Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Growing in God’s Love (WJKP), a story Bible for ages 4-8 edited by Elizabeth Caldwell and Carol Wehrheim, features 150 stories on 13 themes, diverse artwork, and reflection questions.  Caldwell offers advice on Bibles for children in I Wonder:  Engaging a Child’s Curiosity about the Bible (Abingdon, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Raising White Kids (Abingdon) by Jennifer Harvey supports families, churches, educators and communities equipping children to be active and able participants in our multiracial society.  Each chapter ends with a short list of takeaways.  See Harvey’s posts in The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Ecclesio.  Harvey […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Healing Justice, a documentary from World Trust, opens conversation on the racism embedded in our system of justice and highlights healing practices.  See our post, Resources on Race and Privilege, for A Trip to the Grocery Store and more video from World Trust. Mary Oliver and the […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Read, Wonder, Listen (Wood Lake), Laura Alary tells biblical stories for ages 7-10, informed by historical research, contemporary concerns about language, and a compassionate and inclusive theology.  Alary is the author of Look! and Make Room (Paraclete), seasonal guides for children. Amy Butler outlines What churches […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. From a diverse group of faith leaders, Faith in Action:  A Handbook for Activists, Advocates, and Allies (Fortress) offers four-page primers on 31 essential justice topics, including a “What You Can Do” section for each. Jan Richardson shares reflections from A Decade at The Advent Door.  Richardson […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Crafting Gratitude (Viva), Maggie Oman Shannon presents forty projects to make thanksgiving a spiritual practice in daily life.  Shannon is the author of Crafting Calm:  Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation (Viva, 2013). Brian D. McLaren’s Seeking Aliveness:  Daily Reflections on a New Way to […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. A revised edition of The Mystic Way of Evangelism:  A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach (Baker) by Elaine A. Heath includes a study guide.  Heath is the co-founder of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, which offers a free Advent Incarnate Journey course with four liturgies for all ages. […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Christian Piatt’s Surviving the Bible:  A Devotional for the Church Year 2018 (Fortress) includes suggestions for art/music/video that relate to each week’s lectionary texts.  Piatt will discuss Justice, Renewal, & The Theology of Prince with Pamela Ayo Yetunde at Surly Brewing Company November 11. In Transforming Communities […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Where Are You Hiding, God? by Elisabeth Zartl joins Who Counts? by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and No One Else like You by Siska Goeminne in WJKP’s growing line of children’s books. Building Faith outlines a process for Meditating on the Psalms with Children. Offering […]

Six New Things for Advent

Check these new resources for Advent and Christmas. Look!  A Child’s Guide to Advent & Christmas (Paraclete) by Laura Alary presents Advent as a time of paying attention to the ways God comes to us.  With a discussion and activity guide, Anne E. Neuberger’s That Baby in the Manger (Paraclete) opens conversation with children about […]