Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Matthew Croasmun’s Let Me Ask You a Question:  Conversations with Jesus (Upper Room), a six-week study, invites us to answer questions Jesus asks in Scripture.  With Miroslav Volf, Crosamun is author of the forthcoming For the Life of the World:  Theology That Makes a Difference (Baker).

Mental Health:  A Guide for Faith Leaders and its companion Quick Reference Guide are free to download from the American Psychiatric Association.

Road to Racial Justice is a free downloadable “board” game and curriculum for teens and adults that supports cross-cultural understanding and compassionate action.

Wendy Mogel’s Voice Lessons for Parents (Scribner) is a guide to talking with young people.  Like Mogel’s The Blessing of a B Minus and The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, the book has a parenting group guide.

The current issue of Teaching Tolerance includes resources for trauma-sensitive response to the opioid crisis, videos for countering online hate speech and other digital literacy topics, a report on the Crisis Text Line, and an interview with young gun violence activists.  Teaching Tolerance recommends A Conversation on Race:  A Series of Short films about Identity in America from The New York Times.

In Life Happens, a post from Bearings, Lawrence Richardson outlines five ways to cultivate a spirit of resilience.  A guide for reflection is available.  I Know What Heaven Looks Like (CreateSpace) is Richardson’s coming of age story.  He writes at The Salt Collective.

Contact us with any ministry resource questions:  info@rcc-mn.org.  Please note our summer hours:  Tuesday noon-4:00 and by appointment.