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Rites of Passage for Adult Formation
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Rites of Passage for Adult Formation

I have been in the habit of reading obituaries for a long time. The practice has given me glimpses into lives well-lived of both the famous and not-so-famous. My recent studies in the field of aging have also flavored the way I read these snapshots of life. Educational sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot in writing about changes … Continue reading

Celebrating partnership at GC78
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Celebrating partnership at GC78

Ever since returning from the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, we (Lisa and Kyle) have been trying to decide what would be most helpful to share with followers of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. What would our readers want to know about the goings-on at the triennial legislative gathering and family … Continue reading

Easter People #41: Via Media Crossover at #gc78
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Easter People #41: Via Media Crossover at #gc78

Welcome to the first Via Media Collective Crossover Episode. Huge thanks to The Collect Call for hosting Lisa, Kyle, and Padre’s Pods host Sean Maloney in a fantastic live event at the Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention. We’ll let the episode stand for itself, but remember there’s an Easter People-style quiz partway through. Enjoy! If … Continue reading

Easter People #40: Live from e-Formation 2015
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Easter People #40: Live from e-Formation 2015

Welcome to another live episode of Easter People! We had a blast meeting many of you at the e-Formation Conference and recordings a live show over lunch. We hope it turned out more exciting than the Rule of St. Benedict. Here are a couple important notes we need to share: The sound in this episode … Continue reading

Episcopal Service Corps participants reflect on faith, community
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Episcopal Service Corps participants reflect on faith, community

Regular followers of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching know we’re big fans of the Episcopal Service Corps. Service corps programs represent the possibility of faith formation at its best: contextual, community-based, and concerned with the needs of the world. You may also have read that Kyle has been meeting regularly this year with two … Continue reading

Easter People #39: Tackling transitions
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Easter People #39: Tackling transitions

  Changes are afoot with the Easter People crew, and in this episode we talk about the challenge of transitions: reflections, coping strategies, pop culture resonances, etc. Then we play a game about transition points in the Bible and share our Green Shoots. Plus Kyle shares some news about a big personal transition. Links: Finding communion: … Continue reading

Seeking Jerusalem: An invitation to pilgrimage at St George’s College
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Seeking Jerusalem: An invitation to pilgrimage at St George’s College

To go on pilgrimage is to set one’s face towards Jerusalem. In my previous article, I emphasized that while sacred time, sacred space, and sacred journey are its most commonly regarded themes, Christian pilgrimage encompasses a wide range of images and practices. Thus, rather than settling upon a single definition, pilgrimage includes various expressions of … Continue reading

Easter People #38: We’re not dead yet
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Easter People #38: We’re not dead yet

The Easter People would like to thank you for your patience. We got a week behind in our production schedule, but at least no one was trying to eat our brains. This week we’re joined by LeeAnne Watkins of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul for a conversation about the Walking Dead. We then … Continue reading

What is connected learning?
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What is connected learning?

Connected learning is, in short, an opportunity for churches to more deeply engage with their communities and invest in local young people. It is also a movement that acknowledges a truth churches have always known: that learning happens everywhere. In communities across the country, especially in self-identified Cities of Learning, educators and other local leaders … Continue reading

Discerning a call to mission
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Discerning a call to mission

Editor’s note: The Rev. Shannon Preston is discerning a call to international mission and kept a journal during a recent Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) discernment weekend.  Day 1 Today we began our discernment groups. We talked about intimacy and loneliness. For YASC, you vow to be celibate for the year, assuming your significant other is away. … Continue reading

Looking for technology training? Check out e-Formation — year-round!
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Looking for technology training? Check out e-Formation — year-round!

Regular readers of this blog know that Key Resources has been one of the places where CMT staff and contributors have kept you up-to-date on our work training lay and ordained church leaders to use digital media in ministry. This content includes Tech Report, our series of online how-to videos App reviews and other exploratory software … Continue reading

Google talk: What I learned on my tour at Context 2015
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Google talk: What I learned on my tour at Context 2015

Regular readers of this blog have, presumably, developed a certain tolerance for my occasional high-octane nerd enthusing. Rest assured: that’s not where I’m trying to go with this one. It’s true that when I toured Google Pittsburgh on Tuesday night as part of the CMU Create Lab‘s Context Conference, I thought I’d gone to geek heaven. Or if … Continue reading