Six New Things

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 […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. In Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of America’s Nones (Oxford, April), Elizabeth Drescher explores diverse and complex spiritual lives.  See her summary,  “3 things you might not know about Nones.” This month’s edition of The Interfaith Observer features the work of Vicki Garlock, author of […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. Rita Nakashima Brock, coauthor of Soul Repair (Beacon, 2012), will speak on Moral Injury and Moral Meaning Making at SpringHouse Ministry Center this weekend.  The Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School provides resources on moral injury. In A Preacher’s Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series (WKJP), […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. Faith & Wonder‘s Casey FitzGerald offers a step-by-step video tutorial for learning the Pentecost story by heart.  FitzGerald tells the story and shares story prompts on her podcast, Story Divine.  Ashley Goff discusses Biblical storytelling in worship on her blog, God of the Sparrow. Eboo Patel […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. Thomas R. Hawkins lifts up walking as a Christian spiritual practice in Every Step a Prayer (Upper Room), providing guidance for church leaders supporting walkers in reflection and prayer.  Anna Fitch Courie, author of Christ Walk: A 40-Day Spiritual Fitness Program (Church Publishing, 2015), will introduce […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. Pray and Color (Paraclete, coming in May) is a coloring book and guide to prayer by Sybil MacBeth.  MacBeth’s website offers downloadable templates and more. In Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say (Abingdon), Adam Hamilton examines common […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. The Biblical Pictorial Timeline is a collection of 36 engaging images, each mounted on a 13 inch square board.  The set of images and three related books can be used in many ways to draw people into the Biblical story.  Contact us to reserve:  info@rcc-mn.org. Faith […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. Miracle Man (Abrams) is a fresh and beautifully illustrated story of Jesus by John Hendrix.  Storypath provides ideas for using the book in ministry. Sharon Ely Pearson has updated her helpful curriculum charts.  If you are considering new curriculum, contact us:  at the RCC, you can […]

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Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. Happy Easter!   Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts is offering a series of reflections on practicing resurrection. And here is an Easter blessing from Jan Richardson’s Circle of Grace. The Day When God Made Church:  A Child’s Book about Pentecost by Rebekah McLeod Hutto […]

Six New Things

Check six new ministry resources in this weekly post. Faith & Leadership features the practice of Sabbath keeping at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church.  MaryAnn McKibben Dana, author of Sabbath in the Suburbs, explores the practice in this short PBS video.  Her forthcoming book, Improvising with God, will explore improv as spiritual practice and metaphor. Videos […]