Gary Walter

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Gary Walter

Gary Walter is the president of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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Be It Resolved

Our Annual Meeting each June is more than a business meeting. We do gather to make important decisions around the mission we share, but we also have inspiring worship services, great preaching, practical seminars, celebrations of what God is doing, […]

A God-first Life

My dad turned ninety last month. He is in remarkable health, a picture of fitness, playing tennis every day. Indeed, in 2014 there is a strong likelihood he will be ranked as a top five singles players nationally for his […]

Godisnowhere

What do the following letters spell? Godisnowhere. Some will say, “God is nowhere.” But the exact same sequence of letters can be read as, “God is now here.” Perspective really does matter. At the time of Mary’s conception, the reassuring […]

Clearly Generous

Communication comes with no guarantees. A message sent does not necessarily equate a message received. I quip that a pastor will say to me, “How come I didn’t know about that? And by the way, quit sending me so much […]

Differing Realities

Gary Walter is president of the Evangelical Covenant Church. One challenge for a monthly column is timeliness. Given lead time, a piece might not be printed until weeks after a significant event has taken place. That delay can also be […]

Marks of a Denomination

At a recent gathering of leaders from several denominations, I was asked to talk on “what makes a denomination a denomination.” In other words, if you dropped an ounce of denomination into a spectrometer, what chemical ingredients would be revealed? […]