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Rejuvenate each Monday and Friday as On Being presents Padraig O’Tuama reading a “short and unhurried; contemplative and energizing” poem in the Poetry Unbound podcast. Editor Martha Spong invited nine women of faith to write psalms that create an “honest space in which lament is heard, love is affirmed, and the body is unashamed before […]

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Individuals, families and/or the whole group can attend some fantastic Martin Luther King Jr., Day observances around the Twin Cities and throughout outstate Minnesota. Notice: some observances are ongoing, some are just Sunday (19th) or Monday (20th), and some are later in the week. To prep for MLK observances or to keep the conversation going, […]

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“A fictional story not based on true events”, the gritty Netflix series, “Messiah” could make for great young adult discussions. (Disclaimer: I’ve only watched six episodes at this posting and don’t know where it will end/what the ultimate intent of its creators is!) Contact me for a link to a list of leading questions! For […]

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Discover six new ministry resources in this weekly post: In “Another Way” (Cokesbury), Forum for Theological Exploration leaders Dori Grinenko Baker, Stephen Lewis and Matthew Williams describe a 21st Century “way of leadership” based on self-awareness and “a mysterious relatedness among strangers” focusing on community, joy, and our calling to create a better world. Historian and […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. The Invisible String Workbook:  Creative Activities to Comfort, Calm, and Connect (Little, Brown) by Patrice Karst and Dana Wyss accompanies Karst’s The Invisible String.  The Invisible Leash helps readers through the loss of a pet.  The Invisible Web is forthcoming. In The Walk (Abingdon), Adam Hamilton focuses […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. A free discussion guide to A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood from Discipleship Ministries is one of many resources about Fred Rogers.  A video series and intergenerational curriculum are forthcoming from The Thoughtful Christian.  Faith & Leadership and The New York Times Magazine join the conversation. Our […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. For the Beauty of the Earth (Chalice) by Leah D. Schade is a Lenten devotional including 50 ways to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Schade is editor of Rooted & Rising:  Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield), and author […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Caring (Abingdon), Denise Massey outlines six steps for effective pastoral conversations that coach people to access their own spiritual and personal resources. Karen Armstrong’s The Lost Art of Scripture (Knopf) and David Kessler’s Finding Meaning (Scribner) also release today. What to Consider When Acknowledging You Are […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Featured in Spirituality and Practice, You Are Never Alone (Owlkids) by Elin Kelsey is a lyrical and scientific exploration of how nature supports and sustains us.  A teacher’s guide and short video are available.  Kelsey is author of You Are Stardust (Owlkids, 2012). The Work of the […]

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Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Advent and Christmas resources continue to appear.  Jan Richardson offers an online retreat and more.  With the theme In Light & Darkness, Illustrated Ministry presents family, intergenerational, and Shadow Box Theater resources.  Traci Smith creates a printable family practices calendar.  Families Celebrate Advent & Christmas (Augsburg Fortress) is […]