Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In More Than Enough (WJKP), Lee Hull Moses reflects on living abundantly in a culture of excess.  Download a discussion guide, worship planning guide, and sample.  Practicing Families provides an excerpt.  With Bromleigh McCleneghan, Moses has written Hopes and Fears:  Everyday Theology for New Parents and Other […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Katherine Willis Pershey, author of Very Married (Herald), will preach and discuss the book in the Twin Cities October 9 and 10.  In a cover story, The Christian Century provides an excerpt. Photographer John Noltner combines art and storytelling to document what peace means to Americans in […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Blessed to be a Blessing: Sacred Circle Time for Young Children (Discipleship Resources) by Leanne Hadley is an accessible curriculum that helps children experience God through ritual, wonder, story, prayer, and blessing. Gleaning wisdom and meaning from the beloved series, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. In Questions Preachers Ask (WJKP), Barbara Brown Taylor, Richard Lischer, and other well-known authors address practical questions.  Jin S. Kim, Pastor of the Church of All Nations in Minneapolis and founder of Underground Seminary, participates in a round-table discussion of the question, “How do we preach to […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Elizabeth Caldwell, author of I Wonder (Abingdon), recommends Bibles and gifting practices for young people in an Advocate post, Giving Bibles to Children…Which One, When, and How We Give…It All Matters!  Caldwell also recommends Lisa Miller’s The Spiritual Child (St. Martin’s). Religion Dispatches reviews Brian D. McLaren’s […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Edited by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Soul Feast (WJKP) is an adult coloring book inspired by Marjorie J. Thompson’s classic.  Sasso also authors the forthcoming Coloring the Silence (WJKP, February), and, with Amy-Jill Levine, Who Counts? (WJKP, May), a creative retelling of the parables of the lost sheep, […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. These Are Our Bodies (Church Publishing) is a set of resources supporting conversation on faith and sexuality at church and home.  The middle school module is available, and modules for children through adults are forthcoming.  Other titles on faith and sexuality:  Good Christian Sex (HarperOne) by Bromleigh […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Bridging the Political Divide with Parker Palmer, an online class from ChurchNext, is free September 5-19.  A Launch Plan for Congregations supports group leaders.  An extensive collection of resources, including videos, accompanies Palmer’s Healing the Heart of Democracy (Jossey-Bass). The National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths 2016 theme […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Danielle Shroyer, author of Where Jesus Prayed (Paraclete) and the forthcoming Original Blessing:  Putting Sin in Its Rightful Place (Fortress, November) will be the keynote speaker at The ConNext Summit, October 15-18 2017.  Save the dates; contact the RCC for further information. The Book of Comic Prayer: […]

Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post. Living Like They Believe is a free small group curriculum including films, Scripture study, and practices from Leadership Education at Duke and The Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation. Mark Yaconelli explores the transformational power of sharing life stories in The Gift of Hard Things:  Finding Grace […]