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Jeremy Berg

Dr. Jeremy Berg is the founding and lead pastor of MainStreet Covenant Church and Professor of Bible & Theology at Solid Rock Discipleship School in Minnesota. Jeremy earned a Doctorate in New Testament Context with Dr. Scot McKnight at Northern Seminary and holds a MA in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary, and BA in Biblical Studies from Bethel University. He and his wife, Kjerstin, have three kids, Peter, Isaak and Abigail.

The Word is Dynamite

God’s Word to us doesn’t always have shiny wrapping and a big red bow attached. God’s Word isn’t always warm and fuzzy. God’s Word sometimes needs to hit us like a ton of bricks. When we open our Bibles we stumble into an old library full of stories of holy confrontations and sacred summons.

Cicero on How To Be A Friend

In the year 44 BC, Cicero was in his sixties — an old man by Roman standards — living on his farm outside of Rome removed from political power by the dictatorship of Julius Caesar. He turned to writing to ease the pain of exile and the recent loss of his beloved daughter. Among these works was a short essay on friendship dedicated to Atticus.