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President Walter Responds to the Charleston Tragedy

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Presidente Walter Responde a la Tragedia de Charleston

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ACCW Presents Three Awards

ACCW Presents Three Awards

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 27, 2015) – Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women (ACCW) presented three awards during the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Ministerium meeting as part of the 130th Annual Meeting of the ECC.

A Call to Worship for the Tragedy in Charleston

A Call to Worship for the Tragedy in Charleston

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 26, 2015) – In what has been one of the most emotional moments of the 130th Annual Meeting of The Evangelical Covenant Church, delegates participated in a litany expressing empathy for and solidarity with the victims […]

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Back Where We Started

Back Where We Started

Back Where We Started How our idea of vocation keeps us from experiencing a full life By Nancy Nordenson June 2015 Once, I came across a labyrinth on a hill far from home. It was my first “life-sized” one. A [...]
His Eye Is on the Salmon

His Eye Is on the Salmon

Some Christians worry that too much focus on creation care will take us away from the gospel. Here 's why they're wrong. By James Amadon May 2015 In the Pacific Northwest, where I live, salmon is a major symbol and [...]
Jesus, Take This Cup From Me

Jesus, Take This Cup From Me

My church thought I was the good mom who had it all together. What would they do if they knew I was an alcoholic? By Dana Bowman May 2015 Sunday morning. I am sitting with my husband awaiting communion. My [...]
A Year of Living Psalmfully

A Year of Living Psalmfully

How the Glen Ellyn Evangelical Covenant Church got serious about finding new and creative ways to worship By Don Holt May 2016 The unmistakable sounds of bluegrass wash over the room. There’s a mandolin, a dobro, two guitars, and a fiddle [...]

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Words of Engagement: Forgiveness - A Learning Curve

Words of Engagement: Forgiveness – A Learning Curve

The will to embrace—love—sheds the light of knowledge by the fire it carries with it,” writes theologian Miroslav Volf in his essay “Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Justice.” “Our eyes need the light of this fire to perceive any justice in the […]

In the Mix: The Refusal to Choose Is Itself a Choice

In the Mix: The Refusal to Choose Is Itself a Choice

I’ve always had kind of a subversive streak, which is why sometimes things crack me up in the Bible that aren’t meant to be funny. Take Joshua 24:15—an iconic verse, stitched onto framed doilies and Instagrammed with hashtags across America: […]

All the Days: Let the Little Ones Come

All the Days: Let the Little Ones Come

Once upon a time, I was a stay-at-home mom to three children under the age of four. I adored my babies, found my toddlers fascinating, really loved engaging with my elementary students, and somehow survived my teenagers. But those preschool […]

Prodigal Pilgrim: #reentry

Prodigal Pilgrim: #reentry

For the past six glorious months I’ve been on sabbatical. It was truly a gift—paid time off, sent and blessed by my employer, protected time away from the daily responsibilities of my job to disconnect and rest. I had a […]