Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

A Crazy, Holy Grace (Abingdon) by Frederick Buechner is a four-session DVD study based on his essays on the healing power of pain and memory.  Leader and participant guides are available.

Jim Antal’s Climate Church, Climate World:  How People of Faith Must Work for Change (Rowman & Littlefield) includes questions for discussion/reflection and preaching suggestions.  Blessed Tomorrow offers more resources, and ecoAmerica provides Talking Points.  Climate Outreach provides resources on communicating with faith groups.  Dear Tomorrow shares a toolkit for photo and video projects.

Hanna Schock of Picture Book Theology selects books for each of the Fruits of the Spirit, sacred picture books, and questions to ask any picture book:  where is God in the book?  Is there a sacred theme to the book?  Does the book remind you of scripture?  Does the book contain a spiritual practice?

The Work of the People offers films with Grace Ji-Sun Kim, author of the forthcoming Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the Holy Spirit (Fortress).

Gathering resources on mass incarceration and the criminal justice system, Faith & Leadership features an interview with Dominique D. Gilliard, author of Rethinking Incarceration:  Advocating for a Justice that Restores (IVP).  A Religion News Service interview notes that Jesus was incarcerated.

The film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time inspires intergenerational conversation in faith community.

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