Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In When Kids Ask Hard Questions (Chalice), ed. Bromleigh McCleneghan and Karen Ware Jackson, a diverse group of young parents, pastors, and experts address bodies, gender, race, bullying, suicide, mental illness, death, divorce, money, generosity, technology, faith, and more.  Jackson shares ideas for creative intergenerational worship and […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Reimagining the Spirit:  A Conversation with Grace Ji-Sun Kim at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities October 15 is free and open to the public.  Her Reimagining Spirit:  Wind, Breath, and Vibration (Cascade) is forthcoming.  Kim will be the keynote presenter at The ConNext Summit October […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Sara Thomsen, Ritual Leader at The ConNext Summit in October, will explore the art and practice of community singing in a workshop, Songs Like Seeds:  Planting Hope Note by Note.  Listen.  Join us. Picturing God (Beaming, ages 5-8) by Ruth Goring is accompanied by a discussion guide. […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Ministry with the Forgotten (Abingdon), Kenneth L. Carder views dementia through a spiritual lens.  He offers a free video study and reflections on dementia.  His work is featured in the current issue of Circuit Rider on Pastoral Care with the Forgotten.  Faith & Leadership explores dementia ministry, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. See the schedule, check the workshops, and register:  The ConNext Summit, featuring Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Sara Thomsen, is October 13-15.  Through worship, shared spiritual practices, workshops, and rich conversation, ConNext participants will explore how recovering the Holy Spirit can enliven and transform the church’s ministry with […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Cokesbury’s Advent Studies Comparison Chart features Light of the World, a DVD study with Amy-Jill Levine, and The Wondrous Mystery:  An Upper Room Advent Reader.  Low (Chalice) by John Pavlovitz is an honest Advent devotional.  Cynthia M. Campbell  reflects on each gospel’s perspective in Christmas in the […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Picture Book Theology recommends 35 Children’s Books that Teach Empathy and Kindness, including Just Feel (Running Press Kids) for ages 8-12 by Just Breathe author Mallika Chopra. Soul Reset (Upper Room) by Junius B. Dotson calls us to reorder our lives around spiritual practices.  Six video sessions, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Holy Living Series (Abingdon), ed. Elaine Heath, includes Prayer by Ray Buckley and other four-week studies on the spiritual practices of Discernment, Neighboring, and Worship.  Volumes on Celebration, Confession, Simplicity, and Study will follow next year. Illustrated Children’s Ministry launches an intergenerational resource, the Illustrated Worship […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In How to Be an Antiracist (One World), Ibram X. Kendi guides us to move beyond the “not racist” defense.  Mashable outlines six steps.  Kendi shares media.  See our list of resources on race and privilege. Bullets into Bells, a poetry collection, and “Guns Don’t Kill People, People […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Bless This Mess:  A Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a Chaotic World (Convergent) by Molly Baskette and Ellen O’Donnell has a companion reading guide.  The authors speak on the Parenting Forward podcast.  Baskette has written about church renewal, telling stories in worship, and  remembering grandparents […]