Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Preaching in the Purple Zone (Rowman & Littlefield) by Leah D. Schade equips preachers to address vital justice issues.  Find discussion and study questions and more at The Purple Zone.  Clint Schnekloth posts a review.  Schade is the author of Creation-Crisis Preaching (Chalice, 2015).  She writes at EcoPreacher.

Everyday Family Faith (Faith Alive) by Sandy Swartzentruber provides simple practices and activities for building faith at home.  The Christian Reformed Church shares family faith formation resource recommendations.

Picture Book Theology features When Sadness is at Your Door (Random House) by Eva Eland and Say Something (Orchard) by Peter H. Reynolds.

Thomas Merton’s A Course in Desert Spirituality (Liturgical Press) joins his A Course in Christian Mysiticism.  Study materials include questions for reflection and discussion.

In More than Pink and Blue Blankets, Katy Schafer shares ways to welcome all children, especially gender-nonconforming children and their parents.  Austen Hartke recommends resources for faith communities and ministry professionals.

Global Ministries offers Embrace the Fruits of the Spirit and other VBS curriculum.  And It Was Good!, the 2019 VBS from JL Creative, is coming soon.

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