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.  Building Faith offers a basic outline in Learning to Share Our Faith Stories. Cardboard Testimonies invite us to briefly note something we’ve struggled with on one side of a card, and on the […]

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 […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The current issue of Circuit Rider explores pastoral care in the context of trauma, crisis, and  societal change.  Contributor Karen D. Scheib is author of Attend to Stories:  How to Flourish in Ministry (UM General Board of Higher Education) and Pastoral Care:  Telling the Stories of Our […]