MEDELLÍN, COLOMBIA (March 5, 2015) — Katie and Julio Isaza are Covenant project missionaries helping with local church planting and leadership development. This article, written by Katie, was recently posted on the couple’s blog. By Katie Isaza He called a […]
CHICAGO, IL (February 24, 2015) — In spite of its snubs at the Oscars, I’ve been thinking a lot about the movie Selma lately. In May I plan to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of […]
By T. David Beck SACRAMENTO, CA (February 17, 2015) — T. David Beck is pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Sacramento and the author of Luminos: Living the Presence and Power of Jesus. This article is adapted from his blog.
By Geila Rajaee COLUMBUS, OH (January 28, 2015) – Geila Rajaee is a Covenant chaplain who serves as the manager for spiritual care at Mount Carmel Health. This post originally appeared on the blog Theoloqui.
I thought I’d kicked Scandal, I really did. Last spring I lost interest, fed up with the ridiculous plot twists and melodramatic speeches that had been a part of my media diet since the show’s debut three years ago. In […]
When I was a nine-year-old Sunday-school student memorizing Scripture verses in the basement of an old brownstone church in downtown Los Angeles, I didn’t imagine any value to those efforts other than a few shiny gold stars. I never dreamed […]
I’m afraid I need some more personal consecration before my husband and I retire. Peter recently had a surgery that gave me an opportunity (i.e., required me) to help him eat, get dressed, and change bloody bandages while I managed […]
Forgiveness is the costliest gift one can receive. I know of no calculus for the value of the gift. Forgiveness is unique because it is offered to another who has done one harm, in any number of heinous ways. Or, […]
This issue on “40 under 40” presents a sampling of young Covenanters who are making a mark in a variety of ways. We could just as easily have done a feature on “80 over 80,” or, “10 under 10.” Covenanters […]
PORTLAND, OR (December 11, 2014) – Pastor Adam Phillips is developing Christ Church, a new Covenant congregation in Portland, Oregon. This article was first published on the Sojourners website. By Adam Phillips There’s this microaggression happening online, offline, and all […]
WAYNE, PA (November 18, 2014) — Covenant minister Al Tizon is co-president of Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA) and Ronald J. Sider Associate Professor of Holistic Ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University. The article was first published earlier […]
This issue of the Companion is dedicated to Paul Carlson, who gave his life in Congo fifty years ago this month. However, this column is dedicated to Lois, his widow. I never knew Paul. But I was Lois’s pastor for […]