I love poetry. Nearly every morning I read one or more poems to begin my day. I love the evocative images and startling metaphors. Poets have a way of bringing us up short, of making us look at an overly familiar world anew.
MINNETONKA, MN (July 25, 2018) — Don Lundquist, retired missionary to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, died Wednesday, July 17, at the age of 93. Don was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 5, 1924, to Axel and Hazel […]
In his book Who God Says You Are: A Christian Understanding of Identity, Klyne Snodgrass, North Park Theological Seminary emeritus professor of New Testament, writes, “We were created as relational beings, first for relation with God but also with others, as difficult as relations sometimes are. You will never make it on your own, nor will you be healthy trying to.” Yet community can be a tricky thing. As Christ-followers, we experience a tension: we share and do life with others, yet at some point we are inevitably wounded by relationships. […]
CHICAGO, IL (July 27, 2018) – Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those […]
BRADENTON, FL (July 24, 2018) – Retired Covenant Pastor David A. Elowson passed away on July 20, 2018. He was 84. He was born February 9, 1934 to Carl and Helen Elowson in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up attending First Covenant […]
SPOKANE, WA (July 24, 2018) – Jose Ceniceros, a staff member at Immanuel Covenant Church, was knocked to the ground at a McDonald’s restaurant on July 12 in a racially charged clash with an angry assailant. But he says the […]
Count and report. Count and report. My initial days as a church planter felt urgent. Not only was I full of vision, I was eager to prove that the vision my co-pastor husband and I shared was a vision that could reach a lot of people.