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Stories from Appalachia

J.D. Vance’s much talked-about book has been on my reading list for a year now, and it was definitely worth the wait. I wanted to read Hillbilly Elegy primarily for two reasons. 1) It explores the challenges blue-collar America is facing in our post-industrial context, and as a woman from a blue-collar town in western New York, I felt drawn to this theme. […]

Obituary: Paul Sparrman

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (April 24, 2018) – Retired Covenant minister Paul Sparrman died Wednesday, April 18. He was 84. Paul was born February 23, 1934, in Jamestown, New York, to Ernest and Ruth Sparrman. He earned his associate’s degree at […]

Obituary: Robert Peterson

NORTHBROOK, IL (April 24, 2018) – Retired Covenant missionary Robert Peterson, who served in Congo for nearly 40 years, died Sunday. He was 92. Bob was born on December 21, 1925, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned an associate’s degree […]

Embrace Webinar with Greg Coles on Wednesday

CHICAGO, IL (April 23, 2018) – Registration is still open for this week’s Embrace webinar, which will be a conversation with Greg Coles, author of Single Gay Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity. The webinar will be […]

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Five Minutes with Chris Haughee: Helping Kids Heal

Chris Haughee is a Covenant chaplain working at Intermountain Residential, an intensive residential program for children who demonstrate behavioral challenges with campuses in Helena and Kalispell, Montana. Chris and his family attend Headwaters Covenant Church in Helena. He writes about the ministry at intermountainministry.org. […]

Called to Order

Marisol Martínez has served as president of the Evangelical Mission Covenant Church of Mexico since 2014. She was the first short-term missionary the Mexican Covenant Church sent to Spain, where she served for three years. Upon her return to Mexico, she served on the ministry team of the Family Development Foundation in Monterrey. […]

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A Willing Obedience in the Same Reflection

Recently my husband and I tried an experiment with our preadolescent middle child. She has been resisting our authority to the extent that we decided that for two weeks we would give her liberty to make more of her own decisions. […]


Several years back, the hashtag #blessed really took off on social media. Certainly, there were well-meaning folks who tagged themselves #blessed. However, after a while, many began to identify the trend as annoying and slightly ridiculous. […]