Phil Vischer (Veggie Tales) and his law professor brother Rob taught a class that touched on the Black Lives Matter movement, asking and attempting to answer the question, “Why so angry? Isn’t racism over?”
Today we hear a raw and impassioned message by Pastor Greg Boyd challenging the white church to wake up to our nation's Original Sin of racism.
I'm watching America burn, and watching fingers point in all directions. Of course, I'm not a racist. I've never kneeled on anyone's neck or denied housing to anyone. So I'm clean. Right?
Today marks the 7th anniversary of MainStreet Covenant Church's first weekly worship service. I thought this an appropriate occasion to announce the completion of a commemorative book I've produced that details the journey. As you probably know, I love history, and therefore I love probing origins. Any appreciator of the past quickly becomes an appreciator … Continue reading NEW! MainStreet Beginnings Book
How did the first Christians gather and worship? We don't need to guess, or piece a picture together from the sparse comments in the New Testament. We have descriptions from historical sources outside the Bible such as Pliny the Younger, Justin Martyr, Tacitus and Seutonius. Before we read their firsthand accounts, John Gooch gives some … Continue reading Early Christian Worship & Persecution
Reposted from July 2012. -JB This July the City of Mound celebrates her centennial. It’s a time to look back and remember the people and places that have shaped our shared history. As a pastor called to start a church in Mound where I grew up, I’ve been fascinated by the beginnings of other local … Continue reading The Spiritual Legacy of the City of Mound