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Awaiting a Superhero

By Emily Hylden On the way to school this past month, my four-year-old told me, sadly and gravely, that there were no real superheroes. His...

The Mirror of the Psalms

By Bryan Owen Every once in a while, we hear words from a psalm in our corporate worship that trouble or shock us. It’s pretty...

Convivial Christianity: A Response to Critics and Concerned Friends

By Mark Clavier Several of my recent posts both on Covenant and elsewhere have caused some concern about my political well-being. Some have wondered whether...

Walking Through Morning Prayer

By Jean McCurdy Meade We often think of the Christian life as a journey, a Pilgrim’s Progress to the Celestial City, in the words of John...

A Thicker Constellation of Vocation

It’s become commonplace to talk about vocation. In many ordination processes, the discerner is expected to articulate their vocation to the priesthood. Many college...

The Ninth Commandment, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor”

Part of a series on the Ten Commandments. The Bible does not condone lying. Or does it? On the one hand, when lying is considered in the abstract,...

The Eighth Commandment: Theft for a Good Cause?

Part of a series on the Ten Commandments. By Neil Dhingra In Alex Gibney’s The Inventor, a documentary about Elizabeth Holmes, the turtlenecked and deep-voiced founder and...

“Don’t Cheat on God”: The Seventh Commandment

By Brandt L. Montgomery In “Faith of My Father,” I recalled how God made possible the reunion between my late father and I in 1997,...

The Sixth Commandment: Thou Shalt not Murder

Part of a series on the Ten Commandments. By Jonathan Turtle At face value the prohibition against murder is perhaps the easiest one to keep. As a...

Fifth Commandment: Honor Thy Father & Thy Mother

Part of a series on the Ten Commandments. By Jean McCurdy Meade Honor thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that...

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