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 »

Leith Anderson on CAR: Both Muslims and Christians Want Peace

CHICAGO, IL (August 4, 2014)—In April, Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, traveled with two other United States religious leaders to Central African Republic (CAR) to help promote peace in the country where violence has broken out generally along religious lines since last year. Traveling with Anderson were Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and Imam Mohamed Magid of the Islamic Society of North America. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: In Praise of Hymnals, Wikipedia Edit Wars, Krista Tippett

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 1, 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 »

Sale of Emanuel Medical Center Completed

TURLOCK, CA (August 1, 2014) — The sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Doctors Medical Center (Tenet Healthcare) was completed today and daily operations have been transferred. As a result, the hospital is no longer an entity of Covenant Ministries of Benevolence (CMB). Continue Reading »

Obituary: Glenn L. Lindell

LENEXA, KS (August 1, 2014) — Retired Covenant minister Glenn LeRoy Lindell, 94, died on Wednesday, July 30. Continue Reading »

Obituary: C. Ernest Harman

CROMWELL, CT (July 31, 2014) — C. Ernest Harman, 97, died on Tuesday, July 29. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grayce (Bortner) Harman. Continue Reading »

Bethlehem Covenant Won Big with Choir Director

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (July 31, 2014) — Tesfa Wondemagegnehu has been making a name for himself in the choral community since moving here from Tennessee last year, and just last week was chosen to lead a Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) initiative to promote music education in the public schools. He’ll also head up a new group of young singers, the APM (American Public Media) Radio Choir. Continue Reading »

Complex Situation at the Border: Talking with Dale Lusk

By Stan Friedman

MISSION, TEXAS (July 29, 2014) — So far this year, nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children have made the perilous journey from Central America to the United States. Continue Reading »

Covenant Family Loses Home to Washington Wildfire

By Stan Friedman

TWISP, WASHINGTON (July 27, 2014) — A family that attends Community Covenant Church of the Methow Valley has lost their home to the Carlton Complex fire, the largest in state’s history, Pastor Jeff Palmberg said. Continue Reading »

Church Prepares to Receive Sudanese Woman Who Refused to Renounce Her Faith

By Stan Friedman

MANCHESTER, NH (July 25, 2014) — The Evangelical Covenant Church will help resettle Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman once sentenced to death by the Sudanese government when she would not renounce her Christian faith. Continue Reading »