Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Parenting Forward (Eerdmans), Cindy Wang Brandt explores ways to raise children with justice, mercy, and kindness.  A study guide is available.  Brandt’s podcast includes interviews and resource links. Religious Institute shares guidelines for being an ally to LGBTQ United Methodists.  Supporting Your Methodist Friends is from […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. How the Bible Actually Works (HarperOne) by Peter Enns argues that Scripture leads us to wisdom rather than answers.  A small group guide is available.  Enns, host of The Bible for Normal People podcast, offers curriculum for children and adults.  The Work of the People features Enns […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. An Evening with Mark Burrows February 21 will explore ways to make worship more engaging for all ages through music, art, and storytelling.  Burrows is the author of My Testament Leader’s Guides and Student Journals (Abingdon). Resources for Lent are appearing.  Take-home Lenten family prayer activities are […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Equipping faith leaders to walk with children, youth, adults and families living with depression, suicidality and other mental health challenges, Come to the Well: Drink and Be Known is a February 26 ConNext Community Event with Rachael Keefe and Hans Peterson.  All are welcome.  Keefe is author […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Dialogues On:  Sexuality (Sparkhouse), an eight-part small group series on sexuality and the church, includes a DVD, facilitator guide, and learner book.  Ending the Silence:  Confronting Sexual Shame in the Church is a related documentary with discussion guide. Martha Postlethwaite’s Addiction and Recovery:  A Spiritual Pilgrimage (Fortress) […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso introduce Who Is My Neighbor? (Flyaway) for ages 3-7.  A note for parents and educators is included. See Lenten resources from Illustrated Children’s Ministry, A Sanctified Art, and SALT. All are welcome to attend a VBS Showcase with Jan Russell, Cokesbury […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Norman Wirzba discusses the theology and politics of eating in Learning to Say Grace, an essay from ABC Religion & Ethics (via Faith and Leadership), and a podcast from Duke.  Wirzba has revised his Food and Faith (Cambridge).  He will present at Luther Seminary’s Mid-Winter Convocation. Emily […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Luke A. Powery offers Lenten reflections on the spirituals in Were You There? (WJKP).  Cokesbury’s chart of resources for Lent includes new DVD studies from Amy-Jill Levine and Adam Hamilton.  The Work of the People suggests films for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. Featuring Paul Wallace, Stranger Things:  […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore’s Let the Children Come (Fortress) explores the question, What does faithful parenting look like today?  In the Midst of Chaos (Fortress) views caring for children as spiritual practice. Building Faith Brick by Brick II:  An Imaginative Way to Explore the Parables (Church) by Emily […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Amy-Jill Levine’s Entering the Passion of Jesus:  A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week (Abingdon) is a six-session DVD study accompanied by a leader guide.  The Christian Century posts a review and an interview.  Levine also offers Short Stories by Jesus, a DVD study on the parables. T.B.D.: […]