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standard Marisol Martinez Receives NPTS Distinguished Alumni Award

DENVER, CO (January 29, 2015) —Marisol Martinez, the first woman to become the president of the Covenant Church of the Central and South Districts of Mexico (IEMP), was presented the 2015 North Park Theological Seminary Alumni Award for Distinguished Service […]

Roundup from President’s Update, Video Online

standard Roundup from President’s Update, Video Online

By Stan Friedman DENVER, CO (January 27, 2015) – President Gary Walter presented his yearly Covenant Update to the roughly 1,000 Covenant ministers attending the Midwinter Conference on Tuesday. A video of the entire update can be viewed here. The […]

Retiring Leaders Honored; Cecilia Williams Nominated for LMDJ

standard Retiring Leaders Honored; Cecilia Williams Nominated for LMDJ

By Stan Friedman DENVER, CO (January 28, 2015) – Leadership transitions were a key component of President Gary Walter’s Covenant Update Tuesday afternoon at the Midwinter Conference. Video. Curt Peterson concludes his ministry as Executive Minister of Serve Globally, which […]

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standard Pastor to Serve as Foster Parent for Unaccompanied Minors

By Stan Friedman MUSKEGON, MI (January 5, 2015) — Editors note: Since the beginning of the year, some 70,000 unaccompanied minors, most of them from Honduras and El Salvador, fled to the United States to escape extreme violence and poverty in their […]

Pastor, Church Help Immigrants While Awaiting Hearings

standard Pastor, Church Help Immigrants While Awaiting Hearings

By Stan Friedman TORRANCE, CA (January 2, 2014) — Editors note: Since the beginning of the year, some 70,000 unaccompanied minors, most of them from Honduras and El Salvador, fled to the United States to escape extreme violence and poverty in […]

El CHET: La Familia de la Fe

standard El CHET: La Familia de la Fe

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos offers its students more than an education. “El gran amor del Señor nunca se acaba, y su compasión jamás se agota. Cada mañana se renuevan sus bondades; ¡muy grande es […]

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Expressions | Rise: Dream City

standard Expressions | Rise: Dream City

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 […]

Author Releases Project with ‘Title Pending’

standard Author Releases Project with ‘Title Pending’

By Stan Friedman CONCORD, CA (January 2, 2015) — Justin McRoberts’ latest book Title Pending: Things I Think About While I’m Creating may sound like some sort of vanity project, but it really is an exhortation for people to live out […]

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Voices: Doubt - My Faithful Friend

standard Voices: Doubt – My Faithful Friend

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

standard With Great Stories Come Great Responsibility

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 […]

From Valleys to Green Pastures

standard From Valleys to Green Pastures

When I was a nine-year-old Sunday-school student memorizing Scripture verses in the basement of an old brownstone church in downtown Los Angeles, I didn’t imagine any value to those efforts other than a few shiny gold stars. I never dreamed […]

Tiptoeing through the Tension

standard Tiptoeing through the Tension

I’m afraid I need some more personal consecration before my husband and I retire. Peter recently had a surgery that gave me an opportunity (i.e., required me) to help him eat, get dressed, and change bloody bandages while I managed […]