Neighboring as Spiritual Practice

What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors?  In The Art of Neighboring (Baker, 2012), Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon encourage church members to be intentional in their relationships with their literal neighbors. Pathak and Runyon provide resources on their website.  A short video introduces the neighboring movement.  Church leaders are given […]

Book Groups: Apprenticed to Hope

Despite our collective fascination with the digital, church book groups remain a powerful place for formation.  Shorter books, conversational in tone, with discussion questions at the end of each chapter work well:   Catherine Keller ‘s On the Mystery:  Discerning Divinity in Process (Fortress, 2008) is a fine example.  Another is Apprenticed to Hope:  A Sourcebook […]

Spirituality Resources Online

Recently, one of our member churches did an adult education session on faith online:  participants shared their favorite websites, blogs, and emails on spirituality.  Many of the websites on the RCC’s list of links are most useful for church leaders, but what about a list of nondenominational online resources on spirituality for everyone?  Here’s a […]

New Bibles

Until recently, the RCC had little to recommend to members consulting us about NRSV Bibles for confirmation or older youth.  This surprising gap has been filled by The Guidebook:  The NRSV Student Bible (HarperBibles, October).  Billed as “the first student Bible developed especially for mainline and progressive Christians,” this edition presents both the usual array […]

Pooling Our Wisdom

Welcome to our new website!  We hope you find it helpful in your ministries. More and more ministry resources of many different types become available every day.  The RCC can help you find the best.  But we need your help. We want this to be a place for you to pool your wisdom.  Just as […]