Posts tagged ‘Newsmakers’

Hospital Chaplain’s Work Can Change in Instant

SALEM, OR (September 9, 2014) — The work of the hospital chaplain may involve mundane tasks one minute and helping a family with a life-and-death situation the next, says Covenant minister Ken Morse who was featured in a recent article published by the Statesman Journal. The article focused on pastoral care at Salem Hospital, where Morse is the lead chaplain. Continue Reading »

Covenant Pastor Eugene Cho Is ‘Overrated’

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (September 3, 2014) — Eugene Cho formed the nonprofit One Day’s Wages in 2009 to focus attention on extreme global poverty. So far it has raised more than $2.2 million to be distributed through multiple nonprofit organizations. Continue Reading »

Deported Almost Four Years Ago, Turlock Church Member Gains Residency, Reunites with Family

By Stan Friedman

TURLOCK, CA (August 25, 2014) — Maria Isabel Chaparro, whose sudden deportation shocked and angered Turlock Covenant Church where she and her family attend, has been given permission to live permanently in the United States. Continue Reading »

Snodgrass to Speak at Convocation, Event to Be Live-Streamed

CHICAGO, IL (August 22, 2014) — Entering his final year of teaching at North Park Theological Seminary, Klyne Snodgrass, Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies, will deliver the message at the school’s convocation service in Isaacson Chapel at 9:15 a.m. (central) Monday.

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Johnson Moved Across Country to Achieve Ultimate World Moment

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (August 22, 2014) — Covenanter and 2009 North Park University graduate Kelly Johnson recently achieved a dream when her Ultimate team, Seattle Riot, won the World Ultimate Club Championship in Lecco, Italy, on August 9, in just her first season with the team. Continue Reading »

Covenant Voices on Ferguson, Race, and the Church

CHICAGO, IL (August 20, 2014) — Covenanters have been posting on their blogs and social media outlets about their impression of what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri, and the issues underlying the current upheaval. Others have written for or been interviewed by national publications. The Covenant Companion and Covenant News Service have published multiple articles in the past year on issues related to racial righteousness. Click on the links to read the posts. We pray these will be helpful in furthering honest, respectful, and ultimately fruitful discussions on race. Continue Reading »

What Is the Church to Do in Response to Ferguson?

By Megan R. Herrold

CHICAGO, IL (August 19, 2014) — Following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the ensuing protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, many people are asking themselves how the church should respond. Debbie Blue, executive minister of Love Mercy and Do Justice, admits she has the same questions. “I want to do something, but I don’t know what to do,” she said this afternoon. Continue Reading »

Voices: Loud Questions During a Moment of Silence

By Megan R. Herrold

CHICAGO, IL (August 16, 2014) — On Thursday night I attended one of the National Moment of Silence events that were held in cities across the nation. The events were in response to the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb on Saturday, but the silence was also for other victims of police brutality throughout the nation. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: New President of Mexico Covenant Church Elected, NWC Finance Director Hired

PUEBLA, MEXICO (August 14, 2014)  — Marisol Martinez was elected president of the Covenant Church of the Central and South Districts of Mexico (IEMP) earlier this month at the denomination’s Annual Meeting, which was held July 30 to August 3. Continue Reading »

Leith Anderson on CAR: Both Muslims and Christians Want Peace

CHICAGO, IL (August 4, 2014)—In April, Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, traveled with two other United States religious leaders to Central African Republic (CAR) to help promote peace in the country where violence has broken out generally along religious lines since last year. Traveling with Anderson were Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired Archbishop of Washington, D.C., and Imam Mohamed Magid of the Islamic Society of North America. Continue Reading »