On Sketchnotes and Meditative Drawing

Fans of American Public Radio’s On Being with Krista Tippett may have noted that graphic illustrator Doug Neill is now taking visual notes of the show.  These sketchnotes recall Paul Soupiset’s illustrations for Sparkhouse’s Animate DVD Study, Facilitator’s Guide and Personal Journal, and their re:form curriculum for youth:  they help us–at least, some of us–attend. […]

AntiRacism Resources

updated August 2015.  Here’s a short list of outstanding, current antiracism resources for adults and older youth.  Click titles for more information/preview. Online In Five Steps for Using “Trip to the Grocery Store” to Talk about Race, World Trust offers a film clip and guide for small group discussion.  Other clips are available on their […]

Resources from the Interfaith Movement

Updated July 2015.  It seems we are becoming less interested in defining our differences, and more drawn to explore what we hold in common and how we are transformed in interfaith encounter.  The emerging interfaith movement has recently produced several notable resources. Brian D. McLaren’s Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the […]

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 […]