Kids Helping Kids Curriculum and other CWR Materials Now Available

CHICAGO, IL (October 8, 2014) — When nine-year-old Law Eh fell off a truck in a UN refugee camp located in northwest Burma, he broke his leg. He suffered in severe pain for two weeks because the local government hospital doesn’t treat him or any of the 40,000 other refugees crammed into the camp. Finally he was taken to a health clinic sponsored by Covenant World Relief (CWR) and received the needed treatment. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Suburban Youth Shelter, Covenant Yearbooks

Ministerial Alliance and Partners to Launch Suburban Youth Shelter

BROOKLYN PARK, MN (October 8, 2014) — The leadership of Steve Larson, pastor of Redeemer Covenant Church, in connecting and mobilizing local churches to address justice issues has been highlighted in article published by Transform Minnesota. Continue Reading »

YouVersion Now More Like 1,000 Versions

EDMOND, OK (October 7, 2014) — The YouVersion Bible app is now available in 1,000 versions in 700 languages.

The version that broke the 1,000 mark is Deftera Lfida Dzratawi, the first digital translation of the New Testament into Hdi, a language spoken predominantly in the West African nation of Cameroon. Continue Reading »

Alaska Christian College Experiences Record Enrollment

By Stan Friedman

SOLDOTNA, AK (October 7, 2014) — Enrollment at Alaska Christian College this fall is at a record high, said President Keith Hamilton.

“We have broken all records by a large margin and filled nearly every bed on campus,” Hamilton said. “We are surely in a great growth pattern with our new AA degrees and excellent work serving our main constituency—the Alaska Native student.” Continue Reading »

Snodgrass Reflects on More Than 40 Years of Teaching at NPTS

CHICAGO, IL (October 6, 2014) — For more than four decades, most students’ first class at North Park Theological Seminary has been New Testament 1 with Klyne Snodgrass. Continue Reading »

Brewer’s Recounting of Abuse Most-Read Story in September

CHICAGO, IL (October 6, 2014) — A story about Covenant pastor Karen Brewer’s years of abuse at the hands of her husband and her eventual escape from him was the most-read Covenant News Service story in September. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Russell Wilson No Longer a Bully, Bart Campolo No Longer a Christian

CHICAGO, IL (October 3, 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 by the Covenant of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Visit to Mosque Helps Covenant Shores Residents Better Understand Islam

By Stan Friedman

MERCER ISLAND, WA (October 2, 2014) — Nearly 30 residents of Covenant Shores Retirement Community developed a deeper understanding of Islam when they visited a local mosque, where they observed the congregation at prayer and had a discussion time with the imam. Continue Reading »

Remote Alaska Villages Work to Give Pastors Livable Homes

ELIM, AK (October 1, 2014) — Two village churches have begun raising $195,000 to build new parsonages because the homes where their pastors were living were in terrible disrepair. The rural communities of Elim and Scammon Bay needed the housing so pastors could continue to serve there. Continue Reading »

NPU Announces Record Enrollment

CHICAGO, IL (September 30, 2014) — North Park University announced this week record enrollment for traditional undergraduate and graduate programs. Continue Reading »