Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Norman Wirzba discusses the theology and politics of eating in Learning to Say Grace, an essay from ABC Religion & Ethics (via Faith and Leadership), and a podcast from Duke.  Wirzba has revised his Food and Faith (Cambridge).  He will present at Luther Seminary’s Mid-Winter Convocation.

Emily Scott and Kyle Oliver offer How to Be Church Beyond Our Buildings, a January 16 webinar from Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary.  A recording and resource list will be available.

The Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit:  Helping Faith-Based and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities from The Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives is a free download (via Mental Health Ministries).  Presbyterians Today reports on the role of the rural church.

Elizabeth F. Caldwell’s The Ministry of Teaching (Congregational Ministries) explores Christian formation and supports leaders.  Caldwell is coauthor of Growing in God’s Love:  A Story Bible (WJKP, 2018) and author of I Wonder:  Engaging a Child’s Curiosity about the Bible (Abingdon, 2016).

Jacqui Lewis presents Let’s Talk about Preaching Social Justice, a free webinar in a weekly series from the Center for Progressive Renewal that includes Molly Baskette, Bryan Berghoef, Brian McLaren, and Stephanie Spellers.

In What Can the Church Do for the Burned Out Generation? in Ministry Matters, pastor Laura Patterson comments on Anne Helen Petersen’s How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation.

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