editor at Christianity Today, I had the opportunity to engage many Christian leaders and to see “behind the curtain” of numerous ministries. Often I came away from these encounters deeply encouraged and grateful. Sometimes I did not. Occasionally, my time with…

Coming to the History Channel

My professor, Scot Mcknight, is a series advisor for this upcoming special in March. He says, “I have read the scripts and I have seen the episodes. This is a story of Jesus unlike I’ve ever seen from The History Channel.” I’m looking forward to checking it out, as I have seen many History Channel…

Tech-Wise Family Resources

Last week we held a Tech-Wise Sunday at MainStreet featuring a message by Andy Crouch based on his book The Tech-Wise Family. You can watch the entire presentation below. The first 60 minutes of the video is Andy’s main talk, and the second half is the panel discussion we enjoyed over lunch. (Thanks to The…

CrossRoad 4: Temptations

This Lent we’re exploring how the Cross was not just the way Jesus died, but also the new pattern for how Jesus’ followers are supposed to live. We’re called to not only embrace the CrossEvent, but also learn to walk the CrossRoad. The season of Lent begins with Jesus being tempted by Satan to bring His…

CrossRoad 3: The Foolishness of the Cross

When the last shovel of dirt is tossed onto my grave and the benediction has been read, I want people to walk to their cars and drive back to the church for cold sandwiches thinking, “He took Jesus at his words, did his best to pursue His Kingdom and live by cross-wisdom — leaving the…

Counting the Cost (Skye Jethani)

Last night a handful for MainStreeters gathered on Ash Wednesday to watch the movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ.” We all came away amazed at what it cost to be a Christian in first century Rome — that is, often your very life! Better than any Bible film I’ve seen, this one beautifully portrays how the early…

Books I’ve Been Reading

Here’s some books I’ve been reading lately (aside from school reading). Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the forty-first president and his family, Meacham paints an intimate and surprising…

CrossRoad 2: Did the Disciples get it?

Last time I opened up a bit about the journey I took to have my thinking reshaped by the cross. Jesus slowly chipped away at some long held convictions and values I had been brought up with. The largest pill to swallow was learning to let Jesus’ strange commands have more sway than the common…