Pastor Nandu Tadokha was praying for his attackers shortly before he died last month. The 58-year-old Hindustani Covenant Church (HCC) pastor was assaulted April 24 by religious extremists while he was walking home from preaching in one of the 10 villages he served, according to witnesses. Despite suffering severe internal injuries, he was able to walk to a hospital. He died several days later.
Fanchon Kelley served as a global intern at Immanuelskyrkan (Immanuel International Church) in Stockholm, Sweden, last summer. The Global Internships program through Serve Globally provides opportunities to learn, serve, and gain intercultural experience as interns work alongside national partners and missionaries. In June Kelley is returning to Stockholm for her second internship.
Enrollees in the Bethany Benefit Service health insurance plan can earn $200 through a new wellness initiative intended to spur participants to seek preventative care and make lifestyle changes.
The ethnically diverse audience was a rarity in this city where 87 percent of the 200,000 residents are white. They had come to the Gathering House Covenant Church and Café to hear poetry, a music trio, and a talk on racial reconciliation as well as celebrate Women’s History Month.
Although the Melanie Center sustained significant damage to its building when Cyclone Idai destroyed 90 percent of this city nearly two months ago, the ministry of the Covenant Church of Mozambique continues to feed 100 children a day and has helped reduce the spread of cholera by serving as a vaccination site.
Lately I have been reading Michael Massing’s massive Fatal Discord, an account of the relationship between the sixteenth-century scholar Desiderius Erasmus and the reformer Martin Luther. Erasmus was a typical academic: happiest when surrounded by his books. He longed for […]
The COV Sparks downloadable discussion guide is now available for the May/June issue of The Covenant Companion. Based on articles from the current issue of the magazine, COV Sparks provides stimulating questions for Sunday-school classes, small-group discussions, and personal reflection.
The Covenant Companion was honored with eleven awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) and nine awards from the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) for works published in 2018. Five first-place awards included recognition in the categories of In-Depth Coverage, Interview, Column, Letters to the Editor, and the tongue-in-cheek category, Best Disparaging Letter to the Editor.