“It was a service of lament, repentance and prayer as we prayed for […]
By Chris Gehrz This post originally appeared on the blog Pietist Schoolman. Growing up, my favorite two pages in any book were Hymns 381-382 in The Covenant Hymnal (1973): “Day by Day and with Each Passing Moment” and “Children of […]
By Yvonne DeVaughn This column initially appeared in the Women Ministries website. The Eastern Church has a tradition of using icons as a way to enter into a conversation with God. According to Professor Paul de Neui of North Park […]
By Efrem Smith This column has been slightly edited from its original posting on the blog of Efrem Smith. I saw the movie “Straight Outta Compton” recently. The late 1980s and early ’90s rap group NWA is said by many […]
By Melissa Lee Emerson This column has been slightly edited from the new website, Forum: Dialoging with the Covenant Quarterly. The journal is now available online. KANSAS CITY, MO (September 3, 2015) — At first glance, Moses and second-generation Chinese […]
By T. David Beck SACRAMENTO, CA (August 10, 2015) — The number of self-professing Christians in America is continuing to decline. The number of “nones” (people who are affiliated with no particular religion) is on the rise. Should Christians be alarmed?
By Ben Kerns SAN RAFAEL, CA (July 20, 2015) — Ben Kerns is pastor of youth and children at Marin Covenant Church in San Rafael, California. This slightly edited article first appeared on his blog, Average Youth Ministry. Last week I […]
By David Bjorlin CHICAGO, IL David Bjorlin is a pastor of worship at Resurrection Covenant Church in Chicago and adjunct lecturer in worship at North Park Theological Seminary. This article was originally published on the Commission on Biblical Gender Equality […]
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 […]
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.