Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Dialogues On:  The Refugee Crisis is a DVD-based eight-session study from Sparkhouse with a facilitator guide and a learner book.  Free downloads on Today’s Refugee Crisis and on Navigating Tough Topics in Your Small Group are available. Advice on retiring old gifts from Bruce Barkhauer is part […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Via Brian McLaren:  The Lord’s Prayer:  Learning the Words that Jesus Taught (CreateSpace) by Adam Thomas provides children and parents photographs and a short commentary for each phrase.  Thomas offers video Bible studies, a confirmation curriculum, and more. Sparkhouse Digital is a comprehensive curriculum platform for early […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In The Holy No (Eerdmans), Adam Hearlson considers worship as a subversive act.  The Distillery provides an interview.  Hearlson co-hosts Technicolor Jesus, a podcast on movies and ministry. Parenting Forward, a podcast from Cindy Brandt exploring the intersection of parenting and progressive faith, has launched with guests […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Laura Alary’s Read, Wonder, Listen:  Stories from the Bible for Young Readers (Woodlake)  combines contemporary concerns about language and a compassionate and inclusive theology.  Alary is the author of Look! A Child’s Guide to Advent and Christmas, and Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Outside the Lines:  How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith (Fortress), Mihee Kim-Kort mixes personal story and biblical analysis.  Tara K. Soughers outlines a theology for trans allies in Beyond a Binary God (Church). Big God Big Questions, a confirmation curriculum from the PC(USA), is based […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Faith Forward 3:  Launching a Revolution Through Ministry with Children, Youth and Families (ed. David M. Csinos, Woodlake) includes wisdom from Alaa Basatneh, Brian D. McLaren, Soong-Chan Rah, Waltrina N. Middleton, Daniel White Hodge, Lisa and Mark Scandrette, Marcia J. Bunge, Leslie Neugent, Ivy Beckwith, Eboo Patel, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Matthew Croasmun’s Let Me Ask You a Question:  Conversations with Jesus (Upper Room), a six-week study, invites us to answer questions Jesus asks in Scripture.  With Miroslav Volf, Crosamun is author of the forthcoming For the Life of the World:  Theology That Makes a Difference (Baker). Mental […]

Ways to Share Faith Stories

A growing body of resources mark the vital role of sharing faith stories for evangelism, deepening conversations on race, and spiritual growth. Why Christian is a yearly gathering of speakers hosted by Nadia Bolz-Weber and Rachel Held Evans.  Held Evans describes the format and why it works.  Videos of past events are available. Cardboard Testimonies […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Bring movement to faith formation with children:  Story and Stretch is a May 29 workshop on presenting Bible stories with yoga poses.   All are welcome at this ConNext Community event led by Michel Le Gribble-Dates.  Please register by May 24.  Gribble-Dates offers a curriculum, an online […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. This Movie Changed Me, a podcast from On Being featuring one fan talking about the transformative power of one movie, provides a model for conversation in faith community.  Naomi Shihab Nye discusses Boyhood.  Nye is the author, most recently, of Voices in the Air:  Poems for Listeners […]