Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Norman Wirzba discusses the theology and politics of eating in Learning to Say Grace, an essay from ABC Religion & Ethics (via Faith and Leadership).  Wirzba has revised his Food and Faith (Cambridge).  He will present at Luther Seminary’s Mid-Winter Convocation. Emily Scott and Kyle Oliver offer […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Luke A. Powery offers Lenten reflections on the spirituals in Were You There? (WJKP).  Cokesbury’s chart of resources for Lent includes new DVD studies from Amy-Jill Levine and Adam Hamilton. Featuring Paul Wallace, Stranger Things:  Faith and Science in Dialogue is a free four-session livestreamed course beginning […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore’s Let the Children Come (Fortress) explores the question, What does faithful parenting look like today?  In the Midst of Chaos (Fortress) views caring for children as spiritual practice. Building Faith Brick by Brick II:  An Imaginative Way to Explore the Parables (Church) by Emily […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Amy-Jill Levine’s Entering the Passion of Jesus:  A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week (Abingdon) is a six-session DVD study accompanied by a leader guide.  Levine also offers Short Stories by Jesus, a DVD study on the parables. T.B.D.: Mission (Sparkhouse) is a four-session DVD study for grades […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Gareth Higgins and Brian McLaren’s Cory & the Seventh Story (Porch), a fable about “us” and “them” for children, and The Seventh Story, a companion e-book for adults, are available for pre-order and delivery in December.  The authors offer a Storytelling Webinar hosted by Homebrewed Christianity.  Parenting […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Connecting Faith and Justice–Lectionary Year C is a free curriculum for junior high students from the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church. Via APCE:  Decolonizing Thanksgiving from Books for Littles features kids books on gratitude and generosity.  Picture Book Theology lists favorite […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Advent Conspiracy (Zondervan) by Rick McKinley, Chris Seay, and Greg Holder has been revised and updated.  Companion resources include a four-part video series, weekly devotional, activities for children, and more. Illustrated Children’s Ministry offers “I Will Give Thanks” Coloring Pages for kids and adults.  Traci Smith presents […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Invisible String (Little, Brown) by Patrice Karst  is reissued in paperback with illustrations by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.  Spinoffs will include a workbook with activities promoting healing and emotional growth, and a book aimed at helping children cope with the loss of a pet.  Picture Book Theology and […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Jan Richardson’s online Illuminated Advent Retreat for individuals and groups will intertwine writing, art, music, and community.  Richardson offers Night Visions, an Advent devotional; Through the Advent Door, an ebook; and The Advent Door:  Entering a Contemplative Christmas, a blog. Native America, a four-part PBS series beginning […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Common English Bible Lectio Divina Prayer Bible (Abingdon) provides recommended passages, reflection questions, prayers and suggestions for action.  Christine Valters Paintner offers a reproducible handout on How to Practice Lectio Divina. Illustrated Children’s Ministry posts on discovering the power of the arts with teens:  photography, poetry, […]