Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. An American Conscience:  The Reinhold Niebuhr Story is a documentary written, directed and narrated by Martin Doblmeier.  Conversations from Union Theological Seminary and Harvard Divinity School are available on YouTube.  A study guide and a companion book (Eerdmans) are forthcoming.  The film will air on public television […]

Six New Things

Check six minstry resources in this weekly post. Following her introduction to Protestant prayer beads, Kristen E. Vincent commends the practice to trauma survivors in Beads of Healing (Upper Room). In Better: Waking Up to Who We Could Be (Chalice), Melvin Bray reimagines classic faith stories to inspire more beautiful, just and virtue-filled ways of […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Carol Howard Merritt discusses Healing Spiritual Wounds:  Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church (HarperOne) with Religion News Service. LEAD offers free contemplative Lenten liturgies with accompanying coloring pages for individual and intergenerational group use.  See our growing list of new and notable resources […]

New and Notable for Lent and Easter

We’ll keep updating this list of current and recommended resources for Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Video Cokesbury provides a helpful Lent Study Comparison Chart.  Adam Hamilton’s new DVD, Creed, joins favorite studies like Rob Fuquay’s The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus and What Wondrous Love featuring the art […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Prophetic Faith: Exploring Social Justice Advocacy as a Congregation (CreateSpace) by Trish Greeves is a seven-session study with a Leader Guide. Theresa Cho shares intergenerational interactive prayer stations on ways Jesus calls us us to engage in the world. Resources on immigration:  Green Card Voices shares stories […]

Using Picture Books in Ministry

Key resources support the use of picture books in ministry, particularly on justice issues. Storypath from Union Presbyterian Seminary is a deep collection.  A video explains ways to use the site. Picture Book Theology is another helpful resource.  There is a topical index and a search function. God and Goodnight Moon connects classic children’s books […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Lisa Sharon Harper, author of The Very Good Gospel (WaterBrook), will speak at the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition’s Day on the Hill February 23.  Focusing on economic stability for families, JRLC presents their 2017 legislative agenda in a webinar and offers a Faithful Citizens Advocacy Guide. Trusting […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. This week’s ON Scripture package is Trump’s Inauguration and Conflicted Hope in a Divided Christianity, commentary by Billy Honor with Bible study questions and a companion video.  Recommended readings include The Third Reconstruction (Beacon) by William J. Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove; the UUA provides a discussion […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. A sample of 25 Picture Books About Justice, an ebook from Picture Book Theology, offers a general lesson plan and reviews three books, including Young Martin’s Promise (Steck-Vaughn) by Walter Dean Myers.  Recent RCC user recommendations include Andrea Davis Pinkney’s Sit-In:  How Four Friends Stood Up by […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Story of Christmas from Sparkhouse Family is an animated video based on the Spark Story Bible.  In Faith & Leadership, Meredith Williams tells about a Chrismons ministry; contact the RCC for instructions.  See our growing list of seasonal resources. Exploring lectio divina, yoga, and breath prayer, […]