Hjelm, J. Robert

J. Robert Hjelm, late Covenant Pastor, was Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies at North Park Theological Seminary.

Thoughts on Covenant Freedom (Summer 1999)

The Covenant Church was born in February, 1885. The format of that gathering was essentially a "mission meeting" as noted by Karl Olsson. Mission meetings were characterized by preaching, often several sermons per session. On Wednesday evening of that week (it was Ash Wednesday), the preachers were F. M. Johnson and C. A. Bjork. Both sermons stressed that unity is the result of divine grace at work.