Posts tagged ‘Newsmakers’

Chaplain Serves Hospital Where He Was Born

ATTLEBORO, MA (October 16, 2014) — Covenant minister Glenn Rounseville has an unusual connection to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where he has served as a chaplain since March 2010. His great-grandfather, Wilfred Rounseville, was one of the founding physicians, and Rounseville was born there 48 years ago. Continue Reading »

Voices: Sexual Violence against Women Rampant on College Campuses

By Corrie Gustafson

Corrie Gustafson is an ordained Covenant pastor and a Pacific Southwest Conference regional coordinator with the denomination’s Advocacy for Victims of Abuse ministry. She currently serves as the K-5 chaplain at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Gustafson spent her first seven years in ministry working with college students on several campuses in the U.S. and Canada.

HONOLULU, HI (October 14, 2014) — It seems that this year, more than others, we don’t need a designated national awareness month to remind us that domestic violence is a pervasive issue in our country. News headlines have been evidence enough. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Jan Gray

CHICAGO, IL (October 10, 2014) — If you were ever overwhelmed by the amount of posters, bulletins, information packets, appeals—anything printed on paper—from Covenant Offices, it was always Jan Gray who was overwhelmed first. Continue Reading »

Weborg Moments

CHICAGO, IL (October 9, 2014) — The cover story in this month’s The Covenant Companion features respected theologian and columnist C. John Weborg. Many readers have responded, sharing their gratitude and respect for John’s life and ministry. In this final article in the series, which includes an extended interview as well as a story about the day-long photo shoot, Stan Friedman gives us the “story behind the story.” 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 »

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 »

NPU Alumnus: Work on Johnson Center Will Never Finish

CHICAGO, IL (September 22, 2014) — Just because construction was completed earlier this year on the new Nancy and G. Timothy Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, that doesn’t mean the work is done—not by a long shot. Continue Reading »

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 »