In Brief: Covenanters Making News

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CHICAGO, IL (April 16, 2009) – James Bruckner, professor of Old Testament at North Park Theological Seminary, has received a $12,000 grant to fund his research project,
“Human Health and Ancient Narrative: The Old Testament as a Shaping Resource for Health Care Vocations.”

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) in the United States and Canada awarded the Lilly Theological Scholars Grant to Bruckner. He plans to publish a book based on his findings.

Bruckner says that misconceptions about the relationship of body and soul, and their relationship to God, inhibit holistic healing in the individual and society. He adds that biblical practices such as lament and remembering God’s deliverance of his people can lead to that healing.

Former Miss America to Present Workshop at CHIC 2009

CHICAGO, IL – Former Miss America Kirsten Haglund will present a workshop on eating disorders during CHIC 2009, says Marti Burger, director of youth and family ministry for the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Having suffered from anorexia as a teenager, Haglund, campaigned for awareness of eating disorders as her Miss America platform. She has established the Kirsten Haglund Foundation “to provide hope, networking and financial aid to those seeking treatment and freedom from eating disorders.” For a previous story about the foundation, click here.

Haglund grew up attending Faith Covenant Church in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Chicago Tribune Takes Note of Resurrection Covenant’s Name

CHICAGO, IL – Pastor Aaron Johnson and Resurrection Covenant Church were included as part of an article in the Sunday Chicago Tribune that focuses on pastors who use the Gospel of Mark as their Easter text and its relevance for uncertain times.

“We don’t have a visual, accountable sighting of Jesus in the text we’re given for Sunday,” the newspaper quotes Johnson as saying. “So often, we celebrate Easter on Sunday, and we move on with our lives. The Gospel of Mark shows that’s not all there is to Easter.”

The reporter also interviewed ministers whose churches had “Resurrection” in their names. Click here to read the Tribune article.

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