Abiding in Jesus

Bryan Owen In my first post for Covenant back in 2015, I noted how much I hated attending church as a child and how that changed over time due to immersion in the eucharistic liturgy. It’s a fairly common ex... Read More...

Holy Theatre, Holy Worship

By John Stroyan In the earliest days of human expression and communication, religion and art were integrally related, indeed inseparable in the seeking, finding, and expressing of meaning. Every human being, made in the image of the Creator God, is made to ... Read More...

What Roy Gets About Worship

By Mark Michael On that sweltering morning last July when we held our first service of pandemic-season public worship at Saint Francis, Potomac, Roy was there. There was no vaccine, and lots we didn’t know y... Read More...

Being Distracted by the Right Things

By Sam Keyes Three times now in an introductory course on sacraments and liturgy, I’ve asked students to reflect on a playlist of Church music that I assembled for them. To do such a thing at all challenges many of their assumptions, making an implicit clai... Read More...

The Trials of Returning to Worship

By Shirley O’Shea It had been more than five months since I had entered a sanctuary when I returned to church. Before the coronavirus pandemic necessitated the suspension of worship services, I would drive 2... Read More...