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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 Christ Walk Kids for tweens and teens in September.
Jim Kast-Keat shares his presentation from Faith Forward 2016: The Sermon that Everyone Actually Remembers.
Printable resources from Seamless Faith author Traci Smith include a Faith Jar and a Morning Journal Page, available through Etsy. Smith also features ways for families to weave spiritual practices into daily life, thirty mini-Sabbath ideas, and other practices for families.
In Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism (Herald Press), Drew G. I. Hart offers concrete practices for churches committed to racial justice. Hart’s blog, Taking Jesus Seriously, is at The Christian Century. Listen to the interview with Hart on God Complex Radio; read the interview from Faith & Leadership.
The 11-session Study Guide for Slow Church (IVP) by Chris Smith and John Pattison suggests online videos, discussion questions, and lectio divina. In July, Smith will introduce Reading for the Common Good: How Books Help Our Churches and Neighborhoods Flourish.
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