News Briefs: New President of Mexico Covenant Church Elected, NWC Finance Director Hired

PUEBLA, MEXICO (August 14, 2014)  — Marisol Martinez was elected president of the Covenant Church of the Central and South Districts of Mexico (IEMP) earlier this month at the denomination’s Annual Meeting, which was held July 30 to August 3. Continue Reading »

Mental Health Symposium to Be Held at North Park University

CHICAGO, IL (August 13, 2014) — The first-ever annual faith and health symposium at North Park University will focus on “Being Present: A Faithful Response to Mental Illness.” Continue Reading »

ECCSS Leader an Observer at South Sudan Peace Talks

By Stan Friedman

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (August 13, 2014) — Mathew Jock Moses, the director of projects and social development for the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS), is serving as an observer at peace talks aimed at ending a civil war in the world’s youngest country. Continue Reading »

Camp Finds ‘Ragamuffin’ Band after Worship Team Cancels

By Stan Friedman

COARSEGOLD, CA (August 12, 2014) — When a music group scheduled to lead worship at Connect 2014, a Pacific Southwest Conference camp retreat for youth ages 12-19 pulled out of the event two days before it was scheduled to start on August 1, organizers weren’t sure what to do next. Continue Reading »

Voices: Doing a ‘New’ Thing—Still

CHICAGO, IL (August 11, 2014) — Editor’s note: 12 Years a Slave and Fruitvale Station each drew multiple awards and critical acclaim earlier this year for their unflinching look at how overt and hidden racial bigotry destroy not only individual lives but corrode society. In 2004, Crash was honored as it explored racial injustice. Before them, though, was Spike Lee’s controversial and groundbreaking Do the Right Thing. This summer marks the 25th anniversary of that film’s release, and it remains as fresh today as it was then. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Apple, Wendell Berry, and Doubting Parents

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 8, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

New CHIC Website Goes Live

CHICAGO, IL (August 7, 2014) — The new CHIC 2015 website is now live. Continue Reading »

NPU Seek Applicants for Provost, Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing

CHICAGO, IL (August 6, 2014) — North Park University announced it is looking to fill the positions of provost and vice president of enrollment and marketing. Continue Reading »

Peterson Brothers Most-Read Story in July

CHICAGO, IL (August 4, 2014) — A story about three Kansas brothers who have become international celebrities after their parody videos went viral was the most-read Covenant News Service item in July. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Philip E. Johnson

CHICAGO, IL (August 5, 2014) — Philip Eugene Johnson, husband of Covenant executive minister Evelyn Johnson, died Monday after a long illness. He was 83. Continue Reading »