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Obituary: Carl J. King

Obituary: Carl J. King

SPOKANE, WA (September 3, 2015) — Retired Covenant pastor Carl Joseph King, 86, died Wednesday. He was born on December 29, 1929, to Walter and Anna King in Green City, Missouri.

Nominate Your Mentor

Nominate Your Mentor

Where would Joshua be without Moses? Helen Keller without Anne Sullivan? What about Barney Fife without Andy Taylor? Mentors shape who we are. They encourage us, ground us, and guide us as we live into who we are and who […]

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The Poetry of Grief

The Poetry of Grief

By Elise Steel My faith journey started when I was seventeen years old. I thought God had complete control of the world—so much control that once someone became a Christian, bad things no longer happened to him or her. Life […]

Why the Church Needs Twitter

Why the Church Needs Twitter

By Hauna Ondrey In 1929 Olga Lindborg, assistant Sunday-school secretary for the Covenant, suggested that the new media of film “carries the future in its bosom” and so should be “sanctified” for use in the church, rather than condemned in […]

Broken

Broken

By Dana Bowman Depending on how you look at it, my son Henry is either very brave or very reckless. It is five o’clock in the afternoon. I have no idea what to prepare for dinner, and we’re all dying […]

What's Wrong with Today's Youth Ministry?

What’s Wrong with Today’s Youth Ministry?

By Josh Hiben Growing up in a non-practicing Christian family, I never attended church until my friend Steve invited me to youth group when I was in middle school. We played balloon basketball my first night, and gradually Bloomington (Minnesota) […]

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I Was There When Busing Worked in Ferguson-Florissant District

I Was There When Busing Worked in Ferguson-Florissant District

By Stan Friedman CHICAGO, IL (August 12, 2015) — I grew up in Florissant, Missouri, a neighboring community to Ferguson, and attended schools in the Ferguson-Florissant district where I graduated from McCluer North High School in 1979. I’ve struggled to […]

Why I Am (Still) a Pietist

Why I Am (Still) a Pietist

By John E. Phelan Jr. From 1618 until 1648, Europe experienced one of the most brutal, bloody, and destructive wars in an already long and bloody history. It was subsequently called the Thirty Years War. It began as a conflict […]

Shake Up Your Church Life with One Weird Trick

Shake Up Your Church Life with One Weird Trick

Sure, that’s a click-baity title, but it got you to read, right? (Never mind that there’s no clicking in print media, you knew what I meant.) Forgive the crass opening, but that’s an attitude I’ve seen from church leaders sometimes. Whatever […]