Dennis Covington

Dennis Covington is the author of six books, including Salvation on Sand Mountain, a finalist for the National Book Award. His most recent book is Revelation: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World.

The Death of Innocents

A look at the silent suffering of those caught in the crossfire

by Dennis Covington | Monday, September 17, 2018

On Truth Telling and Dictatorship

A journalist reflects on the value of a free press—and the consequences of its subversion

by Dennis Covington | Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Old Home Place

For many members of my family, it was a mental institution

by Dennis Covington | Friday, March 23, 2018

Freelancing

When experience counts for more than a credential

by Dennis Covington | Friday, March 16, 2018

Drought

Hard earth and hard truths

by Dennis Covington | Friday, March 09, 2018

Piercing the Veil

When what's past is present

by Dennis Covington | Friday, March 02, 2018

Coming Home

A rediscovery of the familiar

by Dennis Covington | Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy All the Time

Love and its many forms

by Dennis Covington | Friday, February 16, 2018

Leaving Alabama

The joy and agony of crossing state lines

by Dennis Covington | Friday, February 09, 2018

Take It, But Be Prepared to Lose It

Love is the thing we most hope for

by Dennis Covington | Friday, February 02, 2018

A Walk on the Beach

There's nothing better for cleansing the soul

by Dennis Covington | Friday, January 26, 2018

May Their Burdens Be Lifted

Notes from El Salvador’s civil war

by Dennis Covington | Friday, January 19, 2018

Seagrove Villas

A dear friend gone too soon

by Dennis Covington | Friday, January 12, 2018

Past Perfect

Memories of trips to Florida, then and now

by Dennis Covington | Friday, January 05, 2018

Resting in Peace

A long-ago death and the strange solace of language

by Dennis Covington | Friday, December 29, 2017

Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

In dark times, a ray of hope in Alabama

by Dennis Covington | Friday, December 15, 2017

My Grandson’s Run

An expression of love brings to mind others withheld

by Dennis Covington | Friday, December 22, 2017

The Dog Fight

When misunderstanding and good intentions collide

by Dennis Covington | Friday, December 08, 2017

Remembrance of Things Present

The future meets the past

by Dennis Covington | Friday, December 01, 2017

Broken Heart Syndrome

Living with, and without

by Dennis Covington | Friday, November 24, 2017

The Inner Above

A place to read and daydream and be alone

by Dennis Covington | Friday, October 27, 2017

The Well

More than a change in the water

by Dennis Covington | Friday, November 03, 2017

The Hindenburg Line

In memory of Uncle Brother

by Dennis Covington | Friday, November 10, 2017

The Bloody Theater of the Texas Mennonites

Faith in the cancer ward

by Dennis Covington | Friday, November 17, 2017

Caprock

Adventures worth the silence

by Dennis Covington | Friday, October 20, 2017

One Nation Under God

The contentious role of Christianity in politics

by Dennis Covington | Monday, March 06, 2017

Manifest Poverty

Poor southern whites have long been a people without a country

by Dennis Covington | Monday, June 06, 2016

Ivan Turgenev’s Fathers and Sons

The power of specificity

by Dennis Covington | Monday, November 30, 2015