When Joyce Boggess began researching her ancestry, she never expected to find herself face to face with the descendants of the Southern family who once enslaved her family. Now, with a calm resolve, Joyce seeks opportunities to share stories of African American history—her own family’s and those of her hometown, Freeport, Illinois.
“Enough” is not a word that typically inspires. Perhaps we’ve had enough of something negative—“enough already.” Or maybe we’ve reached the minimum threshold of something positive—“good enough.” But when is something, or someone, simply enough? Prior to entering vocational ministry, […]
In the latest chapter of my ministry journey, I’m now in the beginning stages of trying to plant a church. The existing congregation I serve is not capable of growing into the kind of diverse, welcoming, multigenerational church it wants […]
Nowadays every flight between McAllen, Texas, and Dallas or Houston carries some Central Americans […]
I WAS STUNNED to learn that as recently as the 20th century, some infant girls in Korea, particularly those born into poor families, were not given names by their parents—ever. These nameless girls were born unwanted in a society that […]
Evangelical Covenant Churches in Argentina are bracing for more national economic upheaval while also preparing to continue serving the poor
The Freedom from Religion Foundation, or FFRF, dropped its litigation to have the clergy housing allowance declared unconstitutional.
CHICAGO, IL (June 7, 2019) – Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos that may be of interest to others. Each Friday Covenant News Service posts five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion […]
North Park Theological Seminary professor Soong-Chan Rah and his eighteen-year-old daughter, Annah, plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, this July in an effort to encourage people to sponsor children through Covenant Kids Congo (CKC).