In the kitchen of a home outside of Ramallah, I learned how to make qatayef. My young aunt Duha scooped the cheese into the sweet bread and neatly pressed the edges to fold it. I tried to follow her steps, and my step-grandmother, Umm Tayseer, showed me how to press it with her hands, smiling between a few Arabic words. Soon we fell into a peaceful rhythm, completing the tasty Ramadan sweets.
COLLEGE PARK, GA (October 11, 2018) – No Covenant congregations have been directly impacted by Hurricane Michael, said Southeast Conference superintendent Catherine Gilliard. “We’ve been in contact with our conference churches asking them to contact us if they need assistance […]
CHICAGO, IL (October 10, 2018) – Ministering to people with gender dysphoria will be the topic of the Embrace webinar with pastor Steve Froehlich on Thursday at noon (CDT). Froehlich has ministered extensively to people with gender dysphoria. The webinar […]
A caveat: I know and adore the authors of Impossible Love. I used to work with Craig and Médine Keener when we were all associated with Eastern University near Philadelphia. So if you’re looking for an objective, dispassionate review of this book, then mine will likely not do much for you.
If you’ve participated in a leadership conference, team building event, or spiritual direction retreat in recent years, you’ve probably heard talk of the Enneagram. It’s a frequent topic among my friends and colleagues, both in casual conversation and in discussing our work in ministry.
Robert L. Owens has been serving in ministry in the Covenant for the past forty-four years as a pastor and most recently as the superintendent of the Southeast Conference. He retired in August.
CHICAGO, IL (October 5, 2018) – The second episode of CovCast, the podcast of The Covenant Companion, offers “A Sneak Preview of Heaven.” Included in the episode: Students from across the Covenant who attended CHIC 2018 share what it meant […]
Choose and Choose Again is a mosaic of personal stories collected by author and Covenant pastor J. Kevin Butcher, who founded Hope Community Church in Detroit, Michigan. The stories he shares (as well as his own testimony) display the complexities of people who live their lives as prisoners and prostitutes, as well as those who are lawyers and in business.