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Post-Katrina Work Was Covenant’s Biggest Disaster Response

Post-Katrina Work Was Covenant’s Biggest Disaster Response

NEW ORLEANS, LA (August 28, 2015) — The “extreme generosity of Covenant people” was what prompted Covenant World Relief (CWR) to respond to the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago today. It was the first time the organization […]

Missionaries Help Immigrants Who Escaped North Africa Terror

Missionaries Help Immigrants Who Escaped North Africa Terror

CHICAGO, IL (August 28, 2015) — The deaths of nearly 300 people fleeing to Europe to escape desperate conditions in the North African countries in two separate incidents were reported on Thursday. The death toll points to evidence of widespread […]

Ministry in the Shadow of Violence

Ministry in the Shadow of Violence

Ministry in the Shadow of Violence by Ed Gilbreath September 2015 High-profile clashes between whites and blacks throughout the country have escalated tensions in how we talk about law enforcement, violence, and race. Recently the Companion sat down to talk [...]
Top 10 Spiritual Practices for Older Adults

Top 10 Spiritual Practices for Older Adults

By Nancy Gordon Our spirituality is the core of who we are and our way of being in the world. The following is a list of suggested spiritual practices that can deepen our awareness of the essential spiritual nature of […]

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The Poetry of Grief

The Poetry of Grief

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 […]

Why the Church Needs Twitter

Why the Church Needs Twitter

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 […]

Broken

Broken

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 […]

What's Wrong with Today's Youth Ministry?

What’s Wrong with Today’s Youth Ministry?

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) […]

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I Was There When Busing Worked in Ferguson-Florissant District

I Was There When Busing Worked in Ferguson-Florissant District

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 […]

Why I Am (Still) a Pietist

Why I Am (Still) a Pietist

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 […]

Shake Up Your Church Life with One Weird Trick

Shake Up Your Church Life with One Weird Trick

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 […]