Reflection on the Queen

By Chip Prehn Late one night in 1985, I was walking around the inside of Canterbury Cathedral in good company.  I was seeing that stupendous building for the first time with an American bishop who knew the p... Read More...

What Makes Us Beautiful

By Chip Prehn I offer a beautiful thing to Covenant readers today. It is a poem by Wendell Berry. The yellow-throated warbler, the highest remotest voice of this place, sings in the tops of the tallest syc... Read More...

I Will Be Patriotic

By Chip Prehn I am going to be patriotic this Independence Day. I realize that patriotism can be confused with what’s being called “nationalism.” This article is not about nationalism. What I mean by “patrio... Read More...

Mercy First, Then Forgiveness

By Chip Prehn The more one knows, the more one’s mercy grows. He who knows all things is the most merciful of all. Lately the Sunday lessons from Holy Scripture appear to teach the same doctrine, whether the... Read More...

Fisherman

By Chip Prehn In Memoriam Stevens Heckscher 1930-2020 I write to honor a great man and praise God for what this man gave to so many for so long. He only taught me how to fly fish, but he also taught many ot... Read More...

The Holy Trinity: Indwelling the Mystery

By Chip Prehn The Church the world over celebrated the Feast of the Holy Trinity on Sunday, May 30th. What used to be called “the season after Trinity” takes the Church all the way to the First Sunday of Adv... Read More...

God is Now

By Chip Prehn The season of Advent is full of warnings, but in A.D. 2020 there is a diffuse perfume of apocalypse in the air.  The plague appears to be spreading.  The economy is uncertain.  Many sectors hav... Read More...