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How to Be a Christian in the 21st Century (HarperOne) is a collection of key writings, interviews and previously unpublished works from Marcus J. Borg, with an afterword by Barbara Brown Taylor.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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]