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“People Are Not Illegal” Campaign Launches

CHICAGO, IL (March 31, 2014) — North Park University, together with churches and community organizations, is launching a campaign called “People Are Not Illegal” to raise awareness and support around the issues of immigration and mass incarceration. Continue Reading »

Church Members Lose Weight, Gain Scholarship for Student

By Stan Friedman

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (March 28, 2014) — A future college student will have their tuition paid for because members of Westmoore Community Church lost 1,337 pounds during a “Lose to Serve” contest among participating congregations in the Oklahoma City metro-area. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Urban Plantations, Evangelism, and Do Jerks Threaten the Gospel

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 28, 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 »

Alex Gee Interview Featured in April Companion

CHICAGO, IL (March 27, 2014) — When Alex Gee, pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, wrote a 3,000-word opinion piece that ran as a cover story in the Capital Times newspaper on the daily impact of extensive racism in Madison, Wisconsin, he did not foresee how it would activate civic leaders and others to pursue a solution. Continue Reading »

Online Lenten Art Series: Questions God Asks

CHICAGO, IL (March 25, 2014) — We often don’t hesitate to come to God with our questions. But how much do we take the time to consider the numerous questions God asks of us throughout Scripture? He asks, not because he doesn’t know the answer of course, but rather to lead us to reflect on our lives and communities. Continue Reading »

Pastor: “Everybody Knows Someone” Impacted by Mudslide

By Stan Friedman

ARLINGTON, WA (March 24, 2014) — Jessica Ronhaar, pastor at Arlington United Church, a Covenant congregation, says none of the members was injured in Saturday’s deadly mudslide, but everyone in the small community knows someone who has been impacted by the tragedy, and several members of the church are first-responders who have been working at the scene just outside the community of Oso. Continue Reading »

Family, Friends Persuade Runner to Return to Boston

Editor’s note: The 2014 Boston Marathon will be run April 21. Continue Reading »

Cairns Unsure How He’ll Respond at Marathon

By Stan Friedman

SWANZEY, NH (March 21, 2014)—Editor’s note: The 2014 Boston Marathon will be run April 21. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Scientists Learn Improv, Vonnegut Advice, Blessercize

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 21, 2013)—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. Continue Reading »

Boston Bombing Emphasizes Need for Christian Peacemakers

By Stan Friedman

HOLLAND, MI (March 20, 2014) — Editor’s note: The 2014 Boston Marathon will be run April 21. With the race one month away, Covenant News Service is publishing stories of Covenanters who plan to run because of the deadly bombings last April 15. Today’s stories focus on Boaz Johnson, professor of biblical and theological studies at North Park University, and Kyle Small, associate dean and associate professor of church leadership at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Continue Reading »