Posts tagged ‘Newsmakers’

New Portrait of Paul Carlson on Cover of the Companion

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (October 30, 2014) — Dave Westerfield says he hopes his portrait of Dr. Paul Carlson that he created for the cover of The Covenant Companion’s November issue captures the joyful spirit of the missionary who was martyred 50 years ago in Congo. Continue Reading »

Voices: Churches Can Help Stop Sexual Violence in College by Educating Children, Teens

HONOLULU, HAWAII (October 29, 2014) — Editor’s note: 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. After publishing Gustafson’s article on the high incidence of sexual assault on college campuses, Covenant News Service asked her to write another that focused on how churches and parents could prepare students for college related to this issue. Continue Reading »

Failure Birthed Ministry of the “Billy Graham of the Andes”

CHICAGO, IL (October 24, 2014) — Editor’s note: Evangelical Covenant Church of Ecuador members living around the city of Cayambe have been working to construct a home for at-risk children. Eight of the nine churches were started by Jaime Lomas, the “Billy Graham of the Andes.” He died in January. Retired Covenant Missionary Nancy Reed recounts his life. Continue Reading »

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 »