Posts tagged ‘Newsmakers’

Purdue Honors Ziemer for Years of Leadership, Public Service

LAFAYETTE, IN (January 23, 2014) — Purdue University recently honored Covenanter Paul Ziemer, who has served the administrations of three United States presidents, as an Old Master. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Discuss Whether to Allow Weapons in Church

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 15, 2014) — Lively discussions on two Facebook pages reveal broad diversity of opinion among Covenanters on whether to allow concealed weapons into churches. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Midwinter Hotel Discount Ending, Covenanter Prays at State Legislature

Last Day for Special Midwinter Hotel Rate

CHICAGO, IL (January 14, 2014) — This is the last day to register for a discounted hotel rate at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare hotel, where the Midwinter Conference will be held January 27-31. Continue Reading »

A Different Kind of Peacemaking Between Christians and Muslims

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (January 7, 2014) — Andrew Larsen and the growing group of photographers with the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers hope their work will enable people to see others around the world differently, especially those who might otherwise be called enemies. Continue Reading »

Gee Column Generating Widespread Discussion

By Stan Friedman

MADISON, WI (December 31, 2013) — Alexander Gee, pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, hopes that the discussion on racism his 3,000-word Capital Times column sparked will continue on a new Facebook site and in community forums that media outlets and city government have said they would like to help sponsor. Continue Reading »

Phelan: Christmas Is ‘Quintessential Eschatological Holiday’

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (December 20, 2013) — Eschatology has nothing to do with Christians going to heaven but everything to do with heaven coming to earth and the current mission of the church, declared Jay Phelan, senior professor of theological studies at North Park Theological Seminar, during the first-ever COVTalk on Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Bible App for Kids Downloaded More Than 1 Million Times

EDMOND, OK (December 11, 2013) — The Bible App for Kids produced by, 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 »

Five for Friday: Links Covenanters are Discussing

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 29, 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 will post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Marathoner’s Friends Run to Funeral, Cemetery

By Stan Friedman

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (November 19, 2013) — The friends of First Covenant Church attender Jim Kelley, who was killed earlier this month when a car struck him while he was on his nightly run, paid tribute at his funeral last Saturday in a way he would have loved. They wore their running gear to the funeral at the church and then ran behind the hearse to the cemetery. Continue Reading »