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Five for Friday: Links Covenanters Are Discussing

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (December 20, 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. 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 »

Giving Supports Business Supplying Food to Refugees

CHICAGO, IL (December 19, 2013) — Refugees and other displaced persons who have not been able to return to their homes for years due to ongoing violence and natural disasters lined up with their bags at a Burmese camp to receive food from The Border Consortium (TBC). Continue Reading »

South Sudan Covenant Leader Asks for Prayers Amid Violence

By Stan Friedman

MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN (December 18, 2013) — A leader of the Evangelical Covenant Church in South Sudan (ECCSS) said today that the situation for members of the denomination amid the violence in the capital city of Juba is unknown, and he expressed concern that the spreading conflict will lead to ethnic violence in other parts of the world’s newest country. Continue Reading »

Companion Book Briefs: Engaging Ministry from the Inside Out

By Cathy Norman Peterson

CHICAGO, IL (December 18, 2013) — Editors’ note: This month the Covenant Companion launches an online feature that highlights new releases by Covenant authors. These reviews will supplement those provided in the magazine and are available on both Covenant Newswire and the Companion website. Both books reviewed below are available for purchase at CovBooks.com. Continue Reading »

Regional Coordinators Visit Growing Covenant Church of South Sudan

By Stan Friedman

MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN (December 17, 2013) — Members of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) jubilantly welcomed Covenant missionaries John Kerl and Cindy and Pete Ekstrand who traveled here, and were led by missionary James Tang, who is a native of Sudan. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Why One Church Joined the ECC, ‘Wonderful Life’ Actress to Speak at Covenant Shores

 

Theological Diversity, Mission Attracts Affiliating Church

YAKIMA, WA (December 16, 2013) — The former Westminster Presbyterian Church changed its name recently to Yakima Covenant Church. The congregation voted in June to leave the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Links Covenanters Are Discussing

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (December 13, 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. 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 »

Phelan to Give CovTalk on ‘Eschatology and Christmas’

CHICAGO, IL (December 12, 2013) — Jay Phelan, professor of theological studies at North Park Theological Seminary, will present the first-ever COV Talk when he speaks on the “Beginning of the End: Eschatology and Christmas” at 9:45 a.m. CST Wednesday, December 18. Continue Reading »

Bible App for Kids Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times

EDMOND, OK (December 11, 2013) — The Bible App for Kids produced by LifeChurch.tv, an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation, soared to more than one million downloads within just five days of its release on Thanksgiving Day. Continue Reading »

Ministry to Empower Women Impossible Without Mandela

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (December 10, 2013) — The work of a Covenant World Relief partner that is helping Zulu women achieve economic independence in South Africa would not have been possible prior to Nelson Mandela’s work to bring down apartheid, Dave Husby, CWR director, said today. Continue Reading »