CHICAGO, IL (September 4, 2015) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is […]
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.
ST. PAUL, MN (September 2, 2015) — The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education might sound like a pretty heady title for a book. In fact, the volume of essays edited by Covenanter Chris Gehrz is the culmination of an […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
By T. David Beck SACRAMENTO, CA (August 10, 2015) — The number of self-professing Christians in America is continuing to decline. The number of “nones” (people who are affiliated with no particular religion) is on the rise. Should Christians be alarmed?
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 […]
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 […]