"It's all upside down!" was the perfect remark by a 14-year old after our youth group gathered in my cozy study to discuss the story of Christmas.
“These men who are turning the world upside down have now come here, and Jason has welcomed them into his house. They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus.” (Acts 17:6-7) I spent some years as a youth pastor in a larger established church running a big youth program … Continue reading Plotting Revolution at Jason’s House
MainStreet Covenant wants to partner with our parents and provide resources to help nurture the faith of our children beginning in the home. Beyond our wonderful Sunday school ministry and new Jason's House gatherings, we are trying to be proactive in offering things like Tech-Wise Sunday, a Grace-Based Parenting Lifegroup series this past fall, giving each family … Continue reading Partnering with Parents to Raise Godly Kids
On March 10, MainStreet is hosting "Tech-Wise Family" Sunday. Our regular worship service will feature a video presentation by Andy Crouch on his book The Tech-Wise Family. The service will be followed by a luncheon that includes a panel discussion, Q&A and live interaction/discussion with fellow MainStreeters as we share our struggles and offer tips to one … Continue reading Tech-Wise Family Sunday – March 10 @ MainStreet
They found him...sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions...And Jesus grew in wisdom." (Luke 2:46, 52) Jesus was a middle schooler once. Can you imagine that? Popping pimples. Voice cracking. Surging hormones. Changing body. Our stained glass images of a stoic Jesus the Son of God and second person of the … Continue reading Sermon: Growing in Wisdom
A good reminder for a New Year. A repost from about 9 years ago. -JB Somewhere along the way, largely in the wake of the Enlightenment's enthronement of human reason, Christianity morphed into a rational quest for right knowledge and head beliefs. Discipleship naturally became a classroom exercise with teachers, Bible curriculum and eager (and … Continue reading Life’s the Curriculum, You’re the Assignment