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Wanted: Covenant Songwriters

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WENATCHEE, WA (March 6, 2015) — “If Covenant songwriters don’t write new songs that remember and celebrate what it means to be followers of Christ in the Covenant church, who will?” Andrew Thompson wonders. That’s why he and other worship […]

Grand Forks Church Purchases Mall

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GRAND FORKS, ND (March 5, 2015) — Hope Evangelical Covenant Church has agreed to purchase Grand Cities Mall, where it has met for nearly 20 years. The church expects to complete the deal by the end of the month. The […]

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The Elements of Worship

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Praise. Prayer. Teaching. Giving. Why what we do when we gather is more than the sum of its parts. By Todd E. Johnson On the first day of my basic worship course, I go over the learning outcomes I have […]

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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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 hands of their […]

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Review: 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 […]

Review: 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: A Wake-up Call — Children and the Church

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MEDELLÍN, COLOMBIA (March 5, 2015) — Katie and Julio Isaza are Covenant project missionaries helping with local church planting and leadership development. This article, written by Katie, was recently posted on the couple’s blog. He called a little child to […]

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 […]