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Easter People #31: Let’s talk sports (really)
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #31: Let’s talk sports (really)

In honor, we guess, of Superbowl XLIX, the Easter People talk sports: the joy of victory, the agony of defeat, and everything in between. Thanks so much to Karen Schlabach, Sean Maloney, Dan Stroud, Lindy Bunch, and Ginny Wilder for sharing their best and worst sports memories! If you want to learn more about Jason’s son’s sports-themed Bible … Continue reading »

Spiritual arts camp nurtures children’s faith
Profiles / VBS

Spiritual arts camp nurtures children’s faith

Every summer, children, from ages 8 to 12, in Manhasset, Long Island, open their hearts and minds to God’s love and beauty through fun and by engaging artistic exploration. Christ Episcopal Church, in partnership with its neighbor, The Community Reformed Church, provides this spiritual arts camp to underserved communities on Long Island each summer free of charge. The five-day program blends Bible … Continue reading »

CACS: Bringing a global church to your parish
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CACS: Bringing a global church to your parish

Editor’s note: Today we’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to our VTS colleagues at the Center for Anglican Communion Studies. As educators here at Virginia Theological Seminary we seek to give people deeper and richer visions of God. To have a monocultural vision of God is to have a deficient vision of … Continue reading »

Opinión: Jesús Era Episcopal
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Opinión: Jesús Era Episcopal

Me crié en Nueva Inglaterra, con sus raíces católicas, protestantes y su emergiendo presencia evangélica, y me recuerdo siempre teniendo que tratar de explicar que significa ser episcopal a mis amigos porque nunca habían oído de la Iglesia Episcopal. Tengo que admitir que continuamente tengo dificultad detallando lo que significa ser episcopal, aún ya siendo adulto, porque a veces es más simple … Continue reading »

Emphasizing God the Creator in Christian formation spaces
Commentary

Emphasizing God the Creator in Christian formation spaces

Look at any Sunday School room, and you will likely see symbols of the Christian faith, such as crosses, stories of Jesus’ teachings in various formats, maybe even pictures of eucharistic bread and baptismal water. But a huge part of our faith – the belief in God the Creator – is often missing from our Christian formation programs. Creation is … Continue reading »

Using comics and superheroes to find God in the absurd
Commentary / Tutorials

Using comics and superheroes to find God in the absurd

I recently came across a comic book entitled, “Legions of Ludicrous Heroes.” It features such characters as Antisocial Man and Captain Optimist, with superpowers like being able to put their victims feet to sleep. When you stop and think about it, most mainstream superheroes are no less ludicrous: X-ray vision? Bending steel? Capes and tights? Comic heroes are the very … Continue reading »

Easter People #30: Learning the art of sabbath
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #30: Learning the art of sabbath

In episode 30, the Easter People welcome Lisa back from sabbatical and use the occasion as an opportunity to discuss sabbath. Then we play a game about religious tourism and end by sharing our Green Shoots. Also, we have two exciting announcements: We are announcing the Via Media Collective with partner shows Padre’s Pods and … Continue reading »

Gear up for Vacation Bible School with ChurchNext and the CMT
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Gear up for Vacation Bible School with ChurchNext and the CMT

The more I am involved with Vacation Bible School (VBS), the more passionate I’ve become about keeping it strong and viable. For many churches, it is an important tool in reaching out to communities and fostering leadership within the congregation. We in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching have been providing churches and educators information and guidance about Vacation … Continue reading »

Easter People #29: Podcast conversation and Christmas season traditions
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #29: Podcast conversation and Christmas season traditions

Merry Christmas from the Easter People! Join us this week to talk about podcasts and the traditions that help us keep the Christmas season going for all twelve days. And welcome back to Melanie Mullen (@MissionRVA), subbing once again for Lisa. Episodes of Strangers we listened to together: “Alaska Bingo” “The Long Shadow” Podcast recommendations: Jason: Drunk … Continue reading »

2014 wrap-up from the CMT
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2014 wrap-up from the CMT

Editor’s note: We decided the best way to do our 2014 wrap-up was using photos, videos, and tweets from the year that was in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. If you’re an email subscriber, you may need to click through to the website to view the Storify article. The Center for the Ministry of … Continue reading »

Easter People #28: Evangelism – Reaching out, reaching in
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #28: Evangelism – Reaching out, reaching in

This week the Easter People welcome Melanie Mullen, the downtown missioner at St. Paul’s in Richmond, for a conversation about evangelism. We also touch on the intersection of evangelism and mission with justice and advocacy, including our growing national conversations about race. Then we play a game about digital evangelists and share our Green Shoots. Here are … Continue reading »

Tech Report: Collecting information with Google Forms
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Tech Report: Collecting information with Google Forms

We get a lot of questions about creating online forms. There are lots of inexpensive and powerful tools to consider, including Wufoo, Formstack, SignUpGenius, and SurveyMonkey. But if you’re looking for the easiest, quickest tool, you should definitely consider Google Forms, which you access through the free Google Drive suite of web-based office tools. Today’s … Continue reading »