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Reconciling with the Earth: Audubon Covenant Church

Reconciling with the Earth: Audubon Covenant Church by Jordan Cone | August 20, 2019 A swarm of bicycles wind their way through the Florida neighborhood surrounding Audubon Covenant Church, toting an assortment of gardening tools. The cyclists are volunteers with [...]

Five Minutes with Joyce Boggess

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.

Surprised by Joy

Stories That Shaped My Faith Suprised by Joy by Julie Anderson | July 29, 2019 When I was a senior at North Park University, a friend asked me to become his “joy ambassador.” He explained that he wanted me to [...]

Committed to the Dream

Committed to the Dream How his own path to education prepared the retiring CHET president to lead a new generation of Latino and Latina students to serve the church An interview with Ed Delgado by Stan Friedman | July 25, [...]

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Becoming Enough

“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, […]

Trading Office Plants for Sand Castles

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 […]

Naming What’s at Stake

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 […]

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Five for Friday: ‘Up,’ Gun Ownership, God and Country Music

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 […]