Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

This Movie Changed Me, a podcast from On Being featuring one fan talking about the transformative power of one movie, provides a model for conversation in faith community.  Naomi Shihab Nye discusses Boyhood.  Nye is the author, most recently, of Voices in the Air:  Poems for Listeners (Greenwillow).

Via Traci Smith:  JL Creative offers Progressive Christian children’s curriculum that facilitates spiritual growth, increases biblical literacy, and encourages curiosity.

You Are Mighty:  A Guide to Changing the World (Bloomsbury) by Caroline Paul is part of a growing body of resources supporting young activists.

The Kairos Center for Religion, Rights , and Social Justice shares Poor People’s Campaign Resources for Study and Sermons, Bible Studies and Liturgies Towards Ending Poverty.  The Minnesota Poor People’s Campaign provides opportunities for training and education.

Rachel G. Hackenberg offers an excerpt from Denial Is My Spiritual Practice (And Other Failures of Faith) (Church), coauthored by Martha Spong.  Hackenberg is the author of Writing to God and Writing to God Kids’ Edition (Paraclete).

I’m Still Here:  Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (Convergent) is Austin Channing Brown’s account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America.  Brown offers printables supporting conversation on race and cross-racial friendship.  Young Clergy Women International posts a review.  Religion News Service provides an interview.  And here’s a review from MayAnn McKibben Dana.

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