Mohrweis joined the camp staff as program director in 2000 and has been […]
A number of years ago I overheard an interesting conversation at my local Starbucks. From what I could gather, it seemed that a sincere Christian was struggling to field questions from an ardent atheist: How can you take the Bible seriously when there are inconsistencies within it? How can you trust a God that would command genocide? Partly I was tempted to chime in, but truthfully, I didn’t have great answers to the questions myself.
CHICAGO, IL (August 17, 2018) – A Nicaraguan man who has worked with Serve Globally to assist Covenant congregations doing mission trips in his country is considering whether to seek political asylum in the U.S., said Dale Lusk, international director […]
CHICAGO, IL (August 17, 2018) – Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those […]
CHICAGO, IL (August 17, 2018) – Alex Rahill, ECC director of church planting, has been named interim executive minister of Start and Strengthen Churches. The Executive Board made the decision based upon the recommendation of ECC president-elect John Wenrich, who […]
COLUMBIA, MO (August 15, 2018) – Bob Smietana, former features editor and frequent contributor to The Covenant Companion, has been named general editor of Religion News Service. “Bob Smietana is one of the most respected religion journalists in the United States,” […]
CHICAGO, IL (August 15, 2018) – The video of Tuesday’s Embrace webinar with Bill Henson is available online for viewing. Henson shared information from his fully updated resource, Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones: Second Edition. He is the founder and […]
CHICAGO, IL (August 15, 2018) – Stephen Chester, North Park Theological Seminary professor of New Testament, discusses his award-winning book, Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives, in an hour-long podcast with OnScript. Christianity Today named the […]
Recently Devyn Chambers Johnson, co-pastor of Community Covenant Church in Springfield, Virginia, hosted a daylong seminar called Talking with Children about Race. She invited fellow Covenanter Rukiya Davis from Windsor Mill, Maryland, to be the presenter. Davis earned a master’s in Christian ministry from North Park Theological Seminary and recently earned her master’s of social work. “From my perspective,” Davis says, “there aren’t a lot of clinically trained people who work with children and families in need inside the church. I want to advocate for people who are caught up in the foster care or assistance systems.”
More than 50 people from Covenant churches, social foundations, and a group of youth leaders from the “Be Peace, Make Peace” project participated in a workshop on trauma led by Elizabeth Pierre, assistant professor of pastoral care at North Park University and Theological Seminary.