Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Advent and Christmas resources continue to appear.  Jan Richardson offers an online retreat and more.  With the theme In Light & Darkness, Illustrated Ministry presents family, intergenerational, and Shadow Box Theater resources.  Traci Smith creates a printable family practices calendar.  Families Celebrate Advent & Christmas (Augsburg Fortress) is a deck of cards with rituals, prayers, and more.  Beaming introduces seasonal books.  Calvin Institute of Christian Worship posts an Advent Resource Guide.  Upper Room presents an e-course for Advent, Child of the Light.

Flourishing in Ministry (Rowman & Littlefield) by Matt Bloom includes practical advice.  Faith & Leadership shares four key strategies.  October 30 is Wellbeing Wednesday at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities:  join us.

Inspired by Psalm 139, Nancy White Carlstrom’s Before You Were Born (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers) is now a board book.  Traci Smith recommends board books by Glenys Nellist, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, and Desmond Tutu.

Creators of The People’s Supper resources, Jennifer Bailey and Lennon Flowers are featured on On Being.

Cross+Generational Worship Planning is a workshop with Heather Roth Johnson and Jen Rome November 4.

In Ash & Starlight (Chalice), Arianne Braithwaite Lehn provides prayers drawn from the everyday.  Other titles released this busy month include
Broken We Kneel:  Reflections on Faith and Citizenship (Church, 2nd ed.) by Diana Butler Bass
Miracles and Other Reasonable Things (Howard) by Sarah Bessey
Worship Like Jesus (Abingdon) by Constance M. Cherry
Active Faith (Abingdon) by Paul W. Chilcote
Beyond the Tyranny of the Text:  Preaching in Front of the Bible to Create a New World (Abingdon) by James Henry Harris
Activist Theology (Fortress) by Robyn Henderson-Espinoza
What Do Our Neighbors Believe? (WJKP, 2nd ed.) by John Kaltner and others
How Change Comes to Your Church (Eerdmans) by Patrick Keifert and Wesley Granberg-Michaelson
Going Naked:  The Camino de Santiago & Life as Pilgrimage (Mystic Soul) by Teresa Mateus
The Galapagos Islands (Fortress) by Brian D. McLaren
Hidden Heart of the Cosmos (Orbis, revised) by Brian Thomas Swimme
I Bring the Voices of My People:  A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation (Eerdmans) by Chanequa Walker-Barnes
Holy Disunity (WJKP) by Layton E. Williams

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