Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

This week’s Festival of Faith & Writing features a long list of speakersRewrite Radio, the festival podcast, includes a presentation from author Christian Wiman, editor of Joy:  100 Poems (Yale, 2017).

Starting April 17, The Conversation Project is hosting a free-six-part web-based course on how to bring conversations about crucial, values-centered health care decision-making to faith communities.  Faith resources include guides for getting started and coaching the conversation.  Presbyterians Today explores The Death Cafe Phenomenon.

Prayer stations and other creative prayer resources for families, churches and individuals are shared by Thy Kingdom Come, an ecumenical prayer movement.

Nadine Burke Harris speaks on Healing the Effects of Childhood Adversity and Trauma at Westminster Town Hall Forum.  A recording is available.  Harris is the author of The Deepest Well (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and a 2014 TED Talk.

Words that Listen (Church), ed. J Barney Hawkings IV and Ian S. Markham, includes literary and artistic selections that support devotion and preaching on the Revised Common Lectionary’s gospel readings.  Reading Between the Lines is another lectionary-based resource that shares literature, video, and more for sermon preparation and reflection.

Via Ministry Matters, Michael E. Williams retells ten biblical stories.  Williams was the author of Spoken Into Being (Upper Room, 2017) and co-editor of The CEB Storytellers Bible.

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