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Small Increase in Bethany Benefit Rates for 2015

CHICAGO, IL  (September 9, 2014) — Bethany Benefit health insurance rates for 2015 will increase 3.9 percent; rates will remain the same for UNUM life and long-term disability (LTD) insurance, it was announced today. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Libraries of the Future, the Immorality of Watching Football

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (September 5, 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 »

Webinar on Ferguson, Race Now Available Online

CHICAGO, IL (September 4, 2014) — A recording of the webinar “We Are Precious in His Sight: Youth Ministry, the Gospel and the Continuing Significance of Race in America” is now available at CovChurch.tv. Continue Reading »

Diaries of Early Missionaries to Alaska Now Available Online

CHICAGO, IL (September 4, 2014) — Anyone interested in the Covenant’s early history in Alaska can now access online the English- and Swedish-language diaries and logbooks kept by the denomination’s missionaries between 1893 to 1915. Continue Reading »

Covenant Pastor Eugene Cho Is ‘Overrated’

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (September 3, 2014) — Eugene Cho formed the nonprofit One Day’s Wages in 2009 to focus attention on extreme global poverty. So far it has raised more than $2.2 million to be distributed through multiple nonprofit organizations. Continue Reading »

Applicants Sought for New NCP Position

CHICAGO, IL (September 2, 2014) — National Covenant Properties is seeking applicants for its newly created position of executive vice president and chief financial officer. Continue Reading »

Stories Related to Ferguson Most-Read in August

CHICAGO, IL (September 2, 2014) — Stories about racial issues connected with Ferguson, Missouri, and broader contexts were the most-read Covenant News Service stories for August. To read those stories and others, click on the links below. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Dogs Look Like Owners, Ice Bucket Evangelism

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 29, 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 »

Free Webinar to Explore Youth Ministry and Ferguson

CHICAGO, IL (August 29, 2014) — North Park University’s Center for Youth Ministry Studies (CYMS) will sponsor the webinar and panel discussion “We Are Precious in His Sight: Youth Ministry, the Gospel and the Continuing Significance of Race in America” on Tuesday, September 2, at 2 p.m. CDT. This interactive conversation will explore reactions to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and the implications for the church. Continue Reading »

Earthquake Damage Will Make Delps’ Ministry More Difficult

QUITO, ECUADOR (August 27, 2014) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on August 12 heavily damaged the main road that enables Covenant missionaries Joel and Kim Delp to do their work in Cayambe and may take up to six months to repair, Joel says. Continue Reading »