Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Peace First Curriculum helps students acquire peacemaking skills:  communication, conflict resolution, cooperation, empathy, and civic engagement.  Search activities and games by type, skill, grade and theme. Last week, Lake Harriet UMC hosted a free screening of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s voting rights documentary, Selma: The […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. What Do You Do with a Problem? (Compendium) is new from Kobi Yamada, author of What Do You Do with an Idea? Vital Conversations on Racism with Dr. Robin DiAngelo is a video from the UMC General Commission on Religion and Race.  DiAngelo provides more resources for […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Raising Race Conscious Children lists 100 Race-Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child to Advance Racial Justice.  Courtney E. Martin outlines The Conversation We Must Have with Our White Children.  And Hennepin County Library curates #BlackLivesMatter books for kids and for teens. In Under Our Skin, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Fuller Studio discusses hospitality with Christine Pohl, author of Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us (Eerdmans). Changed for Life is a free video-based curriculum for short-term mission teams from the Reformed Church in America.  Coauthor David Livermore writes on cultural intelligence and youth ministry. The […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. StoryCorps provides great questions to support story sharing in community.   Their newest book, Callings (Penguin) by Dave Isay, models conversations about vocation.  Storycorps also offers short videos. Immigration and the refugee crisis; xenophobia and racial justice; inequality and economic justice:  ON Scripture-The Bible has curated their most […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Elaine A. Heath offers wisdom from Galatians for the anxious church in God Unbound (Upper Room), suitable for small group study.  She discusses small missional communities anchored to local congregations in Faith & Leadership.  The Work of the People has produced several short videos with Heath. Supporting […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. I’m Your Neighbor promotes children’s books and projects building bridges between “long-term communities” and marginalized “new arrival” groups and cultures.  Storypath provides Faith Talk Questions for I’m New Here by Anne Sibley O’Brien. Leading resources for understanding Islam include The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor as […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Coming in July from Living the Questions, Violence Divine:  Overcoming the Bible’s Betrayal of Its Non-Violent God is an eight-session DVD study based on John Dominic Crossan’s How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian (HarperOne, 2015). This month, NEXT Church, a network of Presbyterian […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Real Good Church (Pilgrim) author Molly Phinney Baskette shares a practice for summer church renewal that builds relationships, empathy and energy.  In Standing Naked Before God (Pilgrim), Baskette provides a template for telling our stories in church. Blogging at Bread not Stones, Rebecca Kirkpatrick suggests ways to […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Overplayed (Herald Press, March) by David King and Margot Starbuck is a guide to sanity for sports parents.  It joins St. Thomas professor John Tauer’s Why Less is More for WOSPs (Well-Intentioned, Overinvolved Sports Parents) (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2015) to treat this challenging pastoral issue.  See also […]