Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Exploring nature-based spiritual practices, Considering Birds & Lilies (CreateSpace) by Cynthia Coe includes questions for reflection for groups or individuals.  Coe has also written creation care lessons for children and youth. Curtiss Paul DeYoung, the new CEO of the Minnesota Council of Churches, is featured in five […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Eugene C. Peterson’s Drawn In Bible Studies (NavPress) on Ruth, Esther and Mary each offer coloring, Scripture, commentary, questions, prayer, and leader’s notes for four sessions.  Peterson explores the Biblical foundation of his journey in As Kingfishers Catch Fire (WaterBrook). Author Peggy Orenstein shares recommendations for curricula, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Rob Bell discusses What Is the Bible? (HarperOne) with Jana Riess of Religion News Service.  A small group guide is available.  Bell’s book tour comes to Minneapolis May 31. Teaching Faith with Harry Potter (Church) by Patricia M. Lyons is a guidebook for parents and educators for […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Who Counts?  100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons (WJKP) by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, a creative retelling of three parables, is the first book in the WJK children’s program. Faithful Families author Traci Smith gathers resources and stories of “pray-grounds.”  In Faith & Leadership, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Doing Justice:  Congregations and Community Organizing (Fortress, second edition) by Dennis A. Jacobsen gives concrete strategies for achieving justice in the public arena. Author Leanne Hadley offers worship ideas, blessings, and resources on Holy Listening Stones, a tool to help children put their feelings into words.  Hadley […]

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. […]