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CHICAGO, IL (March 2, 2015) — Friday is the deadline to make nominations for executive minister of Make and Deepen Disciples. The position is being filled on an interim basis by Evelyn Johnson. The role incorporates leadership over the previously […]

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CHICAGO, IL (February 26, 2015) — A new certificate in congregational vitality is being launched at North Park Theological Seminary in a partnership with the denomination. “North Park is the only seminary in the world to offer a certificate program […]

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Wintering Through

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I remember making fun of my mom for crying while she listened to “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac, or anytime we heard what I then considered sappy songs. Now I’m the one with tears running down my face at lyrics referring […]

The Deborah Project

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By Brian Wiele Something can be wonderful simply because it’s unremarkable. Early in the book of Judges we read that “Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved them out of the […]

Beware Identity Theft

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My true self is far more than my ethnicity, politics, or occupation. In my formative years I lived in North Idaho. It was the 1980s, and the Idaho panhandle was a hotbed of civil unrest due to the aggressive nature […]

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Telling the Truth

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I served a church where we regularly confessed our sins in unison readings or responsively, followed by words of assurance from one of the pastors. After several months a friend came up to me concerned that always having to confess […]

A Questioning Faith

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For fans of Marilynne Robinson’s fiction (and they are legion), the rural Iowa town of Gilead in the 1950s has become a familiar and cherished landscape for her captivating stories of faith and human nature. In Gilead, the story of […]

FlickPicks: Missions

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This year Friends of World Mission celebrates fifty years of support for global ministry projects, so we asked a few Covenant leaders to share their favorite films on missions. A few of their recommendations: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness […]

Expressions | Rise: Dream City

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Rise: Dream City Tim Anderson, Ink (markers) on paper, 9″ x 11″ The word graffiti comes from the Italian graffiato, which means “scratched.” Early inscriptions and images were often scratched onto the surface of stone walls—communicating stories and sometimes giving […]

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Voices: What I Learned from Marrying Two 92-Year-Olds

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By T. David Beck SACRAMENTO, CA (February 17, 2015) — T. David Beck is pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Sacramento and the author of Luminos: Living the Presence and Power of Jesus. This article is adapted from his blog.  Recently […]

Voices: Doubt - My Faithful Friend

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By Geila Rajaee COLUMBUS, OH (January 28, 2015) – Geila Rajaee is a Covenant chaplain who serves as the manager for spiritual care at Mount Carmel Health. This post originally appeared on the blog Theoloqui. While attending college at a […]

With Great Stories Come Great Responsibility

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I thought I’d kicked Scandal, I really did. Last spring I lost interest, fed up with the ridiculous plot twists and melodramatic speeches that had been a part of my media diet since the show’s debut three years ago. In […]