The Humanities: Antidote to Hot Takes

By Jon Jordan When we find ourselves in times of conflict, what we need and what we are tempted toward are often in a great deal of tension. What we need is to be called to humane interaction, to Christian c... 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...

Herod and the Holy Innocents

By Neil Dhingra  "When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men” (Matt... Read More...

John Milton’s “On Time”

By John Mason Lock As a culture we are a low point for the reading and enjoyment of poetry. Most people say they don't like poetry, and poetry has been relegated to the specialist as an oddity that requires ... Read More...

Esther

A sermon given at St Andrew’s Chesterton, Cambridge, Sunday Sept 26, 2021 By Bishop Graham Kings Esther 4:6-17 This morning we are pondering the whole book of Esther in the Old Testament, with the help of Si... Read More...

Grief and Loss

By John Bauerschmidt In 1978, the poet Denise Levertov released Life in the Forest, a collection that contained a handful of poems written around the time of her mother’s death. I encountered these poems for the first time a few years ago. Levertov’s work h... Read More...

The High Country

By Dane Neufeld My wife and I recently completed the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park, one of the great Alpine hikes in the Canadian Rockies. It is not an extreme adventure by any means, anyone who can ... Read More...