Six New Things

From The Mindful Christian (Broadleaf) to What’s in Your Mind Today? (Beaming), everyone’s growing in the awareness that self-awareness is good for the soul, good for community and good for the earth. Other tools for listening to/for your True Self: Holy Living: Confession: Spiritual Practices of Building a Life of Faith (Abingdon); Eliza Griswold’s introductory […]

Six New Things

Check out Beaming Book’s Valentine’s Day Activities for Families to Do Together for “celebrating the holiday of love with the people you love”. While the family is together, you might share Traci Smith’s Prayers for Faithful Families (Beaming), which “equips busy parents with simple prayers… in ordinary language, for a… variety of occasions”, or Meta […]

Six New Things

The American Library Association announced their 2020 Youth Media Award Winners, including Kwame Alexander‘s stunningly beautiful The Undefeated (Versify) and Jerry Craft‘s thoughtful New Kid. And it’s time for readers of all ages to “pay attention” to Khristi Lauren Adams‘, Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color (Broadleaf). Congregational Leaders […]

Six New Things

Journey Together evokes a feeling of hiking together through God’s creation. Select from SparkHouse’s 12 intergenerational summer events. Leader resource includes lists of supplies, activities, theme introductions and service ideas. Available in print or as digitial download; available stand-alone or as part of subscription to Spark House Digital Children. Robin Meyers (author of Saving Jesus from the Church), offers Saving God […]

Six New Things

Rejuvenate each Monday and Friday as On Being presents Padraig O’Tuama reading a “short and unhurried; contemplative and energizing” poem in the Poetry Unbound podcast. Editor Martha Spong invited nine women of faith to write psalms that create an “honest space in which lament is heard, love is affirmed, and the body is unashamed before […]

Six New Things

Individuals, families and/or the whole group can attend some fantastic Martin Luther King Jr., Day observances around the Twin Cities and throughout outstate Minnesota. Notice: some observances are ongoing, some are just Sunday (19th) or Monday (20th), and some are later in the week. To prep for MLK observances or to keep the conversation going, […]

Six New Things

“A fictional story not based on true events”, the gritty Netflix series, “Messiah” could make for great young adult discussions. (Disclaimer: I’ve only watched six episodes at this posting and don’t know where it will end/what the ultimate intent of its creators is!) Contact me for a link to a list of leading questions! For […]

Six New Things

Discover six new ministry resources in this weekly post: In “Another Way” (Cokesbury), Forum for Theological Exploration leaders Dori Grinenko Baker, Stephen Lewis and Matthew Williams describe a 21st Century “way of leadership” based on self-awareness and “a mysterious relatedness among strangers” focusing on community, joy, and our calling to create a better world. Historian and […]

conversation, collaboration and contemplation inspiring ministry innovation