Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Option B (Knopf) by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant helps people build resilience and find meaning in the face of adversity.  A companion website offers stories, groups and resources.  On Being presents a conversation with the authors.  Sandberg discusses children in a New York Times op-ed, How […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Cross in Contexts (Orbis) by Mitri Raheb and Suzanne Watts Henderson explores the meaning of the cross in the light of both first and twenty-first century Palestinian contexts.  Raheb leads a recorded Global Ministries webinar on the Palestinian Christian community.  Seeing through the Wall is a […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Holy Spokes (Eerdmans) by Laura Everett explores an intentionally urban spirituality.  Everett’s current Faith & Leadership post is My feminist strategy for dealing with criticism as a Christian leader. Find Earth Day resources from Creation Justice Ministries and Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light. Recent posts from Building […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School (Free Spirit) offers 48 easy-to-implement lessons to help young people accept differences, resolve conflicts peacefully, stop bullying among peers, and build a compassionate environment.  Authors Naomi Drew and Christa M. Tinari share simple tips. Church Health Reader equips people […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the publication of Old Turtle, Douglas Wood’s Old Turtle:  Questions of the Heart (Scholastic) speaks to the concerns of the world today. In Carnal Knowledge of God:  Embodied Love and the Movement for Justice (Fortress), Center for Sustainable Justice Director Rebecca M.M. […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Stories We Live:  Finding God’s Calling All around Us (Eerdmans) by Kathleen A. Cahalan explores vocation through eight prepositions.  Companion videos are part of Lives Explored, a video project with free small group programs on vocation from the Collegeville Institute. In Synergy:  A Leadership Guide for […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the 21st Century (HarperOne) is a collection of key writings, interviews and previously unpublished works from Marcus J. Borg, with an afterword by Barbara Brown Taylor.  See the link for a reading guide. Illustrated Children’s Ministry […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God (Orbis) author Kelly Brown Douglas will speak at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral March 15.  Douglas leads Whiteness and Racial Justice, an online class from ChurchNext. Update:  the event has been cancelled.  Attend March 16. Sparkhouse shares wisdom […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Faithful Families:  Creating Sacred Moments at Home (Chalice), Traci Smith revises and expands her collection of simple practices for family life, Seamless Faith.  Current topics on her blog include an abundance mentality for ministry and ten essential children’s books about death and grief. Preaching and Worship, […]

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 […]