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Post a Comment » Written on May 8th, 2006     
Filed under: News
By Don Meyer

CHICAGO, IL (May 8, 2006) – Hardly a week goes by that we do not receive a few comments from readers on stories published as part of the Covenant online news report.

We will share from time to time some of those responses generated through the “comments” link attached to each published story. This kind of feedback is very helpful to our Covenant News Service staff as we seek to identify and publish stories of great interest to a broad spectrum of online readers of this report.

Following are comments relating to recently published stories, edited in some cases for length. To read a particular story of interest, click on the headline.

Covenanters Join Marches in L.A., Chicago

Pam Darsie of Cambridge, MN, writes: So we are supporting and encouraging the lawbreakers? I don’t get it. Please help me understand why we – the Evangelical Covenant Church of AMERICA – would do this.

Dave Oseland of Skokie, IL, writes: Frankly, I find it outrageous that these ministers would participate in this march for “illegals.” The question is put: “What would Jesus do?” Would he indeed support those who would knowingly break the law? I think not! We all are in support of immigrants, but let’s not ever get to the point where we can justify wrongdoing.

Central Conference Approves Immigration Resolution

Eva Sullivan-Knoff writes: I am deeply heartened and encouraged to hear of the passing of this resolution. I was not able to be present for the annual meeting, but this is an issue that affects all of us. Our Hispanic brothers and sisters are a part of our body and when one part of the body hurts, we all hurt. God commanded us in the scriptures to care for the orphans and widows and refugees in our land. To not care about this issue would be to sin against our brothers and sisters and God. I am thankful that our ministerium responded to this issue and by so doing embraced our Hispanic brothers and sisters, and affirmed that we are one body.

Renewed Vows Affirm Commitment

Linda Forbes of Chicago, IL, writes: “What a great idea! How nice to wake up and read good news about the Good News! Love these kinds of stories.

Immigration Reform Supported by Covenant Hispanic Leaders

David Bergesen of Moraga, CA, writes: Thank you for supporting a biblical response to the aliens and the foreigners among us. We need to be strong and resist the xenophobic fear-mongering and racism inherent in the “reform” as passed by the Republican House of Mis-Representatives. Evangelical leaders have been silent too long while the mass of “evangelicals” have been uncritically manipulated by bigots and warmongers.

Walter Contreras of California writes: Thank you for being present in informing the Covenant family on this issue. It sends a clear message to the Hispanic family of the Covenant that they are not standing alone on this issue.

Centering Prayer: Rediscovering God’s Presence

Renee Erickson writes: I am so confused about this contemplative prayer. I have an understanding that it goes back to the Hindu cult as a form of meditation. Is this kind of prayer scriptural? Are we opening ourselves up to something that is not of God?

Older Stories

Occasionally we receive comments about stories published some time ago. Most often, readers come across them while topically perusing search engines or when visiting the online Covenant News Archive maintained by Covenant News Service. We appreciate reader comments at any time about any story that has appeared as part of our online Covenant news report.

Pastor Ministers to Troops in Kuwait

Veronica and Mauro Cordero of Yakima, WA, write: We have been looking for pastor Noel Cisneros. Thank God we found him. We used to go to the Covenant Church located at Lincoln Avenue in Yakima, Washington. Pastor Cisneros married us Christmas 2000. My husband and I would like to hear from him or at least send us his address so we can keep in touch. I know the Lord has been a blessing the day we met him. I hope he still remembers us.

Carlson Bridges Recalls Life of Martyred Husband

Susan of Columbus, TX, writes: I bought a copy of “MONGANGA PAUL” in a thrift store in Texas several years ago and it just worked itself to the top of my selected books to read. The book belonged to a Mrs. William H. Osborne, 9089 Emperor Avenue, San Gabriel, CA. How it wound up in Texas is a mystery! The story of what this family endured was inspirational.

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