Emmanuel, the LORD

At Christmas, we sing hymns and carols that call the child born to Mary and Joseph “Lord.” But we are told that more and more, the use of that title is outdated, sexist, and perhaps even a sort of theological “microagression” against some of the folks in the pews.

Outside the bounds?

Acts 10:1-16 speaks of Cornelius, a Gentile centurion drawn to worship the one God, yet fearful to commit. The question for us now is — who is Cornelius today?

Two poems for Lent

Covenant is interested in publishing poetry on a regular basis, especially poetry that reflects on liturgical or theological themes. Similarly, we are interested essays investigating the theological character o... Read More...

Halloween thoughts

What is the connection between devils, witches, goblins, and All Saints, and is it pernicious to participate in the revelries of the Eve if one is a believer who honors the Day?

Musings on Calvary

Calvary is really about being a Christian, which means being willing to follow Jesus into the valley of the shadow of death, confident even in the midst of fear and pain that “thou art with me” (Ps 23:4).