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Grace in the Waiting Space

Grace in the Waiting Space Stories of Ministry in a Time Apart July 10, 2020 Whether a crisis is personal or communal, it’s the stories that emerge from that difficulty that educate us. It’s the stories that restore our priorities. [...]

Reimagining Church

In May, when churches were in the second month of a nationwide shut- down, John Wenrich, president of the Evangelical Covenant Church, sat down with Ed Stetzer, contributing editor for Christianity Today, executive director of Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, and interim teaching pastor at Moody Church in Chicago, to talk about ministry and leadership.

Obituary: Robert S. Thornbloom—Updated Service Details

By Bob Smietana NORTHBROOK, IL (June 6, 2020) – Robert S. Thornbloom, retired Covenant missionary engineer whose life was devoted to the work of the church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, died Wednesday, June 3, from complications of […]

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Grace in the Waiting Space

Grace in the Waiting Space Stories of Ministry in a Time Apart July 10, 2020 Whether a crisis is personal or communal, it’s the stories that emerge from that difficulty that educate us. It’s the stories that restore our priorities. [...]

Reimagining Church

In May, when churches were in the second month of a nationwide shut- down, John Wenrich, president of the Evangelical Covenant Church, sat down with Ed Stetzer, contributing editor for Christianity Today, executive director of Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, and interim teaching pastor at Moody Church in Chicago, to talk about ministry and leadership.

A Raven of Hope

Covenant pastor Tim Hawkinson finds direction on an anxious, uncharted road.

The Value of Sacrifice

Covenant pastor Mike Guerrero finds Scripture coming to life in a grocery store produce aisle

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The Lord Is My Smartphone

One of the challenges every pastor has is to present God’s word in a way that is relatable to people in their everyday context. It requires the skill of cultural exegesis—learning the nuances of a culture in order to accurately […]

Our Place in the Race

I sat in a room full of church staff as we mourned the loss of a young person to gun violence. One of the women present expressed that she found relief in the fact that through our ministry programs, we [...]

I Promise This One Is Worth Reading (Maybe)

Holly and I have settled into an unofficial practice that accompanies our television viewing: we often find ourselves rating the promises we see onscreen. You know on a cop show when there’s a brutal killing, and the detective assigned to […]

Can I Be Honest?

I had that “I’m so out of touch these days” feeling recently when I learned that “tbh” in Instagram context didn’t actually mean what I thought it did. Pre-social media, when one began a statement with “to be honest,” it […]