Christians often say that God has a “wonderful plan” for our lives. I don’t believe that’s true. […]
By Linda Sladkey Covenant missionary Randy Bevis spent years in Thailand using his aquaculture background helping villagers establish fish that provided a source of income as well as food. Now, with his new non-profit, In-Seine, he is taking that expertise […]
Walter Brueggemann is one of those rare authors who transcends reductive labels (liberal/conservative, mainline/evangelical) by paying attention to the Bible’s irreducible word. Like the prophets he passionately interprets in his dozens of books and hundreds of articles, Brueggemann is on […]
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 […]
As we approach the end of the year, churches and nonprofits are seeking annual donations, just as merchants and shopkeepers are hoping we’ll spend enough to keep them in the black for another year. In the church, we know our […]
By Kristi Ivanoff HOOPER BAY, ALASKA (November 6, 2015) — Hooper Bay is a remote village of just 1,200 people. Over a two-week period in late September and early October, four young adults—three men and one woman—killed themselves.