Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Katherine Willis Pershey, author of Very Married (Herald), will preach and discuss the book in the Twin Cities October 9 and 10.  In a cover story, The Christian Century provides an excerpt.

Photographer John Noltner combines art and storytelling to document what peace means to Americans in A Peace of My Mind: American Stories.  Featuring interviews with 52 Minnesotans, Noltner’s first book is accompanied by videos and guides for education and study.

The Presbytery of Philadelphia recaps Money, Mission and Media, a conversation with Keith Anderson, Adam Copeland and Mihee Kim-Kort, offering a summary article, audio from the event, and recommended resources.

In The Road Back to You (IVP), Ian Morgan Cron and Susan Stabile discuss the Enneagram and its connections with Christian spirituality.  A study guide is available.  A weekly podcast includes interviews with Nadia Bolz-Weber, Science Mike, and other spiritual types.  And in Faith & Leadership, Christopher L. Heuertz explains What I’ve Learned from the Enneagram.

The Divine Dance (Whitaker House) by Richard Rohr with Mike Morrell explores the early Christian image of the Trinity as a circle dance.  The Work of the People offers a 15 film series with Rohr on the Trinity and transformation, and a series of 7 film clips is available on YouTube.

Lillian Daniel is Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To (FaithWords).

Contact us with any resource questions:  And please note this new gathering, First Thursday Evenings at the RCC:
Many volunteers and part-time church staff working with young people are unable to attend their denominational meetings during the day.  Beginning in October, the Resource Center for Churches is hosting a First Thursday evening gathering of faith formation leaders across denominations.  We’ll check new resources, chat about vital topics, address questions and support one another in ministry.  Staff and volunteer leaders are welcome to attend between 6:30 and 8pm on Thursday, October 6 and every First Thursday of the program year.  We are located in the Minnesota Church Center at 122 W Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.  Contact Lizabeth with questions: