Struggles Continue for Teacher a Year after Tornado

By Stan Friedman

NEWCASTLE, OK (May 28, 2014) — Emily Eischen wore a new dress she had purchased the night before the awards ceremony to honor the achievements of the second and third graders at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, where she taught. The dress was just another way for her to let them know how proud she was of them. Continue Reading »

Tell Us Your Six-Word Story

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 27, 2014) — Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was asked to write an entire story in six words. He responded, “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Continue Reading »

You Can Now Call It Pacific Northwest Conference

By Stan Friedman

MERCER ISLAND, WA (May 27, 2014) — The Pacific Northwest Conference debuted its new website last week to reflect the recent name change from North Pacific Conference. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Heresy, Reparations, Commencement Mashup

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 23, 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. Continue Reading »

Missionary Work Unaffected by Thailand Coup

By Stan Friedman

BANGOK, THAILAND (May 22, 2014) — Other than having to obey a curfew, Bob Shim says Covenant mission work is unaffected by the military coup this week. Continue Reading »

Justified Anger Coalition Receives $100,000

MADISON, WI (May 22, 2014) — Alex Gee, the pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, announced Wednesday that several community foundations and anonymous donors had contributed $100,000 to the Justified Anger coalition that was formed to eliminate racial injustice in the city. Continue Reading »

Mboka: Greatest Challenge for CEUM Is Poverty

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2014)—Congo Covenant Church (CEUM) President Jules Mboka says the greatest burden he bears is helping the church “become part of God’s holistic plan for us to save people spiritually and physically.” Continue Reading »

40 under 40 Call for Nominees

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2014) — Almost every week we hear new reports on the numerical rise of young people who identify themselves as “nones”—people who have no faith or who identify as spiritual but not religious (SBNRs). Continue Reading »

Much Still to Do Year after Tornado

By Stan Friedman

MOORE, OK (May 20, 2014) — Jay Stokes was surprised and saddened by the request from the family of a child who was killed by the mile-wide tornado that devastated much of the area one year ago today. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Helen Yepez

QUITO, ECUADOR (May 20, 2014) — Retired Covenant missionary Helen (Peterson) Yepez died Monday. Continue Reading »