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Post a Comment » Written on May 28th, 2008     
Filed under: News
By Don Meyer

CHICAGO, IL (May 28, 2008) – 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.

Zambia Tragedy Compels Student to Rethink Gospel Mandate

Annette Nestor of Perth, WA, writes: Thank you for sharing these things. We are about to go to Zambia and will be staying there for two years as missionaries. It is so true what you say about the prosperity gospel. It is truly ‘another gospel’ and makes us utterly grieve in our spirits. We’ll be sending this link to a few of our friends. God’s blessings to you.

Covenanter Receives Lilly Graduate Fellow Honor

Steve Bilynskyj of Eugene, OR, writes: My daughter, Susan Bilynskyj, was also named a Lilly Graduate Fellow. She will graduate from Seattle Pacific in June with a double major in classics and linguistics. In the fall she will begin a master’s program in classics at the University of Toronto. Susan looks forward to meeting Bethany at the first conference of the graduate fellows in July.

Group Explores Partnerships with India Ministries

Keith Robinson of Rockford, MN, writes: I’m so glad to see the work in India developing.

Children’s Home Sculpture Garden to Be Dedicated

Roberta McGregor of Yuba City, CA, writes: I was one of those lost kids in early 1980s. I lived there three years that I can remember and I don’t ever remember going to church. But, that’s okay – I’m a Christian now. I remember all of the caring staff and their love. Thank you for those memories. I have a great life –  I’ve been married for 20 years with two teenage boys that I truly love. Thank you again for all you gave to the children of the home!

North Park Awards 341 Degrees, Two Honorary Doctorates

Cecil and Marvis Carlson of Norman, OK, write: We are very proud to have our granddaughter, Sara Carlson, to be one of the recipients of these degrees.

Cizik Speaks Out on Global Warming, Criticism

Loren Jones of Prior Lake, MN, writes: The overwhelming majority of recent evidence points to the fact that man’s contribution is minimal at best. My bigger concern with this article, however, is the focus on saving the planet rather than souls. In the process, we’re doing unfathomable harm to those in the most dire need through our follies of food-for-fuel and threats to hobble the very economies that provide the most good for the people of this world. We have to get back to Creator worship, not creation worship. The NEA is completely losing its focus. I believe God will judge us more harshly for not following the Great Commission than forwhat we do about our emissions.

Naomi Hunter of Loveland, CO, writes: Global warming has not been proven. As a matter of fact, one of the nation’s top climatologists, Dr. Grey of Colorado State University, strongly refutes it with much scientific evidence in support of his opinion. Follow the money. There is much money to be made in selling this concept – with great harm done to our great nation!

Monthly ‘Early Worship Days’ Service Designed for Seniors

Eileen Thorpe of Chicago, IL, writes: I am pleased that Praise Covenant Church of Tacoma is considering the worship needs of its senior citizens and their musical tastes, and preparing a special time for them. Personally, as a senior citizen, I would not be happy having the only service that met my needs and preferences being relegated to a
Thursday morning. I am so grateful for the church we attend, which continues with a traditional service including the use of the hymnal, the organ, the choir, and what I consider are the truly “old great” hymns that date from the sixth century and forward (instead of the 1960s) and have proved themselves through many hundreds of years. This hymnody teaches, inspires and broadens our understanding of the word with deep theological insights. It endures! In my heart and mind, nothing can substitute for a well-done, full, traditional worship service. I wouldn’t care if it were at 6:30 a.m., but please make it on Sunday morning!

Jules Glanzer to Assume Presidency of Tabor College

Art Greco of San Rafael, CA, writes: Good for you, Jules! Fantastic news. Praise God for the way he has lead you, prepared you, and always used you. Can you tell that I’m really excited for you – and Tabor College?

NPU Students to Bike the U.S. Raising Funds, Awareness

Muriel Lofthus of Pasco, WA, writes: I read this article with great interest as my nephew, David Eads (NPU ‘03) and Aaron Swanton rode from San Francisco to Chicago following graduation.

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.

McLaren Interview Tops April’s Most-Read List

George Brown of Roseville, MN, writes: He should be ignored. Then prayed for – that the Holy Spirit of truth would wake him from his dangerous teachings and convict him to repentance for leading many astray.

Paula Coyle of Hutchinson, MN, writes: Way to not say anything about Mclaren’s heretical views! Does the Evangelical Covenant make it a point to never take a stand against heresy?

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