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ECC Leaders’ Official Statements on Ferguson

A STATEMENT TO THE CHURCH ON FERGUSON, MISSOURI
From the African American Denominational Leadership of the ECC

CHICAGO, IL (August 23, 2014) — We, the undersigned, acknowledge the deep pain and grief that accompanies the unfolding of events in Ferguson, Missouri, over these past two weeks. We are parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles of African American boys and men, who daily confront the harsh racial realities of a society unreconciled, which does not always affirm their human dignity or celebrate the value and worth of their lives. Continue Reading »

Snodgrass to Speak at Convocation, Event to Be Live-Streamed

CHICAGO, IL (August 22, 2014) — Entering his final year of teaching at North Park Theological Seminary, Klyne Snodgrass, Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies, will deliver the message at the school’s convocation service in Isaacson Chapel at 9:15 a.m. (central) Monday.

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Johnson Moved Across Country to Achieve Ultimate World Moment

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (August 22, 2014) — Covenanter and 2009 North Park University graduate Kelly Johnson recently achieved a dream when her Ultimate team, Seattle Riot, won the World Ultimate Club Championship in Lecco, Italy, on August 9, in just her first season with the team. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Go Jackie Robinson West! Immoral Atheist, Small Is Beautiful

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 22, 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 »

Covenant Voices on Ferguson, Race, and the Church

CHICAGO, IL (August 20, 2014) — Covenanters have been posting on their blogs and social media outlets about their impression of what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri, and the issues underlying the current upheaval. Others have written for or been interviewed by national publications. The Covenant Companion and Covenant News Service have published multiple articles in the past year on issues related to racial righteousness. Click on the links to read the posts. We pray these will be helpful in furthering honest, respectful, and ultimately fruitful discussions on race. Continue Reading »

What Is the Church to Do in Response to Ferguson?

By Megan R. Herrold

CHICAGO, IL (August 19, 2014) — Following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the ensuing protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, many people are asking themselves how the church should respond. Debbie Blue, executive minister of Love Mercy and Do Justice, admits she has the same questions. “I want to do something, but I don’t know what to do,” she said this afternoon. Continue Reading »

Couple Makes $10,000 Matching Grant Challenge for CKC

CHICAGO, IL (August 18, 2014) — A new $10,000 matching funds challenge will enable Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision (CKC) donors to maximize their contributions. Continue Reading »

Voices: Loud Questions During a Moment of Silence

By Megan R. Herrold

CHICAGO, IL (August 16, 2014) — On Thursday night I attended one of the National Moment of Silence events that were held in cities across the nation. The events were in response to the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb on Saturday, but the silence was also for other victims of police brutality throughout the nation. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Parents Put Down Smartphones, Fair-Trade Coffee Might Not Be So Great, and Michael Brown Primer

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 15, 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 »

Voices: Worship and the Journey of Collaboration

MOUNT VERNON, WA (August 15, 2014) — Editor’s note: From time to time, we come across articles by Covenanters in church newsletters, individual blogs, and other media that we believe may interest our readers. This post was published earlier this week on the Covenant’s blog Worship ConnectRandall Wilkens serves as the associate pastor of worship and the arts at Bethany Covenant Church in Mount Vernon, Washington.

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