Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. For the Beauty of the Earth (Chalice) by Leah D. Schade is a Lenten devotional including 50 ways to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Schade is editor of Rooted & Rising:  Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield), and author […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Caring (Abingdon), Denise Massey outlines six steps for effective pastoral conversations that coach people to access their own spiritual and personal resources. Karen Armstrong’s The Lost Art of Scripture (Knopf) and David Kessler’s Finding Meaning (Scribner) also release today. What to Consider When Acknowledging You Are […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Featured in Spirituality and Practice, You Are Never Alone (Owlkids) by Elin Kelsey is a lyrical and scientific exploration of how nature supports and sustains us.  A teacher’s guide and short video are available.  Kelsey is author of You Are Stardust (Owlkids, 2012). The Work of the […]

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 […]

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 […]