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Alaska Covenanters Make Historic Vote

Alaska Covenanters Make Historic Vote

ELIM, AK (March 31, 2015) — It was fitting that pastors and delegates to the Annual Meeting each brought a stone from their villages to the gathering last week, when they voted to change the status of the Evangelical Covenant […]

Covenanters Challenge Graham Comments

Covenanters Challenge Graham Comments

OAKLAND, CA (MARCH 26, 2015) – Four Covenanters, including former Pacific Southwest Conference Superintendent Efrem Smith, were among the authors of an open letter that takes Franklin Graham to task for a widely read recent blog post in which he […]

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Voices of the Resurrection

Voices of the Resurrection

Sara Sosa takes the well-known stories of Easter and offers a glimpse into how those closest to Jesus might have experienced it. Mary, witness to the Resurrection When I said yes, I was just a child, eager to please. You [...]
Singing Those Worship Leader Blues

Singing Those Worship Leader Blues

I love music. It’s a wonderful gift, and as both a listener and a musician, I take it very personally. But sometimes the things we love most can also cause our deepest pain. Lately I’ve noticed a sense of resignation […]

Big Q - Wanted: The Ideal Commencement Speaker

Big Q – Wanted: The Ideal Commencement Speaker

CHICAGO, IL (March 18, 2015) – With March half over, spring really is almost here. There’s the promise of warmer temperatures, leaves on the trees, and green grass. But there probably are few people happier than graduating college and university […]

Worship Wise

Worship Wise

The Companion asked a handful of worship leaders and members of the Commission on Worship to share their thoughts on Covenant worship – how they plan, whether we should have a new hymnal, and how they see worship changing in […]

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Review: Telling the Truth

Review: Telling the Truth

I served a church where we regularly confessed our sins in unison readings or responsively, followed by words of assurance from one of the pastors. After several months a friend came up to me concerned that always having to confess […]

Review: A Questioning Faith

Review: A Questioning Faith

For fans of Marilynne Robinson’s fiction (and they are legion), the rural Iowa town of Gilead in the 1950s has become a familiar and cherished landscape for her captivating stories of faith and human nature. In Gilead, the story of […]

FlickPicks: Missions

FlickPicks: Missions

This year Friends of World Mission celebrates fifty years of support for global ministry projects, so we asked a few Covenant leaders to share their favorite films on missions. A few of their recommendations: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness […]

Expressions | Rise: Dream City

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 […]

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Cathy Norman Peterson: This is My Body, Broken

Cathy Norman Peterson: This is My Body, Broken

I used to steal my sister’s clothes in high school. My entrepreneurial brother was happy to rent us his sweaters for $5 a day, but my sister and I were a bit less methodical. Many mornings after she left for […]

Bobby Gruenewald: It’s Your Serve

Bobby Gruenewald: It’s Your Serve

My first desk at LifeChurch.tv was an old door balanced on cinder blocks. I shared an office that was tucked away in a dark corner of the building. Just starting out in ministry, I was 24 years old.

Voices: Dear Young Worship Leader

Voices: Dear Young Worship Leader

LAKEBAY, WA (March 10, 2015) — Dan Whitmarsh is pastor at Lakebay Community Church in Lakebay, Washington. This article was recently published on the Worship Connect blog. We recently had a worship intern from a local Christian college. Here are […]

Voices: A Wake-up Call — Children and the Church

Voices: A Wake-up Call — Children and the Church

MEDELLÍN, COLOMBIA (March 5, 2015) — Katie and Julio Isaza are Covenant project missionaries helping with local church planting and leadership development. This article, written by Katie, was recently posted on the couple’s blog. By Katie Isaza He called a […]