Companion Focus: Relationships, Mentoring and Storytelling

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CHICAGO, IL (May 11, 2009) – In the body of Christ, sometimes it’s easy to think we’re just “going it alone.” We get caught up in our own daily struggles and joys, and forget how relational God calls us to be.

CoverThe May issue of The Covenant Companion identifies some of the joys and rewards that intentional relationships can bring. In his article, “Friendships That Form Futures,” Richard A. Johnson, director of University Ministries at North Park University, describes meaningful mentoring relationships he has enjoyed – both as a mentor and with others who have mentored him. He also offers suggestions for how to become a mentor and how to find one.

In “Shala, Portrait of a Mother,” Tammy Swanson-Draheim, pastor of First Covenant Church in Mason City, Iowa, offers a moving tribute of her mother, who adopted Swanson-Draheim under unusual circumstances.

“I love the book of Judges,” says Mary Veeneman, writing in “Uncovering the Cycles of God’s Story in Judges.” Acknowledging that her perspective is unusual, Veeneman goes on to explain how this biblical text reflects an ancient storytelling practice of narrating history.

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