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Hope for Furcy

Bob Smietana is a North Park graduate who took part in the 1985 Haiti trip. A former features editor for the Companion, he is the religion writer for the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. Built thirty years ago with the help […]

A Broken Body

Brian Madvig is a clinical psychologist who has served on the Board of the Ordered Ministry and works with conferences and local churches to mediate church conflict. He is the author of 33 Weeks of Ordinary: Finding the Extra in […]

It’s Not What You Keep

Karl Clifton-Soderstrom teaches philosophy at North Park University in Chicago. Epiphany reflections on the true nature of gifts Several years ago, shortly after Christmas, I had the unique blessing of driving two elderly members of North Park Covenant Church from […]

Open to the Mystery

Diana R.G. Trautwein is a retired Covenant pastor living in Santa Barbara, California. She is currently working as a spiritual director and writes twice weekly at her blog, and monthly at Deeper Story. In the face of death, one […]

Open to Call

Doug Wysockey-Johnson is a Covenant minister who serves as the executive director of Lumunos (formerly Faith at Work). He lives in Burlington, Vermont. For more information on Lumunos click here. Discerning God’s voice is for everyone, not just for pastors. […]


Janis Rueping is a member of North Park Covenant Church in Chicago. A Reflection on Singing in the Church Choir On November 4, 1912, at a congregational meeting, my church chose its first song leader, A.G. Hvass. The written record […]