Gary Walter

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Gary Walter

Gary Walter is the president of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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Trends

A study on Protestant denominations was recently released based on figures compiled by Association of Religion Data Archives. It tracked attendance growth and decline for the years 2000–2010. Of the twenty-seven larger Protestant denominations, which grew the fastest? The Covenant. […]

Persecution

It is hard to grasp that the mere act of reading this column could get you ostracized, arrested, tortured, or killed. But the reality is, in parts of the world the persecution of Christians is fact. And it is increasing. […]

Rachel’s Weeping

I find myself still sighing deeply over the massacre of innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Societally, we have gone through a collective emotional concussion, disorienting and nauseating, which are the two symptoms I remember from my […]

Hymns

Somebody once said the best book of theology many will ever read is a hymnal. That means some of the best theologians who have ever put pen to paper are hymn writers. We need a big worship vocabulary to worship […]

Faithful in Doing

Recently in this column I introduced the theme we are using extensively throughout the Covenant: found faithful. I believe it is the core desire we all share. At our best, each of us simply wants to be found faithful walking […]